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Learn How To Effectively Cope Under Pressure

Coping Under Pressure

Course Ref. 10048
No. of Days 1
Participants 6 to 12

Target Audience

Suitable for all levels. Most useful for those who need to understand the principles of stress prevention and management.

Course Objectives

Identify (potential) personal stress triggers
Identify (potential) stress triggers outside their control, and learn to let go
Improve confidence that they can influence or change things
Plan how they are going to overcome, minimise or improve their levels of stress


Pre-course work, Course Leader input, group discussion, self assessment, individual and group exercises.

Important notes

The focus of this course is on the prevention of stress.

Course Contents

Welcome and introductions

Course objectives and overview

Setting the ground rules

When does "pressure" become "stress"?

  • What is stress, and how is it caused?
  • The effects of stress on you, your body and your performance

Are you over- or under-stressed?

  • Identifying short term and long term stressors
  • Identifying Personal Stress Triggers
  • Recognising your predisposition to stress, and your resilience

Coping with pressure and managing stress

  • 3 golden rules
  • What's the worst that can happen?
  • Taking control through assertiveness and workload management
  • A look at your self esteem and how to use positive thinking
  • Recognising the factors outside your control
  • Look after your colleagues and yourself
  • Relax!

Action session

  • Getting the balance right
  • What do I do now?

Summary and close