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The 5 best stress management and burnout courses

The 5 best stress management and burnout courses

October 28, 2020

Stress is one of the most talked about psychological phenomena today , and it can negatively affect the people who suffer it. Although stress can be adaptive and even motivating at appropriate levels, when stressors are maintained over time it is detrimental to the physical and emotional health of individuals.

  • Stress can manifest itself in different ways and appear in different situations. Learn how stress is classified in our article: "Types of stress and its triggers"

Courses to manage stress

It is not surprising that many people experience stress due to the lifestyle of Western societies. Excessive expectations, overwork, perfectionism, etc .; They are factors that contribute to developing this condition.


According to the demand-control-social support model of Karasek and Johnson (1986), the source of stress is in the mismatch between the stressors and the control that the person has to face these demands. In this sense, Acquiring stress coping skills can be key to minimizing its impact .

In this article you can find a list of courses that will help you acquire the necessary tools to manage stressful situations in the best possible way.

1. Mindfulness Training Program: M-PBI (Mensalus Institute)

Mindfulness is an ancestral practice that, in recent years, has gained popularity in the West . Scientific studies show that the practice of Mindfulness is effective in reducing stress.


If you live in Barcelona or surroundings and want to improve your quality of life, Instituto Mensalus offers you the opportunity to learn this philosophy with your Mindfulness Training Program (M-PBI) . With this workshop you will enter and deepen in Mindfulness in an experiential way and you will be able to acquire the basic tools to reduce anxiety and reduce stress.

Throughout the 9 weeks (8 sessions of 2.5 hours plus a day of retreat of 4 hours) that has duration, you will know the exercises and techniques of this ancient method to achieve emotional balance. The workshop starts on October 3, 2017. If you want more information, click on this link.

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2. Course on Stress and Anxiety: Regain control (Nascia)

A course to manage stress eminently practical , although it also provides theoretical knowledge and allows to know in depth this phenomenon and acquire useful tools for day to day.


With this Nascia course, it is possible to learn different concrete stress and anxiety control techniques, as well as self-control techniques. It is an experiential course in which the participation and interaction of the attendees is sought. Some topics are: breathing and relaxation techniques, identifying the symptoms of stress and anxiety, and increasing knowledge about muscle tension derived from stress.

3. Expert Course in Emotional Intelligence in work environments (Jaume I University)

Emotional intelligence has also proven to be efficient in managing stress and avoiding the negative consequences of its impact. At present, this practice enjoys great popularity, because has proven to be positive to improve people's health . In the workplace, it has had great success, because emotionally intelligent workers perform better and better and handle difficult situations that can occur on a daily basis.

This is the reason why the Jaume I University of Castellón imparts an eminently applied course that aims to develop emotional and social skills in the field of work. Without a doubt, it is very useful to reduce stress.

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4. Superior of Work Stress Management and coping with the Burnout Syndrome (INEM)

The National Employment Institute of Spain offers subsidized training of 180 hours for those people who are hired by the general regime. It is focused on offering training on work stress and burnout syndrome (burn syndrome): what are its symptoms, its causes and how can we manage and overcome it.

It is aimed at professionals who want to specialize in this phenomenon, for example, psychologists. It is also ideal for anyone who wants to improve their professional profile.

  • If you want to know more about the burn syndrome, you can read our article: "Burnout (Burnout Syndrome): how to detect it and take action"

5. Burnout course: Resilience keys to tackle work stress (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)

Burnout and work stress are problems that seriously concern organizations, since it is not only negative for the worker, but also for the company. People "burned" suffer different consequences such as depersonalization, demotivation, decrease in performance , etc., so the company also goes badly stopped: worse results, staff turnover, worse work environment, etc.

The Autonomous University of Madrid offers the possibility of taking a training to acquire professional skills to prevent and / or deal with burnout. It is intended especially for psychologists and professionals who work with people. The course has a practical and experiential methodology that, thanks to practical cases, offers valuable knowledge in the most effective prevention strategies that minimize the development of burnout and its early detection.

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Resiliency Training for Physicians: How to Manage Stress and Avoid Burnout (October 2020).


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