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Studio Class Activities

Throughout the semester, there will be participating in many class activities. Following each one, you will complete and submit via Canvas a "quiz" where you will a) explain what you learned from the activity and b) write two specific facts, findings, or theories you learned in the class that relate to the activity. 


Below is the list of planned activities. The list may be updated as the semester progresses. Note that due dates for each are posted in Canvas. 

Of the activities listed, you need to complete 15. If you complete additional activities, I will count your best 15.  Most activities are due 3 days after the date they are listed on the course schedule. ALL due dates will be posted to Canvas.

Special Note to Fall - Spring Students only

The majority of the activities will be completed in class. If you are not present, you cannot receive credit for the activity. The activities that you do not have to be present for are described in detail in the "Summary of each activity (fall-spring)" tab below. But if you have questions, let me know.

Activities Menu - Choose 15 minimum

top three stressors

spiderweb of social networks

Into the wild rated R (google where to stream it

hassles and uplifts - 5-day tracker  


soothing forces of nature

Stress: Portrait of a Killer (movie)

Biofeedback Demo  Fall/Spring students only

A day in the life of stress (movie)

Vagus nerve stimulation

Spirituality Booster

Self-esteem Booster

Environmental Connect and Protect
7-minute workout challenge

diaphragmatic breathing

stress reduction app: exploration & experimentation


mountain lake ​meditation 

Progressive Muscle Relaxation

mindful meditation

autogenic training

rainbow meditation


finger prick pain Fall/Spring students only

ice bucket challenge  Summer students only

binder clip demo 

TENS demo  Fall/Spring students only

Succulent Plant and Binder Clips

Nine activities will require you to record your heart rate and blood pressure.

Fall - Spring Students: I will bring blood pressure cuffs to class when needed.

Summer students: You will need to provide your own. The one I recommend is shown above. It is FDA approved and it will be a valuable investment in your health. Purchase information. Note: you can purchase cheaper cuffs (arm cuffs are preferred over wrists) however the readings may not be as accurate. The "good" news is that the cuff I recommend is much cheaper than a standard textbook - and there is no textbook requirement for this class.

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