Stress Management Training

There are numerous causes of stress in our lives; many of which cannot be avoided or removed. The short-term goal of this course is to learn to reduce stress wherever possible with a long-term goal of increasing your ability to better manage yourself in stressful situations.

The PD Training Stress Management Training Course teaches you key skills and techniques like how to manage stress when it occurs, implementing relaxation techniques, identifying and avoiding stressful situations, coping with setbacks, accepting situations and altering circumstances and more.  Effective stress management leads to better health, greater productivity and ultimately a better quality of life.

This powerful training course is available now throughout New Zealand, including Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

Contact us today for a group quote.

Your Learning Outcomes

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Master the three "A's" of a stressful situation: Alter, Avoid, Accept
  • Learn what lifestyle elements can be changed to reduce stress
  • Use routines to reduce stress
  • Create plans and To-Do lists
  • Learn environmental & physical relaxation techniques
  • Learn how to cope with major events
  • Learn how to use a stress log to identify stressors & create a plan to reduce or eliminate them
Duration: 1.0 day course Live Online Experts


Stress Management Training Reviews:

"Thank you, the small group atmosphere and personalised advice was really reassuring and I will definitely advise others to PD Training."

Children's Protection Society

More happy clients


"Kim delivered the course in a relaxed style & I felt more relaxed on completion."


"Trainer was very good. Personal experience with the topic was good and personal anecdotes were on topic and useful to the course as a whole."



Download Course Outline (PDF)

Positive and negative stress are a constant influence on all of our lives. The trick is to maximise the positive stress and to minimise the negative stress.  Sounds simple but it often takes thought, awareness and practice to make a difference.

This workshop teaches participants how to slow down and apply techniques like the three-option method for addressing any stressful situation (Altering, Avoiding and Accepting), as well as providing a toolbox of personal skills, including using routines, relaxation techniques, the use of planning and lists, implementing a stress log system and more.


Course Outline for Stress Management Training

Topic 1
Getting Started
  • Pre-Assignment Review
  • Workshop Objectives
Topic 2
Understanding Stress
  • What is Stress?
  • What is Eustress?
  • Understanding the 'Triple A' approach
Topic 3
Creating a Stress-Reducing Lifestyle
  • Eating properly
  • Exercising regularly
  • Sleeping well
Topic 4
Altering the Situation
  • The First 'A'
  • Identifying appropriate situations
  • Creating effective actions
Topic 5
Avoiding the Situation
  • The Second 'A'
  • Identifying appropriate situations
  • Creating effective actions
Topic 6
Accepting the Situation
  • The Third 'A'
  • Identifying appropriate situations
  • Creating effective actions
Topic 7
Using Routines to Reduce Stress
  • Planning meals
  • Organising chores
  • Using a To-Do list
Topic 8
Environmental Relaxation Techniques
  • Finding a sanctuary
  • Using music
  • Seeing the humour
Topic 9
Physical Relaxation Techniques
  • Soothing stretches
  • Deep breathing
  • Tensing and relaxing
  • Medication
Topic 10
Coping with Major Events
  • Establishing a support system
  • Creating a plan
  • Knowing when to seek help
Topic 11
Our Challenge to You
  • Creating a stress log
  • Week One: recording events
  • Week Two: identifying stressors and creating a plan
  • Week Three: creating new habits
  • Reviewing and evaluating
Topic 12
Wrapping Up
  • Words from the Wise
  • Action Plans

In-House Training - We’ll focus on what matters most to you and tailor to your context

Face-to-Face, Live Online, or Hybrid Class Tailored to Your Needs

When you want a tailored learning experience targeting exactly what you want without bringing everyone physically together, the best choice is a Live Online Class run by PDT.

We tailor the content and activities to be specific to your current needs and the needs of the people and run the course in our usual activity-based workshop style training, however, the participants can all be offsite, or some can be in the room with others offsite.

Unless you have a preferred tools we use 'Zoom for Education' that includes enhanced collaboration features such as One-click content sharing, real-time co-annotation (people can work together in activity files), and digital whiteboarding, we also include things like live polls and group chats so you virtually have the same collaborative learning experience of attending a course in a room with other people.

live online & hybrid

We have delivered these 100's (if not 1000's) of times, and get great outcomes. We achieve great outcomes because we keep our learner centric approach - just because it’s delivered through a screen to some or all participants doesn’t mean it needs to be less tailored or less personalised.

You still have an expert trainer who talks to you prior to the session and tailors the delivery to use your terminology, ensure activities are relevant and directly applicable and ensures an engaging learning experience that provide people with skills and techniques they can apply the very next day.

A hybrid class is with some people connecting online, and some people physically together in the same room.

Live Online Participant Feedback:

90% Overall Trainer Rating

88% Delivery was Adapted to me Personally

75% I Would Recommend this Course to Someone Else

Face to Face Options With Everyone in the same room

1-hour Motivator
one hour motivator
3-hour Power Sessions
3 hour power session
Full-day training
full day training
At your workplace At your workplace
In our Training Rooms In our Training Rooms
 In our Online Training  Room - the HIVE In our Online Training Room

We’ll make things easier so you can focus on adding more value

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We provide the Training Management Centre which is an information hub before, during and after training.
(Let us know if there’s parts you don’t want to use)

Invites people to training

(So you don’t have to)

Invite People icon

Generates Sign in Sheet

(So you don’t have to)

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Generates Branded Flyer

If you want to ‘promote’ internally

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PDF’s of Certificates

(can be co-branded with your logo)

Completion Certificate Included

Collects and Reports feedback

(So you don’t have to)

Feedback Report Example

Complete Results Dashboard

(including trainer insights)

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What are people going to do differently?

At the completion of training participants are encouraged to create an action plan, and invite an accountability buddy via their Orgmenta App.

In your Training Management Centre you have transparency to the action plans so you can see what people are going to do differently.

My Action Plan
Participants encouraged to create

Want to get clear on impacts and measure success? Our system and expert consultants support you.

Our systems and people make it easy to identify how you’ll be able to measure impacts,
and then report on the success in the weeks or months after training.

Measure metrics your way

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Training APIs

It’s surprisingly easy to make it so that your system can automatically be up to date with all the training record details you need.

More than just a training provider - we are your Learning and Development Partner, we look forward to working with you, talk to one of our friendly expert consultants today.

Outstanding learning that people can do in the flow of work

  • Fresh targeted video-based microlearning content with interactive lessons and quizzes included.
  • Rigourous review process
  • Only $11.00 per course per person per year.
  • Or get the $110.00 bundle and save.
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