Stress Management

The psychotherapist's objective is to use tools to better understand stress and thus better manage it. At the end of this training, the participant will be able to easily recognize stressors, to understand his personal process in order to better manage them, as well as the tools to learn how to manage the other's stress. Mastering stress is first of all knowing it. The consequences of stress can be very serious. However, in our modern societies, we tend to make it a commonplace phenomenon with which everyone ends up living as best they can. It is indeed important not to minimize the consequences of stress in order to avoid the development of more serious disorders. Of course, it is not a question of dramatizing these stress problems. Nevertheless, it is necessary to take certain measures. Although stress can sometimes seem stimulating in certain circumstances, the fact remains that whatever form of stress we experience, if it occurs too often, it can cause wear and tear on psychophysiological functions. The example of overwork is a fairly classic phenomenon that indicates that the person is in a state of stress that has already set in because he or she has not taken the necessary rest to avoid it. The causes of stress are sometimes poorly understood. They may have multiple origins that need to be identified in order to find the most effective remedy or method of stress management.

Understanding the stress process

-The 3 stages of stress reactions -The different dimensions of stress: psychological, physiological and behavioural. -Identify its stressors and identify its own warning signals. -Difference between good stress and bad stress -The 3 types of stressors: acute, chronic and event-driven. -Practical Exercises on Exploring Your Stress

Tools for managing stress in the long term

-The different relaxation techniques -Emotional components related to stress -Managing automatic thoughts -Technology of cognitive restructuring -Understand his cognitive schematics -Practical exercises

Knowing how to relieve the stress of others

-The techniques of empathy -Advantages and disadvantages of the different attitudes (Apathetic -Sympathetic -Empathetic) -4 ways to manage the other's stress -Stress moderators -Indications for stress management for oneself and for others
Somatoform Disorders
Mood Disorders

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