How to Handle Stress
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How to Handle Stress

How to be stress free
4.6 (19 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
249 students enrolled
Created by Cari Corbet-Owen
Last updated 11/2018
Current price: $34.99 Original price: $49.99 Discount: 30% off
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This course includes
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 12 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • You will have fun ways to relieve stress (free stress games)
  • You will have in-the-moment tips on stress relief 'how to avoid stress' tactics
  • You will know how to avoid stress and how to overcome stress when it does hi-jack you.
  • You will know how to create and have affirmations for stress management
  • You will need a notebook - or computer folder.
  • Two colored pens and crayons. I'd suggest red for stress 'n blue for calm.
  • You definitely need to bring a fun spirit.
  • A jar of marbles, beads or beans You'll see what i mean as we get into the course ;)

According to the American Stress Institute, the effects of stress is one of the leading underlying causes for most doctor's visits.  Stress doesn't only rob you of health - it robs you of living fully, and it robs you of happiness.

When you know how to handle stress,  especially when you have fun ways to be stress free, you have in your hands one of the most powerful health secrets. This is what this 'how to handle stress' course does:  It gives you stress management tips, and shows you what causes stress.  It explores how to prevent stress by understanding how your brain either hinders or helps you when it comes to how to deal with stress and anxiety.

Whether you need stress relief in the financial area, your body image area, relationship area, social area or (frankly) any other area, you need to understand how to stop your brain from sabotaging you.  If you don't want to be popping stress medication with it's toxic side-effects, then this course will give you alternative stress relief to be stress free. You'll learn simple ways to beat stress. You will become more peaceful, you will become more efficient and effective, you will know how to handle stress and be stress free.

How do you like to learn?  If you love….

  • to be entertained and have fun while you’re learning 

  •  practical, yet fun ways to relieve stress 

  • applying what you're learning

  • multiple formats to learn e.g. quizzes, video, audio or in writing?

...then you and I are going to get along just awesomely.  PS.  Forgive me if I can be a bit goofy at times.  I like to have fun because a huge amount of stress comes from taking ourselves waaaaaay too seriously.   If you’re looking for ‘dry’ and ‘academic’ then you may want to choose another instructor.  But if you're looking for top stress management counseling with someone that is serious about taking a science-based approach;  only presenting it in a fun way,  then I may be your gal.

You’re busy, you want changes, and you want them fast.  This is stress management for busy people.  This course is concise and practical. 

In this how to handle stress course you will:

  • explore why you are stressed instead of stress free

  • understand how your brain traps, fools and stresses you.

  • get to know the 3 odd brain quirks that change everything.

  • have a handle on how to change your neural wiring

  • understand the power of perception and the stories you live by

  • have a powerful 4-step approach to living stress free

  • get 10 tips on how to handle stress

  • We're going to banish:

  • paper tiger stress - whilst keeping ‘good stress’ 

  • not feeling like you ‘are’ or ‘have’ enough

  • low self-esteem

  • unnecessary anxiety that keeps you up at night.

About your teacher:  I'm a South African trained Clinical Psychologist, and author of 3 books (one featured in O).  I've been fortunate enough to  have had my views expressed in many magazines (everything from Reader's Digest to Men's Health), TV and radio.  I'm an award-winning speaker who has presented workshops and seminars internationally.  I have been invited onto the peer panel for the South African Journal of Psychology as well as the  Advisory boards of Shape magazine and the South African Journal for Natural Medicine and SANEP (South African Nutrition Expert Panel) as their consulting psychologist, and Metropolitan Health as a health partner.  I'm also a total research junkie.  Ever since I discovered medical and psychological journals, I’ve been nibble-noshing a steady diet of them.  I like to read em, digest em and spit em out in new and interesting ways.

What participants have said about my style.... 

"It was a very positive and rich experience. As a psychologist Cari’s education methods foster a learning that feels like self discovery. I loved the creative homework and activities. The results – an improved quality of life."

—Julie Robinson - Placerville, CA

"I would never have uncovered these sabotage beliefs .I learned so much about my negative attacking traits and how to stop them!"

—Liz Calvert- Amsterdam

"Your coaching taught me (actually you showed me) how to embrace my imperfect being and how to move more freely and with greater self-respect, in this oftentimes very harsh world."

—Bee - New York, NY

A number of attendees mentioned they would like her presentation to have been longer as she has such a different perspective on things.  They felt it was “well researched,” ‘relaxed and practical,” “thought-provoking” and “good advice for the future.”

