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Stress Management

Boulden Management Consultants

The art of building resilience

Half Day Course

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  • Understand the symptoms caused by stress
  • Identify the four types of ‘faulty thinking’ that makes stress more likely
  • Master techniques for relaxation and stress release


Gaining the knowledge needed to cope with the pressures of the modern work environment is a vital ‘survival skill’. Many people find that they have to contend with the pressures generated by a fast moving and highly competitive work environment. Without access to the appropriate tools and techniques this ‘pressure’ can lead to symptoms of stress being experienced. These symptoms can negatively affect the quality of a person’s life and lower their productivity at work. Thus a vital skill in the modern age is the ability to build resilience, manage stress levels and maintain a sense of balance. The strategies and tools for avoiding ‘burn out’ and achieving this state of equilibrium will be reviewed on the course in a positive and supportive manner.

Learning objectives

By attending this highly interactive and practical course you will:

  • Appreciate why stress occurs
  • Understand the positive aspects of stress
  • Master a ‘thought process’ for avoiding stressful situations
  • Discover the value of relationships in stress management
  • Learn an elegant method for staying calm

Who should attend?

Anyone who wishes to be able to manage his or her own potential stress levels and develop their personal resilience to dealing with life’s challenges.


The principles of effective stress management

Understanding the underlying causes of stress and the major concepts for addressing it.

  • Understanding the causes of stress and the symptoms it can generate
  • Making a distinction between ‘stress’ and ‘pressure’
  • The role of the fight/flight syndrome
  • Approaches to stress management

Group exercise: applying stress management principles

Maintaining supportive relationships

A problem shared is a problem halved and having the ‘right’ network of friends, associates and advisors can make a profound difference to a person's ability to cope with stressful situations.

  • Why relationships matter
  • Maintaining personal relationships (the rule of five)
  • Maintaining professional relationships

Pairs exercise: designing a support network

Counter thinking

Explaining how thought processes can cause stress to occur and how changing those thought processes could be part of the solution.

  • How faulty thinking patterns can cause stress
  • Four types of ‘faulty thinking’ (Junk Logic)
  • Rational thinking
  • Counter thinking technique

Pairs exercise: practising the counter thinking technique

State management

Understanding how to control your mental and physical state through the use of relaxation and meditation techniques.

  • How state management techniques work
  • Quick fix stress buster
  • Key word meditation
  • Zen shower technique

Exercise: practising using state management methods

Energy management

Tackling the fatigue and burn out that can come from working long hours.

  • The energy management concept
  • Achieving balance
  • Possible energy management options

Exercise: developing an energy management strategy


Feedback is based upon peer review using Boulden assessment checklists. Completing the assessment checklists is not only valuable to the people involved in a given role play or case study, it also helps those completing them to gain an in-depth understanding of the building blocks that make up effective stress management.

Remote Training

All of our workshops can be delivered as Remote Training via e-learning modules plus Zoom based virtual workshops. Please see our Virtual Training page for more information.


Further information on this course is available by contacting
Boulden Management Consultants:
via our Contact form
Tel: 0844 394 8877