Understanding Stress

Step One in Learning Stress Management
Rating: 4.1 out of 5 (288 ratings)
5,669 students
Students will learn to understand the feeling of stress and what's going on inside their bodies.


  • There are no course requirements or prerequisites.


This course is designed to provide you with an understanding of exactly what stress really is, and how your body reacts to situations, events, and thoughts that trigger a stress response. Learning to understand stress is an excellent first step towards learning how to manage your personal stress more effectively.

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone who wants to learn more about stress and how to manage it should view this course.

Course content

1 section7 lectures33m total length
  • What is STRESS?
  • Production and Presence
  • Emergency and Anticipation Stress Responses
  • Stress Starts with a Thought
  • Conscious and Subconscious Thoughts
  • Your Body's Systems
  • The Wrap Up


Stress Management Educator
Ray Wilson
  • 4.1 Instructor Rating
  • 311 Reviews
  • 6,477 Students
  • 2 Courses

Hello. :)

I'm the founder of THINK-STRESS and creator of the THINK-STRESS Education Program. My professional background is extensive and includes formal qualifications in architecture, science, project management, education, business management, and more recently in Stress Management and Relaxation Therapy. Since 2016 I have dedicated my time to studying and conducting research in the area of personal stress management. I designed and developed the THINK-STRESS Education Program hoping that it will help anyone who recognises that unmanaged stress can have a negative impact on the quality of their life. By learning to manage your stress, you're not trying to completely eliminate it, but to take control of it, and to reduce its potential negative impact on you. I am passionate about this program. I hope you enjoy it and benefit from it.

Wishing you well, Ray.