— FitPregnancy Magazine South Africa

Who this course is for:
  • Are you looking for stress management for busy people?
  • Are you looking for coping strategies for stress, especially fun ways to relieve stress?
  • Do you prefer alternative stress relief methods to swallowing medication?
  • Do you want brain-based facts about stress, and to know how does stress affect health ?
  • Do you want to know how to control stress ?
  • This will not suit you if you like the dry, the serious, the boring and the academic.
Course content
Expand all 49 lectures 02:35:42
+ The fun has just begun
4 lectures 13:36

The alternative health benefits of joining me on this journey of stress anxiety management - these stress management lesson plans WILL change your life.

Getting the most from this course

Is this stress management and brain training course for you?  After this, you'll know whether my lecture style is for you and what stress management ideas can expect to get out of it.

What's in this course for YOU?
How to beat stress in the moment

You'll learn why we manifest illness from stress and why stress management anxiety reduction is so important.  Be good to your health and live longer.

How does Stress affect Health?
+ Section 1: Brain stress management activity
4 lectures 13:10

Do you realize the stress effect on body?  Stress affects your body and how it works on a moment to moment basis which is why you need stress management for better living. 

Is stress killing you?

What are your watering and nourishing - flowers or weeds?  When you nourish the flowers, you stop stress,  you stay healthy live longer.

How to control stress: Your life is a garden

Practical stress management and solutions in times of crisis.  We all have storms in our garden - how do you manage yours?

How to handle stress: Storms in your garden

Mental stress management: When a major tree in your belief system comes crashing down - what do you focus on? You need an individualized stress management program during times of huge crisis.

How to overcome stress: Major storms

How our thoughts and emotions impact on our body

Stress affects health
8 questions
+ Cats bumping into chair legs - Stress management and brain training
5 lectures 12:49

Research into the cognitive psychology as illustrated by kittens and the health care cost of never changing your neural wiring. 

Cats, chair legs, countertops and your brain

What if neuroplasticity gives you an alternative health care plan - one you'd never considered before?

Roads and bridges, neural networks and synapses

Alternative treatments in health.  You CHOOSE your emotions and what you expose your psychoimmunorology  to by the story you choose to tell yourself.  Just knowing this is a great stress management tool.

The lens through which we see the world

The powers of your brain to change and have neuroplasticity  are nothing short of miraculous.  This will help you understand stress management and brain training. 

Cantonese, English and neuroplasticity

Ever wanted to flip someone off?  Ever considered how anger stresses your body,  affecting your biology and your cells in those moments and what this means for your body. 

I wanted to give 'em the 'middle finger' (sorry I did)

How our brain develops and works

Understand your neural wiring?
5 questions
+ Your brain is completely bamboozled!
7 lectures 13:50

All stress management has to take the fear response into account - if they don't understand the effect ross nobody, then it's more difficult to know. what the most effective stress management techniques are to adopt

Can your heart beat 90/12? Instantly?

How do your Hypothalamus, Pituitary gland and Adrenals play havoc on your body - and when can this be valuable?  Knowing the difference is a good way of understanding how to manifest health.

The alphabet soup of the HPA: fight, flight or freeze

The powers of the mind will startle you....but this might also dismay you because while it's amazing, it's also central to our stress-related health problems.

Lemons - do they make lemonade or something else?

Understanding how our brain creates our stress is the start of knowing practical stress management and solutions to apply.

Implications of 'that' lemon

You already know that you don't like feeling stressed but after this lesson you'll have a much better idea of how we've been conned and that's the underlying reason for what is causing you stress.  Plus you'll get new insight into how the biochemistry of your stress is slowly killing you.

Do this....How do our stories lie to us?

If you want an alternative health plan - you absolutely need to understand the powerful impact that stress has on your biochemistry because so much of it is self-generated in our brains.  And if we're creating our own stress then it's up to us to stop it.  

A real tiger or a self-created paper tiger stress

In this course I  give you 20 ways to live longer (actually it's more)... and all these ideas revolve around how to kick 'paper tiger stress' - the stress that isn't even real - in the butt.  

Do you create your Paper Tiger Stress?

Your brain may be a fabulous organ - but it has some major limitations too - this is just one of them

Our brain can't tell the difference....
7 questions
+ 4: How do we choose what stories to tell ourselves....
3 lectures 15:05

I needed stress management for busy people because he 6-figure income job was killing me.  I knew exactly why stress management is important because some of the ideas I share with you in the stress management handbook brought me back from the brink of a nervous breakdown.  

My Imposter syndrome

The pressure of perfect parenting is anxiety provoking - being a stressed parent doesn't help you or your child.  Take a look at some alternative health advice on parenting that might just receive some of that pressure to be perfect. 

Relieving the pressure of parenting

How do you feel about your body?  Would you like to stop hating it?  How do body image and self esteem go together?  How does our culture rob us of happy health?

