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Stress Management Coach

Stress Management CertificationProgram Duration: 6 Months
Course Contact Hours: 380
Student Tuition: $4,000.00

This training program combines a two course training track:

  • Stress Management Coaching – Level 1
  • Stress Management Coaching – Level 2

Our online Stress Management Program is for individuals wanting to work professionally as a stress management coach. It additionally takes a look at the skill-sets required to run a prosperous Stress Management practice, from starting business to dealing with clients.

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Stress Management Coaching – Level 1


Stress Management Coaching – Level 1 is more than simply a course about stress. It is an experience. You will find a tool kit of skill-sets for immediate application as well as for instant benefits to avoid and take care of stress in your life and the lives of other people. You will be taught about stress; you will discover and also practice specific strategies; and you will be encouraged to continue a life-long plan of stress management. Stress Management Coaching is an increasing profession that provides effective approaches to a healthy and balanced life.

After completing this Stress Management Certification program, you will be able to:

  • Understand the elements triggering stress in today’s world.
  • Understand the role of stress in chronic disease.
  • Determine approaches when it comes to avoiding and decreasing stress.
  • Determine approaches for facilitating mindfulness and meditation.
  • Identify techniques for relaxation.

Stress Management Coaching – Level 2


The Stress Management Coaching – Level 2 course provides an extensive look into a number of relaxation techniques including meditation, progressive relaxation, guided imagery, self-hypnosis, and many more! It also addresses information on started your very own mentoring business.

After finishing this program, you will be able to:

  •  Define stress as well as techniques for managing it.
  • Identify techniques for dealing with occupational stress.
  •  Recognize approaches for handling stress including breathing techniques and self hypnosis.
  •  Identify coping skills and methods for minimizing stress.
  • Determine the measures involved in beginning your own coaching business.

Prerequisite: Stress Management Coaching – Level 1

Stress Management Certification:

Upon successful completion of our Stress Management Coaching Level 1 and Level 2 courses, students will be prepared to sit for the NCCB national certification exam to become a Certified Stress Management Coach (CSMC).


Stress Management Coaching – Level 1


Stress Management Coaching Level 1
Stress Management Coaching – Level 1 Module 1
Understanding Stress

  •  Stress in Today’s World
  • Terminology of Stress
  • Holistic Health
  • Dimensions of Health
  • Sources of Stress
  • Self-Assessment
  • Daily Stress Diary
  • The Science of Stress
  • The Fight-or-Flight Response
  • Physiological Responses to Stress
  • General Adaption Syndrome
  • The Mind / Body Connection
  • Psychological Health
  • The Role of Chronic Stress in Disease
  • Mind and Body Communication
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Stress Management Coaching – Level 1 Module 2
Perception, Mindfulness, and Managing Emotions

  • The Power of Perceptions
  • Cognitive Restructuring
  • Hardiness & Commitment
  • Change as Challeng
  • Control
  • Cognitive Distortions
  • Thinking Errors
  • Positive Self-Talk
  • Theories and Techniques
  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy
  • The Nature of Reality
  • Qualities of Mindfulness
  • Practice Being More Mindful
  • Managing Emotions
  • The Physiology of Emotions

Stress Management Coaching – Level 1 Module 3
Values, Spirituality, and Life Management

  • Importance of Values
  • Source of Values
  • Types of Values
  • Creating Your Personal Constitution
  • Spirituality and Religiosity
  • Five Qualities of Spiritual Health
  • Time and Life Management
  • Planning for Control
  • Keys to Creating Balance
  • Quadrant Planning
  • Serendipity
  • Procrastination
  • Money Matters
  • Money Management
  • Can Money Make You Happy?

Stress Management Coaching – Level 1 Module 4
Relationships, Environment, and Lifestyle

  • Social Support
  •  Relationships
  •  Communication
  • Managing Conflict
  • Creating a Healing Environment
  • Stress and the Environment
  • Aesthetics
  •  Ergonomics
  • Technology and the Environment
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Exercise & Nutrition
  • Healthy Weight
  • Eating Disorders
  • Sleep
  • How Much Sleep Do You Need?
  • Lifestyle Behaviors to Avoid

Stress Management Coaching – Level 1 Module 5
Relaxation, Breathing, and Guided Imagery

  • Introduction to Relaxation
  • Relaxation Sensations
  • The Power Nap
  • Take a Breath
  • Benefits of Relaxation Breathing
  • Breathing Exercises
  • Autogenic Training
  • Experiencing Autogenics
  • Progressive Relaxation
  • How to Do Progressive Relaxation
  • Guided Imagery
  • Using Your Imagination
  • The Mind and How it Works
  • Imagery and Visualization

