Stress Management Coaching Specialist

Counseling & Coaching
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Mentor Supported Instructor Led - 4 Weeks Long
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Stress management coaching is quickly becoming an in-demand profession due to today’s busy and demanding lifestyles. If you are looking for a career where you can make a difference and become part of the solution, Stress Management Coaching is for you! We are pleased to offer comprehensive courses to help you, help others reduce and respond to stress.

Life Skills Coaching Level 1

Life Skills Coaching is one of the fastest growing professions in the world today. It is a key component of individual's success as well as an organization's toolkit for developing leaders, working with teams, and helping employees at every level achieve their personal and professional best. Through this course you can discover the techniques and tools for becoming a successful Life Skills Coach!

Prerequisite(s): None

Stress Management Coaching

Stress Management Coaching is more than just a course about stress; it is an experience. You will discover a variety of ways to prevent and manage stress in your life and the lives of others. Learn what stress is, what causes it, and some specific stress reduction techniques that inspire you to continue a life-long program of stress management. Stress Management Coaching is a growing field that provides powerful approaches to a healthy and balanced life.

Prerequisite(s): None

Relaxation and Stress Reduction

Have you ever felt like fear, stress, or anxiety have overcome your life? The first step is to identify what triggers and stressors impact your life and then incorporate steps to stop the self-defeating behaviors. Our Relaxation and Stress Reduction course will help you identify sources of stress, your associated symptoms, and techniques that will help your specific situation. This course covers relaxation training, such as self-hypnosis, autogenics, meditation, and breathing. We’ll teach you how to manage your stress to create a healthy work-life balance by using appropriate and effective coping skills. Take control of your life today! 

** Course Subject to Change.

Life Skills Coaching Level 1

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the fundamentals of coaching
  • Recognize the principles of empowerment
  • Recall the steps for developing coaching skills
  • Identify methods for creating conversations, enhancing listening skills and working with clients
  • Define the co-active coaching model

Stress Management Coaching

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recall the factors causing stress in today’s world
  • Recognize the role of stress in chronic disease
  • Identify practices for reducing stress
  • List methods for facilitating mindfulness and meditation
  • Describe the importance of relaxation

Relaxation and Stress Reduction

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recognize symptoms of stress and ways to master body awareness and breathing
  • Recall relaxation training techniques, such as self-hypnosis and autogenics
  • Identify self-coping skills for anxiety and fear
  • List principles of assertiveness training, as well as work-stress management techniques

Life Skills Coaching Level 1

Life Skills Coaching Module 1
Coaching Fundamentals

  • Listening as a Coach
  • Three Kinds of Listening
  • Listening To
  • Listening For
  • Listening With
  • Listening for the “Big Five”
  • The Language of Coaching
  • Coaching Conversations
  • Using Structures
  • Preparing for Coaching Sessions

Life Skills Coaching Module 2
Coaching and Empowerment

  • Coaching as a Developmental Change Process
  • Psychology, Philosophy and Human Development
  • Ken Wilber’s Four Quadrants of Change
  • Levels of Consciousness Development
  • Empowering the Client
  • When Do Coaches Use Empowering Skills
  • Selecting the Right Type of Conversation
  • Six Types of Conversations
  • Seven Skills for Empowering

Life Skills Coaching Module 3
Working with Clients

  • Stretching the Client
  • The Coaching Continuum
  • Ways to Challenge
  • Metaphors and Analogies
  • Creating Momentum with the Client
  • The Know in Order to Grow Principle
  • Focusing on “Right Action” Through Fieldwork
  • Coaching the Whole Client
  • Mind, Body, Emotions, Spirit

Life Skills Coaching Module 4
Coaching from the Inside Out

  • The Power of Purpose
  • Ways to Discover Life Purpose
  • Being Purpose-Full
  • Design Your Life
  • Living a Fulfilled Life
  • Using the Contemporary Wheel of Life with Clients
  • What Gets In Your Way?
  • Aligning Values, Actions and Habits
  • Developing New Values

