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Stress and the Relaxation Response: The Fundamentals of Mind Body Medicine (October 2020)

Event Date(s): Oct 5, 2020 - 01:00am to Nov 14, 2020 - 12:59am

This interactive course is led by health experts from the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine, including mind body medicine pioneer Dr. Herbert Benson. The course provides an evidence-based overview of the basic principles of mind-body medicine. It provides the foundation you need to help your patients understand the science of how stress impacts health. Research shows that stress is a contributing factor in many common conditions and diseases. Obesity, diabetes, hypertension, pain, mood disorders and more. This course gives you a deeper understanding of how mind-body therapies decrease stress and enhance well-being. It strengthens your knowledge and skills for recognizing early warning signs and weighing the relative risks of various conditions. Ultimately, this course lets you help your patients alleviate stress and either prevent or relieve medical conditions. That makes this course ideal for clinicians across practice settings in mental health, primary care, social work, psychology and more. The course includes an array of resources, videos and other materials to guide you through your learning experience. All content and assignments can be completed whenever your schedule allows. Weekly call-in times allow faculty to hear and respond to your questions directly, and an interactive discussion board lets you post your own questions and interact with peers from across the United States and around the world. Plus, the course is accessible via desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet. Course materials are available beginning October 5, 2020 and all course work must be completed by November 13, 2020.

Available Credits: 14.00 ama 14.00 ancc 14.00 nasw 14.00 participation 14.00 pce Register For This Course

Course Details

 

This interactive course is led by health experts from the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine, including mind body medicine pioneer Dr. Herbert Benson.

The course provides an evidence-based overview of the basic principles of mind-body medicine. It provides the foundation you need to help your patients understand the science of how stress impacts health.

Research shows that stress is a contributing factor in many common conditions and diseases. Obesity, diabetes, hypertension, pain, mood disorders and more. This course gives you a deeper understanding of how mind-body therapies decrease stress and enhance well-being. It strengthens your knowledge and skills for recognizing early warning signs and weighing the relative risks of various conditions.

Ultimately, this course lets you help your patients alleviate stress and either prevent or relieve medical conditions. That makes this course ideal for clinicians across practice settings in mental health, primary care, social work, psychology and more.

The course includes an array of resources, videos and other materials to guide you through your learning experience. All content and assignments can be completed whenever your schedule allows. Weekly call-in times allow faculty to hear and respond to your questions directly, and an interactive discussion board lets you post your own questions and interact with peers from across the United States and around the world. Plus, the course is accessible via desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet.

Course materials are available beginning October 5, 2020 and all course work must be completed by November 13, 2020.

Pricing

Physicians and Doctoral-level Professionals: $395.00
Other Professionals: $295.00

Cancellation Policy

Refunds will be issued for cancellation requests made during the first week of the course, but an administrative fee of $25.00 will be deducted from your refund.  Cancellation requests made during the second week will receive a credit toward a future offering of the same course.  No refunds or credits will be granted after October 16, 2020.

Q&A Schedule

Week Start Date

Date

Time

Faculty

Week 1: 10/05/2020

 10/09/20

3 PM

John W. Denninger, MD, PhD

Week 2: 10/12/2020

 10/16/20

3 PM

John W. Denninger, MD, PhD

Week 3: 10/19/2020

 10/20/20

10 AM

John W. Denninger, MD, PhD

Week 4: 10/26/2020

 10/30/20

3 PM

John W. Denninger, MD, PhD

Course Summary

Available Credits:14.00 ama 14.00 ancc 14.00 nasw 14.00 participation 14.00 pce
Course Topic:Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Course Format:Online CBT Course
Target Audience:

This program is intended for:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Primary care physicians
  • Family practice physicians
  • Psychologists
  • Nursing professionals
  • Mental health counselors
  • Social workers
Event Starts: Oct 5, 2020 - 01:00am
Event Ends: Nov 14, 2020 - 12:59am
Cost: $395.00

Learning Objectives

By the end of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Define allostasis and allostatic load.
  • Describe four perturbations within the stress system that lead to allostatic load.
  • Recognize that allostasis and allostatic load cause and/or contribute to the pathogenesis of many common diseases and symptomatology.
  • Identify concepts of allostasis and allostatic load in clinical practice to improve patient assessment and treatment.
  • Identify the key components of human resiliency and how to enhance them.
  • Identify three landmark studies of the relaxation response.
  • Define neuroplasticity and its significance to health and wellbeing.
  • Describe four neural mechanisms associated with the meditation techniques that elicit the relaxation response.
  • List four potential epigenetic mechanisms whereby elicitation of the relaxation response regulates gene expression.
  • Illustrate the potential influence of the RR on the individual, healthcare, and society.