Stress Release for Nurses

Don’t fall prey to your stress response and the relentless damage it does to your health!

 

Learn to prevent this harmful, chronic physiological cascade triggered by professional and personal stress-evoking circumstances you face every day.

 

Earn Continuing Nursing Education Credit and Boost Your Mental & Emotional Wellbeing.

15 CNE for the low price of $119.95

With the Stress Release Course, learn how to prevent stress and master techniques to sleep better, decrease anxiety, lower blood pressure, increase energy, think clearly, and feel better in all stressful environments by strength­ening your resilience.

Stress Release for Nurses*

Stress Release for Nurses is an evidence-based approach that helps nurses understand the actual causes of stress, change their thinking about stress-inducing circumstances, and develop strategies for establishing more positive reactions to stress.

This online course emphasizes current best practices and tools to support successful stress management. It also offers interactive components with technical and content support.

You can earn 15 contact hours of CNE and acquire lifelong stress mastery skills! This course supports successful long-term professional and personal resilience for nurses.

 

*This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. To receive Certificate of Completion of 15 contact hours of Nursing Continuing Professional Development credit, the participant must complete Pre-test, view all sessions, complete all Lesson Assessments/Evaluations, complete the course evaluation and complete the Post-test with a score of 70% or higher. Recorded webinar expiration: 11/30/2025.
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Master Your Stress with Expert-Developed Online Education

Michael Olpin, PhD, has more than thirty years of experience in teaching, coaching, speaking, and training people on stress reduction, prevention, and maintaining a high level of resiliency and mental & emotional well-being. He is the founder of the Stress Relief Center, has taught stress management at several universities, and his stress management trade and textbooks are used globally.

The Release Training Course leverages this experience to provide a transformative solution that can change your life.

The Solution

The human body is capable of dealing with stress in small amounts. However, if stress persists and becomes chronic, it can have harmful effects on both physical health and psychological well-being. Chronic stress can adversely impact every system of the body.

Hundreds of studies over the last 20 years have shown that stress contributes to a significant percentage of all major illnesses, including the number-one cause of death in America, cardiovascular disease.

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 75% of adult doctor visits are due to stress.
  • Up to 90% of all visits to primary care physicians are due to complaints related to stress.

Most of us experience high stress but struggle to know what to do about it or where to find legitimate help.

Are you feeling overwhelmed by stress and its negative effects? If the answer is yes, you are not alone. What you need is a complete stress management program that can not only help you reduce stress but also equip you with the necessary tools to prevent it from happening in the future. This is where “Release” comes in!

“Release” is a new online training program designed by leading stress management expert Michael Olpin, Ph.D. Release is the foundation for effective stress management and is a cutting-edge, research-based approach guaranteed to reduce your stress.

The Release Training Program is versatile, evidence-based, life-changing, and guaranteed to reduce stress. The program includes video and audio resources, scenario-based decision-making exercises, learning activities, guided relaxation exercises, and knowledge checks. With Release, you will have all the tools you need to manage stress effectively and create a healthier, happier life.

Stress Release for Nurses

Course Overview

Intro Module

  • Stress Release Course Introduction
  • Pre-test
  • 5 Components of Lifelong Stress Management
  • The Importance of Stress Reduction
  • Stress Self-Assessment

30 minutes

Module 1

  • The Real Reason You’re Stressed
  • The Source of Stress – A Cognitive Model
  • Stress Reduction Practice
  • Guided Relaxation to Relax and Recharge – The Power Nap
  • Guided Sleep Meditation – The Power Nap: Sleep

Module 2

  • The Big Reaction
  • Short-Term Stress
  • Physiology of the Fight-or-Flight Response
  • Activating Parasympathetic (Rest & Repair) Nervous System Activity
  • Stress Reduction through Focused Breathing
  • Guided Relaxation to Relax & Recharge – Relaxed Breathing
  • Guided Sleep Meditation – Relaxed breathing: Sleep
  • One-Minute Quick Relief Activity

60 Minutes

Module 3

  • How Long the Stress Response Should be On
  • Stress Response Designed for Immediate Activity
  • Stress Reduction through Autogenics
  • Guided Relaxation to Relax & Recharge – Autogenics
  • Guided Sleep Meditation – Autogenics: Sleep
  • One-Minute Quik Relief Activity

60 Minutes

Module 4

  • Effects of Chronic Stress
  • Stress Reduction through Exercise
  • Guided Relaxation to Relax & Recharge – Guided Imagery: Still Mountain Lake
  • Guided Sleep Meditation – Guided Imagery – Still Mountain Lake: Sleep
  • One-Minute Quick Relief Activity