Stress Management Coaching – Level 1 Module 6
Meditation and Yoga

  • What is Meditation?
  • What Meditation is Not
  • Types of Meditation
  • Benefits of Meditation
  • What is Yoga?
  • Overview of Yoga Styles
  • Benefits of Yoga
  • Finding a Yoga Class
  • Complementary & Alternative Health
  • The Most Common CAM Therapies
  • Five Categories of CAM for Stress Management
  •  Laughter & Humor
  • Music & Your Mood
  • Solutions to Avoid
  • Planning for the Future

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Stress Management Coaching – Level 2


Stress Management Coaching – Level 2 Module 1
Stress Relief

  •  Definition of Stress
  •  Stress Management Goals
  • Stress Pycho-psychology
  • Stress and Illness
  • Nutrition, Noise, Life Events
  • Asserting Yourself
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Communication and Time Management
  • Perception Interventions
  • Selective Awareness; Humor
  • Gratitude; Self-esteem
  • Anxiety Management
  • Spirituality and Stress

Stress Management Coaching – Level 2 Module 2
Dealing with Stress

  • Internal Sources of Stress
  • Material and Social Reinforcement
  • Occupational Stress
  • The Work Environment and Job Dissatisfaction
  • The Workaholic and Burnout
  • Saying No
  • Making Time for Leisure
  • Family Stress
  • Money and Stress
  • Dealing with Difficult People
  • The Importance of Social Support
  • Dealing with Anger and Depression
  • Enjoying the Holidays

Stress Management Coaching – Level 2 Module 3
Stress Reduction Techniques

  • How You React to Stress
  • Body Awareness
  • Breathing
  • Progressive Relaxation
  • Meditation
  • Visualization
  • Applied Relaxation Training
  • Self-Hypnosis
  • Autogenics
  • Brief Combination Techniques
  • Focusing Techniques

Stress Management Coaching – Level 2 Module 4
Taking Control with Stress Management

  • Refuting Irrational Ideas
  • Facing Worry & Anxiety
  • Coping Skills Training for Fears
  • Anger Inoculation
  • Goal Setting & Time Management
  • Assertiveness Training
  • Work-Stress Management
  • Nutrition & Stress
  • Exercise & Stress Reduction
  • Getting Unstuck

Stress Management Coaching – Level 2 Module 5
Starting Your Coaching Business

  • Prepare to Get Motivated
  • Differences Between Consulting & Coaching
  • Establishing Your Expertise
  • Setting Up Your Business
  • Choosing a Target Market
  • Setting Up Your Office
  • Finding Those First Clients
  • Deciding How Much to Charge
  • Creating Coaching Packages
  • Profit and Loss
  • Running Your Business
  • Improving Your Offerings
  • Keeping Those First Clients
  • Sales and Marketing Systems
  • Making a Profit
  • Company Operations Handbook
  • Publicizing Your Business
  • Hiring an Office Manager

Required Materials:

  •  Stress Management for Life by Michael Olpin & Margie Hesson
  • MP3 – Sanctuary of Serenity
  • MP3 – Decrease Your Stress
  • The Little Book of Stress Relief by Dr. David Posen
  • The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook by Matthew McKay, Ph.D.
  • Hypnosis For Stress Reduction by Janet Decker – CD-ROM
  • Dr. Walton’s Stress Relief and Deep Sleep by James E. Walton – CD-ROM
  • Start Your Own Coaching Business by Monroe Mann

System Requirements:

Internet Access

  • Broadband or high-speed internet access is required. Broadband includes DSL, cable, and wireless connections.
  • Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Moodle pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.


  • Windows hardware configurations and processors are acceptable
  • Mac computers MUST have Microsoft Window Operating Systems over Bootcamp (Bootcamp is a free download from Apple’s website)
  • 1 GB RAM minimum recommended
  • Operating Systems
  • Windows XP, Vista or 7 and Mac OS X 10 or higher with Windows
  • Web Browsers
  • Google Chrome is highly recommended
  • Internet Explorer is not recommended as it may not display certain menus and links
  • Cookies MUST be enabled
  • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded onto your computer.)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Media Plug-ins (These may be required depending on your course media.)
  • Adobe Flash Player (Required for many of our career courses and ALL of our IT courses.)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader, Apple Quicktime, Windows Media Player, &/or Real Player
  • PowerPoint Viewer (Use this if you don’t have PowerPoint)