I am looking forward to using all the stress relief methods in this course to help me increase resilience to work-related stress. I believe it will help me have a more positive attitude especially when the pressure and stress levels are high and improve the quality of my nursing care."
I have acquired more knowledge of the physical components of stress and will apply it in the coaching of my clients in their quest to manage their stress better."
Just having a better understanding of how stress can influence all parts of a person's life will help me to have better interactions with fellow employees and students that I work with."
As a volunteer in a Senior Assisted Community, the course content will provide me with additional tools to use in handling interpersonal verbal attacks amongst the clients."
I know that I need to make changes in my life to reduce stress. The course further brought home the connection between stress and disease, both physical and mental. This course gave me new insights into different avenues to explore and in some cases continue to explore. It is interesting to note that it was this course that helped me make the connection to some of the things I do directly to a form of stress management technique. Who knew? More specifically, I want to explore journaling. I've been doing additional reading on 'morning pages'. I also want to explore the connection between my learning style (writing notes to solidify concepts) with that of writing to release the stress."
I took this course mainly for myself. Not for the care of a patient or for a profession. I personally wanted to have a more detailed knowledge of how stress and the body function together. Everyone knows too much stress is bad for a person inside and out, but I was looking for a more detailed knowledge of it and I got it. I also wanted to know ways to remove stress from my own person and I found that as well. There was quite a bit I didn't know about stress and the effects it has but now I do. Me personally, I will (and have already) be slowing down and enjoying life. Not worry about things I can’t change at the moment. I will also be picking up my journal and writing again and doing some of the things such as dancing that I used to do. This made me think about past places in my life where stress was present, it just wasn't physically harming me the way it has recently."
I now have additional techniques to use as a Stress Management Health and Wellness Coach. Great course, and thank you."
It gave me new sources of information on the practice of stress management and I am better able to suggest or use different modalities with my clients."
This was a great course and I really enjoyed taking it. The instructors were knowledgeable and provided a lot of references for future study and information. Thank you for a job well done."
This was an excellent course with current information. Thank you."
Course Code: 0sm
There are many types of stress, and each can result in many different physiological effects on the body. This lesson will provide you with and overview of the physiology of stress, the body’s responses to stress, and how stress affects the central nervous, endocrine, and immune systems. Then you will be provided with an overview of the social context of stress, describe the impact of social support on health, identify the stressful effects of incivility, discuss how lack of contact with nature affects stress levels, and learn the stressful effects of technology, social networking, and multitasking.
In this lesson you will look at why people react differently to stressors. You will learn what stress is and look at different personality types; discuss stress appraisal, coping, and emotion; identify the elements of emotional intelligence; discover gender differences in exposure to stressors; and identify strategies for reducing psychological stress.
In this lesson you will examine the relationship between stress and health. You will look at the role stress plays in the development of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes drug use, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, irritable bowel syndrome, asthma, sleep disorders, and eating disorders.
In this lesson you will learn the relationship between food and emotions. You will look at such things as: the effects of stress on nutrition and health and examining the elements of nutrition that support a healthy immune system. Then you will learn the types of physical activity, the physiological benefits of physical activity, and how various types of exercise can help manage stress and improve health and well-being.
Look at the extent of workplace stress, learn the difference between job stress and fob burnout, identify the causes of job stress, identify the physiological and health effects of workplace stress, and list ways to reduce job stress. Then you will learn about the healing aspects of journaling to reduce stress and promote health and healing. You will also learn guidelines and tips for successful journal writing.
Finally, learn many ways to manage and reduce stress by using stress-relieving techniques and therapies. These techniques and therapies include self-awareness, cognitive restructuring, sound healing and music therapy, meditation, nature, imagery, biofeedback, art and dance.
Cyndie Koopsen is a nurse who has cared for patients in acute care settings, community clinics, and the home. Her professional nursing career has involved nursing executive leadership and administration, staff development and education, community education and wellness, and holistic care. She has designed, developed, and presented numerous educational programs for audiences covering integrative health, promotion and wellness, and chronic disease management and prevention. She is the co-author of “Spirituality, Health, and Healing and Integrative Health: A Holistic Approach for Health Professionals.”
Caroline Young, M.P.H., has an extensive public health background that includes research experience, workshop presentations, and instruction. She has designed, developed, and instructed numerous integrative health programs for diverse populations, senior populations, and faith communities. Young is the co-author of “Spirituality, Health, and Healing and Integrative Health: A Holistic Approach for Health Professionals.”
There are no prerequisites to take this course.
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
The Certificate in Stress Management consists of a total of nine lessons. You must complete all lessons to receive your certificate.
To complete each lesson, click on the lesson title that you would like to complete. When you are ready to take the final for each lesson, proceed to the Finals section and select the final you wish to take.
You must pass the final exam in all lessons with a score of 80% or higher AND complete the Evaluation Form in order to receive your Certificate of Completion. Finals are graded as Pass or No Pass. Receipt of your certificate indicates successful completion of the course and that you have passed all final exams with a score of 80% or greater. You may retake final exams as many times as necessary within the six week duration of the course at no additional charge.
Expiration Date: 01/10/2020
A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits.
Once a course session starts, two lessons will be released each week for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.
The interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes two weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
The final exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the final exam has been released, you will have two weeks plus 10 days (24 days total) to complete the final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.
You must complete all lessons to receive your certificate. You must pass the final exam in all lessons with a score of 80% or higher AND complete the Evaluation Form in order to receive your Certificate of Completion. Finals are graded as Pass or No Pass. Receipt of your certificate indicates successful completion of the course and that you have passed all final exams with a score of 80% or greater. You may retake final exams as many times as necessary within the duration of the course at no additional charge.
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