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The Physiology of Building Stress Resilience - AIS Cohort

Started Apr 15, 2020

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Full course description


Course Title: The Physiology of Building Stress Masterclass

Presenter: Laurie Ellington, MA, LPC, RCC, PCC, HMCT, RYT

Format:  On-Demand, Self-Paced Course

Category: Professional and Continuing Education – Masterclass

Location: Online

Estimated Effort:    6-8 hours to complete (5 video lecture presentation lessons, course workbook activities, quizzes, evaluation)

Level:  Foundational

Credential: Certificate of Completion


*MUIH awards CEUs based on the MUIH PCE Philosophy.  Various professional organizations and boards may accept this offering for continuing education requirements. Please verify with your respective relevant professional organization and email with questions.

The American Institute of Stress Certified Course

Masterclass Overview:

Apply findings from the field of stress resilience and optimal performance to your clinical practice.  Learn how to help your clients and patients regulate their autonomic nervous system to cultivate stress resilience building self-regulation practices.   These concepts can also be readily applied to all other professional and personal contexts.

Masterclass Full Description:

This masterclass will provide cutting edge research from the field of stress resilience and optimal performance.  Participants will learn about the heart-brain connection and how dysregulation in the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) is linked to chronic illness, fatigue, poor decision making, and overall states of dis-ease.  Discussion of heart-rate variability (HRV) and its association with resilience will be included, along with a biofeedback demonstration and tools for ANS self-regulation. 

Learning Objectives:

As a result of this Masterclass, participants will be able to:

·        Describe the physiology of stress resilience and optimal performance

·        Identify the role heart rate variability (HRV) plays in health and wellness

·        Apply science-backed tools for helping their clients build stress resilience capacity

Course Modules:

Module 1: Resilience from an Energy Perspective and the Power of Emotions

Module 2: The Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) and Heart-Brain Connection

Module 3: Heart Rate Variability and Stress Resilience

Module 4: Interconnectedness and Co-Regulation

Module 5: Intelligent Energy Management Tool for Building Stress Resilience and Biofeedback Demonstration

Who should participate:

Integrative health practitioners, healthcare professionals, neuroscience researchers and academics, health and wellness coaches, organizational leaders, human resource professionals, first responders, athletes, and individuals seeking improved resilience and stress-management techniques. 

Recommended pre-requisites:  None

Registration Fee(s): $199

AIS Members are eligible for a 10% Preferred Partnership Tuition Discount.  Email to verify your affiliation for the promo code.

Only one discount may be used at a time.

What you will get:

  • Total of 6-8 hours of interactive instructional video lectures and activities
  • PowerPoint presentation PDF for download
  • Course workbook for application
  • BONUS: Quick Coherence Technique recording
  • Lifetime access to the course content for review & application
  • Certificate of Completion (upon successful achievement of program assessments)

*CEUs should be verified with the individual professional organization(s) for which you are seeking continuing education credit.

Presenter Bio:

Laurie is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Zero Point Leadership, a leading-edge neuroscience-based personal and leadership learning and development organization.   She is also co-founder of NeuroLeader University, the world's first neuroscience-based online university dedicated to expanding personal and leadership greatness through science-based learning, and the co-author of Six Steps to Unlocking Extraordinary Leadership: The Neuroscience of High Performance Leadership.  Laurie is among the pioneers who recognize that we change the world by harnessing the power of the connection between the heart and mind. Combining findings from neuroscience, mind-body research, stress resilience, mindfulness, and flow she helps individuals, teams and organizations change the way they think, feel, and show up in the world.


Laurie has over 22 years of experience in coaching, training, consulting, leadership, facilitation, and mind/body medicine, and is appreciated for her ability to evoke untapped capacities and eliminate outdated habits that get in the way of excelling.  She believes that gaining a deeper understanding of human relationships plays a key role in shifting out of status quo to move positive change forward. Her philosophy is that change happens from the inside out versus the outside in, and people have the solutions within them. 


Laurie completed her coach training with the College of Executive Coaching, where she became a Certified Professional Coach.  She continued her coach training at the NeuroLeadership Institute, where she earned her certification in brain-based coaching.  Laurie also earned her Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credentials from the International Coach Federation (ICF).  She is a Licensed Professional Counselor with expertise developing trauma-informed health and human service systems.  After her journey working in private practice as a psychotherapist, she became a change leader in health care reform.  Laurie is also a HeartMath® Certified Trainer, where she teaches people the physiology of building stress resilience to prepare for and adapt in the face of change and adversity. 


Laurie is Adjunct Faculty with the Office of Personnel Management’s Center for Leadership Development, where she facilitates Neuroscience of Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, Brain Hacking Tools for Creating Flow States of Consciousness, and Stress Resilience/Mindfulness programs for federal government leaders within various agencies across the continental US and at the Federal Executive Institute and Eastern Management Development Center.  As a Mentor Coach and Adjunct Faculty at Maryland University of Integrative Health, Laurie teaches meditation and coaching courses that support students in cultivating the competencies necessary for professional health and wellness coaching.  She is also an Associate Faculty at the University of Phoenix, where she teaches undergraduate courses in psychology, ethics, and critical thinking.


Laurie enjoys writing, dancing, and being in nature.  She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Mind-Body Medicine and is a certified yoga instructor.

Offering Details:

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Refund Policy:  This self-based program is non-refundable upon purchase.