Stress Management for Today's Policing

Oxford Management Centre

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  • 5 days
  • in person

Oxford Management Centre


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Who should attend

This Oxford training course is suitable for a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit all individuals who find their lives or those of their colleagues being affected by stress:

  • Ranking Police Officers
  • Junior Police Officers
  • Police Support Staff
  • Civilian Support Staff
  • Welfare Officers
  • Human Resource Officers

About the course

Introduction “The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another” - William James

This Oxford Stress Management for Today’s Policing training course will equip the participants with skills to manage stress and pressure. It will also help the participants to master the techniques and practical methods to reduce stress at work and in their lives. The participants will learn how to manage body, mind & spirit effectively so that they can overcome work-related stress and perform their duties.

Stress is a normal reaction to changes in our life and surroundings; therefore, we cannot avoid stress from time to time. Some of this stress can be beneficial to improve our performance, and this will cause us little long-term problems. However, continued pressure and stress will, over time, create major health issues. Consequently, our response should not be to reduce good stress, but those areas of excessive and harmful stress in our lives. So, the question is, how many days a year do you lose through stress?

Stress is one of the main reasons for absenteeism in the workplace. This will allow the participants to manage stress and pressure in their work and home life and will help to master techniques and practical methods to reduce stress at work and in their colleagues.

This Oxford training course will highlight:

  • Understanding the difference between pressure & stress
  • Managing our body to overcome stress
  • How thoughts cause feelings?
  • Effective stress management techniques
  • Living a stress-free life


This Oxford Stress Management for Today's Policing training course addresses both positive and negative stress conditions. It develops positive stress to improve productivity and performance without impacting on health. The dangers of negative stress are explored and identified to apply techniques and practical methods to manage and control stress in ourselves, our colleagues, and our working environment.

By the end of this Oxford training course, the participants will be able to:

  • Understand the sources of stress in our life
  • Manage stress at work
  • Manage your body effectively to overcome stress
  • Transform toxic thoughts into positive thoughts
  • Deal effectively with stressful situations

Training Methodology

It will utilise a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension, and retention of the information presented. This training course will combine presentations with a personal stress audit, interactive practical exercises, supported by video material and case studies.

Organisational Impact

The Police need their professional staff to achieve their individual duties with professionalism and competence whilst ensuring care and welfare in areas of stress and undue pressure.

Impact on the organisation in attending this Oxford training course is profound, including:

  • Managing the physical impact of stress
  • Effective stress management techniques
  • Management of mental and spiritual health issues within the organization
  • Reducing areas of stress to improve efficiency and effectiveness
  • Introduction of stress reduction practices within the profession
  • Living a stress-free life

Personal Impact

This Oxford training course will ensure each professional achieves their duties through healthy work practices and the environment.

The impact to the participants are diverse and includes:

  • Improve personal physical and mental abilities
  • Manage stress through proven techniques
  • Reducing areas of stress to maximise their performance
  • Introduction of stress reduction practices with colleagues
  • Improve mindfulness to benefit daily duties
  • Live a stress-free work-life balance

Course Outline


Understand the Sources of Our Stress

  • Perception and Stress
  • Difference between Pressure and Stress
  • The Four A’s of Stress Management
  • Avoid Unnecessary Stress
  • Alter the Situation
  • Adapt to the Stressor
  • Accept the Things You Can’t Change


Develop Personal Skills to Manage Your Stress

  • Personality Differences in Handling Stress
  • Managing Your Body Effectively in Dealing with Stress
  • Applying Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to Manage Stress
  • Developing Creative Ways to Cope with Stress
  • Removing Sources of Stress
  • TENT Technique to Handle Stress


Reducing Stress in Colleagues

  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Helping Employees to Manage Stress
  • Managing Team Stress
  • Don’t Try to Control the Uncontrollable
  • Look for the Upside
  • Learn to Gorgive
  • Share Your Feelings


Reducing Stress through Time Utilization My Value to the Organisation

  • My Optimistic Paradigm
  • Time, Activities and Output
  • Personal Organisation and Future Goals
  • Personal Values, Priorities and Keeping the Balance
  • Handling Pressure and Building Tactics for Resilience


Living a Healthy Work-Life Balance

  • Adapting Your Relationship Style to Ensure a Stress-free Workplace
  • Eat a Healthy Diet, Reduce Caffeine and Sugar
  • Avoid Alcohol, Cigarettes and Drugs
  • Get Enough Sleep
  • Developing an Effective Stress Management Action Plan
  • Mindfulness & Wellbeing

Stress Management for Today's Policing at Oxford Management Centre

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