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 a Stress to Strength System™ 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.

Survey after survey clearly demonstrates that conventional treatments for stress management are failing to meet the challenge of providing meaningful and sustainable solutions.

Too often the answers offered today involve expensive reactive, or Tertiary stage care which potentially requires both time off work and rehabilitation. Some programs are reaching into the Secondary or ameliorative stage which can also involve costly workplace interventions.

What’s needed are more, and better trained professionals who can proactively address the human capacity to effectively manage stress at the Primary stage.


Our Vision and Mission in Stress Management:

Our vision is that the Stress Management Institute® (SMI) is recognised globally in the stress management field as a pre-eminent voice and recognised authority in preventing stress becoming a disabling human condition.

Our mission is to achieve that status through the provision of formally accredited, cost-effective training programs and practical tehcniques which support individuals to develop emotional resilience, resourcefulness and ‘grit’, both personally and in their chosen workplace.


A Powerful Short Course in Stress Management:

Our Stress to Strength System™ 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 Stress to Strength System™ it is life-changing for them and the people around them. Successful completion of the Stress to Strength System™ Advocate training 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 capabilit 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 being part of SMI’s Emotional Resilience for Life Program.

This is a 90-week email-based tutorial program to followup and facilitate student success in building and maintaining new habits.

Graduates will be a stablising force and influence as a ‘Stress to Strength System™ Advocate’.


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

In Class: This Monday to Friday program covers the five units of competency.

During the training course students will be assessed practically covering the strategic tools needed for immediate use. There-after, students will graduate as an Advocate, with a Certificate in the Stress to Strength System™.

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

In this mode, the training is unassessed, and students will graduate as an Advocate (Unassessed) with a Certificate in the Stress to Strength System™. 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 skills.

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 training in the Advocate in Stress to Strength System™ 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 (35 hours)
Online: 3 Months (35 hours)

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 five units will receive a Certificate as an Advocate in the Stress to Strength System™.

This is an endorsement by the Stress Management Institute® that participants can advocate their knowledge, learning and understanding of the Stress to Strength System™

*Throughout the delivery, Facilitators will keep participants accountable to their learning, ensuring that each participant fully understands the Stress to Strength System™ to be able to advocate on SMI’s behalf. Online participants will still be required to answer simple questions at the completion of each unit to ensure they have participated in reading or watching the webinar content. However, for an additional fee, participants can participate in a one-on-one review to assess their knowledge of the material. The assessor can also provide a gap analysis report on what additional learning would be required to pass competency within the SMI’s Certificate IV or Certificate units.

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