Corporate Stress Management

Level: Professional Development

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge in Corporate Stress Management to expand an existing practice, as a foundation qualification towards further studies, or for personal interest
  • Be awarded the BSY Professional Certificate of Merit
  • Be eligible to become a member of AHCP (Association of Complementary Practitioners)

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Course overview

Many man-hours are lost due to stress-related illnesses and this, of course, leads to loss of production.  It makes good economic sense for companies to use trained therapists to reduce that loss. Employers today recognise their responsibility to care for staff’s well-being.  This course is designed to train the stress consultant, counsellor or psychotherapist who wishes to specialise in the treatment of corporate stress.


  • Lesson One
    • Introduction
    • Defining Stress
    • The Consultant’s Role
    • Causes of Stress at Work
      • Anticipation, Anxiety and Fear
      • External Factors
      • Travel – Commuting
  • Lesson Two
    • Causes of Stress (Continued)
    • Women in Business
    • Boredom
    • Bullying and Sexual Harassment
    • Communication Skills
    • Meeting Deadlines
    • Inability to Delegate
    • New Technology
    • Physical Posture and Environmental Hazards
    • Meetings and Presentations
    • Taking Work Home
    • Managing Others
    • Nutrition
  • Lesson Three
    • Symptoms of Stress
    • Specific Symptoms
  • Lesson Four
    • Physiology
    • The Circulatory System
    • What Makes the Heart Beat?
    • Blood Pressure
    • Changes in Heart Rate and Blood Pressure
    • Conditions of the Heart
    • Maintaining Healthy Blood for Good Circulation
    • Respiration and the Heart
    • Breath is Life
    • The Respiratory System
    • Breathing Correctly
    • Deep Relaxation and the Breath
  • Lesson Five
    • Solutions to Relieving Stress in the Workplace
    • Planning and Goal Setting
    • Solutions for Reducing Stress at Home and Socially
    • Stress-proofing
    • Various Breathing Techniques
    • Mental Exercises for Harnessing the Mind and Developing Focus
  • Lesson Six
    • Stress-Proofing (Continued)
    • Progressive Muscular Deep Relaxation Techniques
    • Exercise for Increased Vitality and Awareness
    • Exercise to Release Neck and Shoulder Tension
    • Exercise for Reducing Eye Strain
    • Visualisation
    • Positive Thinking
    • We are What we Eat – The Power of Good Nutrition
    • Basic Guidelines to a Stress-Free Diet
    • Supplements
    • Help From Outside
    • Balance is the Key

Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.