Not Available now- Stress Less to Enliven Life

taught by Sondra Barrett, PhD
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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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Not available for new enrollments.  This 3 session Stress Less online course provides strategies, experiential knowledge and coaching to help you achieve success in diminishing unwanted chronic stress and enhancing your vitality. What strategies can you learn to keep you more in charge of your well-being? Discover how your cells, mind and body experience stress. 

The 3 Lessons

What IS Stress? Body and Mind
  • Consequences of Chronic Stress
    • On Energy, Mood, Relationships, Memory,Immune Health, and our Genes
    • Vulnerability to infections and other health issues
  • Strategies for Managing Stress
    • Awareness – body clues
    • The Breath, Qigong, and Sound
    • Gratitude
Skills for Change and Transformation

How the Body changes the mind 
  • Tension and consciousness
How the Brain Changes 
  • Neuroplasticity
  • Sensory conditioning - Anchors
  • Helping the brain learn
Strategies for change
  • Letting Go -Disclosure
  • Come to your senses
  • Smart Goals, What’s Your Why
  • Challenges and Connections

Enlivening The Present
  • The biggest physical stressors: illness and pain
  • Reprograming the brain to no pain
  • Lessons from an illness or challenge
  • Listening
  • What brings you into the NOW
  • The Divine Threesomes
  • Create a healing ritual
  • What do you need to let go of
  • Enlivening and  pleasure

Each session will contain 

  • 1 video powerpoint of each lesson
  • 1 additional video and  audio guided visualization
  • PDF overview of the lesson including suggested at home explorations.  
  • Each student also will receive one 30 minute coaching session with Dr. Barrett.

Course Contents

5 Videos
1 Survey
4 Texts
8 PDFs
6 Audios
9.0 hrs