Stress 180 - Transform Your Stress and Win at Life and Work
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Stress 180 - Transform Your Stress and Win at Life and Work

Build a personalized plan to improve your physical and mental health with this hands-on guide to stress management.
4.9 (13 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
766 students enrolled
Last updated 5/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 6 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn how negative reactions to stress can progress to chronic disease.
  • Understand the differences between internal and external stressors and good and bad stress.
  • Discover the game-changing difference between responding to stress and reacting to stress.
  • Gain an introduction to principles of mindfulness meditation to empower you to become aware of stress in real time.
  • Use practical tools for assessing and managing stress using our Stress Assessment Test and Stress Solutions Worksheet.
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Requirements
  • No pre-requisite knowledge or materials required
Description

Do you wake up in the morning exhausted, in desperate need of coffee? Do little things like missing the train or someone talking too loud on their cell phone annoy the HECK out of you? By the end of the day are you jonesing for a glass of wine to cool you out?

If you answered yes to any of these questions (or all of them) then you may not be managing your stress optimally. Keep on reading...we're here to help.

This hands-on course in managing stress will help you understand the five categories of stress, the difference between good stress and bad stress and how stress impacts overall health. Using principles of mindfulness, a personal Stress Assessment Test to evaluate your levels of stress and a Stress Solutions Worksheet that can be applied to any situation, we give you a framework and the tools for managing and reducing both everyday and long-term stressors to make your life more workable, enjoyable and satisfying.

Why we created this class

How many times have you heard the expression stress will kill you? These days, it seems like everyone's stressed out! So what's the answer for how to reduce and/or manage stress? Exercise? Meditation? Unplugging? Prayer? These are all great short-term strategies for coping with stress but none of these practices will work long-term if you don't address the underlying root causes.

We're not yogis, monks or zen masters. We've dabbled in everything from Crossfit and veganism, to boxing and psychotherapy to deal with life's curveballs but with each new endeavor, it seemed like there was something else cropping up. That's because to manage stress, you need to go deeper than the distraction. Let us explain...

If you hate your job, you can exercise all you want but you're still going to wake up dreading the day ahead. Similarly, if your stomach is upset every morning, you can take antacids to relieve the bloating and diarrhea but if you have an underlying food sensitivity, the problem will never go away with antacids alone.

This course helps you take a big picture view at the areas of your life that cause you the most amount of pain, identify with more specificity what those stressors are, use new tools to apply short-term solutions and establish long-term strategies to eliminate and reduce stress to make your life more workable, enjoyable and satisfying. The class is broken down into easy to follow video modules, self-assessment tests, worksheets and includes PDF versions of the slides.

Remember that the statements in this course are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The recommendations herein are not intended to replace an individual relationship with a qualified healthcare professional and should not be construed as medical advice.

We will respond to any questions you may have as you go through the course. Sign up now and we'll see you soon!

Emily & Justin Waiser

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone feeling STRESSED OUT!!!
  • Anyone who wants some simple strategies for how to relax.
  • People interested or motivated in improving their health and wellbeing.
  • Anyone interested in opting-out of auto-pilot mode and opting-in to living fully in the present.
  • If your physical health isn’t as optimal as you would like it to be.
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Curriculum For This Course
24 Lectures
03:13:09
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Stress Hacking Overview: What’s Making Me Stressed Out?
4 Lectures 26:25

This introductory lecture walks you through the course syllabus for Stress 180.

Preview 05:52

Not all stress is bad. Let's dive into good stress, bad stress and how to tell the difference.

What is Stress?
06:38

A discussion on the 5 prevalent types of stress and how they impact your health.

The 5 Types of Stress
10:35

Making the distinction between external stressors and internal stressors is KEY because when you remove the external stressor, the internal stressor will usually subside.

Internal Stress vs. External Stress
03:20
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Your Body and Brain on Stress
5 Lectures 41:02

This lecture breaks down the differences between the parasympathetic nervous system, aka "fight-or-flight" state and sympathetic nervous system, aka the "rest-and-digest" state. Understanding the differences will improve your self awareness during a stressful event.

