Stress Management & Resilience Building: a 6-day Course

Due to popular demand, we have released an additional set of 2020 dates for this course: from 1st-4th and 7-8th September (the 6-day course is split over the weekend).

A Stress Management Training for Coaches, Therapists and Human Resource Staff

Designed both for those needing to deliver stress management training to their companies – and also for individual therapists looking to add to their skill set – this evidence-based stress management course will provide a strong foundation and skill set for helping clients or employees with stress management and resilience building.

Learn well established, evidence-based techniques for calming the body and mind in an increasingly overstimulated world.

Evidence-Based and Science-Based Approach
Our reputation and core principles are founded on teaching from a strong evidence-base and well respected clinical textbooks.

Stress Management and Resilience: Concepts, theories, approaches & techniques

Firstly, concepts and techniques are based on both experimental and clinical research.  Secondly, all theories and techniques taught in our courses need to be “science-based” – based upon scientific principles and, for example, accepted “mechanisms of change”.

As always our courses are based on rigorous clinical textbooks as well as deep personal experience of working with stress and resilience building.

What you will get from this stress management course:

  • Learn how to work effectively with clients suffering from a wide range of stress related issues
  • Learn how to design and deliver stress management training in the workplace
  • Understand the stress management approach
  • Assess your client’s stress response and their triggers and symptoms
  • Design treatment plans and exercises to calm the body and mind – and then build well-being and resilience.
  • Understand both the physiology and neuroscience of stress. Firstly how to assess and work at the level of physiological stress response, and secondly, and how to take advantage of principles of neuroplasticity to create deep, lasting change.
  • Understand the psychology of stress, especially how to assess and work at the level of psychological factors increasing or maintaining a maladaptive stress response.
  • Build your core knowledge and an extensive, powerful toolkit of techniques, strategies and interventions to your client therapy sessions and their journey back to health and resilient well-being.
  • Design a stress management workshop as part of the course!
  • Course fee includes TWO textbooks!
  1. Build your Resilience (2012) by Donald J. Robertson
  2. The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook, 6th Edition (2008) by Davis, Eshelman & McKay


  • A course manual with all powerpoints, forms, scripts and handouts.
  • Access to online resource area
  • 1 hour of 1-to-1 personal tutoring/coaching as a follow-up to the course
  • Additional mentoring/coaching available if required (e.g. for those delivering workplace interventions, training and workshops)

This course is recognised by the International Stress Management Association

Source Material for this course:

  1. Build your Resilience (2012) by Donald J. Robertson
  2. The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook, 6th Edition (2008) by Davis, Eshelman & McKay
  3. A Clinical Guide to the Treatment of Human Stress Response – 2nd Edition – Everly & Lating
  4. Principles and Practices of Stress Management – by Lehrer, Woolfolk & Time (forward by David Barlow)
  5. The American Psychological Association: Road to Resilience
  6. Stress Inoculation Training by Donald Meichenbaum

TRAINERS – for the Stress Management Course

Shelley Cushway
Sue Sawyer
Mark Davis

Book now!

Due to popular demand, we have released an additional set of 2020 dates for this course: from 1st-4th and 7-8th September (the 6-day course is split over the weekend).

Feb 08

Live webcast training: Stress Management and Resilience Course – February 2021

February 8, 2021 at 10:00 am - February 13, 2021 at 6:00 pm

Can’t make the dates – or need to study flexibly?

– take the online pre-recorded version!

For those who cannot commit to set dates to study during this time due to responsibilities as parents, carers or key workers (or if you would prefer to study at your own pace) you can take the stress management training online.

Like all our courses, we have an online training option that involves access to all the same course footage and materials – the footage is recorded rather than live so you can train at your own pace.

The online course version of the stress management training will be available shortly – if you would be interested in this, please fill out this short form and we will notify you as soon as it is available.

Terms & Conditions

Course Cancellations:
All cancellations must be received in writing.
Deposits (or deposit equivalent fees) are non-refundable. Payment in full includes a deposit equivalent fee of £175 for single courses and £450 for the diploma (or £290 deposit for the Diploma 12 month payment plan).

The following cancellation fees apply to course cancellation, received in writing:

  • Less than seven days before the course starts: full payment of the course is due. No refund is given for fees paid.
  • Seven to 14 days before the course starts: 50% of the course fees will be due.
  • More than 14 days before the course starts: full refund (less the non-refundable deposit) will be made.

Workshop fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

If the course is cancelled by the College, we will refund all fees paid but will not be liable for any additional or related costs incurred by students.

Non-attendance of a course or workshop is considered as a cancellation with no notice and hence full course fees are due and no refund given.

Acceptance onto the course and ongoing attendance of each stage of the course is at the discretion of the College.

Course Transfer Fees:
Once your deposit is made you are registered with your chosen dates for each stage. Each course date can be transferred to a future date with a fee of £175 per course with notice more than 14 days before the course commends and a fee of £300 per course with less than 14 days notice.

Our Course Satisfaction Guarantee:
If you decide at any point during the first 48 hours that the course is not suitable for you, then we will refund the full amount paid for the course less £200 (£175 deposit plus a small administrative fee).

Student responsibility:
Students are responsible for notifying us of any mental or physical health problems that might affect their ability to participate on the course. This course may not be suitable for people with a history of psychotic disorders or other psychiatric conditions.