Skip To Content

The Physiology of Building Stress Resilience Masterclass


$199 Enroll

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

Group discounts available. Email for more information.

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 the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Ancient Science, Inc., a leading-edge Integrative NeuroSomatic® human flourishing organization.  Laurie uses science to radically expand consciousness, rewire the human nervous system for wellness, and transform the world with kindness and compassion.  She is among the pioneers dedicated to cultivating positive social change by harnessing the power of the mind-body-brain-spirit connection.  Combining ancient wisdom teachings with findings from modern neuroscience, mind-body research, functional medicine, epigenetics, and flow she helps individuals, leaders, and organizations elevate the way they think, feel, and show up in the world.

Laurie has over 25 years of experience in coaching, teaching, consulting, leadership, facilitation, and mind-body medicine.  She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Brain-Based Coach, Master Certified Coach, Registered Yoga Teacher, and National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach.  Laurie is appreciated for her ability to evoke untapped capacities and eliminate outdated habits that get in the way of transformation, healing, and growth.  Her philosophy is that change happens from the inside out versus the outside in, and people have unleashed capacities to self-regulate, connect deeply as a human family, and heal.  She is an Associate Faculty within the Health and Wellness Coaching program at Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) and Associate Faculty for the Professional and Continuing Education department at MUIH, with subject matter expertise on the neuroscience of human relationships and stress resilience.   Laurie is also Associate Faculty with the University of California- Davis, Office of Personnel Management Center for Leadership, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention University.  She is currently completing her Ph.D. in Mind-Body Medicine from Saybrook University.


Laurie is a living example of everything she teaches.  She enjoys being in nature, inspiring stories, good food and wine, and spreading joy and kindness. 

Offering Details:

*This offering is eligible for the PCE MUIH Community Benefit program. To redeem the benefit:

·        MUIH Employees and Current MUIH Students, retrieve promo codes for use upon enrollment through MyMUIH at MUIH PCE Benefits

·        MUIH Alumni, email with your name and course/program of interest to request a promo code upon verification of alumni status.

*Note: Only one promo code may be used at a time.

For questions about this offering, contact

For registration technical support, please contact 1-844-414-5052 or* View our helpful video tutorial for Catalog registrations and payments; and Canvas, your online learning platform.  It is recommended you register for a Catalog Student Account with an email address you use frequently.

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