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Stress Management

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Interdisciplinary Learning CoursesStress Management

Stress, that unexpected guest. Is it a Hater or an Influencer? You decide if you let it in or kick it out of your party. Learn new strategies to manage stress.

This Stress Management course will provide you with new keys to understanding that stress is an adaptive process, which sets in motion response mechanisms that will allow us to cope with the changes that occur in all areas of our life.

You will understand when stress turns negative and why there are people with a high resistance to stress. You will learn to identify how your body experiences stress, and what thoughts and emotions feed it. You will know what situations can be potentially stressful and how to deal with them. In short, learn to make stress your ally.

Learning Objectives

  • Know what stress is and why it is part of our lives.
  • Understand how we respond to stress and what factors influence its response.
  • Recognize the negative effects of stress in the different areas of our life.
  • Identify which life situations are potentially stressful.
  • Learn to manage stress incorporating new strategies and techniques for effective coping.

Contents of the Subject

Stress Management

  • 1. Presentation of the subject, professor and students.
  • 2. Is stress a new social phenomenon? Origin and basic concepts.
  • 3. The double side of stress and its negative effects.
  • 4. Are we all equal in the face of stress? Factors that condition our response.
  • 5. How does our body react to prolonged stress?
  • 6. Are changes stressors? Stress triggers.
  • 7. What kinds of thoughts and emotions fuel our stress?
  • 8. Do men and women react in the same way to stress? Coping styles.
  • 9. How to combat stress? The triple approach.
  • 10. How to manage our emotions to combat stress? The emotional management of stress.
  • 11. How to turn our thoughts into an ally against stress? Cognitive stress management.
  • 12. How to reduce stress levels on a physical level? Relaxation techniques.
  • 13. How to develop an anti-stress action plan?
  • 14. How to manage stress in changing environments?
  • 15. Closing lecture.


Roly Navlet Professor of Stress Management

Roly Navlet

Roly Navlet has a Bachelor-s degree in Psychology from the Complutense University of Madrid and a PhD in Psychology from the same university, where she presented her doctoral thesis on anxiety, stress and coping strategies in the sports field. In terms of stress management, she has worked for different sports organizations, such as the Royal Spanish Athletics Federation and the Club Atlético de Madrid, and public bodies such as the Fire Department of the Community of Madrid. In addition, she has developed and taught specific training on work-related stress management for companies and private organizations. For years, she combined her work as a clinician with university teaching, teaching the subject of Anxiety and Stress in the Bachelor-s degree in Psychology at the San Pablo CEU University College, attached to the Complutense University of Madrid. She is currently a professor at Nebrija University’s Institute of Professional Competences and a consultant specialized in the development of Soft Skills, Non-Verbal Communication and Relational Intelligence.