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Stress Reduction and Mindfulness - UTAS

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Starting Monday! A great opportunity to learn about different methods to reduce stress.
The mindfulness modules are taught by Dr Cayoun, with other modules taught by experts in their field.


Learn to stress less.

Stress Reduction and Mindfulness is a unit offered within the Associate Degree in Health and Community care. It will introduce students to the principles of stress reducing practices including mindfulness, gratitude, positive psychology, goal setting, creativity, physical exercise and conflict resolution through a series of learning tasks and practical exercises. Activities based on these principles have been shown to reduce stress, anxiety and depressive symptoms, increase resilience, enhance cognitive performance (e.g., concentration and memory), improve study and work performance and overall wellbeing. Students will learn key skills to better understand stress triggers and learn to manage stress more effectively.


icon-PCOnline: Stress Reduction and Mindfulness is a fully online unit to enable flexible study.


icon-PCHECS scholarships may be available: This means for eligible domestic students you will not be charged tuition fees for undertaking this unit. Students may also be eligible for a SSAF exemption. *For full terms and conditions please view the Fees and Scholarships page.

Unit Objectives

On successful completion of this unit you will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of the role and value of stress reduction research and practices in promoting the health and welfare of individuals and communities.
  • Retrieve and apply evidence from a range of sources to critically evaluate the impact of stress reduction practices on health.
  • Document, evaluate and reflect on your experience applying stress reduction techniques in a personal healthcare context.

To take advantage of this opportunity students will need to be enrolled in the Associate Degree in Health and Community Care. After completing Stress Reduction and Mindfulness, the opportunity exists to undertake further units within the Associate Degree in Health and Community Care. Students undertaking units within the Associate Degree in Health and Community Care are eligible for a HECS Scholarship and SSAF exemption on a maximum of two eligible units. Eligible units can be viewed here.