This is a series of 8 PowerPoint video presentations with audio. The eight videos will offer education to help you understand the mental and physical effects of stress and will provide you with skills that will minimize the effect of stress on your health. These videos are intended for healthy individuals who will benefit from increased stress-coping skills and also for individuals with diseases where stress coping can promote an enhanced sense of well being and possibly influence the course of disease.

Examples of diseases that may benefit from enhanced stress coping skills include hypertension, depression, asthma, arthritis, cancer, atherosclerotic heart disease, chronic pain, sleep disturbances, psoriasis, chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple sclerosis, lupus, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, and inflammatory bowel disease.

The 8 PowerPoint Videos are:
SECTION 1– Overview of stress and how stress alters health
SECTION 2– Motivation
SECTION 3– The effect of stress on the mind
SECTION 4– The effect of stress on the body
SECTION 5– Behaviors that reduce the effect of stress on health
SECTION 6– Techniques that are useful to reduce the effect of acute stress on health
SECTION 7– Techniques that are useful to reduce the effect of chronic stress on health
SECTION 8– Guidelines for a long and healthy life