Stress Management & Resilience Building: a 6-day Course

Next course: from Thursday 20th to Saturday 22nd May 2021, then recommencing from Monday 24th to Wednesday 26th May 2021.

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

What people have to say about the course

“I highly recommend this course. It was fantastic. I have no hesitation in recommending it!”
Annelise Pesa, Executive and Leadership Coach

“I found all the tutors excellent, engaging and very approachable. It is a great course packed with wonderful, insightful content. I am extremely happy that I took this course.”
Slee Parrish, Life Coach and CBH Therapist (former Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Interventional Radiology)

“Your courses are life-changing.”
Andrea Haggerwood, CBH Therapist (former Specialist Teaching Assistant)

“I particularly appreciated the preparation of our own workshops. That was the key to my participating in this course.”
Lynne Rigaud, Gestalt Psychotherapist

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!

We are currently running the Stress Management and Resilience Building Training in three formats:

SMRB via Live Webcast:
from Thursday 20th to Saturday 22nd May 2021, then recommencing from Monday 24th to Wednesday 26th May 2021
This is a 6-day training via Zoom from 10am to 6pm each day. 
Includes 1 hour of 1-to-1 coaching.

Book the Webcast SMRB Training

SMRB Online TrainingThis is an online course to be taken at your own pace.
Includes 3 hours of 1-to-1 coaching.

Book the Online SMRB Training

SMRB Dual Access: both Webcast and OnlineAttendance on the webcast course in May 2021 AND and you will also get access to the online course learning platform. 
Includes 1 hour of 1-to-1 coaching.

Book the SMRB Training Dual Access

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