Stress Less
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Stress Less

Find peace amid the chaos
4.3 (46 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.
431 students enrolled
Created by Laura Dewey M.A.
Last updated 4/2015
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Over 40 lectures with about 2 hours of content (including activities)
  • Exceedingly clear, step-by-step, bite-sized (even fun!) lectures
  • 6 quizzes and a downloadable pdf workbook filled with activities and exercises
  • A course able to be taken in one sitting
  • By the end of the course you should be able to:
  • Understand what stress is
  • Be familiar with the physical, mental and emotional effects of stress
  • Evaluate how stress is currently affecting you
  • Manage symptoms of stress to find relief
  • Demystify the role that feelings and emotions play in stress
  • Utilize a simple yet powerful new way to process stress more effectively
  • Say goodbye to being a victim of circumstances
  • Live life with remarkably less stress
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  • Printer for pdf workbook
  • Pen or pencil
  • Openness and willingnesss to experiment with new ideas

HI, I'm Laura Dewey and…

I'm a Coach and a reformed stress monster!

You probably clicked on this course because you're stressed out and looking for relief.

Maybe you're:

  • Worrying day and night
  • Overwhelmed with the enormity of your to-do list
  • Feeling like your life and thoughts are in a cycle-from-hell
  • Having chest pains or other symptoms of stress
  • Self-medicating with alcohol, drugs or other destructive behavior
  • Gaining weight from eating emotionally
  • Exhausted…all the time…with no relief in sight

I get that. I really do. I lived it--for far too long.

You see, the symptoms listed above were MY symptoms. Maybe you're here because you're feeling the same way.

I was first told that I had an issue with stress after an EKG at the ripe old age of 23. I thought...stress? Not me. Upon reflection I realized it was me. Big time.

So what did I do? I drank. It seemed like a good idea at the time. Little did I know that it was actually exacerbating my stress; my "strategy" was making my life even harder to cope with.

I also set out to learn all I could about managing my stress. Everything I found was about mitigating the symptoms of stress once I was already experiencing them.

It wasn't until I got my Master's in Spiritual Psychology over twenty years later that I truly understood the source of stress and how to AVOID inviting it into my life in the first place. These are the life-changing tools I'm here to teach you today. That coursework completely transformed my relationship with stress. And now…

I want to completely transform YOUR relationship with stress!

Imagine what's possible for you if you have remarkably less stress in your life…

  • Better relationships with colleagues, friends and family
  • The ability to focus and really get things done
  • Quality sleep
  • Energy. Energy to pursue what you need to, but also what you want to!
  • Clear-headed thinking
  • The ability to be okay no matter what's happening around you
  • Radiant physical health
  • An upbeat, even-keeled mood
  • Real joy, from the inside out

And surprisingly, this is not difficult!

What are you going to get?

In this course, you'll learn about stress: what it is and its physical, mental and emotional effects. You'll also learn how to manage symptoms to gain relief. That's all fine and good. But for me? That's not what this course is all about…

This course is about learning a way to AVOID stress in the first place…

I'll walk you through a new way of processing potential stress in a very clear, step-by-step way. THAT's what this course is really about.

You will be able to engage in the coursework through a series of interactive quizzes and a downloadable pdf workbook filled with exercises and activities.

Then you'll have the opportunity to practice your new skills using a real-life situation that recently stressed you out. Right then and there, you'll know if this has the power to work for you or not.

Lastly, I'll ask you to report back after I send you out into your world to practice among the people, places and things that have stressed you out in the past. You'll have living proof whether your new skills work for you in the real world.

And remember, Udemy offers a 30-Day Money Back Guarantee if, for whatever reason, you don't get what you want from this course. There is absolutely nothing to loose.

What are you waiting for?

One sitting--two hours--to completely transform your life. Does it sound too good to be true? You be the judge. I can just tell you that I'm living proof that these techniques work. I used to be a stress monster…now I couldn't be further from it. If I can do it, you can do it.

“Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." –Albert Einstein Stop the insanity. Try something new.

Click TAKE THIS COURSE at the top of this page and ENROLL in STRESS LESS today!
Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for you if:
  • Stress is a problem in your life
  • You're experiencing chest pains or other physical effects of stress
  • You have trouble sleeping at night due to stress
  • You are self-medicating with alcohol or drugs to alleviate stress
  • You feel overwhelmed more often than not
  • You know there must be another way
  • You don't know how to be less stressed out
  • You're ready for a change
  • The only prerequisites are: desire to change, openness to new ideas, and a real willingness to take personal responsibility for your life
  • Conversely, this course is not for you if you are not quite ready to change, set in your thinking, and/or blame others for what's wrong in your life. Now if you are any of these things AND you're willing to try something different, please join us!
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Curriculum For This Course
41 Lectures
6 Lectures 12:51

Meet Laura and be welcomed to the course!

