Stress Reduction & Wellness
- 1 hour on-demand video
- 9 downloadable resources
- Full lifetime access
- Access on mobile and TV
- Certificate of Completion
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- Identifying stress and its effect on physical and emotional health
- Implement ways to cope with stress
- Use mindfulness meditation techniques
- Foster positive personal relationships
- Explore ways to create emotional health and well-being.
- Internet connection and no previous knowledge needed.
1. What is stress and how does it affect physical and emotional health?
2. Look at ways to cope with stress
3. Use mindfulness meditation techniques
4. Create positive and meaningful personal contacts
5. Explore ways to create emotional health.
In this course you will learn to identify stress, establish what situations, thoughts or feelings stress you out and learn ways to reduce this stress. Identifying mind traps, will help you to become more aware of your thinking patterns and enable you to be more mindful of them, allowing you to increase your resilience to stressors and life difficulties.
The course consists of video lectures with voice and documents, together with supplementary materials such as videos, and audios to enhance your practice. If you complete the course in one sitting it should take about half a day to one day to complete.
In a review of research into the benefits of mindfulness, the American Psychological Association found that many studies show that practicing mindfulness reduces stress. (Davis, D. M., Hayes, J., A. What are the benefits of mindfulness? Monitor on Psychology, July/August 2012). Studies show evidence that mindfulness increases positive emotions and decreases negative emotions and anxiety. Farb et al., found that mindfulness shifts a person's ability to use emotion regulation strategies, enabling them to experience emotion selectively.
Farb NAS, Anderson AK, Mayberg H, et al. Minding one's emotions: Mindfulness training alters the neural expression of sadness. Emotion. 2010;10(1):25–33.
Besides these benefits there are many others, such as: boosting working memory, ability to focus attention, becoming less emotionally reactive, increased relationship satisfaction, increased immune functioning, improved sense of well-being, to list a few.
Reference: American Psychological Association: http://www.apa.org/monitor/2012/07-08/ce-corner.aspx
- The course is intended for all audiences, with any level of knowledge, skills or experience.
In this overview, we look at some of the background of Carol Knox. We introduce mindfulness and its role in stress reduction. There is a brief interview with Jon Kabat-Zinn conducted by Krista Tippet at OnBeing. Join me on this journey to discover mindfuless and how it can help you to reduce your stress and create greater overall wellness. You will also discover other ways to reduce your stress, together with things that you can do.
This section looks at what stress is, how to recognise and manage stress, identifying behaviour patterns, the STOP activity, the three stages of stress and workplace stress.
This section looks at taking responsibility for your own stress. It explores ways to cope with stress, including coping with stress at work. Discover mind traps and habitual ways of thinking and how to be mindful to become aware of them and make changes for greater overall wellness.
Part 5 focuses on your emotional health, emotional fitness and personal goals. Wishing you to be inspired. May you take what you have learned into your own life, for your benefit and well-being and for the benefit and well-being of those you love and care about. No more negative self-speak and such like. Watch the Hummingbird by Wangari Maathai, it is so lovely and inspiring. Go well.