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    Personal Stress Reduction

    If your current methods of coping with stress isn’t contributing to your greater emotional and physical health, it’s time to find healthier ones. Managing your stress begins with identifying the stress sources in your life. Although it isn't as easy as it sounds, our Personal Stress Reduction course will help you find these sources and take charge of your thoughts, emotions and the way you deal with problems. Included in our course discovering what stress is, how to relax and connect with your mind and body, and how to change your perspective and handle your life better.

    Program Name

    Personal Stress Reduction

    Program Code

    PD-PSR01

    Website Short Description

    If your current methods of coping with stress isn’t contributing to your greater emotional and physical health, it’s time to find healthier ones. Managing your stress begins with identifying the stress sources in your life. Although it isn't as easy as it sounds, our Personal Stress Reduction course will help you find these sources and take charge of your thoughts, emotions and the way you deal with problems. Included in our course discovering what stress is, how to relax and connect with your mind and body, and how to change your perspective and handle your life better.

    Duration

    1 month

    Hours

    24

    Language

    English

    Outline

    Personal Stress Reduction Module 1
    What is Stress?

    No one can avoid all of the things that contribute to stress, but you can learn new approaches to balance the effects. In module one, we will examine the potential causes of stress, types of stress, and what affects stress can have on a person. Also included in this module is children and stress.

    Causes of Stress
    Types of Stress
    Effects of Stress
    Mindfulness
    Children and Stress
    Personal Stress Reduction Module 2
    The Mind/Body/Spirit Connection

    Relaxation techniques and regular exercise stimulate serotonin production and quell stress and anxiety in much the same was as antidepressants. In module two, we will look at how the basics of stress management and how to achieve and maintain good health.

    Exercise
    Yoga and Tai chi
    Qigong
    Sleep and Nutrition
    Herbology
    Personal Stress Reduction Module 3
    Relaxation Techniques and Body Work

    There are many ways to slow down and enjoy the proven mind/body/spirit benefits of mindful relaxation. Because of the human need to connect, it’s very beneficial to be touched and massaged. In module three, we will examine the relaxation response and techniques that work for every individual.

    The Relaxation Response
    Guided Imagery and Affirmations
    Color and Light Therapy
    Massage Therapies
    Energy Therapies
    Personal Stress Reduction Module 4
    Diversion and Changing Perspective

    Do you like to take vacations? Go to the spa? Do you have relaxing hobbies? Module four will look at types of diversions individuals need to relax and relieve their mind and body from everyday stress. Also included in module four is how your perspective changes as your body and mind relaxes.

    Spas and Home Sanctuary
    Hobbies
    Social Support
    Ritual and Humor
    Anger Management

    Audience

    There are no specific prerequisites for this class. It is designed for anyone desiring to enhance their skills or learn the topics covered in the class.

    Instructor Description

    This class is an independent-study course. Students will have all the resources needed to successfully complete the course within the online material. A student helpdesk is available for technical support during the course enrollment.

    Required Materials

    Internet Access:
    Broadband or high-speed internet access is required. Broadband includes DSL, cable, and wireless connections.

    Hardware:
    1 GB RAM minimum recommended

    PC/Windows:
    Windows XP, Vista or 7

    Mac computers:
    Mac OS X 10 or higher
    MUST have Microsoft Window Operating Systems over Bootcamp (Bootcamp is a free download from Apple's website)

    Software:
    Google Chrome is the best browser for this course
    Cookies MUST be enabled
    Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
    Kindle Reader App is needed for many courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded onto your computer.)
    Adobe PDF Reader
    Adobe Flash Player
    Adobe Acrobat Reader, Apple Quicktime, Windows Media Player, &/or Real Player
    PowerPoint Viewer (Use this if you don't have PowerPoint)

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