Preview 00:58

The goals of the course.

Preview 02:52

Requirements to complete the course as well as the downloadable file for your pdf course workbook.

What You'll Need

A little preview of what you can expect to experience while taking the course.

What to Expect

Learn more about your instructor, Laura.

About Laura

Hear why Laura is so passionate about this subject matter.

Preview 04:17
Stress Kills
5 Lectures 07:28

The term stress is defined.

What is Stress?

The many possible physical effects of stress are introduced.

Physical Effects of Stress

The many mental and emotional effects of stress are introduced.

Mental & Emotional Effects of Stress

An opprotunity for you to consider how stress is currently affecting you.

How is Stress Currently Affecting You?

Laura's review of the effects of stress.


Effects of Stress
6 questions
Stress Management Strategies
5 Lectures 19:57

Learn stress management strategies here.

Stress Management Strategies

Learn and try three breath practices for stress management.

Breath Practice

Learn more powerful stress management strategies.

More Stress Management Strategies

An opportunity to reflect on how you currently manage stress in your life.

How Do You Combat Stress?

Laura's review of stress management strategies.


Stress Management Strategies
6 questions
Processing Stress
3 Lectures 04:32

The model of how most people view and process stress.

Outside-In Model

A new and powerful model to process stress more effectively.

Inside-Out Model

Laura's review of the two ways of processing stress.


Processing Stress
4 questions
Your Thoughts
6 Lectures 08:32

A illustration of how different people are affected by events differently.

Let's Talk About The Rain

An introduction to a man whose theories are at the heart of this course.

Viktor Frankl

An easy-to-follow illustration of how we respond to potentially stressful events.

About Stimulus & Response

An easy-to-follow illustration of how stress is created in relation to events.

The Formula for Stress

An easy-to-follow illustration of how to effectively view potentially stressful events.

The Formula for Success

Laura's review of how thoughts affect stress.


Your Thoughts
4 questions
The Ladder of Emotions
3 Lectures 07:08

Feelings, emotions, and their relationship to stress.

Preview 03:12

How feelings and emotions affect energy and engagement.

The Ladder

Laura's review of the ladder of emotions.


The Ladder of Emotions
5 questions
Mastering the Space
6 Lectures 11:01

The very first step to processing potentially stressful events more successfully.

Finding the Space

The key to processing potentially stressful events more successfully.

Filling the Space

The introduction to what's about to happen: practicing your new skills.


Practicing your new skills using a real-life stressful situation.

Exercise One

Practicing your new skills a second way, using a real-life stressful situation.

Exercise Two

Laura's review of the effective use of the space between stimulus and response.


The Space
4 questions
Real Life
3 Lectures 03:58

Guidance about the practical use of your new Stress Less skills.

Putting Your New Skills to Work

Instructions for your real-world assignment.

Your Assignment

Return back to report on your findings.

How Did it Go?
Progress Not Perfection
1 Lecture 00:52

Encouragement as you take your new Stress Less Skills into the world.

Preview 00:52
The Vision of a New You
1 Lecture 01:54

An opportunity to envision what life will be like when you experience remarkably less stress.

Preview 01:54
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About the Instructor
Laura Dewey M.A.
4.3 Average rating
106 Reviews
1,046 Students
2 Courses
Coach | Author | Public Speaker

Laura continuously broke glass ceilings by being the first female general manager, multi-unit leader, and partner of a leading restaurant company once considered the Nordstrom of casual dinning. Her ability to create effective training and operations systems made her a key player in growing the company from six Southern California based restaurants to 145, nationwide. Laura has always been considered a developer of people and knows first-hand that the easiest road to growing long-term sales and profit is through cultivating a happy, aligned, and invested team.

That was a fine life, even extraordinary, until two events changed the course of her life forever: her recovery from alcoholism, and later, her master's degree in Spiritual Psychology. There, she found a whole new way of being in the world…an inside-out approach. Instead of being rocked by outer circumstances, she learned skills of self-mastery and began to live life with ease and grace rather than fear and struggle. Basically, she learned “the stuff no one taught us in school."

Laura spent a small fortune on her education but believes that people of all economic levels need access to this life-changing information if they want it. As a result, she went on to found Laura Dewey Coaching, LLC and is now a passionate coach, speaker, course designer, and workshop facilitator.

Her first book, Shine Your Light…Illuminate Your Love, chronicles her rocky road to from addiction and insecurity to strength, self-acceptance and eventually to finding the love of her life; find it on Amazon.