Mind-Body Approaches to Managing Stress
You will learn about several ways that voluntary control of the body (muscles, heart, lungs, etc.) can help manage psychological stress and some psychiatric and medical diseases, which have direct application for everyone, from athletes to artists. The seminar will include personal training and research readings on such topics as progressive muscle relaxation, self-hypnosis, and biofeedback, and include experiential learning. You will learn to relax your muscles, to control your heart rate and skin temperature, and observe the effects on your emotions, sleep patterns, and tolerance for stress.