Hacks for Stress and Health Problems
Many common medical problems like asthma, ulcers, insomnia, headaches, hypertension, cardiac blockage and viruses interact with the stress in our lives. Those stressors include: stressful events, our personalities, behaviors and social interactions. In order to protect our physical health from damage, we need to find ways to protect ourselves. In this course, we’ll learn more about how techniques such as biofeedback, relaxation exercises, meditation, hypnosis, cognitive training and support groups can bring relief. You’ll get an overview of the most successful ways to find relief.
Defines and explains the interaction between psychological factors (such as personality, biofeedback and stressful events) and common health and medical problems.
Examines how white blood cells in the immune system are affected by stress.
Relaxation methods as well as biofeedback techniques are described for treating specific medical problems.
Addresses the techniques of meditation, hypnosis, cognitive training and support groups in alleviating the symptoms of various medical problems.
Apply what you've learned about using psychological methods on common medical problems with: an applied exercise, an events scale, a personality test, and a review of the key concepts in this lesson.