Stress Management CE Courses Program
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals, Inc., offers a full Continuing Education program of online courses for those seeking Certification in Stress Management Consulting.
Upon completion of the eight (8) courses detailed below, applicants are eligible to apply for and receive certification as a Certified Stress Management Consultant. Each course is provided for in a dedicated online classroom. The courses are designed as independent study/continuing education courses, with one-to-one faculty mentoring. There is open enrollment and students may register and begin the education program at anytime.
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Stress Management CE Courses Program
Course Fees: Below are listed the required courses for this curriculum. At the end of each course description you will find the course cost listed.
The following CE Courses have provider approvals: The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc. is a licensed Continuing Education Provider in the State of California, Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15595.
1. Introduction to Stress Management
This online continuing education course is the foundational course in the theories of stress and stress management practice. This course provides a comprehensive overview of stress related to contemporary theories, anatomy/physiology and life and work stressors. Students are presented with principle-centered stress management theories and study the common types of life situations leading to stress reactions and chronic stress. Work related stress is presented in a comprehensive format. Students will study the establishment of effective relationships for stress reduction as well as foods and some alternative methods for coping with stress. Students then are introduced to some of the most common stress management modalities such as meditation, relaxation exercises and life enrichment through effective change management. Course Code: SM 500. Contact hours of education = 25. Cost: $150.00
2. Clinical Stress Management
This online continuing education course provides a most comprehensive presentation of the theories, concepts and contemporary modalities in stress management. It continues were the introductory course, SM 500, leaves off. Students study foundational theories with greater depth of research review. There is a comprehensive presentation of stress psychophysiology as students understand and appreciate the mind-body-spirit connection in stress and stress management. Life-situations and perceptions are studied related to stress. Multiple dimensions of stress management interventions are presented and provide students with an excellent foundation for the further study of stress management modalities used in practice. Spirituality and stress are also examined. Diversity in stress is examined, as well as various life and occupational situations related to stress. An in depth exploration of interventions is provided. This course also offers students a CD-Rom program that can be used with clients to conduct an interactive exploration of health and well-being. In addition, students receive additional online learning resources from the book publisher via their website. Course Code: SM 530. Contact hours of education = 30. Cost: $150.00
3. Relaxation Strategies
This online Continuing education course provides a comprehensive overview of breath work, concentration and the physiological effects on the central nervous system. Students learn anatomy and physiology related to breath work, as well as physiology and anatomy of the central nervous system. The focus is on learning various types of breath work, the use of concentration and mantras, and the elicitation of the relaxation response. Students will study research outcomes related to meditation and its positive effects on over all health and well being of participants. Many disease states are reviewed, along with research oriented outcomes related to the many benefits and positive outcomes of meditation as an intervention and modality in a stress management program. Students also practice and become proficient in several types of meditative & relaxation techniques. Spiritual issues related to meditation are also explored. Course Code: SM 550. Contact hours of education = 25. Cost: $150.00
This online Continuing education course continues where SM 550: Relaxation Strategies left off. Participants study theories and practices of many different meditation techniques. Learning which occurred in the course (SM 500) becomes more applicable as participants explore the world of meditation. Participants will study meditation from various traditions, including practices used in religious settings. Such practices include “Zen” theory and meditation, Buddhist meditation practices, and Christian meditations. Continued explorations occur in relation to common meditation practices of today’s western world. New breath work techniques are studied, as well as new ideas related to concentration and mindfulness meditation. Taoist meditation is also studied. Hatha Yoga is also presented, as are mantras, included sacred Hebrew mantras used in meditation practices. Other topics that are presented include, Chi, progressive relaxation techniques, dreaming, deep meditation, mantras and vibrations, centering prayer and more. Participants come away with this course with the knowledge and skills to work with clients using meditation modalities and techniques. Course Code: SM 560. Education contact hours = 30. Cost: $150.00