The cultural lies about our body

Sometimes there are hidden stories that drive us

What causes your stress?
9 questions
+ Starting to change your Brain and it's neural wiring
6 lectures 23:12

When you understand our biochemistry, you'll understand why we manifest illness not from acute stress, but from the 24/7 stress that changes our biochemistry.  That's why stress management is important to our health and longevity.

How much time do you spend creating stress biochemistry?

Health wellness and stress management come along with understanding our 'chicken brain' and how it easily gets us stuck where we don't want to be. 

Our chicken brain

Perfect peace is guaranteed the moment you understand and master this process of changing the story you live by and your accompanying neural wiring 

The process of change

This awareness exercise is a great way to signal your brain that you're onto it:) It's the pivotal place to start your personal stress management program.

Become aware

What do marble jar movements, paradigm shifts and ways to change your neural networks have to do with relief stress management?  You'll know by the end of this lecture.

Paradigm shifts and more

These 4 simple stress management solutions are excellent when you want to do something in the moment to tap into your parasympathetic nervous system and instantly calm your body so that you can then apply of self help stress management techniques I describe to use in conjunction with these techniques.  These quick tips for stress management are like a quick way of signaling your brain with something new. 

4 'in-the-moment' ways to reduce stress - duplicate reminder lecture

When you understand how fallible your brain is you'll have a valuable way of looking at some of the ways it keeps you stuck

Starting to master your brain
8 questions
+ Creating marble jar movements
7 lectures 25:17

If you're looking at stress and it's management, this is hands down one of the best simple stress management techniques around.

What glasses to wear

This is my personal stress management alternative.  Over the years I've created a whole bunch of unnecessary stress for myself by trying to 'be cool' and 'fit in'.  You'll love this stress anxiety management tool because it's fun AND powerful. 

Don't fit in - fit out!

This stress management activity is a way of training your brain to  step back from the drama it creates and gaining a better perspective on the issue causing your stress.

Become an observer

One of the best ways to stress less and live longer and build self esteem is to stop comparing.  There will always be someone smarter, prettier, richer, cooler than you. 

Stop comparing

A huge creator of stress is the zero defect syndrome - but self-compassion, as discussed by Dr. Kristin Neff is the anti-dote, it's one of the basic rubrics for stress management.

Beware the 'zero defect' syndrome

This self esteem lesson touches on self help stress management.... how can we help ourselves in a culture where to be seen as 'average' is almost considered criminal?

The problem with 'average'

It may sound strange but receiving loving kindness that's where true wisdom manifests when it comes to stress management as this powerful research indicates.

Imagine receiving loving kindness

Methods to change your neural wiring

Creating marble jar movements
9 questions
+ Ten stress busting marble jar movements
11 lectures 26:22

'Worry worting' is a behavioral stress management technique:  first you 'fixate' temporarily then you improve 'flow' in the longer term.  It's a kind of bad habits stress management tool.

Get to be a worry wart

Stopping unabated and uninvited negative chatter is an excise in stress management that has far reaching effects because negative chatter is one of the first symptoms we may become aware of when we're stressed. 

Stop Negative Chatter

Stress pulls your focus away from living, so re-focussing is an effective stress management tool to draw you back to the present moment rather than having your mind in the past or the future where potential problems are conjured up.

Get Re-focussed

The reason de-cluttering is such an effective stress management tool is that it stops the nagging child syndrome so your brain can stop leaking energy.

Get De-cluttered

Stress management for you should include other people - it's one of the top health care stress management ideas because of the potential for the release of health-enhancing hormones.

Get Connected

Stress can stop you in your tracks - a great stress management tool is to get yourself started on small activities.

Get Going

Relaxation techniques for stress management especially when combined with visualizations are a powerful stress management technique because they can very quickly calm down the body and put you back in control. 

Get relaxed

During times of crisis, my little piece of peace has come from creativity.  It's my person stress management favorite because it gets me back to positive thinking mind body soul. 

Get Creative

Don't underestimate the power of fun stress management activities.  One of the most powerful exercises for stress management is taking ourselves more lightly.

Get playful

People who have gratitude live longer than others because positive people live longer.  Being grateful is an immediately powerful stress management tool.

Get Grateful

One of the best kept secrets of stress management is smiling.  It may feel like the very least thing you want to do, but it has powerful hormonal benefits to lift your mood and make you feel better.

Bend your lips

Tips and Tactics to empower you

Ways to kick stress in the butt
10 questions
+ Your course isn't over....I'm still here for you!
1 lecture 02:17

Print off the street management handbook in the resource section.  It has vastly more than 10 stress management tips .... in a nutshell it has vastly more than 20 ways of brain-based, stress less and live longer tips and tactics.  It contains instructions on how to play games so you use all the top stress management counseling tips and tactics I've given you to help you kick stress and anxiety in the butt,and improve your health.

So what now?