If you experience stress in your live, regardless of the cause nor its intensity, this course is for you.
Chronic stress not only impairs our brain functions whilst we are stressed, but more importantly, it does lasting damage to our brain, as it kills braincells in our hippocampus. this means that, even we we’re not stressed anymore, the damage will still be there.
Luckily, there is a lot we can do, as we will see in this course.
First we will analyze stress. where it comes from, what it does, the different types of stress, etc
After that, we will go over the 4 different types of dealing with stress. I call them 'relief strategies' For each of them I will give 10 concrete examples of what we can do to activate the benefits of that strategy. So 10 examples for 4 strategies: that's 40 ways to deal with stress.
But it doesn't end here. you are highly encouraged to leave your own ideas and examples for each of the strategies, so that this course becomes a co-creation where you help define the final outcome. You will be responsible for the “+", in the “40+ easy ways to deal with stress".
The Science behind the course...
This highly practical course has been thoroughly researched to bring you the best in brain insights regarding stress.
From brain structures to stress hormones, over survival instincts. We will dive deep in the reasons behind stress and the mechanics at hand
More importantly, we will look at the 4 different strategies to deal with stress, explaining the effectiveness of each and the reason why it works.
Based on research from the UCLA and the NYU, there will be surprising, counter-intuitive insights, which will help you look at stress and how to deal with it, from a completely new perspective.
My personal experience
As an expert in human behavior, I'm regularly asked to give lectures or workshops on stress. It's increasingly an issue. This course was born out of dozens of interactive workshops that I led, where real people just like you sat down and created a personal action plan to help them deal with pressure and stress. It is packed with very concrete things anyone can do to help manage their stress levels. there are so many of them in this course, actually more than 40, as the title kinda gives away, So that you can find what works for you.
But it doesn't end here. you are highly encouraged to leave your own ideas and examples for each of the strategies, so that this course, just as the workshops I lead, become a co-creation where you help define the final outcome of the course. You will be responsible for the “+", in the “40+ easy ways to deal with stress".
Why do we feel stress? Is there any upside to it? Is all stress the same?
Find out in this lecture...
A small test to find out what stress response you use most often...
Learn how stress impacts us on a physiological level
In this lecture we will explore the reason why disrupting our flow of thoughts can help us manage our stress
10 examples of how to apply the cognitive relief strategies
This is the interactive part of the course: Do you have experience with cognitive relief strategies?
In this lectures we will explore the reason why moving is one of the most effective strategies to deal with stress
10 examples of how to apply the physical relief strategies
This is the interactive part of the course: Do you have experience with physical relief strategies?
In this lecture we will see why some 'me-time' helps to reduce our stress levels
10 examples of how to apply the sensory relief strategies
This is the interactive part of the course: Do you have experience with sensory relief strategies?
In this lecture we will see how this totally new perspective on stress has been ignored until recently, and why it's the most effective strategy of all.
10 examples of how to apply the emotional relief strategies
This is the interactive part of the course: Do you have experience with emotional relief strategies?
An overview of the main points we discussed in this course
and one last golden nugget
Hi, my name is Gregory Caremans. I'm the founder of the Brain Academy.
I'm a psychologist with a Master in communication, specialized in the Neurocognitive and Behavioral Approach. I'm the former Director of the Institute of Neurocognitivism in Brussels (Belgium).
Today, I've specialized in writing and producing high quality brain-related content. I have my own blog and create online courses. I'm very proud to say that The Economist contacted me to start a partnership where they offer my courses to their readers. My courses were also recently featured in the magazine Entrepreneur.
Here at Udemy I teach over 50.000 students and most of my courses are best-sellers:
A lot of people who follow my blog or enroll in my courses are quite curious about this NBA-thing, the Neurocognitive and Behavioral Approach. When you google it, you hardly find information on it. The reason for this is simple: The NBA has its origins in France, and is called ANC, l'approche Neurocognitive et Comportementale. Now when you google that, you'll find loads of information, unfortunately, the vast majority of it is in french…
So that's where I come in. I have been the Director of the Institute of Neurocognitivism, which task is to spread the NBA, for several years. I worked directly with the founders of the NBA, Dr. Jacques Fradin and his colleagues, and became an expert in his approach.
in 2014 I created my Brain Academy and took the decision to take the NBA one step further by elevating it's reach from a regional scope to a worldwide reach, by translating the work of Jacques Fradin into English, and make it accessible to everyone. With my team, we decided to translate the NBA into every day, real life applications: How to use the NBA to raise children, to become a better manager, to deal with stress, and so on… We've added new perspectives and insights from brilliant minds such as Daniel Kahneman, David Brooks, Dan Ariely, Antonio Damasio, Steven Pinker, and many more
My blog and these courses were born out of a frustration, that regardless of the time and effort me and my team would put into coaching and training people, we would only reach so many people. It's great to have a vision to change the world, but if you don't have the means to activate it, your vision is no more than a fantasy…
By the end of 2014, the first course got online. Since then, over 40.000 people have joined us already. Still, personally, I won't rest before reaching at least 100.000, and then one million, and more. And there's a simple reason for that: Understanding how our brains work and their impact on our behavior has a major impact on how we see ourselves and others. It helps us be at peace with ourselves and be more tolerant towards others. In other words: it makes the world a better place to live in.
So join us in this brain-revolution. Join one of my groundbreaking courses and become part of the tribe