Stress isn’t the enemy. It is our perceptions of stress that amp our anxiety and use up all our steam. Events happen every day. How we interpret those events can set the stage for how we feel and how we react to others. Reducing stress is as easy as understanding what stress is, understanding what stress is to you, and using that knowledge to restructure your thoughts. Turn stress into a stepping stone, not a stumbling block!

CEUs/ILUs: 1.6
Length (in hours): 16
Price in USD $145.00
Price in CAD $195.00

One Month Course


Unit 1

Defining the stress monster

  • How we *you* appraise stress
  • How social settings define stress for you
  • Knowing who is in control

Unit 2

How our views or beliefs help or hinder our stress

  • Irrational beliefs about stress
  • Gaining control
  • Knowing what you can handle

Unit 3

Positive Psychology

  • Gratitude
  • Optimism, even if you are not an optimist
  • Flow and setting your groove
  • Mindfulness and being in the present
  • Pleasure and why you need it

Unit 4

Ways to reduce stress

  • Getting it together with time management
  • Calling out the troops, your friends
  • Relaxing and mindful meditation
  • Laughter and praising yourself

Hear from our past students

This class has been a blessing to me.
- Irma Perez, Grayslake, IL