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Neurobiology of Stress Management

Introduction

The way each person perceives and reacts to traumatic experiences and stress is very complex and dependent on a range of variables and an individual’s unique qualities. It is important for providers to recognize both what is occurring in the brain and body under duress and the efforts that can help counteract those impacts.

The body’s reaction to stress is mediated in large part by the limbic system, the emotional center that makes the complex connections between the sensory system, the nervous system, hormones and major organs (McEwen, 2006; Perry, 2005). With positive or even tolerable levels of stress, neurotransmitters work within all areas of the brain, sending the proper signals to allow us to think, act, feel and form new memories (Perry, 2013).

When a person is exposed to a threat or danger, even if it is just a perceived danger, the body naturally responds by releasing stress hormones such as cortisol, dopamine and norepinephrine (or adrenaline), which send signals throughout the entire system. These hormones, when not excessively activated, cue the body to respond appropriately and protectively, helping the individual survive challenging or traumatic situations.

However, chronically or permanently elevated adrenaline and cortisol levels are detrimental to an individual’s well-being and healthy development. Too much cortisol has a negative impact on the proper functioning of the limbic system, the prefrontal cortex, and the body’s immune system, which over the long term can lead to severe and sometimes lasting damage throughout all of these systems (AAP, 2012; Perry, 2013).

Why ‘Neurobiology of Stress Management’?

Extensive research by neuroscientist Dr. Bruce McEwen, concerning the effects of stress on the body and brain has demonstrated the impairing effects of too much stress in terms of dysregulation and physical well-being. McEwen refers to this phenomenon as “chronic wear and tear” on the cardiovascular and other systems. According to research on excessive stress, severe stress or abuse can result in the development of a smaller brain. “Even less extreme exposure to toxic stress can change the stress system so that it responds at lower thresholds to events that might not be stressful to others, thereby increasing the risk of stress-related physical and mental illness.” (National Scientific Council on the Developing Child, 2005.)

Prolonged exposure to physiological or psychological stress results in over-use or over-activation of the brain’s stress response and mediation systems. The extent to which stressful events have lasting adverse effects is determined by an individual’s past experiences, genetic traits, and his or her capacity to adapt to challenges.

Understanding the neurobiology is fundamental to understanding management of stress. There are small actions which come out of mere awareness of neuro-bio-chemical interactions and positively contribute to life expectancy and quality.

Endorphin Course – Neurobiolgy of Stress Management

This is a professional certification for the people who want to work in the area of stress management. It is a part of the larger specialization – “Stress Management Coach Certification”. The course has the following objectives –

Objectives

  1. The concept of stress from biological perspective
  2. Types of stress
  3. Emotional Energy
  4. The traditional concepts
  5. What is stress management coaching?
  6. Brain Mechanisms
  7. Neurological Response to stress
  8. The Stress Chemistry
  9. Stress related health problems
  10. Stress related behaviour problems
  11. Stress related cognitive problems
  12. Management and controlling techniques
  13. Select Alternative Medicine Approaches
  14. Reiki for Stress

Duration

30 days.

Format

Blended learning with components – 1) Workshop 2) Guided Theory 3) Assignment 4) Practical.

Fees

Rs 12000 + GST

Program Schedule

Start Date: 17th and 18th Nov.
Certification: 30 November

Ideal for

Doctors, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Therapists, Life Coaches, Mentors, Trainers, L & D Professionals, H.R. Professionals etc.


Know Our Trainer

Ashish Khandekar
Ashish Khandekar
( Neurobiology of Stress )

Ashish has been a student of Brain Science for last 10 years equipped with latest advancements in the frontiers of Brain Research. He has contributed to the field of understanding of Brain Potential through his research papers on National Seminars and International Forums. Some of his research papers are in the public domain and can be accessed on the internet. He has trained about 200 individuals which include Indian and Non-Indian student fraternity.  Read more..

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