2-hour On-Demand: Relaxation Techniques for Health


Price: $30 (or Free with Membership)

Course Description:

  • Stress is a physical and emotional reaction that people experience as they encounter changes in life. Long term stress may contribute to digestive disorders, headaches, sleep disorders, and other symptoms. Stress may worsen asthma and has been linked to depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses. Relaxation techniques help to reduce the effects of stress. Some examples of relaxation response techniques are autogenic training, biofeedback, deep breathing, guided imagery, progressive relaxation, and self-hypnosis.
  • Pharmacist information: ACPE UAN: 0826-9999-14-050-H01-P, IRD: 9-30-14, ERD: 9-30-17. Knowledge based activity.

Course Objectives :

  • Define the stress response and distinguish between the body’s physiological response of “good” (eustress) stress and “bad” (chronic) stress.
  • Discuss how the different relaxation techniques counter the physiological effects of stress.
  • Review the different relaxation techniques used in medicine to improve an individual's health outcome.
  • Describe the physiological response to exercise and how the exercise response may promote relaxations

Contact Hours: 2

Who Should Take this Course:

  • Target Audience: Pharmacists, Dietitians, and Physical and Occupational Therapy professionals.
  • Credit Hours Awarded for: Nursing professionals and other medical professionals.

Certificate Requirements:

  • Completion of course materials.
  • Completion of course post-test (70%) and course evaluation.

Faculty: Heather Brady, PhD, RD, LD

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