This course is set up into manageable sections. These include:
Section 1: The definition of stress
In this section, you will understand the definition of ‘stress’, the causes and effects of stress and internal and external demands of stress and how these can be effectively managed.
Section 2: Causes of stress
You will examine in greater detail: the main causes of stress, stress in the workplace and the general fear of feeling a lack of control over one’s own life.
Section 3: The effects of stress
In this section, you will identify the physical effects of stress, the body’s reaction to stress and the possible side-effects it can have on our health.
Section 4: Internal and external demands in daily life that can cause stress
You will cover, in more detail, the internal and external demands present in daily life that can cause and heighten levels of stress.
Section 5: Stress management and support
This section introduces the steps that can be taken to reduce the arduous demands we experience in life which can lead to stress.