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14 CE Contact Hours for Nurses
When chronically stressed, the higher brain becomes less capable of creative thinking, logical thinking, memory retention and learning.
This chronic stress and overwhelm interferes with our normal competency, causing us to make more mistakes in judgment, action and reaction.
This affects our health, our relationships and our performance at home and at work.
The problem compounds when we become exhausted by stress and keep trying to over-ride its effects.
Instead of settling for just putting up with your stress, you can access your higher brain functions by learning the skill of mindful Stress Shifting.
Shifting Stress is an opportunity to learn and grow to become:
The Stress Shifter Course will teach you new skills... and make it easy to practice them... so you can
Be more relaxed and calm
Be more focused, with better concentration
Develop more creative, effective responses to life’s stressors
Be less overwhelmed and prevent burnout
Be healthier and more resilient, reducing your health costs and risk for serious disease
Reduce Stress-Related Illness Costs
Expand Creativity; Improve Performance
Less Conflict; Better Teamwork
Increase Well-Being; Optimize Learning
Reconnect with Your Passion
Feel Safe to Accept & Love Yourself
Watch this 3-minute Course Excerpt about the "Operating Manual" We Need
or 3 payments of $49/month
Become More Calm, Centered & Creative with Stress-Shifting Tools & Exercises
+ Earn 14 CE Contact Hours
After completing this 14 CE contact hour course, you will be able to:
Identify the four D's people commonly use to relieve their stress symptoms.
Use each of the four Stress Shifting steps: Facing, Focusing, Freeing and Flowing.
Describe an example of using your new skills for handling stress.
This course is offered by Awakening to Grace, a CE provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #17389.
Learn how to upgrade from your primitive brain operating system which keeps you on continual alert for possible pain and activates anxiety, worry and ways to cope.
In this course, you will get a "Brain Operating Manual" you were never given in school. It will empower you to see stress as an opportunity to learn and grow stronger.
By FACING your stress reactions, you can learn new ways to respond mindfully and creatively to threats and challenges.
Transformation happens when you see the underlying causes of your stress reactions.
Learn how to observe and identify your stress triggers by reading your body sensations, emotions, and self-judgments.
Receive several easy-to-learn tools you can use to accelerate your daily stress shifting process.
Together, your new insights and tools can help you recover quickly and FOCUS to take more effective action.
Learn how to use the power of self-compassion to be FREE from old stress-producing patterns of thought and behavior.
Visualize and design new self-beliefs that free you from limiting beliefs that you unknowingly adopted before you developed the discernment to know whether or not these were true ways to view yourself.
In the last module, you will learn 5 powerful tools that can be used to shift stress every day for the rest of your life.
You will explore using the power of the FLOW to handle negative stress reactions as they arise.
Learn how to use the online Stress Shifter app to ground your mindful Stress Shifting skills into a practical day-to-day practice anytime, anywhere, 24/7.
If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, simply contact us in the first 30 days, tell us what you did not like, and we will give you a full refund.
"Stress Shifting Gave Me Power and Freedom"
"Once I began experiencing this course, I realized it is not your average program - it's an amazing tool to move through stuck places into power and freedom! I loved how it used breathing techniques during the affirmation stages to differentiate from one sentence to the next, making it quite different and very helpful! It moved me gently from one phase to the next so I could process each segment in my own time. I received so much value, I'm recommending it to others now. Thank you so much for creating the Stress Shifter course!"
Lou Ann Bruck, RN
"Stress Shifting Improved My Pain and Asthma"
"I’ve been using Stress Shifter for a few weeks now and I’ve noticed a significant decrease in my overall stress level. My stress shows up as low back pain, shoulder pain, and asthma. These physical symptoms are much lower now and so are my emotional experiences of stress. For example, in two weeks, I’ve had only one instance of coughing and wheezing and that used to be a nearly every day occurrence, and my shoulders feel great! The Stress Shifter course helped me become aware of how my doubts and fears trigger my stress reactions."
Amber Keating, LCSW, PYT
"Stress Shifting Improved My Relationship"
"The stress I wanted to shift with this course was to stop worrying so much about my daughter not being able to find a job. I got so many major insights from the course! Some had been in the back of my mind but I had been afraid to own them or say them out loud. I feel so much clearer about my responsibility and I have more confidence in following my values. I don’t blame myself now if what I’m trying doesn’t work out the way I want it to, and I have the tools to stay on track when stress comes up. This has dramatically shifted my stress levels."
Phyllis Rosser, MSN
Lindsay Leimbach is a highly-respected Mindfulness teacher who has taught Stress Shifting for the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the American Heart Association, the YMCA, City Governments, Corporations, Non-Profit Organizations, and the general public for over 6 years. Lindsay has a background in Psychology and Education and led a Special Education School as Principal and Teacher for over 23 years.
The Stress Shifter model was developed by Allen Imbarrato in the 1980s. This work was founded on mindfulness meditation practices long before the recent acknowledgement by neuroscientists of the value and importance of mindful meditation for health and well being.
Frequently Asked Questions
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days, tell us what you didn't like, and we will give you a full refund.
This course is hosted on the instructor's website.
When you finish purchasing the course in our shopping cart, you'll be taken to a page on the Stress Shifter website where you will register for a free Stress Shifter account, then access the course there.
When you finish the course on the Stress Shifter website, you'll see instructions and a link to come back here to take your test, do your course evaluation, and get your CE certificate.
If you have any questions about this process, email info@NewDirectionsforNurses.org or text 1-870-867-7337.
The Stress Shifter course will help you transform your response to stress so you feel Calm, Focused, Free and Flowing... regardless of how much stress is around you.
We invite you to choose a current personal stressor and discover how to shift your response to it during this course.
That will anchor your learning and help you integrate the techniques for future use.
Remember: Stress-handling skills are vital for maintaining a healthy immune system.
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