Cultivate joy and reduce anxiety in 30 minutes or less.
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By the end of this brief course, students will have a minimum of four take-away tools for relaxation. Students can repeat these meditations at any time when they need to de-stress. With continued practice, students are likely to find that they are less stressed and - if they do become stressed - they recover more quickly.


  • This course is appropriate for everyone. All that is needed is a computer, an Internet connection and an open mind.


In this course, we will explore four techniques for reducing stress, heading off panic attacks before they occur, and developing a practice of bringing more joy and positive thinking into our lives. 

In lecture one, we will practice breathing techniques for focusing on our breath and breathing more fully. Oftentimes, when we are stressed, we forget to breathe! Lecture two teaches us to identify how and where stress affects our body and how to relax these areas for greater wellbeing. As an intermediary step between the meditation series, we will find immediate tools for bypassing panic attacks (or how to recover more quickly if we do become significantly stressed). Last, we will wrap up with a meditation designed to help us focus on the positive. Research tells us that positive thinking leads to greater physical health and wellness. It is believed that positive people live 7 1/2 years longer! 

As a bonus, the course also includes a free grounding meditation, taken from Spark Exchange Advisory's Mindfulness in Work and Business course. 

The meditations in this course are meant to build upon one another, and should first be practiced in order. Participants will leave with actionable meditations and exercises that they can return to at any time when they feel the need to re-center and manage their stress levels.     

Who this course is for:

  • Stress-less is for anyone who would like to bring more joy and less stress into their lives by incorporating meditation and mindfulness exercises. Beginners will learn key tools for a successful meditation practice. Advanced students will develop new skills for enhancing their existing personal practice.


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