INTERNATIONAL REACH:  Since 2003, the Institute’s web-based certification training for professionals has prepared graduates worldwide including: SOUTH to NORTH: ♦Argentina  ♦Brazil  ♦Mexico  ♦USA: New York to Hawaii  ♦Canada: Newfoundland to British Columbia  ♦Iceland, and EAST to WEST:  ♦Japan  ♦China  ♦New Zealand  ♦India  ♦Middle East  ♦EU: Lithuania to France, Spain and the U.K.

We have prepared Associate Centers in Japan [2007], Saudi Arabia [2011] and in the United States of America [2015]. To learn more, click HERE

BACKGROUND:   Roots of the Institute’s SWC(c) training for professionals.  Regarding stress, Dr. Hans Selye’s name is globally synonymous with creative understanding, rigorous science, and solutions … evidence-based solutions which restore balance, satisfaction and productive wellbeing … for individuals and for workplaces.

Since its founding in 1976, the Hans Selye Foundation has continued to lead in integrating academic and practitioners’ “big picture” understandings of the stressful challenges of “Man Adapting” in a “Future Shock” world.

For the past 37 years, applied research at Dr. Selye’s Canadian Institute of Stress has translated resulting Foundation insights into evidence-based tools and know-how evaluated and refined in clinics and corporations internationally. Web-based training, certification and ongoing collaboration with practitioners and SWC(c) graduates globally has, since 2003, accelerated scientific study of solutions warranted to bear the Selye name.

Two diploma-focused certification training programs are available online: Stress & Wellness Consultant  and  Institute Specialist Toolkits


Cert Structure

(1)  Certified Stress & Wellness Consultant  SWC(c) training is available online in either of these two training formats respecting students’ time availability, flexibility and time-zone location.

SWC Format 1.1  Live Interactive:  One semester (14 weeks) of two 2-hour live online interactive SWC class meetings per week


SWC Format 1.2  Self-paced  (to be completed in < 28 weeks):  ♦ Auditing MP4 recordings of all Live Interactive classes  ♦ Receiving all Format 1.1 materials  ♦ plus four 1-hour online meetings pre-scheduled with your Institute instructor

 SWC(c) training focuses on the applied professional skills required for

Conducting marketing presentations and briefings   Skills training workshops   One-to-one or group-based coaching or counseling  and   Confident flexible program consulting and design

More detail about …

  • SWC curriculum of building block competencies and service deliverables is Here
  • Prospectus of benefits for the SWC and their clients is Here
  • Medical and workplace graduates’ endorsements of SWC training are Here
  • Course application and tuition requirements for training as an SWC are Here

♦  To inquire further about becoming certified as an Institute certified SWC … Contact us at SWC


(2)  Institute Toolkit Specialist  Online certification for professionals’ application of Institute evidence-based Toolkits is available for:

Click on any of the three Toolkit links above to view that Toolkit’s range of applications, the tools & methods it trains and licenses you to use, plus course Administration and tuition.

♦  To inquire further about becoming certified as an Institute Toolkit Specialist  … Contact us at  Toolkits