75 Minutes

Module 5

  • The Power of Perception
  • How Perception Activates the Stress Response
  • Stress Reduction through Progressive Relaxation
  • Guided Relaxation to Relax & Recharge – Progressive Relaxation
  • Guided Sleep Meditation – Progressive Relaxation: Sleep
  • One-Minute Quik Relief Activity

75 Minutes

Module 6

  • Stress Prevention
  • Thoughts lead to Emotions – Stressful Thoughts lead to Stressful Emotions
  • Reactive vs. Proactive Paradigms
  • Stress Reduction through Yoga
  • Mindfulness Meditation to Relax & Recharge – Flowing Comfort
  • Guided Sleep Meditation – Flowing Comfort: Sleep
  • One-Minute Quick Relief Activity

75 Minutes

Module 7

  • Thoughts Precede Emotions
  • How to Upgrade your Thoughts to Remove Threat Thoughts
  • The Four Simple Questions that Prevent Threat Thoughts
  • Upgrade Resistance Thoughts to Stress-Free Thoughts
  • Guided Relaxation to Relax & Recharge – Guided Imagery – Relaxing at the Beach
  • Guided Sleep Meditation – Guided Imagery – Relaxing at the Beach: Sleep
  • One-Minute Quick Relief Activity

75 Minutes

Module 8

  • Get Rid of Threat Thoughts
  • Stimulus-Response and the Gap In-Between
  • Gaining Mental Calmness by Finding Meaning and Purpose
  • Stress Reduction through Massage
  • Guided Relaxation to Relax & Recharge – Guided Imagery – Floating through Colors
  • Guided Sleep Meditation – Guided Imagery – Floating through Colors: Sleep
  • One-Minute Quick Relief Activity

75 Minutes

Module 9

  • How to Improve Self-Talk
  • Advanced Focus on Upgrading Threat Thoughts
  • Guided Relaxation to Relax & Recharge – Release & Relax
  • Guided Sleep Meditation -Release & Relax
  • One-Minute Quick Relief Activity

75 Minutes

Module 10

  • From Pressure to Priorities
  • Time & Life Management
  • Time Management Strategies to Gain Control and Reduce Stress
  • Guided Relaxation to Relax & Recharge – Guided Imagery – Serene Mountains
  • Guided Sleep Meditation – Guided Imagery – Serene Mountains: Sleep
  • One-Minute Quick Relief Activity

75 Minutes

Module 11

  • Stress-Related Emotions
  • Relationship Stress
  • Why Anger Happens and What to Do About It
  • How to Listen with Empathy
  • Guided Relaxation to Relax & Recharge – Guided Imagery – Relaxing Island Lake
  • Guided Sleep Meditation – Guided Imagery – Relaxing Island Lake: Sleep
  • One-Minute Quick Relief Activity

75 Minutes

Module 12

  • More Stress-Related Emotions
  • Relationship Stress Reduction
  • How to Reduce Fear and Worry
  • Stress Reduction through Meditation
  • Guided Relaxation to Relax & Recharge – Autogenics (alternate version)
  • Guided Sleep Meditation – Autogenics: Sleep
  • One-Minute Quick Relief Activity

60 Minutes

Module 13

  • Control to Enlightenment
  • Differentiate What You Can and Can’t Control and How to be Okay with Both
  • Stress Reduction through Music
  • Conclusion
  • Post-Test
  • Course Evaluation

30 Minutes

Watch this Video Overview of the Course

Stress Release for Nurses is a virtual wealth of coordinated information, lessons, and practice all in one place beginning with understanding your learned response to stress-provoking circumstances and stopping that response before it takes hold!

Stress is an ignorant state. It thinks everything is an emergency.

 

Natalie Goldberg

Prevention Focus

Actionable strategies to prevent the stress response BEFORE it begins

Learning-Style Friendly

Lessons and coaching on stress prevention, resilience, mindfulness, meditation, yoga, guided imagery, relaxation and sleep

Peer Support

Online peer support groups with other nurses who are successfully mastering their ability to disengage from their stress response

Easy Access

Connect with the course 24/7 by phone, tablet and computer.

Tech Support

24/7 Tech Support to assist with any bumps in the road you may encounter.

What Nurses are saying about the course!

What a fabulous journey through so many beneficial topics that I will use to improve my overall well-being. Thank you for providing the best course I have ever taken with all aspects of Stress Release.”

“I like the concept that stress is not caused by the actual event, but by how we interpret the event in our minds. We have the power to turn on or off the stress response by how we react to things.”

Results You’ll Get!

With the Stress Release Course, you will learn how to prevent stress and master techniques to sleep better, decrease anxiety, lower blood pressure, increase energy, think clearly, and feel better in all stressful environments by strengthening your resilience.

Bonus Benefits

The course is entirely online, emphasizes current best practices and tools to support successful stress management and offers interactive components with technical and content support. You earn 15 contact hours of CNE and also amass lifelong stress mastery skills!

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