Flourishing in Stressful Times - with Tara Brach
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Flourishing in Stressful Times - with Tara Brach

Transform anger & anxiety into resilience & creative energy through the practice of compassion, mindfulness & meditation
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4.3 (2,128 ratings)
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Created by Tara Brach, Ph.D.
Last updated 12/2018
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This course includes
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Know your habitual, automatic reactions to stress
  • Access the resources of mindfulness and compassion
  • Make more conscious choices in pressured situations
  • Grow stronger and wiser right in the very midst of stress
  • Experience a larger, more empowered and joyful way of being in the world
Requirements
  • There is no prerequisite to taking this course.
Description

When stressful events come our way, evolution has hardwired us to go into the fight-flight-freeze response. This automatic process served us well in surviving across millennia as a species, but in modern life, unconscious reactivity often is counterproductive and even harmful to the things that matter most to us.

In reality, stress – the actual experience of tension, of demand – though it may be uncomfortable, doesn’t have to be a problem. In fact, a certain amount of stress is necessary to bring out our full intelligence, creativity and care. It’s the essential ground for us to wake up to our own full potential: to who we really are. When we cultivate our capacities for mindfulness and compassion, meeting the challenges of life actually helps us grow mentally & emotionally stronger, as well as physically healthier thanks to reduced inflammation responses.

A critical inquiry for us as humans is: When we get triggered and reactive, how do we shift from flight-flight-freeze, into “attend and befriend”?  This is the evolutionary shift that reconnects us to ourselves and each other; and, globally, can help to end violence and heal our precious earth.

In this short course packed with practical teachings and scientifically validated meditation exercises, students will work directly with their real-life negative patterns and learn to relate to stress with an empowering, clear and caring presence.

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who feels plagued by stress
  • Anyone troubled by ongoing, mild-to-moderate anxiety
  • Anyone caught in repeating destructive behaviors
  • Anyone who'd like to handle relationship challenges more successfully
Course content
Expand all 22 lectures 01:59:53
+ Bringing Presence to Stressful Situations
5 lectures 24:42
We Don't Have to Figure it Out
04:02
The Oak Is in the Acorn
04:37
Practice Exercise: Skillfully Attending to Discomfort
05:35
+ Stress and Evolution
4 lectures 18:00
Stuck in the Mud
03:42
Benefiting from Stress
04:04
Major Stressors
07:17
Practice Exercise: How Did it Change You
02:57
+ Intention and Attention
4 lectures 26:16
Intention
08:06
Practice Exercise: May This Serve
04:36
Attention - and a Shift in Identity (with Case Study)
08:29
Practice Exercise: Our Path is Through
05:05
+ Building Heartwood
6 lectures 37:28
Less Lag Time
05:15
Big Squeeze
04:27
Mindfulness Counteracts Stress-Induced Inflammation
06:12
Case Study: Offensive Banter
07:17
Case Study: Parenting an Addicted Teen
05:44
Practice Exercise: Your Future Self Calling You
08:33
+ Everyday Nirvana
3 lectures 13:27
3 Ways to Cultivate Evolutionary Potential
07:16
Practice Exercise: Getting Familiar with Everyday Nirvana
05:58
Bonus Lecture: Additional Resources & Acknowledgements
00:13