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Presented by Health Stress Management (Pty) Ltd

Course presenter, developer: Dr Arien van der Merwe

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

We’re all very aware of our stress filled lives. What we’re often not aware of, is that most stress triggers can be mastered, or at least managed once we become aware of them. If we learn to take responsibility for our own reaction to any stress trigger, we can learn to change our instantaneous stress response to one of witnessing or observing, and then to change the gage on our stress thermometers to a higher or lower value.

Chronic stress doubles your risk to die from a heart attack. Stress is associated with all our chronic diseases or health challenges (such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes mellitus, cancer, autoimmune diseases like psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis; also eczema, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic fatigue, asthma, endometriosis, male & female reproductive challenges, menopause, etc.), either as cause, exacerbating factor, or both.

This practical course provides delegates with relevant knowledge, practical experience and understanding concerning stress and its management. Delegates are equipped with both information and experience, to become adept at managing their own stress, and also to assist their fellow human beings, whether colleagues (i.e. in the workplace), family or communities. Delegates are not required to have previous professional training, but professionals such as physiotherapists, dieticians, occupational health professionals, social workers, psychologists, nursing scientists and human resource practitioners will also benefit from this course.

PROGRAMME:

Day 1: Defining stress, distress, eustress, positive stress. Anatomy and physiology of stress. Stress and disease. Stress, wellness and optimal health Day 2 & 3:Practical stress management tools and techniques. Relaxation training. Stress and nutrition, fitness and wellness. Thoughts, emotions and the stress reaction. Anger management. Dealing with fear and worry; guilt and sadness. Develop your own stress program to use for yourself, and to teach others. Day 4: A practical examination to qualify for the official certificate issued by University of Pretoria and endorsed by Health Stress Management (Pty) Ltd.

Day 1: Defining stress, distress, eustress, positive stress. Anatomy and physiology of stress. Stress and disease. Stress, wellness and optimal health
Day 2 & 3: Practical stress management tools and techniques. Relaxation training. Stress and nutrition, fitness and wellness. Thoughts, emotions and the stress reaction. Anger management. Dealing with fear and worry; guilt and sadness. Develop your own stress program to use for yourself, and to teach others.
Day 4: A practical examination to qualify for the certificate issued and endorsed by Health Stress Management (Pty) Ltd.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

After completion of this course, candidates should:

  • Be able to define, conceptualise and understand the important effect of stress on the body and mind. Experience the effect of stress management on personal wellbeing, as well as assist others to also experience the benefits.
  • The need for daily relaxation and stress management practice to maintain and optimise health and wellbeing.
  • The importance for stress management practice to integrate body, mind, emotions, soul and environment.

WHO SHOULD ENROL

All wellness co-ordinators and practitioners; EAP & HR professionals; psychologists, occupational health nursing professionals, workplace and community service volunteers interested to learn about an integrative approach to stress management in order to assist and teach clients/patients. All health care practitioners, will benefit from this course. Previous exposure to biology and/or the health sciences will be an advantage, but is not a prerequisite for enrolment. Members of societies, community outreach programs, special groups will all find this course of interest.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Prospective delegates should have a Matric certificate with Biology recommended as subject

PRESENTERS

The course will be presented by Dr Arien van der Merwe, medical doctor, author and specialist health & wellness service provider.

COURSE STRUCTURE

The course will entail some lectures, but the emphasis will be on practical workshop sessions and an experiential approach.

The course will be presented primarily in English, although delegates will be accommodated in both English and Afrikaans.

ASSESSMENT

In order to qualify for an official certificate issued by Health Stress Management (Pty) Ltd, delegates need to successfully comply with requirements through a practical examination on the last day of the course.

ACCOMMODATION

Any travel and/or accommodation arrangements are the responsibility of the delegates.

REGISTRATION & ENQUIRIES

Dr Arien van der Merwe        012 460 0191 083 731 2049     arienvdm@samedical.co.za

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