Stress Management Course

& Outdoor Activities and Creativity Workshop

Starting Dates in 2020: 27.04., 06.07, 07.09., 09.11.

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Stress Management Course

Stress has become an inherent part of a modern life. Lack of energy, exhaustion, absence of happiness, low motivation and productivity are common phenomena nowadays across all life fields: work, school, university or home. Fortunately, there are many tools and techniques to respond and reduce one’s level of stress, increase the energy inflow and recharge the batteries

At course we will explore the nature of stress as well stress management techniques e.g. time management, art of saying “no”, mindfulness, creativity and physical activities. As result, you will better know yourself, feel and manage your emotions, reduce stress impact and increase your level of happiness in every moment of your life. 

The acquired tools and techniques can be further implemented at work with children or colleagues to create healthy routines and build trustful relationships.

This course combines the theoretical part in the classroom in the morning and afternoon practical modules in the most pictures places of the northern Tenerife. It also includes a handcrafting workshop – we will create your own bracelet. 

Skills and Competences:

  • Prevention of burnout and exhaustion

  • Reduction of stress impact and increase of happiness.

  • Learning of stress management tools and techniques e.g. time management, mindfulness, creativity etc.

  • Creation of healthy routines and building trustful relationships.

  • Better knowledge of yourself and personal development.

  • Improvement of foreign language and cultural competences.

  • Development of pedagogical and communication skills.

  • Improvement of children’s performance.

  • Protection of children from stressful situations and development of their ability to respond to stressful events in a positive way.

Daily Program:

  • Welcome by the management
  • Introduction and course overview
  • Individual expectations and goals
  • Breakfast in the FU café
  • What is stress? Definition and types 
  • Overview of stress management techniques
  • Outdoor activity: meditation and active breathing in the park Taoro Jardin. Please take comfortable cloths and enough water with you. After activity we come back to the FU Academy to bring the mats back. 

  • Reaction to stress and stress models: transactional, fight-or-flight response, General Adaptation Syndrome
  • Physical, emotional and behavioural symptoms of stress
  • Stress causes and triggers
  • Assessing your personal stress triggers: stress diary and stress scale
  • Lunch in a café
  • Outdoor activity: Mindful walking with photographing in interesting places of Puerto de la Cruz. We finish our activity on one of the best beaches – Playa Jardin. Walking distance app. 5 km. Please take comfortable clothes, enough water and swimming belongings with you. 

  • Relation between thinking and stress
  • Stress effects on working, teaching and learning ability
  • Stress management approaches 
  • Time management
  • Conflict resolution
  • Outdoor activity: healthy picnic and discussion on healthy nutrition. Please bring enough food and water with you.

  • Saying “yes” and “no”
  • Mindfulness 
  • Positive thinking
  • ABC technique
  • Affirmations and imagery 
  • Lunch in a café
  • Creativity workshop: handcrafting bracelets 

  • Outdoor activity: active start in the day on the ocean shore. We will do simple but effective physical exercises for our body and soul 
  • Brunch in a café
  • Analysing own successful stress-respond strategies
  • Evaluation of the course
  • Diploma awarding

*NOTE: The Program can change depending on the weather conditions

LEISURE TIME ACTIVITIES

  • Students are offered many free leisure activities, including a visit to the botanical garden, surf trials, salsa and flamenco lessons, Spanish culture introduction and volleyball.

  • Visit Loro Parque – the famous parrot paradise

  • Spend a fun day at Siam Park – the water kingdom of Europe

  • Travel to La Gomera, and spend the day at this beautiful neighbouring island of Tenerife

  • Take a hiking trip in Maska to check out the hidden miracles of the island

  • Visit the world’s third largest volcano on a day trip to Las Cañadas del Teide

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