DescriptionSelf-Care: Stress Management for Health Care Providers
In this second installment of our free courses on self-care, Dr. Kirsten Bradbury highlights a group of stress-management tools known as mind-body practices due to their psychophysiological quality. Well-demonstrated to be effective in reducing stress and its attendant negative health outcomes, adding mind-body practices to your self-care repertoire gives you tools for improving your sense of well-being, improving focus and concentration, sleeping better, and a myriad of other mental health benefits.
This brief review of stress-reduction exercises includes introductions to some of the best mind-body practices for self-care, including yoga, aromatherapy, systematic muscle relaxation, basic meditation, and a trio of positive visualization techniques.
This course is appropriate for psychologists, counselors, and other mental health professionals of all levels of professional experience. Self-Care: Stress Management for Health Care Providers provides one hour of credit toward the continuing cultural competency requirement for Licensed Psychologists in Texas.
- Define stress management as an active form of deliberate coping
- Identify at least three types of meditation
- Recognize systematic muscle relaxation as having been developed by Jacobson in 1929
- Summarize the importance of oxytocin as a stress hormone
- Identify multiple stress-reduction strategies recommended for health professionals
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Primary Course Leader(s)
TPCE Director & Instructor
Dr. Bradbury started her career in psychology at The University of Texas at Austin, where she completed her undergraduate studies in 1992. She went on to obtain her M.S. and Ph.D. from Virginia Tech. She served as an intern and postdoctoral fellow at the Emory University School of Medicine for two years. Dr. Bradbury was awarded the Lizette Peterson-Homer Memorial Award for Injury Prevention Research from the American Psychological Association in the award’s inaugural year.