Stress Less Pilot 2: Gain More Energy & Wisdom

taught by Sondra Barrett, PhD
Sondra Barrett, PhD
Sondra Barrett, PhD

About the instructor

Sondra Barrett, PhD, is a pioneer integrating medical science, spirituality and bodymind health. She is the author of 3 books including Secrets of Your Cells: Discovering Your Body's Inner Intelligence (Sounds True) and Ultimate Immunity (Rodale). Dr. Barrett brings together a practical understanding of cellular biology and sacred wisdom to guide you to your innate inner powers and new healing tools.

Dr. Barrett, former faculty at University of California Medical School (UCSF) and California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), with a Ph.D. in biochemistry and post-doctoral training in immunology, spent many years engaged in human cancer research at UCSF.  Dr. Barrett interprets medical science into practical and easily accessible information for all learners.  She has worked with children and adults challenging cancer as well as people with heart disease, and other chronic health conditions and knows the human side of healing from personal experience.  
As an award-winning photographer, she includes compelling visuals in all of her courses.  A lifelong student of Qigong, shamanism, expressive arts and using the senses to engage inner wisdom, she offers programs that engage different ways of learning. Her goal is to foster in you a deeper state of health through growing your own knowledge, skills, and wisdom. Her intent is to inform, inspire, and transform how you see and experience life. She offers in-person programs throughout the US and Europe.   

Dr. Barrett brings a unique perspective to our cells and mystic messages in our molecules that will illuminate and inspire you, encouraging you to fall in love, with your cells and self.  
  • People wanting to know more about keeping themselves healthy, 
  • Those wanting practical health and healing strategies based in science or experience; 
  • People challenged by a chronic illness or stress; 
  • Health professionals, teachers, clergy and coaches; 
  • People curious about the intersection of life, cells, science and spirituality.

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Are you tired of being tired, stressed out? Hungering for relief from unrelenting stress?

The primary consequence of chronic stress is the depletion of energy- cellular, emotional and mental.  The result: we are tired and fatigued; less able to think clearly; or relate well to other people, plus we are more at risk for illness. Our healing abilities slow down. Our cells need molecular energy to repair, renew and replace damaged cells and molecules.  

This course Stress Less: GAIN Energy and Wisdom provides you with proven strategies, knowledge and individual coaching  to become less stressed and better manage your energy. It will transform how you deal with every day challenges.   You will discover how  this works at a cellular and mind-body level through compelling visual presentations that embrace science, art, and practice, guided visualizations, experience with qigong, energy and sound. Plus this is a self-paced course, do it on your own time.

To help support your success in this program you will have 2 short coaching sessions with Dr. Barrett, ideally one session before you start plus the 2nd midway through or after. In addition, there will be email support. 

This course that includes 2 coaching sessions will be available again starting June 2018.  

This program will help you feel more optimism, energy, and pleasure and transform how you experience each day.

By the end of this course you will:

  • Have useful stress-reducing strategies, to reduce or prevent unnecessary stressful reactions
  • Be more present and relaxed
  • Have greater awareness of your body, mind, and cells
  • Experience more energy and pleasure
  • Feel healthier and wiser
  • Be able to teach others 3 health enhancing practices to maximize energy and focus
  • Appreciate how your cells and thoughts communicate plus how wise your cells are

This course is taught via video, audio, coaching sessions and supplemented with written material.  It includes:

  1. Demonstrations and explanation of each practice
  2. The science underlying the practice and the motivation for practice
  3. Discussion and questions
  4. Guided visualizations
  5. 2 short coaching sessions

Bonus materials include:  PDF, video and audio files to enhance your learning experience at home.  

 Testimonials for Stress Less Course

You are blessed if you get to spend any time with Sondra Barrett! This professional, well-rounded human being, after all she is a scientist and trained Shaman, is a true wizard of our time! Her training and background as a cell biologist must have prepared her for experiencing what real stress is. And it apparently also lead her to learn and teach how to best handle stress so it doesn’t get the best of you. Her course on Stress Less Living is worth every moment. Each week she has an experiential meditation or guided imagery related to that week’s topic as well as articles, worksheets and Qi Gong exercises to further assist us to improve our quality of life so we can best manage our stress. These activities can continue to assist us for the rest of our lives. All we have to do is practice!  EP, Tampa, Fl.

I just finished Sondra’s online course Stress Less for more Energy and Pleasure. What a well put together workshop of excellent, timely literature, pertinent handouts, and excellent experientials throughout. I learned so many applicable tools. Humming is a new tool I use and will share with my clients, and there were so many more. I really admire who she studies and she picks out the most pertinent bits to share with her students. The course was direct, relaxed and well researched. I loved being able to go at my own pace. Thank you, Sondra. I’m so glad I took it!—Maurine Killough, BS, CH

I really appreciated the supplemental materials and the posting of the recordings.It’s very evident you put a lot of time and effort to these beautiful slides.  I love how you explain the impact of stress on the cells. New info and extended knowledge how you talked about  Cellular memory and cell energy, damaged DNA, CytoSkeleton, Neuroplasticity. and Humming.  I am humming every day. TR, San Mateo, CA

Reflecting on the stress less workshop you offered us, I think the main shift for me was to begin creating a different relationship and mindset with my cells. And with that the question you posed in  session 1 on how would my cells like to be treated, with the answer of “be fluid and flexible” (in mind and body) with gratitude is a great practice and one I am interested in prioritizing. Also, what you said in your cell book and touched on the web-like skeleton of the cells  it has me conceptualizing how  strength and letting go is just like in Yoga there is strength and some tension that allows for the letting go of another aspect of the structure. I believe you stated that this is your theory (in simplified terms ) on letting go of stress/trauma/etc in the body on the cellular level.  CR, New York

Course Contents

4 Videos
1 Survey
4 Texts
11 PDFs
3 Audios
5.0 hrs