The Stress-Less Sprint
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The Stress-Less Sprint

28 days to say goodbye to chronic stress - without turning into a hippy!
4.9 (10 ratings)
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1,015 students enrolled
Created by Judy Rees
Last updated 3/2014
English
Price: $30
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
Say goodbye to chronic stress and anxiety without turning into a hippy
Learn an easy eyes-open technique to reduce stress immediately - your body's "Instant Chill Pill"
Understand why using the body, as well as the brain, is essential to reduce anxiety and stress
Know what is powering anxiety in your own life and what you can do about it
Devise a workable personal plan for reducing your own anxiety by unplugging its power sources from your life
Use techniques borrowed from Agile development to ensure measurable, speedy and continuing success
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Requirements
  • A commitment to change lifestyle habits in order to be free of anxiety.
  • Enough time and energy to squeeze this course into a busy life!
  • This is not a purely academic course - to get real results, it's necessary to apply what you will learn
Description

Ever feel so stressed and anxious that the very thought of relaxing aggravates you?

I know I did. I felt massively overwhelmed by an endless stream of projects and tasks – and so wound up that any trivial glitch could make me explode!

Eventually, I quit my high-stress job. But the stress and anxiety followed me down to the garden office!

I read the advice online and tried all kinds of techniques to change my “negative thinking”. Some seemed to work. My inner stress-bunny was hidden – but still there, ready to jump out whenever times got tough.

It turns out that I’d been looking for answers in the wrong place.

Modern scientific research has shown that stress isn’t just caused by high-stress jobs and difficult circumstances. It isn’t just caused by “negative thinking”.

It’s also caused by the electric soup of chemicals in your body that are causing your cells distress. Understand how that works, unplug the power to that soup, and those overwhelming feelings of stress and anxiety will fade away.

I’ve pulled this knowledge together into a short, practical online video course that shows you exactly how you can tackle your stress, step by step. There’s no woo-woo stuff here - The Stress-Less Sprint is based on research. It’s also been tried and tested by me – Judy Rees – and my coaching clients around the world.

In this training, I’ll show you how to use your body to change your stressed and anxious feelings, so that you become happier and more productive. Then you’ll be in a strong position to make other changes you want in your life – getting that job, that partner, launching your own start-up or whatever.

The first lecture’s called “Your Body’s Instant Chill Pill” and that’s honestly how fast it works! But the whole process will take a little longer.

Review this course and you’ll know what to do.

Take action, and within 28 days you can expect your level of stress and anxiety to have reduced significantly. You'll be starting a new chapter in your life.

Who is the target audience?
  • Intelligent adults whose work, health or personal life is being negatively affected by stress and anxiety and who want to get back on top of things without drugs
  • The author is not medically qualified and does not purport to offer personalised medical advice
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Curriculum For This Course
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Do This First
5 Lectures 31:10

A quick and easy eyes-open technique to combat anxiety quickly and easily.

To find out more about Balanced Breathing, see The Healing Power Of The Breath by Richard Brown and Patricia Gerbarg

Preview 03:57

Understand what really causes anxiety - and why it might not be what you think!

To find out more read:

The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt

mBraining by Marvin Oka and Grant Soosalu

Descartes' Error by Antonio Damasio

Switch by Chip and Dan Heath

Preview 09:35

Want to know where to start? Here's the quick guide. It's in the form of slides - there is no video for this lecture.

In "Supplementary Materials", download the workbook for your notes on activities in this course

To book a personal stress-less session with Judy Rees over skype, go to http://bit.ly/talktojudy

To get weekly reminders about this course for the next four weeks, sign up at http://bit.ly/sprintjogger

Preview 00:57

Take 20 minutes for this activity. You will need a pencil and paper, or a print-out of the relevant workbook pages (see Lecture 3 Supplementary Materials)

The Stress-O-Scope
05:23

Take a minimum of 20 minutes to design yourself a "destination postcard". This activity engages your elephant by working with metaphor, the native language of the unconscious mind.

You will need coloured pens and pencils and either blank paper or a print-out of the relevant workbook pages (see Lecture 3 Supplementary Materials)

Your Stress-Less Story
11:18

Getting Set To Stress Less
3 questions
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Unplug Your Electric Soup
6 Lectures 43:27

Track back the cables and find out where the juice is coming from!

What Powers Your Electric Soup?
06:17

How to unplug the anxiety-powering elements in your diet.

For more see:

Grain Brain by David Perlmutter and Kristin Loberg

The Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson

The 4-Hour Body by Timothy Ferriss

Mark's Daily Apple by Mark Sisson

Paleoplan

Paleo Raspberry Almond Muffins recipe

The Anti-Anxiety Diet
09:42

How using your body differently changes how you feel

Further reading:

mBraining by Marvin Oka and Grant Soosalu

Connected by Nicholas Christakis and James Fowler

Nudge by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein

Descartes' Error by Antonio Damasio

Philosophy In The Flesh by George Lakoff and Mark Johnson

Head, Heart and Gut technique by James Tripp

Power Poses video by Amy Cuddy

Nilofer Merchant on sitting, walking meetings etc

Move It!
07:40

How to use the Stress-Less System to tackle toxins.

Further reading:

Use Your Brain To Change Your Age by Daniel Amen

Tackling Toxins and Sleeping Soundly
05:56

Why out-thinking anxiety doesn't often work and what you can do instead

Further reading:

The Relationship Handbook by George Pransky

Quantum Psychology by Robert Anton Wilson

Out-Thinking Anxiety
08:51

Detailed guidelines for organising your Sprint

To book a personal stress-less session with Judy Rees over skype, go to http://bit.ly/talktojudy

To get weekly reminders about this course for the next four weeks, sign up at http://bit.ly/sprintjogger

How To Plan Your Stress-Less Sprint
05:01

Getting Unplugged
3 questions
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28 Days Later
1 Lecture 05:26
Reviewing Your Results
05:26
About the Instructor
Judy Rees
4.7 Average rating
107 Reviews
1,976 Students
5 Courses
Virtual Collaborationist

I work with teams and their leaders to help them understand each other better so that they collaborate more effectively, even if they work apart and rarely (or never) actually meet face to face.

I've also been called an X-Ray Listener and a metaphorician. I'm the co-author of a bestselling book, Clean Language: Revealing Metaphors and Opening Minds.

Clean Language and metaphor are particularly effective tools for exploring complex systems - and virtual teams are nearly always complex systems.

About me

I’ve been working remotely – and managing virtual teams – since well before it was fashionable.

I started out as a local news reporter, and became an editor. Newsgathering has been a virtual business for hundreds of years: when I started out we still typed stories on paper and sent them to the printers’ in an envelope. I learned the basics of managing a virtual team the hard way, by trial and error under deadline pressure.

Ten years ago, I went freelance. I delved much deeper into the subject, to find out what really worked, and put it into practice in as a trainer, facilitator and coach.

I hold a Masters in Media Technology Administration and I'm a Fellow of the RSA.

Specialities: virtual team building, virtual facilitation, remote collaboration, virtual leadership, self-organisation, effective conference calls, virtual team training, Clean Language, complex systems, reinventing work