Course Description

As healthcare providers, exposure to high levels of stress can be detrimental to our health. Stress impacts every aspect of life, personal, professional, and family. In this course, you will gain an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system in response to stress. Stress can be short-term or chronic. Participants will learn strategies to manage stress, as well as identify the prevalence of compassion fatigue,  burnout, prevention, and self-management strategies for self and clients.

Take this course if you want to:

  • Learn what we teach our clients.
  • Invest in self-care.
  • Learn strategies to prevent compassion fatigue and burn-out.
  • Understand the importance of "putting your own oxygen mask on before you assist others".
  • Start managing your own stress.

Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • Welcome to Stress Management: Practice What You Teach

    • Understanding Stress: Anatomy and Physiology of the Body's Stress Response, Homeostasis, the Parasympathetic Nervous System's Role, Effects of Sustained Stress, and Coping Strategies - including Self-Assessment Screening.

    • The Significance of Self-Care for Healthcare Professionals: Effects on Practitioners, COVID-19, Compassion Fatigue, and its Indicators. Understanding the Contrast between Compassion Fatigue and Burnout, and Recognizing When to Seek Professional Help.

  2. 2
    • The World Health Organization's 4 Dimensions of Health: Physical, Social, Spiritual, and Intellectual, and the Occupational Therapy Scope of Practice: Emphasizing the Mind-Body-Spirit Connection for Enhancing Wellness and Healing in Both Self and Clients

    • Understanding the Science and Application of Physical Activity and Mind-Body Techniques for Stress Reduction: Including Physical Activity-Exercise, Breathwork, Meditation, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.



Lisa Marshall

With more than 33 years of healthcare experience, Lisa has focused primarily on oncology for the past 28 years. In 2002, she founded Specialty Rehabilitation Inc. (SRI), where she developed and provided oncology programs and services -- prehabilitation through palliation -- for all cancer types. Lisa's areas of expertise include the management of breast cancer, oncology lymphedema, cancer-related fatigue, chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, cancer-related cognitive impairments, cancers of the head and neck, and oncology pelvic floor dysfunction. She is lymphedema certified, a national presenter, and a regular presenter at major healthcare institutions and universities. Today, SRI provides oncology education and consulting for; individual healthcare professionals, cancer centers, community hospitals, outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities, and home care agencies.

Lisa Marshall, OTR/L, CLT, CLWT

Lisa is a highly experienced healthcare professional with over 33 years of experience in the industry. She started her career in homecare and went on to found Specialty Rehabilitation Inc. (SRI) after identifying a community need for woman's health and oncology. At SRI, Lisa initially provided therapy services for Fibromyalgia, pelvic floor dysfunction, including stress incontinence and urinary urgency, and later added lymphedema and oncology rehabilitation programs for all types of cancer. Lisa's expertise and outstanding contributions to oncology rehabilitation have been recognized by many, particularly at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center in Delaware. She is well-known for her national presentations on woman's health, oncology, and the holistic integration of breath, mind, body, and spirit into her wellness programs. Lisa's dedication and passion for helping others has made a significant impact on the healthcare industry and the lives of countless patients.