Becoming Stress Proof
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Becoming Stress Proof

building resilience and transforming negative stress into positive change
4.9 (9 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
110 students enrolled
Created by Joey Lott
Last updated 6/2015
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  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 33 mins on-demand audio
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Know the important difference between a stressor and stress itself - and why stressors don't have to be stressful when you have the right knowledge and skills
  • Tell the difference between good stress and bad stress - and why trying to avoid bad stress causes more of it
  • Understand the physical causes and effects of stress so that you can begin to address the real problems
  • Use nutrition to support increased resilience to stress
  • Have a clear understanding of the role of both natural and artificial light in stress
  • Apply practical insights to improve sleep to optimize hormones to decrease stress
  • Know why some types of exercise can make stress much worse, and the right ways to prevent that
  • Discover why the common advice to do "deep breathing" may be the very worst thing you can do
  • Use simple, practical exercises that you can use anywhere and anytime in order to reverse the physical feedback loop that keeps stress in place
  • Transform negative stress into something positive that improves every facet of your life with simple practices
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  • There are no pre-requisites for this course other than proficiency in understanding spoken English and enough life experience to be able to relate to the experience of stress.

Described as "refreshingly different" and "really effective", Becoming Stress Proof is a unique and powerful course that teaches you how to transform your life. Even when nothing else has worked, this course looks at the roots of stress and gives you the knowledge and skills to change negative stress into positive change.

Taking this course, you'll discover exactly what stress is and what you can do to support yourself in reducing unnecessary stress through the lens of nutrition, light, sleep, breathing, and body awareness. Then, you'll learn how to begin to face the rest of the challenges in life with a whole new approach. In this way you'll be empowered to become healthier, happier, and stronger with each challenge in life.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for those who are tired of using ineffective strategies to deal with stress. No matter how mild or severe your stress, if you are ready to learn the true causes of stress and put some simple changes into practice, your life can begin to transform.
  • This course is for those who are ready to put into place practical and simple suggestions for becoming resilient to stress.
  • This course is for those who are willing to do the work rather than expecting someone else to wave a magic wand and make all the problems disappear.
  • This course is NOT for those who aren't ready to make real changes or those who aren't willing to approach the course with an open mind and the willingness to try what is suggested.
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Curriculum For This Course
22 Lectures
Course Introduction
1 Lecture 03:41

Welcome to the course. In this introduction you will get an overview of what you can expect to learn from this course.

Course Introduction
Understanding Stress
3 Lectures 26:51

Although many of us (mistakenly) believe that stressors and stress are one and the same, it is important to discover that they are two distinct phenomena. When you understand the distinction, you'll have taken an important step in your journey toward resilience (becoming stress proof).

Preview 04:58

Understanding the actual nature of the stress response is important in order to be able to make positive changes toward resilience. In this lesson you learn what stress really is.

Learn the difference between the (non-stressful) soothing response, the "fight or flight" (sympathetic) stress response, and the "freeze" (parasympathetic) stress response. When you know the differences between these, you'll have fresh insights about what to do to reduce harmful levels of stress that you'd never get if you were just given "stress management techniques" without context and understanding.

Defining the Stress Response (Physically)

Hans Selye, the "father of modern stress research" defined good stress and bad stress. Most of us think of stress as all bad. But actually, research (and experience) shows that some types of stress are actually healthy. The problem is that in trying to avoid all stress, you actually get more bad stress and less good stress.

Good Stress and Bad Stress
Using Nutrition To Increase Resilience
7 Lectures 01:11:26

In this section we'll be looking at how to use nutrition to develop greater resilience. This introduction gives an overview.

Introduction to Nutrition for Resilience

Adequate dietary carbohydrates are necessary to avoid low blood sugar and the resultant stress response. In this lesson you'll learn why carbohydrates are important, how much is enough, and why some of the common anti-carbohydrate myths simply aren't true.

Preview 15:46

Adequate protein is necessary for health, and in particular for liver health. In this lesson learn why that is, how that supports resilience, how much is enough, how much is too much, and the best types of protein to support resilience.

The Value of Protein for Reducing Unnecessary Stress

The type of dietary fat you eat matters since some types support resilience while other types produce stress. Learn the difference.

Understanding Dietary Fat

In a culture obsessed with restricting calories, learn how that may be the very worst thing when it comes to stress. Learn how adequate calories support resilience.

Why Calories Are Essential

Although it is true that huge amounts of dietary salt are associated with poor health, adequate salt is essential. Insufficient salt elevates stress. Adequate salt supports resilience.

The Benefits of Salt

The liver is highly important when it comes to developing resilience. In this lesson learn some key tips for supporting liver health without resorting to (ineffective) popular "liver cleanses". Learn how nurturing you liver builds resilience.

Supporting Liver Health to Build Resilience
3 Lectures 37:47

Because of sun phobia and long work hours, many people are shortchanging themselves on an essential nutrient - natural light. Learn how natural spectrum light such as natural sunlight provides for the essential needs of the body, including energy production and thereby reducing stress.

The Role of Light in Stress and Resilience

Learn how getting enough sleep is vital to health and reducing unnecessary stress. And discover some simple and effective tips for improving sleep quality.

Preview 10:40

Should you be running daily? Going to the gym 4 times a week? In this lesson learn the surprising truth about how exercise can work for you or against you.

Movement: The Good and The Bad
Body Awareness
4 Lectures 41:36

The cliche of "take a deep breath" may be one of the worst things someone can do when already stressed. In this lesson learn why that is and what to do instead.

Normalizing Breathing for Resilience

When you feel stressed, you'll notice that your muscles get tight. Whether it's your forehead, your shoulders, or your abdomen, that tension reinforces a vicious cycle. In this lesson learn why that is and what you can do to reverse it.

Releasing Muscular Tension With Awareness

Guided Exercise: Progressive Muscle Relaxation

Developing Awareness: The Shorthand Form
Facing Stressors And Fears
3 Lectures 26:22

Avoiding all stressors makes things worse over time. Discover the power of facing stressors to build powerful resilience.

The Dangers of Avoidance And The Value of Facing Stressors

Facing Exercise 1

Facing Exercise 2
1 Lecture 02:30
Course Conclusion
About the Instructor
Joey Lott
4.9 Average rating
9 Reviews
110 Students
1 Course

For more than two decades Lott suffered from worsening anxiety and stress. Everything that he tried to help himself - from yoga to meditation to various forms of therapy and so forth - didn't provide lasting transformation.

When at his wit's end, he discovered a key insight that finally produced real transformation. That key insight was to cease resisting his own experience, whether it was pleasant or horrific.

Since that time he has shared this insight with others through one-on-one sessions, bestselling books, and video courses. He has also been dedicated to an ever broadening and deepening understanding of the nature of stress as well as the most effective ways in which one can support oneself in transformation.

He has researched nutrition extensively for its role in stress and resilience. And he is a passionate advocate of traditional wisdom that is supported by modern understanding. Namely, nurturing one's body is the path to health and resilience while starving one's body is the path to sickness and stress.