The stress epidemic is causing relationships to fail, businesses to falter, and health to suffer. Serious chronic disease has a strong connection with ongoing stress. As an Emotional Resilience Advocate™ you can be part of a Best Practice Solution.


What is this About?

Workplace and personal stress is gnawing at the very fabric of our society.

The workplace has become significantly more complex over the last few years. Mounting expectations have been fuelled by technological innovations, 24/7 work schedules for some and an ever-increasing barrage of information. The changing workplace bombards us with endless distractions from emails, texts, various other messaging programs, conference calls, viral videos and breaking news stories which continually enter our space at an alarming rate. The battle for our attention escalates daily which in turn can easily raise the level of stress.

This training method will help participants to identify additional workplace and personal stressors, build resilience, agility and provide them with evidence-based techniques and strategies to develop resourcefulness and ‘grit’ both personally and in their workplace so they can gain mastery over stress.

At the Stress Management Institute® (SMI) we have a new proven approach to the stress problem.

We have created an intensive training to teach, coach and oversee the dissemination of our unique and profoundly
practical method, which is a collection of evidence-based techniques and strategies that are equally as effective for
prevention as well as for relieving stress.

A Powerful Short Course in Stress Management:

Our Emotional Resilience Advocate™ has been developed over several years and is a core element of all training programs offered by SMI.

Stress management and emotional resilience programs are in high demand in the business world and offer greater value and return on investment rather than workplace and ergonomic assessment alone.

Our training programs are premised on evidence-based science and are professionally developed by the Stress Management Institute® which provides Government approved training.

This course is also designed for personnel in HR, WH&S and Wellness roles, and those in other positions in organisations who are the ‘go to’ people in stress management and emotional resilience.

You will learn how to…

  • Enhance your approach to caring for individuals with evidence-based Best Practice approaches to proactively manage stress, be it personal or in the workplace
  • Support stressed individuals and provide them with simple, sustainable, self-care tools and strategies that work, and in turn people can become self-montoring and the outcome is a long-term positive effect on their health and wellbeing and directly contributes to their increased productivity.

Once people are taught the Emotional Resilience Advocate™ (ERA) method, it is life changing for them and the
people around them.

Successful completion of this method will provide individuals with concise skills to add value to their current
healthcare or coaching practice.


Highly Practical to Serve a Wide Range of Individuals:

Stress has no boundaries and the tools and strategies that are taught meet the needs of a broad cross section of our stressed society.

The skill set of each graduate allows for the immediate capability and capacity to work with stressed individuals either one-on-one or in small groups.

All materials are provided within the program fees and students receive the additional benefit of having access to SMI’s Emotional Resilience for Life Program. This is a 90-week email based tutorial program to follow-up and
facilitate student success in building and maintaining new habits.

Graduates will be a stabilising force and influence as an Emotional Resilience Advocate™.


What’s Involved? This five-unit concise short course can be undertaken in one of two modes…

In Class: Monday to Friday (5 days). During the training course students will be assessed practically covering the strategic tools needed for immediate use.

Thereafter, students will graduate with a Certificate as an Emotional Resilience Advocate™. (Assessed).

Online: Our unique customised online learning platform allows the training to be undertaken over a period of 90 Days from a student’s home or workplace.

In this mode, the training is unassessed, and students will graduate with a Certificate as an Emotional Resilience AdvocateTM (Unassessed).

If a student wishes to receive an Assessed qualification, they may undertake an upgrading assessment process via an online video link with their assessor.

This program teaches students to develop a sound level of skills to address the ‘stress question’ with fundamental techniques.

This proactive view is designed to prevent progression to expensive, reactive and debilitating levels, and extend the beneficial services you provide to your clients or workforce.

The Emotional Resilience AdvocateTM training is aligned to two units of competency in the 10420NAT Certificate IV in Stress Management Practitioner and the Certificate in Stress Management Facilitator (Assessed), both of which
are offered through the Stress Management Institute®.


Nominal Duration of the Course: Short Course
In Class: 5 Days
Online: 90 Days

Course Structure: Total units of study: 5

  • Unit 1 Science of stress and resilience
  • Unit 2 Awareness of self, colleagues, clients & your environment
  • Unit 3 Balance in the person, the workplace and life
  • Unit 4 Certainty of the ability to move from stress to strength
  • Unit 5 Doing; applying & integrating the tools and strategies

Graduates of the ERA training method will receive a Certificate as an Advocate in the Emotional Resilience Advocate™.

This is an endorsement by the Stress Management Institute® that participants can advocate their knowledge, learning and understanding of the Emotional Resilience Advocate™

*Throughout the delivery of the in-class format, the Facilitators will actively encourage participants’ learning and accountability so that each can demonstrate the techniques, tools and strategies to be able to advocate emotional resilience, strength and clear calm. Online participants will be required to answer questions at the completion of each unit to ensure they have participated in reading course notes and have watched the video content.

For an additional fee, online participants can gain Assessed status in a one-on-one evaluation of their knowledge of the material, via a video link from any location. The student will demonstrate to the assessor practical skills, knowledge and understanding of techniques, tools and strategies that are required to pass competency.

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