5. Alternative Therapies
This course presents participants with alternative care modalities that are most useful in a comprehensive stress management program. Participants will study a wide arrange of alternative supplements, including vitamins, minerals, herbs and nutrition and food, which have a calming effect on the mind-body-spirit. Comprehensive information is provided related to supplements including how they act on the brain, nervous system and other physiological effects on the body. Common side effects are presented along with dosing recommendations. Principles of natural care modalities are discussed, including emotions, self-esteem and other related issues which create anxiety and stress. Aromatherapy and principles of chinese medicine are also presented. Students study many types of natural healing methods, including rapid induction techniques for precipitating a relaxation response and induce mental states of “calm.” Theories of “anxiety” are re-reviewed in the context of mind-body-spirit health care. Course Code: SM 570. Contact hours of education = 25. Cost: $125.00
6. Post-Traumatic Stress
This course is a comprehensive study of the disorder “Post-Traumatic Stress.” A well defined mental health diagnosis, students will study all facets of the disorder, including therapeutic outcomes and stress management interventions. The course is presented from a “holistic view” toward the disorder and many dimensions of therapeutic interventions are presented. Students will study the symptomology, causes, medical and mental health interventions, as well as holistic approaches to working with clients and achieving stress management outcomes. The physical, behavioral and spiritual dimensions of the disorder and its treatment are fully examined. Special causes are examined included sexual assault, traumatic injury, and loss and grief. Students will also study issues and stress management interventions for relapse prevention. Other topics that will be presented include pharmacological treatments, the history of the disorder and abuse assessment and emergency preparedness. Course Code: SM 580. Contact hours of education = 20. Cost: $100.00
This course provides focused and comprehensive study in the art and science of “self-hypnosis.” Participants learn theories and skills needed to conduct self-inductions and how to work with thoughts, affirmations and visualizations to benefit the self. Participants also learn a solid methodology for teaching clients how to perform their own self-hypnoses sessions for continued self-practice and effectiveness of outcomes. Effective and sound strategies are explored and allow for first hand practice of hypnosis. Students learn the techniques to teach self-hypnosis as a highly effective stress management therapeutic modality. Course Code: SM 590. Contact hours of education = 15. Cost: $75.00
8. Stress Management Therapy & Interventions
This course continues in presentation of a comprehensive program of multiple modalities used in a quality and successful stress management consulting practice. While students will review modalities from previous courses, this course emphasis a more comprehensive study of many previously learned and new therapeutic modalities. Many new techniques for various challenging problems and issues are presented. The course and text provide an abundance of well defined exercises that students work with and learn, so as to teach and work with clients. The practice of the exercises provides a real experiential learning application and prepares one to begin a practice. The text is formatted also to allow for its use by clients in conjunction with a teaching program implemented by the stress management consultant. Tools for assessment and criteria for outcomes evaluations are also provided and examined. Course Code: SM 600. Contact hours of education = 30. Cost: $150.00
- Prerequisite to enrolling in the continuing education program: registrants must meet at least one of the following; 1.) a registered nurse currently licensed to practice nursing, 2). a licensed social worker, 3). a health care licensed professional, 4). a health care provider with a minimum of an associate degree, 5). a licensed counselor or psychologist, 6). holds a bachelor’s degree or higher in psychology, human services, or other health related field, 7). practices as a fitness consultant or wellness consultant, 8). is in current practice as a minister or crisis counselor.
- All courses are continuing education courses and are provided in online classrooms via our website. Upon enrollment a unique identification and password is provided for classroom access. The online classrooms provide full syllabi and course information, including the course exams and evaluations. Students must achieve a minimum score of 70% on the course examination to pass the continuing education courses.
- Participants are given two (2) years from the date of enrollment into the first course, to complete the entire program of eight (8) continuing education courses.
- Upon completion of each course, you will be awarded the corresponding continuing education contact hours and receive the CEU certificate verifying course completion and the award of education credits. Registration may be completed online, by accessing the links below.
- Participants must complete the entire 200 contact hours of education to be eligible to apply for certification. For information on the Stress Management Consulting Certification program, access this link.