Stress: Basics and Beyond
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Stress: Basics and Beyond

Learn how to handle Stress with the Zone Method
5.0 (3 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.
4 students enrolled
Created by Elaine Malec
Last updated 7/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 6 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Eliminate the destructive stress reaction from challenging situations and improve overall health and wellbeing.
  • Define stress
  • Create a list of their own stress symptoms
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Requirements
  • Students should have an environment that allows them to listen and take notes on the information presented. It is setup to help the student develop a personalized method of relating stress management to their own stress experience.
Description

This course on stress and stress management has been developed after 20 years of working with patient who struggle with stress.  It is called the "Zone Method" and it is a way for people who want to reduce and eliminate the debilitating effects of becoming overwhelmed with stress in their lives.  The course provides information, tools and strategies that help people improve their physical, emotional, mental health as it  relates to stress.  The course is one of three designed to work together to guide a student to a deep understanding of stress and how the mind, body and spirit work together to prevent it's effect.  This course will take approximately 1.5 hrs to complete and is structured with video and handouts.  This course is unique in that the "Zone Method" is not taught by other instructors and has been developed on real patients with significant stress and anxiety symptoms over many years.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is an excellent overview of stress and its process as well as an introduction to the “Zone Method”. Student who would benefit from this course would be students who have problems managing stress in their lives.
  • Students who have had trouble with becoming stressed in difficult situations
  • Students who want to feel more confident in challenging situations
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Curriculum For This Course
8 Lectures
01:12:24
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Introduction to Stress and the signs and symptoms of stress
1 Lecture 01:36

A student will be introduced to the instructor and the key elements of the course and what to expect from it. The lecture will identify how this course on stress is different from others.

Preview 01:36
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Stress: Basics and Beyond: Symptoms
1 Lecture 07:30

This lecture is on introducing the student to the definition of stress, common symptoms of stress, how stress levels vary across time and how chronic stress occurs.  It will describe the difference between actual and perceived stress levels.  The student will be given an activity at the end of the lecture to apply what they have learned.

Preview 07:30
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The Zone Method
1 Lecture 12:37

This lecture introduces the Zone Method and provides details about how it works and how to use it to understand and manage stress.  The student will be given an activity at the end of the lecture to apply what they have learned.

Preview 12:37
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What Is Stress?
1 Lecture 20:24

In this lecture a basic description of how the brain and body create the symptoms of stress and how they relate to our perception of an event.  The list of common stress symptoms listed in the second video will be incorporated into this lecture to illustrate how each one relates our "threat response".  The student will have an activity at the end of the lecture to apply what they have learned.

What Is Stress?
20:24
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Strategies for the Green Zone
1 Lecture 02:10
The Green Zone
02:10
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Strategies for the Yellow Zone
1 Lecture 14:09

This section will discuss the strategies and techniques that will be useful in recognizing stress and what will help to bring it down.  These strategies cover basic body and mind techniques and will be the preliminary discussion about each for the following advance courses on Stress and the Zone Method for the Body and Stress and The Zone Method for the Mind.

The Yellow Zone and the Strategies
14:09
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The Red Zne and the Strategies
1 Lecture 04:38

This section covers how the stress response impacts us and what strategies will assist us in bringing our stress response down.  

Preview 04:38
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Questions and Answers
1 Lecture 09:20

In this section, commonly asked questions from students about symptoms and more detailed answers are given.

Q & A
09:20
About the Instructor
Elaine Malec
5.0 Average rating
3 Reviews
4 Students
1 Course
PhD

I'm a licensed psychologist who has over 25 years of experience working with adults with depression, anxiety, relationship issues and grief/loss.  I'm also a certified grief counselor.  My approach is primarily cognitive/behavioral and I am collaborative with the individuals I work with.  I believe in giving a person the tools and strategies they need to be able to make better choices for themselves.  I'm a author and a speaker and have presented at local universities and community agencies on stress management, work-life balance, caregiver stress, grief/loss and co-dependency.  I'm currently the chair of the non-profit local chapter of National Aging In Pace Council and provide Bereavement Support at the local YMCA.