Stress-less! (Fully Updated in the Fall of 2023)
- This course is appropriate for everyone. All that is needed is a computer, an Internet connection and an open mind.
Welcome to Stress-less, a free meditation course brought to you by Nationally Board Certified Positive Psychology & Mindfulness Coach, and author and Intuitive Coach, Danielle Palli and Cindy Readnower, entrepreneur, owner of Skinny Leopard Media and spiritual practitioner.
In this course, we will address the causes versus the symptoms of stress, and then cover five techniques for reducing stress and bringing more joy into our lives, as well as a bonus lecture and journaling activity from our Udemy course: “Using Intuition and Mindfulness in Work & Life.”
Activities include learning to identify stress in the body so that you can begin to notice when you're stressed (so you can do something about it!), deep breathing for greater relaxation and calming down when feeling anxious, a grounding meditation to remain calm and centered, a mindfulness activity for developing a positive outlook, and a quick activity for heading off panic attacks before they start.
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. These tools are a jump-start of best practices so that you can begin feeling calmer and more centered, starting today.
NOTE: This course was fully updated in the Fall of 2023!
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.
Combining common sense, business principles and intuitive direction with an interest in enhancing one's life, Spark of Insight (formerly Spark Exchange Advisory) is a specialized team of entrepreneurs who have over 20 years of experience as leaders in sales and marketing, social media and self development. Having worked for Fortune 500 companies as well as owning and operating small businesses, the Spark of Insight team excels in looking at daily life and all that it entails and finding ways to make it more purposeful and meaningful.
Our team seeks to help individuals and businesses understand the energy surrounding them, whether it be physical, emotional, mental or spiritual. By bringing more mindfulness into a person's life as well as the workplace, all can experience higher productivity, better collaboration, and more efficiency while elevating their mood and reducing their stress.
The tools we provide include online courses, workshops, corporate retreats and individual and corporate coaching; all of which combine mindfulness resources and experience to provide everyone with clear insight (“sparks”), so that all can make better, more informed decisions. The ultimate goal is that everyone use this training in order to successfully apply it to all aspects of their life, career and business.
Danielle Palli is a fiction writer, multimedia specialist, Board-Certified Positive Psychology Health & Wellbeing Coach, and podcast producer and co-host. She lives in Southwest Florida with her husband and an abundance of pets. Palli earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Media, Culture, and Communication with a minor in Theater and Music from New York University, her Masters of Professional Writing degree from Chatham University, and a Masters of Metaphysical Sciences degree from the University of Metaphysical Sciences. She finds joy in nature, travel, theater and the arts, and is known for singing and dancing around the living room at any hour of the day or night. A free-spirited outlier enamored with life; she believes that life is sweeter when you color outside the lines.
Cynthia Readnower is an author, columnist and owner of Skinny Leopard Media. She spent years in sales and marketing positions for Fortune 500 companies and has owned restaurants and other small businesses. She received her M.B.A. from the University of Dayton and is a small business and social media consultant, franchise expert and interested in technology. She has thousands of followers on Twitter (@CindyReadnower) and posts on entrepreneurship, writing and business.