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Stress is Optional

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  •   01 Know What's Really on Your Plate

  •   03 Guided Visualization of Stress


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About The Class

stop the cycle.

Panic, anxiety, and stress are paralyzing emotions that can stand in the way of the life you want. Freeing yourself from the grip of these toxic thoughts and feelings will give you clarity you can use to make better business and life decisions. Join nationally recognized stress expert Dr. Cynthia Ackrill for a course that will give you powerful tools to relieve stress and develop greater emotional resilience.

Everyone has to negotiate difficult life circumstances – financials problems, conflicts, and business challenges are woven into the fabric of everyday life. Small business owners and entrepreneurs are especially vulnerable to feeling overwhelmed. Learn how to manage life’s ups and downs using insights from stress management research and positive psychology and you will bounce back more quickly from life’s inevitable setbacks. In this course, you will develop a framework for evaluating your stress levels and your behavioral responses, and then identify cues you can use to get back on course. Dr. Ackrill will explain the physiological impact of stress and offer techniques for minimizing the disruption it can have on your body and life.

Stress, worry, and anxiety lead to procrastination and burnout, which cause more problems--and more worry. You can stop the cycle. Join us for Stress is Optional and learn an effective, proven approach to relieving stress for good.

Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Know What's Really on Your Plate

  2. 02

    Recognizing Your De-stressers

  3. 03

    Guided Visualization of Stress

  4. 04

    What Exactly Is Stress?

  5. 05

    Why Does Stress Fry My Brain? And Q&A

  6. 06

    Awareness is the First Step

  7. 07

    Know Your Stress Dashboard

  8. 08

    Tools for Cooling Down

  9. 09

    Put Yourself on the Calendar

  10. 10

    Student & Web Questions

  11. 11

    How to Create a Successful Strategy

  12. 12

    Using Your Strengths to Ease Stress

  13. 13

    Knowing You: What's Your Vision?

  14. 14

    Balancing Your Energy: Delete

  15. 15

    Balancing Your Energy: Delegate & Defer

  16. 16

    Shifting Your Perception

  17. 17

    Choosing Your Mindset

  18. 18

    Create Habits of Mindfulness

  19. 19

    The Human Operating System

  20. 20

    Training for Resilience

  21. 21

    Voicing Out Our Needs

  22. 22

    Creating New Habits to Fight Stress

  23. 23

    Be Aware: Sustaining & Derailing Habits

  24. 24

    Being Empowered With Mindful Habits

  25. 25

    Why We Fail

  26. 26

    Having the Optimal Mindset

  27. 27

    Succeeding With Your Goal(s)

  28. 28

    S.M.A.R.T. Goals

  29. 29

    Building Up Your Confidence

  30. 30

    Why You Should Put Up Guardrails

  31. 31

    Fine Tuning Habits of Resilience

  32. 32

    Celebrate Your Successes


Meet Your Expert

Cynthia Ackrill

Cynthia Ackrill is a physician, stress expert, and leadership coach, passionate about the connecting the dots between how humans live, behave, and think, and how effective, happy, and healthy they are. She is on a mission to keep dis-stress from ... read more

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  • pdf Cynthia Ackrill - Keys to Creating Strategies to Ease the Drain of Stress.pdf
  • pdf Cynthia Ackrill - Stress Is Optional Workbook Parts 1 and 2.pdf
  • pdf Cynthia Ackrill - Stress Is Optional Workbook Part 3.pdf
  • pdf Cynthia Ackrill - Apps Resource List.pdf

100% of students recommend this class.
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  • Creativelive Student

    July 2014

    Thanks so much for this free class, as a Naval veteran and cancer survior now dealing with female infertility and graduate student I needed this so much!!!!!! THANKS THANKS!!! Very educational. I loved the mindfulness and caring for yourself first! So many good things! I wish I could afford to buy it so I could share with friends and family!

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    Creativelive Student

    July 2014

    Cindy is a woman of integrity. She is one of the most inspirational" healing to the soul" speakers that I have listened to in a very long while. There were so many beautiful nuggets of wisdom that changed my thinking. So thankful for the blessing she has been in my life today!!

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    Creativelive Student

    July 2014

    Very informative, relaxing, and encouraging. I hope to see more courses from her in the future and hope to do her course materials justice! Thank you!

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