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Lessons are broken down into 5-10 minute blocks. Learn at your own pace.

Meet your instructor, Chris!

Instructor

Christopher Benjamin M.Ed & CSCS

Christopher Benjamin is a veteran of the classroom for over 20 years. Currently, he is teaching 8th-grade science in Agawam, Massachusetts. He completed his undergraduate work in Psychology and Exercise Science at Springfield College. While at Springfield, he also received his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist designation from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He has also coached students and athletes ranging from middle school to the NFL and NHL. "Coach Benj" as he is known to his students and athletes, loves teaching, coaching, and learning. Learning about the human body and how to manipulate it to become an optimal machine has been a passion of his. Constantly reading, attending clinics, taking continuing education classes, and talking to the elite educators in the fields of Mindfulness, Nutrition, and Movement Science has led to the creation of the Teacher's Toolbox. Please contact Coach Benj at coachbenj@gmail.com if you have any questions!

Take control of your life!

  • How to Balance

    Life is pretty hectic these days. Learn how to slow down and take care of yourself by developing a mindfulness practice that works for you! Find your inner calm.

  • Rest & Recover

    Being able to rest and recover is an essential piece of managing stress. Stress can be used to make us resilient and strong, or it can tear us down. Learn how to create a recovery and sleep routine to help support your health.

  • Build a Community

    We are all in this together. Connect with other people like you and build a support tribe that can help you navigate these rough times!

What will you learn?

  • What stress is.

  • The health risks associated with stress.

  • How stress impacts our well being.

  • What the difference is between: Mindset, Mindfulness, and Meditation.

  • Meditation and Mindfulness Activities for you AND your classroom!

  • Decrease anxiety!

  • Increase sense of well-being!

  • New modules to be added in April 2020: Nutrition, Movement, Environment, Tying it All Together

Course Curriculum

Click on the sections to see course content! 4-Free Lessons to preview!

  • 1

    Welcome!

  • 2

    Module 1: What is Stress?

    • Ch 1-Health Issues and Stress Part 1

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    • Health Issues and Stress Part 2

    • What Stresses you out?

    • Stress Related Illnesses

    • What is Stress?

    • Quiz #1

    • Autonomic Nervous System

    • Evolutionary Advantages

    • Acute Vs Chronic Stress

    • Quiz #2

    • Brain Regions

    • Cortisol

    • Quiz # 3

    • Symptoms of Stress

    • Quiz 4

    • Chronic Stress Effects on the Brain Part 1

    • Chronic Stress Effects on the Brain Part 2

    • Chronic Stress Effects on the Brain Part 3

    • Quiz 5

  • 3

    Module 2: Mindset, Mindfulness and Meditation

    • Activity

    • Chapter 1: Benefits of Training the Mind/Body

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    • Chapter 2: Breathing

    • Activity: Mindful Minute

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    • Chapter 3.1: Mindset

    • Activity: Mindset-What Stresses You Out?

    • Chapter 3.2: Circle of Control

    • Activitity-Circle of Control

    • Chapter 4: Mindfulness vs. Meditation

    • Chapter 5 : Mindfulness Activities

    • Chapter 5.1: Mindfulness Activities:Breathing

    • Chapter 5.2: Mindfulness Activities: Gratitude Journal

    • Chapter 5.3: Mindfulness Activities: Mindful Walking

    • Chapter 5.4: Mindfulness Activities: Mindful Eating

    • Chapter 5.5: Mindfulness Activities: Mindful Exercise

    • Chapter 6.1: Meditation

    • Chapter 6.2:Meditation: Insight Timer

    • Chapter 6.3: Meditation:Headspace

    • Chapter 6.4: Meditation: Calm

    • Chapter 6.5: Meditation: Heartmath

    • Research

    • Printable Schedule

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    Module 3: Nutritional Guidelines

    • Why is Healthy Eating Important?

    • Self Assessment

    • Eat Like an Adult

    • Eat Real Food

    • Processed Food

    • Supplements

    • Gut Health

    • Meal Prep

    • Water

Social proof: testimonials

Great Course!

Jen-Special Education Teacher

I had the opportunity to attend a professional development meeting on the topic of stress. The presenter, Christopher Benjamin, captivated his audience with his presentation. He engaged his audience as we discussed where stress comes from and how to manage it personally and professionally. We learned about deep breathing, wellness & nutrition, mindset, activity, recovery, and environment. There was discussion on how stress affects a person’s performance and how we can relate it to how our students feel on a daily basis. Overall, this was a great presentation that demonstrated the power of habits and time management.

Learned So Much!

Nicole-History

The content surrounding stress management is invaluable. It opens your eyes to common issues and occurrences that happen in your everyday life and gives you practical knowledge on how they are all connected. I would definitely recommend this course!