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10 Stress Management Courses

We’ve curated a list of stress management courses to help your teams identify the causes of stress and overcome them. These courses provide an understanding of what stress is, its effects, and the best practices and coping strategies to overcome stress and allow your employees to be their best selves at work and in their personal lives.

Stress Management Courses
Last published: 13th May 2024
SC Training (formerly EdApp) Stress Management Course - Managing Leadership Stress

1. Managing Leadership Stress

Leaders typically experience a lot of pressure and stress due to their duties and responsibilities. With the help of SC Training (formerly EdApp)'s stress management course, employees are given tips on how to become more adept at managing their stress as leaders. This course contains three lessons that cover the common stress triggers they experience in the workplace. It’s also followed by practical ways by which leaders can handle their stress and anxiety before it impacts their personal wellbeing. At the end of this stress management course, your employees will be more aware and empowered to take control over how they respond to any serious mental health challenges they may be experiencing. 

You can take this SC Training (formerly EdApp) course at your own pace and at any time, which is perfect for busy employees. Their microlearning approach makes it easier for learners to digest the information, making the recall rate higher.

Length: 5-10 minutes per lesson

Certificate: Available

Cost: Free (up to 10 users)

Created by SC Training (formerly EdApp)

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SC Training (formerly EdApp) Bullying Training Course - Discrimination in the Workplace

2. Discrimination in the Workplace

The SC Training (formerly EdApp) course Discrimination in the Workplace provides the fundamentals of this employee training topic. In just four short microlearning courses, your employees will learn the definition of employment discrimination, the consequences of discriminatory behavior, how to prevent discrimination, and what to do if they encounter discrimination and unfair behavior. Examples of prejudice that they may experience such as age, disability, sexual orientation, and more are also provided. Your learners receive an additional lesson review at the end of the course as well.

Gamification, which is the process of turning learning and training into game-like content, is used in this course to make routine tasks like training enjoyable and interesting. With game-inspired lecture slides like matching type, true or false, multiple-choice, and more, you can help your employees retain the knowledge they've studied on this gamified learning platform

  • Cost: Free (up to 10 users)
  • Length: 5-10 minutes per lesson, four lessons 
  • Scope: What is employment discrimination, effects of discriminatory behavior, how to prevent discrimination, taking action

Created by SC Training (formerly EdApp)

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Coursera Stress Management Course - Managing Emotions in Times of Uncertainty & Stress

3. Managing Emotions in Times of Uncertainty & Stress

The Managing Emotions course by Coursera guides learners through the different knowledge, strategies, and techniques to identify and manage their emotions, especially in the most stressful situations. It breaks down why emotions matter and how cultivating one’s social and emotional skills can improve decision-making, societal relationships, and overall physical and mental health. It also talks about the importance of identifying and reflecting on emotions, as well as others and managing them using various action strategies. This stress management course consists of 8 modules and is completely self-paced. It even comes with the option to reset deadlines to meet a learner’s hectic schedule.

Length: 10 hours

Certificate: Available

Cost: Enroll for free

Created by Coursera

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PMC Training Stress Management Course - Stress Management Skills

4. Stress Management Skills

PMC Training’s Stress Management course helps learners understand the basics of stress management and develop responses to cope with it. This course kicks off by making learners reflect on what causes stress, determining their triggers, and exploring the most common stressors. It then looks into how science defines stress by examining happiness studies to see how it compares with our perceptions. To help combat stress, it teaches learners how to harness the power of thought awareness and rational and positive thinking. As our health also plays a vital role in managing stress, it also considers one’s diet, sleep, and other lifestyle factors. By the end of this course, learners will be able to create a long-term plan to manage stress in their lives better.

Length: 7 hours 

Certificate: Not available

Cost: $495 USD plus tax

Created by PMC Training

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Total Success Training Stress Management Course - Stress Management: Understanding Stress

5. Stress Management: Understanding Stress

Not everyone knows how to handle stress and if it becomes too much, it can take a toll on their physical and mental well-being. Total Success Training’s Stress Management: Understanding Stress course helps learners understand and identify the different factors that trigger stress. It helps your team manage their response to stress due to pressure, and gives them tips to reduce it in the future. For a deeper understanding of how to manage stress, this course familiarizes learners with stress-related terms and discusses the different stages of stress response. It also differentiates stress from anxiety and helps learners cope using actionable tips and techniques. By the end of this course, learners will have the confidence to face life head knowing that stress can be managed and reduced.

