Week 3 – Discussion Forum
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Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
Spirituality, Relaxation Techniques, and Health [WLOs: 1, 2, 3] [CLOs: 2, 5]
Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, read Chapters 9, 10, 11, and 12 in the course text. Read The Unique Role of Spirituality in the Process of Growth Following Stress and Trauma, What Meditation Can Do for Your Mind, Mood, and Health: Taking a Few Minutes to Focus Your Mind Each Day Can Reduce Stress, Pain, Depression, and More.
Next, reflect on your current stressors and address the following:
- Explain the impact of religion and spirituality, as it pertains to health and stress management. Use the text as a minimum to support this relationship.
- Assess the benefits of meditation to your health and well-being. If you do not implement meditation techniques at this time, hypothesize how this practice could positively impact your health and well-being in the future.
- Evaluate the benefits of one of the following techniques: autogenic training, imagery, or progressive relaxation. How could the practice of your chosen technique reduce your experienced stressors?
- Develop a plan for being more mindful in your life relating to one of the following activities: mindful breathing, mindful eating, mindful listening, or mindful walking. State your rationale for selecting this particular area of focus.
Your initial post must be at least 300 words in length. Include your course text and one additional scholarly resource to support your work (see the Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) for more information). All citations and references must adhere to APA Style formatting standards (see Introduction to APA (Links to an external site.) for more information).