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 and mental agility. It provides evidence-based techniques and strategies to develop resourcefulness and ‘grit’ to gain more mastery over stress.

At the Stress Management Institute® (SMI) we have a new proven approach to the stress problem. We have created an intensive short course training to teach, coach and oversee the dissemination of our unique and profoundly practical Method, which is a collection of highly useful 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™ (ERA) training 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 because of the practical applications. Our training programs are premised on evidence-based science and are professionally developed by the Stress Management Institute®.

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 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-monitoring. The outcomes are a long-term positive effect on their
    health and wellbeing, and this directly contributes to their increased productivity

Successful completion of this training Method will provide individuals with concise skills to add value to their current workplace role.


Highly Practical to Serve a Wide Range of Individuals:

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

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.

What’s Involved? This foundational proficiency level is the Trainer qualification. 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

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

This program teaches students to develop a sound level of skills to address the ‘stress question’ with foundational 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 Advocate™ Certificate is the foundation level of training. Graduates on completing their Certificate may, if they wish, enrol in the next level of Facilitator and finally on graduating at this level, they can embark on the final level of Practitioner.

Attainment Level: Trainer
Nominal Duration of the Course:
In Class: 5 Days
Online: 6 Months Part-time
Course Structure: Five units both academic and skills practice.

  • SMIERAPB Essential Science of Brain, Stress and Emotional Resilience
  • SMIERAPT Identify and Define Stress Triggers
  • SMIERAPS Develop Emotional Resilience Strategies and Tools
  • SMIERAPM Create an Emotional Resilience Mindset
  • SMIERAPW Strategic Wellbeing Integration Planning

Attainment Level: Facilitator
Nominal Duration of the Course:
Online: 3 Months Part-time
Course Structure: Two units both academic and skills practice.

  • SMIERAFG Create and implement goals and life mapping
  • SMIERAFP How to make a group presentation

Attainment Level: Practitioner
Nominal Duration of the Course:
Online: 3 Months Part-time
Course Structure: One unit both academic and skills practice.

  • SMIERAPC Provide life coaching techniques to support emotional resilience

On receiving the Certificate in Emotional Resilience Advocate™ – Trainer level, we are confident that the graduate will be well placed and capable to be the ‘go-to’ person for any company, organisation, or indeed, family, to support and implement the techniques, tools and strategies trained to support others to
increase their emotional resilience.

Graduates on completing their Certificate in Emotional Resilience Advocate™ – Trainer, may, if they wish, enrol in the next level of Facilitator and finally Practitioner.

The qualifications awarded for completion of these trainings are non-accredited and under the auspices of the Stress Management Institute® who are Global Leaders in Stress Management.

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