Life Skills Coaching Module 5
Integrity, Play and Wealth

  • Walk the Talk
  • Personal Integrity
  • A Workable System
  • Play Full Out
  • Being At Choice
  • Boundaries
  • How Wealthy Are You?
  • Personal Revenue
  • Making it Practical

Life Skills Coaching Module 6
Mindset and Love

  • Mindset is Causative
  • How Mind-Set is Sourced
  • Distinctions on Observations
  • Affirmations
  • Moods, Emotions and the Body
  • Fear vs. Trust
  • Expressions of Love
  • Learning to Love Ourselves
  • Love is a Choice
  • The Power of Forgiveness

Life Skills Coaching Module 7
Co-Active Coaching Part 1

  • Co-Active Coaching Model
  • Four Cornerstones 
  • Co-Active Coaching Relationship
  • The Coaching Environment
  • Co-Active Coaching Contexts
  • Listening
  • Intuition
  • Curiosity

Life Skills Coaching Module 8
Co-Active Coaching Part 2

  • Forward and Deepen
  • Goal Setting
  • Putting Structures to Work
  • Self-Management
  • Self-Judgement
  • Coaching Fulfillment
  • Balance
  • Process
  • Putting it all Together 

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Stress Management Coaching

Stress Management Coaching Module 1
Stress in Today’s World

  • What is Stress?
  • Yerkes-Dodson Principle
  • The Terminology of Stress
  • Holistic Health
  • Dimensions of Health
  • Nature or Nurture
  • Self-Assessment
  • Symptoms of Stress
  • Perceived Stress Scale (PSS)
  • Ardell Wellness Stress Test

Stress Management Coaching Module 2
Understanding Stress

  • Fight-or-Flight Response
  • Psychological Response to Tress
  • Stress Response in Today’s World
  • General Adaptation Syndrome
  • Mind/Body Connection
  • Psychological Health
  • Role of Chronic Stress in Disease
  • Medium-Term Chronic Stress
  • Long-Term Chronic Stress
  • How the Mind and Body Communicate

Stress Management Coaching Module 3
Perception, Thinking, and Choosing

  • Power of Perception
  • The World Is NOT a Stressful Place
  • Cognitive Restructuring
  • Hardiness
  • Cognitive Distortions
  • Thinking Errors
  • Cognitive Techniques
  • Underlying Theories and Practices
  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy

Stress Management Coaching Module 4
Mindfulness and Managing Emotions

  • The Nature of Reality
  • Qualities of Mindfulness
  • Benefits of Mindfulness
  • Inner Mindfulness Meditation
  • Physiology of Emotions
  • Guilt and Worry
  • Fear
  • Anger
  • Hostility

Stress Management Coaching Module 5
Values and Spirituality 

  • Understanding Your Values
  • Values within Cultures
  • Dynamic Quality of Values
  • Acquiring Values
  • Types of Values
  • Spiritual Quest
  • Spiritualty and Religiosity
  • Five Qualities of Spiritual Health
  • Action Plan for Stress Management Through Spiritual Wellness

Stress Management Coaching Module 6
Life Management and Money Matters

  • Time and Stress
  • Planning for Control
  • Quadrant Planning
  • Keys to Creating Balance
  • Serendipity
  • Procrastination
  • ABCs of Money Management
  • Stress on the Job
  • Managing Your Money

Stress Management Coaching Module 7
Relationships and Environment

  • Social Support
  • Communication
  • Managing Conflict
  • Creating a Healing Environment
  • Color
  • Light
  • Smells and Air
  • Noise
  • Temperature
  • Taking Control of Your Surroundings
  • Ergonomics

Stress Management Coaching Module 8
Healthy Lifestyles and Relaxation 

  • Exercise
  • Nutrition
  • Stress and Healthy Weight
  • Eating Disorders
  • Sleep
  • Understanding Relaxation
  • Benefits of Relaxation
  • Relaxation Sensations
  • Use Good Judgement

