Stress Management

Practical toolkit to manage workplace stress

Who Is This Course For?

This course is designed for anyone who wants to manage the stress they encounter either in work or elsewhere. It is recommended as a first course for newcomers to stress management or as a refresher for those who have attended Stress Management training before.

In this course, you will learn techniques and form personal strategies to make positive changes in your work and life.  You will do this by developing the skills and techniques that will enable you to deal positively with the stresses encountered in the workplace and in life.

This course is designed to be interactive, providing lots of opportunities for each learner to relate the content to his/her own experience.


Date:6th April 2023
Time:9am - 4pm
Cost:£45 per person



What Will Learners Gain From Participation?

By the end of the 1 day programme, participants will:

  • Understand the nature and causes of stress
  • Be able to recognise the symptoms of stress in self and others
  • Diagnose own personal stressors by exploring own current experience
  • Identify and be able to change own behaviours and reactions that add to and/or prolong the stress experience
  • Be able to identify situations that can be influenced to reduce stress
  • Develop positive strategies to deal with situations that can’t be influenced

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    Course Details


    I have designed this course to be interactive, reflective and practical.  You will get the tools to help you identify the stressors in your working life, and beyond, and techniques to manage these stressors.

    I take an informal approach to training creating a safe environment for participants to discuss, explore and learn.

    Course Outline

    Course Overview

    • What is stress
      • Introduction to stress
      • Positive vs negative stress
      • Small group exercise; facilitated group discussion
    • Recognising the signs and symptoms of stress
      • Signs and symptoms of stress
      • Outcomes of negative stress
      • Presentation; small group exercise; facilitated group discussion
    • Understanding the causes of stress
      • 4 Sources of stress
      • Costs and impact of stress on individual and organisation
      • Presentation; facilitated group discussion
    • Clinic 1: diagnosing personal sources of stress
      • Diagnosing own personal sources of stress
      • Diagnosing own behaviours and reactions that add to or prolong stress
      • Exploring your current ‘coping’ strategies
      • Individual exercise; pairs discussion; facilitated group discussion
    • Toolkit A: Stress Management
      • Techniques to manage stress caused by conflict
      • Techniques to manage stress caused by demands and time constraints
      • Presentation; facilitated group discussion
    • Toolkit B: Avoiding Burnout
      • Work-life balance
      • Building resilience
      • Relaxation techniques
      • Managing fatigue
      • Engaging with your job
      • Presentation; small group exercise; facilitated group discussion


    • Clinic 2: Building your personal stress management plan
      • Review and categorise your stressors
      • Create personal stress management strategies and plan
      • Individual exercise; pairs discussion
    • Putting plans into action
      • Timelines and first steps
      • Pairs discussion
    • Summary and close

    Meet the Trainer

    Nigel McPolin

    Founder & CEO

    An MSc Occupational Psychology graduate from the School of
    Psychology, Queen’s University of Belfast , Nigel has over 22 years’
    experience across the sectors – public, private and not-for-profit.

    His relaxed and friendly styles enables conversational training where learners feel safe to explore, discuss and even disagree with the topics being delivered. Nigel believes these conversations are fundamental to learning, allowing the learner to connect new concepts with previous experiences

    Contact Details:

    tel: +44 (0)28 9581 8090
    mobile: +44 (0)79 6875 6056


    Twitter: @etimes2ltd

    Client Testimonials

    “Forced me to go out of my comfort zone in presenting, which I enjoyed afterwards!  Informal – relaxed by his style” Driver Training Manager

    “Nigel is a fantastic trainer, great knowledge and experience of course.  He really helped me overcome nerves/fears while training” Area Administrator

    “I really enjoyed my 3 days.  Nigel was excellent.  I found the training very interactive and relaxed.” Area Trainer

    “Plenty of time allocated.  Videos great to learn from.  Great trainer. Very much enjoyed it.” HR Manager

    “Enjoyable.  Relaxed.  Informative.  Rewarding.” H&S Manager


    Follow-Up Support

    Participants on etimes2 training programmes are invited to join our exclusive social media group for on-going support and development.  This is open-ended and included in the cost.