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Course Description

In The Art of Relaxation you will learn a variety of techniques to help you to learn to relax. In today's Western world, stress is a constant companion leading to chronic illness and disease, increased dissatisfaction with one's quality of life, and greater incidence of unhappiness and depression. 


Relaxing is much, much more than merely sitting in an easy chair watching television after a hard day's work. Learning to truly relax will take some effort, but the rewards are astronomical.  People report feeling younger, healthier, and more vibrant than at any other time in their lives when they place an emphasis in learning to relax, making time for it on a daily basis.


Because everyone is a unique individual, the various lessons in this course will give you a wide range of relaxation techniques proven to be effective. After learning about each technique and working to apply each one to your lifestyle, you will begin to develop a method of relaxation practices that will help you to improve the quality of your life, improve your health, and overall feelings of happiness and satisfaction.


Included in these lessons are instructions to make you alert to the things that cause stress in your life and in-depth information on relaxation techniques such as meditation, mindfulness, self-hypnosis, NLP, aromatherapy, yoga, ayurveda, among others.  Using any one of these techniques will make a difference in your life.  Learning about all these techniques will raise your awareness to the myriad ways that you can relieve stress, minimize the negative impact of stress in your life, and improve the overall quality of your life.  Then you can make the choice to make relaxation a healthy habit. You only get one chance at this life, do it well and enjoy the journey.

Course Requirements

At least a high school reading and writing educational level is required.

Course Topics


Lesson 1 : Stress and Relaxation

Lesson 2 : Stress and Our Health

Lesson 3 : Drugs vs. Natural Remedies

Lesson 4 : Mindfulness

Lesson 5 : Breathing Techniques

Lesson 6 : Sound Therapy

Lesson 7: Meditation

Lesson 8 : Moving Meditations

Lesson 9 : Self-Hypnosis

Lesson 10 : NLP - Neuro-Linguistic Programming

Lesson 11 : Aromatherapy for Relaxation

Lesson 12 : Yoga

Lesson 13 : Ayurveda and Relaxation

Lesson 14 : Relaxation and Serious Illness

Lesson 15 : The Relaxing Road to Happiness

Course Materials

All course materials will be online and no outside purchases will be required.

Grading Policy

The course consists of fifteen lessons. At the end of each lesson will be at least one writing assignment and a lesson review quiz based on the lesson material. A percentage grade will be given based on point accumulation.

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Identify the causes and effects of stress and relaxation.
  • Recognize stress and the effects on our health.
  • Know natural remedies to relieve stress and achieve relaxation and mindfulness.
  • Demonstrate breathing techniques to aid in relaxation.
  • Describe sound therapy and its use in relaxation exercises.
  • Demonstrate meditation techniques to achieve relaxation and stress-free living.
  • Know the possibilities and potential benefits of self-hypnosis.
  • Define NLP - Neuro-Linguistic Programming.
  • Describe aromatherapy and yoga techniques for relaxation.
  • Describe Ayurveda and Relaxation.
  • Know the benefits of relaxation when dealing with serious illnesses.
  • Recognize the relaxing road to happiness, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Lesson 1 : Stress and Relaxation11
Lesson 2 : Stress and Our Health12
Lesson 3 : Drugs vs. Natural Remedies11
Lesson 4 : Mindfulness12
Lesson 5 : Breathing Techniques10
Lesson 6 : Sound Therapy12
Lesson 7: Meditation12
Lesson 8 : Moving Meditations12
Lesson 9 : Self-Hypnosis11
Lesson 10 : NLP – Neuro-Linguistic Programming11
Lesson 11 : Aromatherapy for Relaxation12
Lesson 12 : Yoga12
Lesson 13 : Ayurveda and Relaxation11
Lesson 14 : Relaxation and Serious Illness8
Lesson 15 Assignment2
Lesson 15 : The Relaxing Road to Happiness12
The Final Exam50
Total Points:222

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