There is a pressing need for competent Christian stress management coaches today. The pace of people’s professional and family lives continues to escalate, leading to an ever increasing level of stress. This stress has a profound effect on the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual states of men and women every day. This course provides the student with a comprehensive understanding of stress, its effects on individuals, best practices in managing it in their own lives, and how to coach others to manage their own stress.
MLCS 101: Introduction to Stress Management Coaching
There is a pressing need for competent Christian stress management coaches today. Dwight Bain, Dr. Eric Scalise, and Jennifer Cisney introduce this growing segment of Life Coaching and take a closer look at the various opportunities that are available. The importance of balanced living and the need for accountability is also emphasized.
MLCS 102: Using the Stress Test to Measure and Manage Pressure Points
Good stress management coaching begins with completing a thorough assessment. Dr. Tom Whiteman describes the use of an effective measurement tool to create a Stress Quotient. Related factors, the concept of optimal stress, and individualized stress prevention plans are also covered.
MLCS 103: Life on the Edge: Tension and Toxic Living
The effects of stress on the body can be profound and even destructive. In looking at the lives of the Apostles, stress expert, Dr. Archibald Hart, helps coaches understand the dynamics of stress and their consequences, especially upon the major bodily systems. Managing stress and adrenaline levels are also emphasized.
MLCS 104: Stress and Anxiety
Common anxiety and depressive disorders can also be tracked through a person’s brain functioning. National medical expert, Dr. Daniel Amen, show how Brain SPECT Imaging can be used to better understand certain phobias, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and PTSD. Automatic Negative Thoughts (ANTs) are also discussed.
MLCS 105: Pressing Through: Managing Chronic Stress and Illness
Chronic stress will eventually impact and weaken a person’s immune system. Through sharing her own story, Dr. Beth Brokaw helps coaches understand the differences between eustress and distress, as well as strategies for change and recovery.
MLCS 106: The Overload Syndrome: Addicted to Adrenaline
God designed the human body with certain limitations. And renewing them on a daily basis is important for optimal functioning. Dr. Archibald Hart provides a theological perspective and discusses different types of sleep and anxiety, as well as how they are inter-related.
MLCS 107: The Hurried Woman Syndrome
Excessive stress can lead to greater risk for illness and disease. Dr. Catherine Weber and a panel of experts dialogue about the differences between men and women, issues such as workaholism, and the emotional, mental, physical and spiritual consequences to not setting boundaries.
MLCS 108: Thrilled to Death: the Loss of Pleasure
Man was created to receive and enjoy pleasure, but living in a fallen world and oversaturated culture has distorted God’s original design. Dr. Archibald Hart teaches on the role of pleasure and its opposite function, Ahedonia. The difference between pleasure and happiness, as well as the impact on brain chemistry is also covered.
MLCS 109: Coaching the Whole Person: Moving from Stress to Strength
A whole person perspective is essential for effective stress management coaching. Dwight Bain offers ways to increase one’s awareness of stress symptoms, including the physical and spiritual effects. The Life Success Scale along with practical tips and strategies are provided.
MLCS 110: Emotional Survival: Building Stress and Resilience
Understanding one’s personal stress barometer is an important skill for people to effectively monitor and manage stress levels. Dr. Catherine Weber and Jennifer Cisney share how to increase awareness in this area, including how stress can alter lifestyle and ways to foster positive lifestyle change.
MLCS 111: Compassion Fatigue: Managing the High Cost of Care
In this lesson, Dr. Eric Scalise will discuss the importance of self-care and give resources and clear guidance regarding self-assessment. The world today is one full of stress and trauma, and those in the ministry or helping profession need to become educated on the topic of compassion fatigue. Dr. Scalise will discuss how caregivers can take care of themselves, develop a personal stress prevention care plan and survive coaching stress.
MLCS 112: The Rest Principle: Spiritual Peace in a Chaotic World
The principle of rest is often overlooked and disregarded by many in today’s fast-paced, instant-everything world. Dr. Siang-Yang Tan provides an overview of four different dimensions of rest (physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual). The practice of spiritual breathing, incorporating the spiritual disciplines, and maintaining a consistent Sabbath rest are also discussed.