3-hour On-Demand: Stress, Pain & Relaxation


Price: $47 (or Free with Membership)

Course Description & Information:

  • 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, pain 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 and reduce pain. Some examples of relaxation response techniques are autogenic training, biofeedback, deep breathing, guided imagery, progressive relaxation, and self-hypnosis. This course is designed to review relaxation techniques and the supporting data linking their role in reducing stress and pain management.
  • Pharmacist information: ACPE UAN: 0826-9999-18-017-H01-P, IRD: 10-23-18, ERD: 10-23-2021. 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.
  • Identify how the different relaxation techniques counter the physiological effects of stress.
  • List relaxation techniques for natural pain relief.
  • Review the different relaxation techniques used in medicine to improve an individual's health outcome.
  • Identify the physiological response to exercise and how the exercise response may promote stress reduction, relaxation and pain reduction.

Course Credit: 3 Contact Hours

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Who Should Take This Course:

  • Pharmacists, Dietitians, Nursing professionals, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy 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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