The Vicious Cycle of Stress
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The Vicious Cycle of Stress

Learn how manage your stress naturally to live a happier, healthier life.
5.0 (2 ratings)
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Created by Sean Paradise
Last updated 12/2016
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  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 9 Articles
  • 17 Supplemental Resources
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  • Certificate of Completion

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What Will I Learn?
  • How to identify personal stress triggers.
  • How to neutralize or burn off stress naturally.
  • How to create personalized positive affirmations.
  • Understand what your paradigm is and how it works
  • Learn about stress hormones and how it affects you positively or negatively.
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  • Students should take notes of what is most important to them personally.
  • Students will be able to review any section of the course as many times as they like.

About this course:

Stress Management is all about understanding how stress works so you can control it.  This course is intended for those who struggle with chronic stress conditions like anxiety, PTSD and depression.  

Terminology used:

You'll be learning some new words and industry jargon, but most of the language used is simple and easy to understand.

Materials needed:

Note taking materials like paper and pen or a tablet.  

Length of course:

Several hours of video and audio.  

How this course is structured:

A step by step course in a logical order

Why take this course:

You'll want to take this course to ease your stress levels naturally to live a happier, healthier life.

Who is the target audience?
  • People who struggle with chronic stress conditions like Anxiety, PTSD and Depression.
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Curriculum For This Course
28 Lectures
What you'll learn in this course
3 Lectures 17:28

This course is designed to help people who struggle with chronic stress conditions like anxiety, PTSD and depression.  You will learn what "stress" is, how it works in your body, how to burn off or neutralize your stress and how to handle future stressors better so that it doesn't control your life.

Preview 04:34

In this video I talk about my personal experiences with stress and depression, my credentials, experience and a few of the things you'll be learning about in this course.  

  • The words you use affect your mood.
  • Depression is a result of long term stress.
  • How your feelings are linked with the endocrine system.
  • PTSD, cortisol and adrenaline.
  • What "triggers" are.
  • The problem with suicide.
  • Going neutral and focusing on long term life goals
Preview 11:00

This is a disclaimer about what's not in this course.

  • The info in this course should not be considered "medical advice".
  • Consult your doctor before changing your diet, supplements or exercise routine.
  • There are no warranties expressed or implied in this course.
  • This is not an alternative to medical advice from your doctor or health care provider.
  • When to seek medical attention.
  • When to ask for help.
  • Talking about it helps.

Course Overview
1 Lecture 09:04

An overview of the 5 main parts to the stress cycle

  1. Your Overall Personal Health
  2. The "Meme-Paradigm Complex"
  3. Events and Triggers
  4. Response or Reactions
  5. Consequences
The 5 Parts to the Cycle of Stress
Part 1: Personal Health
2 Lectures 07:18

In this video you'll learn what "stress" really is and some of the positive and negative effects it has on your brain and body.

Personal Health

The Vicious Cycle of Stress Diagram

The Vicious Cycle of Stress Diagram
Part 2: Meme Paradigm Complex
1 Lecture 10:25

Memes are thought programs and collectively they make up your overall paradigm, "the filter through which you view the world."

The Meme Paradigm Complex
Part 3: Events & Triggers
4 Lectures 07:51

An "Event" is a stressful episode and "Triggers" are anything that sets off a stress response relate to the original stress event, even if it happened years in the past.

Events & Triggers

The Timeline Worksheet helps you put the past stressful events into perspective, learn to make new positive life goals and list the foreseeable challenges associated with them.

Timeline Worksheet

The Stress Event Log integrates the Timeline Worksheet and further breaks down the stressful episode, triggers, response or reaction and the consequences of your actions so you can learn from the experience and make new positive goals to work towards.

Stress Event Log Worksheet

Stress Event Log Example

Stress Event Log Example
Part 4: Response or Reaction
3 Lectures 16:59

Learn the difference between responding thoughtfully with a long term solution verses instantly reacting emotionally.

Response or Reaction

This video goes more in depth into how to identify your negative looping thoughts that release stress hormones.  

Looping Thoughts

This is a downloadable "Looping Thoughts Worksheet" with an example sheet that's already filled out. 

Looping Thoughts Worksheet
Part 5: Consequences
1 Lecture 12:30

Consequences can be good or bad, either way it's important to understand the outcome of your actions so you can learn from them.

How to neutralize stress
3 Lectures 43:01

This video is about how exercise helps to burn off stress.


Learn how certain supplements help to neutralize stress in your body.

Nutritional Supplements

This video is about how meditation helps to neutralize stress and how to calm and focus your mind.

Personal Growth Strategies
9 Lectures 49:02

"Self Actualization" is part of the field of positive psychology and "Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs".

Self Actualization

Self Actualization Checklist download

Self Actualization Checklist

Understanding how high or low your self-esteem is vital when facing stressful situations.

Self Esteem

  • Self Esteem Worksheet blank form
  • Self Esteem Worksheet example
Self Esteem Worksheet

Sometimes you're not sure about what you want to achieve in your life and if you ever want to reach your destination, have to know where you're going.  This video is about gaining perspective on what you do want in live verses what you don't want, so that you can better create new positive affirmations based on your true life goals and desires.

Perspectives Grid

  • Blank Perspectives Grid Worksheet Download 
  • Perspectives Grid Worksheet Download Example
Perspectives Grid Worksheet

Using and creating your personalized Positive Affirmations is one of the key ways to reprogram your paradigm with new positive memes based on what you really want out of life.

Positive Affirmations

Positive Affirmation Guide Worksheets & Examples.

Positive Affirmations Worksheets

Having good, positive, supportive roll models and mentors is important to making lasting change in your life.  And learning to "model" yourself after those who inspire and motivate you helps accelerate your progress in achieving your life goals.

Mentors & Roll Models
Course Completion
1 Lecture 03:41

Congratulations!  You've reached the end of the course.  Now that you're done, take the time to think about what you liked most about the course, re-visit certain areas that are challenging and post a comment on what was most important to you.

Course Completion
About the Instructor
Sean Paradise
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184 Students
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Personal Growth Expert / Teacher / Instructor

Welcome, my name is Sean Michael Paradise and I'm a personal growth expert certified in Yoga, Meditation, NLP and Hypnosis.  I first started studying the field of positive psychology and self improvement back in the year 2000 because of my own struggle with chronic stress, anxiety, ptsd and depression; and what I've learned over the years from my personal experiences has greatly improved my life.  Now, it's time for me to share my knowledge and skills with others who struggle with chronic stress so they can make improvements in their own lives too.

Sean Michael Paradise is certified in Yoga, Meditation, Neuro-Linguistic Programing (NLP) Hypnosis, Reiki, Timeline Therapy, Trauma Release Therapy and Total Body Resistance Training (TRX).