In today’s complex world, human beings are constantly engaged in regulation of the stress reaction.They are ever-challenged to meet external and internal demands—both physical and emotional—in order to maintain homeostasis. This talk will explore maladaptive ways that internal emotions and beliefs can affect both disease and healing, often manifesting in difficult-to diagnose cases. If the body is a storyteller, stress may often be the main character, and disease
becomes the plot.
The course will cover:
– psychological and emotional lines of inquiry when facing difficult-to-diagnose patient conditions
– distinguishing between external and internal stressors
– understanding the role of internal stress and patient ‘stories’ in disease and healing
– designing a practice that facilitates emotional openness in patient interviews and reporting
– providing patients with practices for managing internal stressors and emotional states