Stress Management Coaching Module 9
Breathing and Autogenics

  • How Breathing Works
  • Benefits of Relaxation Breathing
  • Breathing and Relaxation
  • How to Do Relaxation Breathing
  • Autogenic Training
  • How Autogenic Works
  • Benefits of Autogenics
  • Experiencing Autogenics

Stress Management Coaching Module 10
Progressive Relaxation

  • Muscle Physiology
  • Muscles and Relaxation
  • How PMR Works
  • Benefits of Progressive Relaxation
  • Progressive Muscle Relaxation
  • Guided Imagery
  • The Mind and How it Works
  • Imagery and Visualization
  • Uses of Imagery

Stress Management Coaching Module 11
Meditation and Yoga

  • What is Meditation?
  • Meditation Put into Practice
  • Additional Ways to Meditate
  • Benefits of Meditation
  • Overview of Yoga Styles
  • Benefits of Yoga
  • Hatha Yoga
  • How to Practice Yoga
  • Precautions Before Starting Yoga

Stress Management Coaching Module 12
Alternative Health and Strategies

  • Complementary and Alternative Health
  • Categories of Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • Stress-Reduction Strategies
  • Laughter and Humor
  • Music
  • Solutions to Avoid
  • Stress Management for Life – Planning for the Future

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Relaxation and Stress Reduction

Relaxation and Stress Reduction Module 1
Knowing Your Goals

Stress happens in all of our lives, it’s unavoidable. Stress results from any change that you must adapt to. In this module, we’ll discuss typical reactions to stress and how it potentially impacts the body. We’ll also talk about body awareness, breathing, and meditation techniques for stress.

  • How You React to Stress
  • Body Awareness
  • Breathing
  • Progressive Relaxation
  • Meditation
  • Visualization

Relaxation and Stress Reduction Module 2
Relaxation Training

In module 2, we cover relaxation training techniques that help you reverse the effects of high stress. We introduce principles of self-hypnosis, which can help with deep relaxation, positive changes, and alleviating specific problems such as insomnia. Autogenics can help with fatigue, tension and symptoms such as headaches. We’ll also discuss how to combine techniques for a more powerful effect.

  • Applied Relaxation Training
  • Self-Hypnosis
  • Autogenics
  • Brief Combination Techniques
  • Focusing

Relaxation and Stress Reduction Module 3
Coping Skills

In module 3, we’ll discuss mind over matter and how thoughts influence your feelings, physical sensations, and behavior. You’ll learn how to positively face worry and anxiety by being proactive and engaging in realistic assessments. We’ll also cover coping skills for fear and how to counteract irrational anxious thoughts.

  • Refuting Irrational Ideas
  • Facing Worry and Anxiety
  • Coping Skills Training for Fears
  • Anger Inoculation
  • Goal Setting and Time Management

Relaxation and Stress Reduction Module 4
Stress Management

Stress management involves clarifying values, defining goals, and developing a plan to reach your goals. In module 4 we discuss goal setting, time management, and work-stress management. We’ll also discuss how eating habits, nutrition, and exercise impacts stress levels.

  • Assertiveness Training
  • Work-Stress Management
  • Nutrition and Stress
  • Exercise
  • Getting Unstuck

Ed4Career is committed to being both environmentally conscious and making it easier for you to study! We’re making your education mobile! All of our textbooks are now provided as eTextbooks*. You can access them on your laptop, tablet, or mobile device and can study anytime, anywhere.

The move away from physical books to eTextbooks means you get the latest, most up-to-date version available. This also makes your training more accessible, so you can study anywhere you have your phone or tablet. The best part is that all materials are included in your training cost so there are NO extra fees for books!**

*A few courses still have physical materials.

Stress Management Coaching

Upon successful completion of our Stress Management Coaching course, students will be prepared to sit for the NCCB national certification exam to become a Certified Stress Management Coach (CSMC).

** Certification exams are not included in the cost of the course.**

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended


PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2013 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player


MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player