Events, people, and circumstances fill our normal daily lives—along with a certain amount of stress. Stress is at epidemic levels in the world today. Currently, as many as 90 percent of all visits to health-care providers in the United States are considered to be stress-related. Stress affects every aspect of the body, mind, and spirit, resulting in a wide range of symptoms from headaches or stomach ailments to heart disease or death.
Understand strategies and therapies used to reduce and manage stress. The outcome of this certificate is to describe the physiological, social, and psychological aspects of stress. Examine the relationship between stress and health, nutrition, and physical activity. Identify causes and health effects of workplace stress. Explore ways to reduce and manage stress.
Accreditation: ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
- Lesson 1 - Physiology of Stress
As many as 90% of all visits to health-care providers in the United States are considered to be stress-related. Stress affects every aspect of the body, mind, and spirit, resulting in a wide range of symptoms from headaches or stomach ailments to heart disease or death.
- Lesson 2 - Social Context of Stress
A strong social support network is important during difficult times. A social support network consists of friends, family, and peers. Developing and maintaining supportive relationships provides feelings of belonging, self-worth, and security.
- Lesson 3 - Psychology of Stress
Events, people, and circumstances fill our normal daily lives along with a certain amount of stress. Some of us experience psychological effects from this stress, while others seem to be unaffected or even thrive when challenged. Why do we react differently to stressors?
- Lesson 4 - The Effects of Stress on Health
Stress can dramatically affect the body and the mind to the detriment of physical and psychological health. Both acute and chronic stress, the timing and duration of stress, gender, and genetics play a role in the complex relationship between stress and health.
- Lesson 5 - Stress and Nutrition
When individuals are stressed, they are not able to utilize the nutrients they eat as effectively as when they are relaxed. Nutrition, stress, and the immune system are closely related.
- Lesson 6 - Stress and Physical Activity
Physical activity is essential in a program for stress management and overall health. Activities includes walking, running, swimming, cycling, skiing, dancing, gardening, yoga, Qigong, Tai Chi Chuan, weight lifting, and stretching. These activities provide an integrative, holistic, healthy way to connect mind, body, and spirit, which improve physical, mental, and emotional health.
- Lesson 7 - Workplace Stress
For most Americans, the workplace is ever changing and a major source of daily stress. As a result, the economic and personal health effects of workplace stress are at epidemic levels.
- Lesson 8 - Journaling: Healthy Living Through Self-Discovery
Writing is used to document personal and historical events, describe emotions and feelings, reduce stress, and explore creativity. Journaling allows individuals to develop a deeply personal relationship with themselves.
- Lesson 9 - Stress Reduction Techniques and Therapies
There are many ways to manage and reduce stress by using stress-relieving techniques and therapies. Exploring and experimenting with these techniques can provide you with many powerful tools to help you re-examine the way you respond to stress and empower you to more effectively manage the stress you have.
Upon registering, you have six (6) weeks to complete the program.
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Course Hours: 14 Hours
This workshop is offered through our continuing education online partner.