Session 3: Explanatory Style, Root Fears, and Humor (September 2021)

Session 3

Explanatory Style, Root Fears, and Humor- Peg Baim, MS, NP

Session Goals:

  • Define optimistic and pessimistic explanations of stress.
  • Demonstrate two exercises that show how thoughts and beliefs can influence whether we experience a stress response or an adaptive response to a situation.
  • Describe how stress-based responses can reflect deep-seated fears.
  • Show how humor and laughter can modify stress and enhance coping.

Target Audience

This program is intended for:

  • Physicians
  • Nurses and nurse practitioners
  • Psychologists
  • Social workers and counselors
  • Physical and occupational therapists
  • Wellness coaches
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