Integrate Mindfulness: The Basics of Stress Management

Learn what's happening in your body when stress appears, and how integrating mindfulness can reduce that stress.
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  • Lectures 17
  • Length 4 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 12/2014 English

Course Description

This course is for you if you are new to mindfulness and curious about its ability to help manage stress in your daily life. We cover the science of what’s happening in the body when you have a stress reaction, what mindfulness really is, and how to incorporate it into your world. You need not be intimidated by the idea of adding another task to your routine, as we spend time discussing how to be mindful throughout your normal activities.

Learn to Manage Stress in Your Daily Life by Using Mindfulness Based Stress Management Techniques!

In this course, you will learn:

    ·what’s happening in your brain to process emotion and stress, and why do you care!?

    ·what is mindfulness?

    ·how can mindfulness help you to manage stress in your daily life?

    ·active steps to take to make mindfulness a regular practice, both formally and informally.

    ·what effects stress hormones have on your body and mind.

    ·the body’s self-defense mechanisms against stress (fight/flight/freeze, emotional hijacking, etc.)

Mindfulness Based Stress Management techniques have been proven time and time again in research studies to be as effective as cognitive behavioral therapy for depression, stress and anxiety. This course provides the basics of these techniques to begin work immediately. Our 8 guided audio meditations can be used over and over to begin real-life application of mindfulness.

We provide you with 8 chapters worth of learning. Each chapter includes a discussion style lecture with both instructors, as well as a downloadable audio guided meditation file. There is also a course Power Point which provides the main points of the course and a framework to take notes.

What are the requirements?

  • Students do not require any pre-requisite knowledge on mindfulness for this course.
  • From a technical standpoint, you will need a computer that can play video and audio, and PowerPoint to follow along with the chapter notes.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • learn what mindfulness is, what is happening in the mind and body when stress occurs
  • learn how to use mindfulness based practice to alter the body's initial response to stressful situations
  • learn how to integrate mindfulness into daily living

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is designed for individuals who are feeling stressed and desire strategies to manage that stress. This course is introductory in nature. Individuals coping with severe psychological distress should seek professional assistance. This program is not a substitute for professional counseling.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Section 1: Introduction
49 pages

This Power Point serves as a note taking framework for all eight chapters of this course. Journaling homework assignments can be found at the end of each chapter within.

Guided Meditation - Be IN Your Body
Section 2: Autopilot Issues
Autopilot Issues
Guided Meditation - Breathing Your Body
Section 3: The Amygdala/Limbic System
The Amygdala/Limbic System
Guided Meditation - Using All of Your Senses
Section 4: The Prefrontal Cortex
The Prefrontal Cortex
Guided Meditation - Body Scan
Section 5: Cultivating Mindfulness and the Reality of the Present Moment
Cultivating Mindfulness and the Reality of the Present Moment
Guided Meditation - Listening and Silence
Section 6: Why and Where Practice is Necessary
Why and Where Practice is Necessary
Guided Meditation - Seeing
Section 7: The Journal
The Journal
Guided Meditation - Proprioception
Section 8: The Beginning
The Beginning
Guided Meditation - Interoception and Opportunities for Mindfulness

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Instructor Biography

Jenna Meredith Sanders, Mindfulness Educators and Nursing Professors

Dave Johnson, PhD, RN, LMFT, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker, marriage and family therapist, and clinical nurse specialist. He is a professor of nursing, married, father of 6 children and 5 grandchildren, and psychotherapist. Dr. Dave is a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Practitioner, and has presented to numerous community and corporate groups.

Jenna Sanders, MSN, RN, is a nursing instructor, along with working in the community setting with Mindfulness Based Practice education. She is married, with 3 children. She works frequently with Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD and Anxiety disorders, and enjoys helping families integrate mindfulness into their daily lives. She is pursuing her doctoral degree in Family Psych/Mental Health nursing.

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