tower training & consulting

Managing Stress

Course Number: HR-02

Course Objectives

Managing Stress Course

Stress is an unpleasant fact of life. It causes physical reactions including faster heartbeat, high blood pressure, increased perspiration, tensed muscles, clenched teeth and ‘butterflies’ in the stomach. We feel stress from all sides, including pressure from our clients, our managers and often, simply the amount of internal commitments that we must meet each month. Normally, we calm down after the stressful challenge is gone, but if the situation is prolonged for any reason, it can wear the body down and lead to physical harm such as heart trouble, ulcers, and headaches. Much worse, it can also lead to psychological harm like depression, anxiety or ‘burnout’ and, in the more severe cases, prolonged absence from work!

This Managing Stress Course will provide answers to the most common questions, “What can we do about it? How do we cope with strain, pressure and anxiety at work, at home, in our everyday lives?”

Course Contents

  • What is stress?
  • What causes it?
  • What kind of changes trigger it?
  • The three levels of motivation that affect stress.
  • How does it affect the workforce?
  • How can we tell if we’re having a stress reaction?
  • What can we do about it?
  • How do we prevent it?
  • Tips for managing different kinds of stress.
  • What to do if you need help.

Who should attend

Anyone who wishes to participate in a review of how prolonged unrelieved stress can lead to accidental injury, insomnia, migraines, and serious illness, such as alcoholism, depression, and cancer. This course will help employees learn managing stress before it gets the better of them.


Participants should have a good knowledge of the course language.


1 or 2 days (includes short, hands-on, practical exercises that can be done in an office environment).


English or French