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Short Course in Practical Stress Management - E-learning

Interests: Stress / Management


Stress, or rather distress, is an insidious challenge affecting all of us. This basic survival response is part of all life on earth, affecting human life from grassroots level to the boardroom, from learners in school or tertiary institutions, to the leaders of a country. Often, the people who experience most distress, are poorly equipped to deal with it. This course is therefore suitable for anyone interested in learning and experiencing the inner calm that can be learnt and cultivated, until it becomes the new default coping mechanism, an essential life resilience skill. For health care practitioners, it has a double benefit: stress and relaxation training for oneself, and also paying it forward to clients and patients.

Work related, personal, financial, or relationship stress (or rather distress) have an impact on all of us. In the workplace it negatively affects employee morale, productivity and sick leave. Stress management, including how to manage our day-to-day stresses and strains, is an important life skill that anyone can learn. Stress management is of the utmost importance to maintain health and wellbeing and restore a sense of serenity and peace while maintaining creative, productive, high profile lifestyles

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Who Should Enrol

All health practitioners registered with the HPCSA and related Councils, medical and health consulting disciplines, wellness practitioners, nursing professions, occupational health, dieticians, human resource and employee’s

Course Design

Complete e-Learning course supported by Dr Arien van der Merwe’s book ‘Stress Solutions’ as textbook in pdf format, her relaxation CD in MP3 format, content divided into modules and multiple choice assessment.

Course Content

  • Iroduction, statistics and research on stress
  • Understanding stress: basic stress information;
  • Stress and our modern lifestyle;
  • Different kinds of stress;
  • Basic stress anatomy and physiology;
  • Burnout
  • Stress and health challenges (diseases);
  • Practical stress solutions: Using the word ‘STRESS’ as acronym.


In order to ensure compliance of the self-study requirements of the course the participants will have to successfully complete a multiple-choice questionnaire. Participants need to achieve a score of 70% on the assessment questionnaire in order to pass this aspect of the course.


Accredited according to the HPCSA’s Medical and Dental Board Guidelines for Healthcare Professionals for 3 CEU’s on level 2.

Contact Details

www.mpconsulting.co.za and register your profile. Thereafter you may login and navigate to FPD School of Health Sciences and access the online events.


R 1 997.37 (Inclusive of all VAT and Taxes where applicable)

www.mpconsulting.co.za and register your profile. Thereafter you may login and navigate to FPD School of Health Sciences and access the online events.

Contact Details

Dr. Margot Uys

Tel: 012 816 9000
Fax: 086 502 5688
E-mail: healthscience@foundation.co.za
Address: PO Box 75324, Lynnwood Ridge, 0040
Website: www.foundation.co.za