Self Management of Stress (SMS) Teacher Training

Studies show that stress is an underlying cause of many ailments such as insomnia, nervousness, worry, high blood pressure, respiratory disorders, diabetes, depression and even cancer. Stress not only suppresses the immune system but also makes a person susceptible to further diseases. Stress is also a major factor for affecting memory and lowering productivity.

Research also show the importance of proper sleep as quality sleep helps the brain drainage system flush out toxins during sleep period. Furthermore quality sleep also allows the brain to store information into the long term storage memory storage area as well as reorganize information in an orderly fashion. However Stress hampers sleep thereby affecting the brain function and leading to long term health issues such as dementia, memory loss etc.

Self Management of Stress (SMS) is a unique, multi-dimensional approach to manage stress at the physical, mental and emotional levels. Research shows that SMS calms the mind, improves the immune system, reduces stress and brings about homeostasis within the body. It balances the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system and improves the quality of sleep.

SMS teacher training will provide participants with a deeper understanding of stress and its consequences at the physical, mental and emotional level and how excessive stress affects health. Participants will learn the traditional concept of mind and stress and how it affects every cell in the body thereby creating short and long term ailments. Understanding the body’s physiology from both a conventional and traditional standpoint is the key to provide advice to others on how to balance their lifestyle.

Participants will learn both theoretical and practical techniques to help teach their students manage stress thereby increasing overall health and productivity.

You Will Learn

Overview of SMS

What is this technique and why does it help reduce stress. The benefits of mindfulness include better performance, heightened creativity, deeper self-awareness, and increased charisma and greater peace of mind.

Physiology of Stress

  • Understand the body’s mechanism during stress and relaxed state.
  • Understand how the Universal energy operate during stress and relaxation.

Sound Waves

What are the types of sound waves (Beta, Alpha, Theta and Delta) and how Yoga perceives these waves and how it can be applied in yoga lessons.

The Five Great States propounded by Ayurveda

A deeper look at the 5 states and how to apply them in SMS class

Role of the Mind in Yoga and health

Why does yoga regard Mind as man’s best friend or worst enemy. Learn to understand your mind and how to make it your best friend

Class Planning

Learn how to design the SMS for different groups and times.

SMS Technique (Practical session)

Certification will be jointly issued by

The Ayurveda Association of Singapore (AAOS)

S. Ramaiah Indic Centre for Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine (MSR ICAIM) (Bangalore, India)

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