Integrative Stress Management

Course Description

Examination of an integrative approach to stress, types of stressors, physiology of stress, stress and disease and theoretical models of disease. Stress emotions of anger and fear, journaling, expressive art therapy, humor therapy will be explored. Discussion of diaphragmatic breathing, meditation, hatha yoga, imagery, visualization and music therapy. Massage therapy, Tai Chi, and progressive muscular relation will be explored.

Learning Outcomes

  • Examine the nature of stress as an integrative approach to balance the mind, body, and spirit.
  • Describe the physiology of stress and the three physiological systems.
  • Analyze the association between stress and disease.
  • Examine the stress emotions of anger and fear.
  • Describe the benefits of journal writing and expressive art therapy as a tool for managing stress.
  • Differentiate the types of humor therapy and the physiological benefits of humor and laughter.
  • Discuss diaphragmatic breathing, types of meditation, and the effects of meditation on the mind and body.
  • Explore the physiological and psychological benefits of hatha yoga.
  • Compare and contrast imagery and visualization.
  • Examine music therapy as a systematic approach to address the physical, emotional, mental, cognitive, and social needs of individuals.
  • Compare and contrast the physiological and psychological benefits of massage and Tai Chi.
  • Examine the physiological benefits of progressive muscular relaxation.

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