Length: 2 hours

Certificate: Available

Cost: Free

Created by Total Success Training

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THIS WAY UP Stress Management Course - Stress Management Program

6. Stress Management Program

The 4-lesson program is focused on applying the principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to reduce stress and achieve a greater sense of well-being. It starts by introducing learners to stress and its causes, and various coping strategies to manage it. It then teaches learners problem-solving and assertive communication methods, like helpful self-talk and self-soothing techniques. Lastly, learners will uncover what graded exposure is to combat behaviors like procrastination and perfectionism. This course is delivered in a story-based format following a protagonist who is learning stress management practices. It also contains workbooks and activities so learners can put what they’ve learned into practice. A downside of this course though is that it only grants 90-day access and there’s a 5-day lockout period between lessons, which may not be ideal for fast learners.

Length: 3 months

Certificate: Not available

Cost: Free

Created by THIS WAY UP

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The American Institute of Stress Stress Management Course - Transforming Stress to Joy

7. Transforming Stress to Joy

Professor Rozina Lakhani, MD, MPH, FAIS developed this stress management course with the primary goal of helping individuals reduce stress so they can enjoy a happier and healthier life. She introduces emotional coping mechanisms like Active Meditation to help calm the mind, the Cross Road technique to eliminate worrying thoughts, and the Circle of Influence to lessen feelings of frustration. By the end of the course, learners will be able to identify their main stressors and positively change how they react and respond to them. This course uses a mix of videos, audio, and workbooks, and takes learners on a step-by-step journey of transformation through real-world case studies and stories.

Length: 7 hours

Certificate: Not available

Cost: $297

Created by The American Institute of Stress

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Alison Stress Management Course - Managing Stress and Anxiety in the Workplace

8. Managing Stress and Anxiety in the Workplace

According to a survey by the American Institute of Stress, 83% of workers in the United States suffer from work-related stress. Of those, 25% say that their job is the top stressor in their lives. In Alison’s stress management course, employees will learn how to deal with the stress and anxiety that can come from work. It kicks off by helping learners understand what stress is and develop a stress-reducing lifestyle. It outlines various techniques to manage stress, such as environmental relaxation, physical relaxation, and the use of routines. To manage workplace anxiety, learners will reflect on what their common anxiety triggers are and then set SMART goals to manage them. This course also delves into emotional intelligence and the different tools to regulate emotions and gain a positive outlook.

Length: 5-6 hours

Certificate: Available

Cost: Free

Created by Alison

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edX Stress Management Course - Stress Management

9. Stress Management

edX developed this stress management course to help individuals deal with and overcome stress in their lives. To start, the first lesson discusses what stress is, the different types of stress, and its symptoms. Learners will also explore how a healthy amount of stress can also be positive and beneficial. Since stress isn’t only experienced at work, it also discusses both work and non-work stressors, their consequences, and the different types of responses based on people’s personalities. As the core of this course is stress management, learners will be taught how to make it a life skill through different practices that touch on physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being. Some of these strategies include time management, cognitive restructuring, yoga, and more.

Length: 4 weeks

Certificate: Available

Cost: Free

Created by edX

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SC Training (formerly EdApp) Stress Management Course - Personal and Team Resilience

10. Personal and Team Resilience

There are different challenges one may face when working in an organization. Whether employees are able to deliver or not, they must have the ability to cope with the situation and bounce back. Resilience is an important ability that employees must nurture for them to adapt and think straight in any adverse situation. Enrolling your team in this SC Training (formerly EdApp) course will introduce them to topics such as the definition of resilience, the role of resilience in the workplace, building workplace resilience, and coping with adversity. It has 4 lessons that are structured in bite-sized chunks that only take a few minutes to complete, perfect for all the busy employees out there. It has also incorporated gamification and microlearning features for both the lessons and quizzes to ensure the highest level of participation and engagement.

Length: 5-10 minutes per lesson

Certificate: Available

Cost: Free (up to 10 users)

Created by SC Training (formerly EdApp)

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Help your team manage stress effectively with stress management courses

Everybody goes through stress at some point in their lives. While each individual experiences it differently and affects them on varying levels, the good news is that it can be managed with the right behavior and mindset. Stress management begins with being aware of our stressors, knowing how we react to them, and transforming our outlook and actions to help eliminate them. Rolling out stress management courses to your teams helps them deal and cope with stress, whether it be work or non-work related. By following tried and tested strategies and techniques, they can avoid burnout at work, be more productive, and achieve a work-life balance.

And the best part? Your team can complete courses anytime, anywhere, on any device.

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