Master the basic understanding of the physiological mechanisms responsible for the fight-or-flight response and subsequent manifestations of various symptoms of target organ dysfunctions. Be able to apply this understanding to stress management and disease prevention.
Mind, Body, and Spirit
Understand and discuss the holistic nature (mind-body-spirit) of stress management and comprehend the mind-body connection of the stress and disease process.
Recognizing Potential Stressors
Be able to recognize potential stressors and develop strategies to prevent (or reduce the magnitude of) these stressors from eliciting a stress response.
Be able to develop strategies to reduce daily stressors.
Understand the principles behind the various relaxation techniques and be able to apply these techniques to managing stress.