Managing Stress: The Power of Mindset

Nicole Weekes – Pomona College

In this course, we will discuss the science of both stress and stress management. Professor Nicole Weekes will explain the basics of the stress response, and distinguish between the different types of stressors – the events that cause dis-ease – and the perception of dis-ease. We will also talk about the role of the brain in stress, stress management techniques, and coping strategies. We will conclude with mindfulness training and even try a couple of helpful mindfulness exercises.

You will leave this course with a better understanding of how stress is represented in the mind and in the brain, how stress affects both psychological and physical health, and the best practices for managing stress for a healthier life.