The Parasympathetic and Sympathetic Nervous System Relationship
06:47

Case Study: Sharon, the Stressed Out Ad Executive
05:26

How elevated stress hormones like cortisol contribute to a disease state in the body.

The Hormonal Connection
06:46

We explain how being in a constant state of hyper-arousal causes your body to break down.

Preview 06:09

A 15-minute guided meditation so you can practice anytime you want!

FREE BONUS - Awareness Exercise: Re-starting the Cycle
15:54
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Stress Management: An Interdisciplinary Approach
5 Lectures 25:02

This lecture teaches you how to use stress awareness techniques to reduce stress reactions that contribute to symptoms like high blood pressure, headaches and sleeping problems and maladaptive behaviors like over-eating and use of drugs and alcohol.

Reacting vs. Responding and How to Choose
09:01

In this lecture, we will cover the 5-Second S.T.O.P. technique which stands for Stop, Take a breath, Observe the situation or consider your Options. Then Proceed.

The 5-Second S.T.O.P.
02:48

Learn how to use the Stress Assessment Test to evaluate the stressors in your life. Includes a case study as an example.

Identify Stressors Using the Stress Assessment Test
02:42

Learn how to use the Stress Solutions Worksheet so that you can create long term, short term and immediate action steps to reduce the most significant stressors in your life. Includes a case study as an example.

Using the Stress Solutions Worksheet for Any Occasion
09:14

In plain English, something's gotta give in order to make time for working on ourselves. Cutting down TV time is a great place to start.

A Special Note on TV
01:17
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Conclusion and Next Steps
3 Lectures 11:46

This lecture outlines the high level takeaways of how to reduce and manage stress and we share our personal results from putting these techniques into practice.

Key Takeaways and Personal Results
05:46

This lecture summarizes and reviews the key concepts in the course.

Course Summary
04:45

Now you too can integrate the Stress Assessment Test, Stress Solutions Worksheet and the techniques covered in this course to craft a personalized plan to reduce your stress.

Putting this Into Action
01:15
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PDF Versions of Each Module/Additional Materials
7 Lectures 15:54

The purpose of the Stress Assessment Test is to help you prioritize which stressors are affecting you the most. Includes a score sheet to determine which stressors are a high, moderate or low priority.

Stress Assessment Test PDF
4 pages

This worksheet can be used to help you organize and strategize short and long term solutions for managing stress in your life.

Stress Solutions Worksheet PDF
1 page

This is an audio file with a 15-minute guided meditation. Listen to this audio file to practice meditating anytime!

FREE BONUS - Awareness Exercise: Re-starting the Cycle
15:54

Preview 21 pages

This is a downloadable PDF of section 2 slides.

Section 2: Your Body and Brain on Stress PDF
22 pages

This is a downloadable PDF of section 3 slides.

Section 3: Stress Management: An Interdisciplinary Approach PDF
15 pages

This is a downloadable PDF of section 4 slides.

Section 4: Conclusion and Next Steps PDF
10 pages
About the Instructor
Emily Waiser
4.9 Average rating
13 Reviews
766 Students
1 Course
Stresspert at truthandwellness.com, NTP, LMT

I am Emily Waiser, the “stresspert" behind Stress 180. I counsel clients and blog about reducing stress through diet and lifestyle through my company Truth + Wellness. I also give educational and entertaining health and wellness workshops.

I transformed my health, lost weight, and increased my energy and happiness over the last 2 years through eating a whole foods diet, working on my mental health and realigning my career with my values. I care deeply about helping others improve their lives through taking a holistic approach to health that integrates, body, mind and spirit.

Justin Waiser
4.9 Average rating
13 Reviews
766 Students
1 Course
Stresspert at truthandwellness.com, ESQ, NTP

I am Justin Waiser, the “stresspert" behind Stress 180. I counsel clients and blog about reducing stress through diet and lifestyle through my company Truth + Wellness. I also give educational and entertaining health and wellness workshops.

I transformed my health, lost weight, and increased my energy and happiness over the last 2 years through eating a whole foods diet, working on my mental health and realigning my career with my values. I care deeply about helping others improve their lives through taking a holistic approach to health that integrates, body, mind and spirit.