Subject: 2-Part Webinar Series on Stress

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Exclusive 2-Part Webinar Series: Stress Solutions for Today's Dietitian - Presented by Dr. Jo® Lichten on Wednesday, August 9 & 16 @ 2-3 PM EDT
Looking for a science-driven, but fun and practical way to learn about stress solutions for you and your clients? Join us for this two-part series led by popular presenter, Dr. Jo® Lichten. While Dr. Jo® discusses the science and solutions for stress, she makes it fun by blending in stories and real-life examples from herself and her clients. You’ll be actively involved, too. You’ll identify one stressor in your life and will be challenged to apply suggested steps and solutions for your own situation. This active process will make it easier to help your clients through these steps, too.

Stress is defined as, “A state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.” Both real or imaginary situations can cause stress – leading to both short-term and long-term physiological changes in the body. The fight-or-flight response increases blood pressure and blood glucose. Stress also leads to an increase in unhealthy behaviors including self-medicating in the form of tobacco, alcohol, and food.

Therefore, it’s imperative for registered dietitian to be able to evaluate stress in themselves and their clients, offer stress management strategies, and know when to refer to a mental health specialist. This two-part series offers both the science of stress and the practical steps and solutions that are critical to improve your own life and enhance your practice.

Part One:

In this first hour, Dr. Jo® will discuss the science of stress – what happens during the stress response and how it affects or influences both health and personal decisions. To make this program more practical, Jo will ask you to identify one thing (“stressor”) that causes you great stress. Then, using some common issues as examples, she’ll help us to uncover what the real issues are behind our stress (it’s rarely what we think it is).

With stress, we have only two categories of relief options. We either need to improve our coping strategies – or control/change our stressor. So, using our personal stressor as our example, we’ll begin to think about what aspects we can change and where we need to increase our coping strategies. Dr. Jo® will then review the research behind these coping strategies. While many are proven to be safe and effective, others have no research behind them – and may even be harmful. You’ll then come up with a personal list of strategies to help you in your stress situation.

Part Two:

After a brief review of part one, Dr. Jo® will break down what happens in our brains during that millisecond between a stressful event and our response/reaction. While it seems to be a two-step process (1. it happens and 2. we respond), there are actually five specific steps that flow from one to another. And, interrupting or changing any one of these specific aspects can completely change our response to the stressful situation. Like it never happened! Again, you’ll have time to think about your unique situation that causes you stress – and come up with solutions for each step of the process.

Learning Objectives
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be able to:
  1. Define stress in terms of both the positive and negative implications
  2. Describe how negative stress can affect the body and overall health
  3. List five coping strategies that found to be effective in managing stress – and can be an option for managing their own particular stressor
  4. Describe the five steps in the stress cycle and one way to interrupt/change each of these steps
  5. Practice stress management by identifying five plausible ways to change the stress cycle for their own particular stressor
(1 CEU per part)
Suggested CDR Learning Needs Codes: 1120, 4090, 5460, 6010
Performance Indicators: 8.3.3, 8.3.4, 8.3.6, 9.6.
Level: 2
  • Stress Solutions Part 1 - Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 2-3 p.m. ET. Price: $19.99
  • Stress Solutions Part 2 - Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 2-3 p.m. ET. Price: $19.99
  • Purchase both parts for only $29.99! Use coupon code STRESSSERIES at checkout. Please note: this discount applies only to non-CE Club Members.
  • Purchase Dr. Jo’s Reboot book + 12 CEU Exam for $99.00 and get both Part 1 and Part 2 of this webinar series for FREE and earn 14 CEUs! No coupon code necessary. Please note: you will be manually enrolled in both Part 1 and Part 2 of this webinar series upon completion of your Reboot book + 12 CEU Exam order.
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About Our Presenter
Dr. Jo® Lichten, registered dietitian nutritionist, began leading full-day stress management programs in the early 1990’s. Since then she has presented more than 1000 programs at conferences and companies in North America and abroad. Jo is the author of five books including, Reboot – how to power up your energy, focus, and productivity, in which she discusses how small changes in the way we eat, think, move, and sleep can power up our energy. Jo attempts to live a peaceful, stress-free life in sunny and warm Orlando, Florida with her husband, John – and kids and grandkids nearby. But stress still comes her way. She can’t seem to outrun her perfectionistic, type A personality, nor the lingering effects of growing up in a single bathroom house with a family of nine kids.
Jo Lichten, PhD, RDN, reports the following relevant disclosure: she serves as a consultant to Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.