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Stress Management for Real Life Audio Course with Julie Peters

Stress is a common problem for everyone, and it’s estimated to cause 99% of our illnesses. We can’t eradicate stress from our lives, however, nor should we: we can’t grow, learn, or change without some form of stress in our lives. The key isn’t getting rid of it, it’s learning how to manage it so stress can be a friend and not an enemy.

In each lesson of this course, you will learn a practical tool or skill that you can immediately apply to your day-to-day life to create a calmer, more resilient pattern for when stress arises. We’ll talk about mindfulness, the functions of the nervous system, and how to manage emotions like shame, anger, and joy, which can each create their own forms of stress. We’ll even talk about how we can use food mindfully to improve our digestion. Each lesson also comes with a short guided meditation that will help you learn to use the skill. The meditations are yours forever to return to whenever you need them.

Investment: $69+tax

When you register, you will be added to a Dropbox folder (within 24 hours) where you can download the audio files and play on your device at your own pace.

Julie Peters, MA, E-RYT 500, YACEP is a writer and yoga teacher who has been practising yoga for over 20 years. She runs Ocean and Crow Yoga studio with her mom, Jane. She is a staff writer for Spirituality and Health Magazine, and is the author of two books: Secrets of the Eternal Moon Phase Goddesses: Meditations on Desire, Relationships, and the Art of Being Broken, and the award-winning Want: 8 Steps to Recovering Desire, Passion, and Pleasure After Sexual Assault. She has struggled with anorexia, generalized anxiety disorder, and trauma in her life so, you know, she really needed the yoga. In combination with counseling, mindfulness skills, yoga, and other practices, Julie has learned a lot about how to regulate her own nervous system and live a calm and happy life. She is thrilled to share what she’s learned with you.

When you sign up, you’ll receive:

  • Six audio lectures you can listen to at your own pace

  • Six separate guided meditations you can do as often as you wish

  • Weekly homework to integrate new stress management skills

  • Written PDF material for reference for each lesson

When you sign up, you’ll learn:

  • What stress is and how it works in the body

  • The difference between positive stress and toxic stress

  • Practical skills for detoxifying the stress in our lives

  • Daily practices you can do so that you can train your nervous system to operate at a calmer, healthier day-to-day level

  • How to work with emotions like anger and sadness to improve your connection with others rather than feeling isolated

  • An introduction to the skills of cognitive behavioral therapy, which has been shown to greatly improve outcomes for people with depression and anxiety

  • How to work with food less as a stress coping mechanism and more as a relationship practice, which can help with digestion, weight maintenance. This may be especially helpful for anyone who has a history of disordered eating.

  • Practices for joy and sweetness so that you can not only stress less but actually enjoy life more.

This course is for:
  • Anyone who feels stress sometimes overwhelms them.

  • Anyone who wants to stop using coping mechanisms that have negative consequences and find healthier, more sustainable coping skills.

  • People who sometimes find themselves going numb due to the stresses of life.

  • People who want more richness in their relationships and a more loving connection to their body.

  • Anyone with a difficult relationship with food.

  • People who find they get sick all the time without any underlying medical reason--a weak immune system may be due to a lack of appropriate rest.

  • People who are exhausted.

  • People with anxiety, depression, trauma, eating disorders, or other mood disorders who would like to complement the work of their medical and health professionals.

  • Anyone who would like healthy, practical, useful skills for managing the stresses of their lives.

  • People who would like to live their lives more fully, with more joy and less anxiety.

  • People who are ready and willing to make a change in their stress habits in exchange for a fuller, brighter life.

Pass details

  • 1 visit
  • Unused visits expire after 1 week