Learn Stress Management On-Line!
PFHW 181 (1 credit) Physical Fitness &
Lansing Community College ( www.lcc.edu )
This is a fun and practical course that operates at a relaxed pace. The purpose is to
help students understand how stress works, to develop skills and habits that restore and maintain physical, mental and emotional
balance, and to learn how to prevent stress from interfering with work, relationships and life satisfaction.
Students use a simple, but highly effective problem-solving approach to help resolve a wide range of potentially
stressful situations and bring a greater sense of ease and fulfillment to their lives. Instructor, Bob Van Oosterhout is a
Psychologist and Licensed Masters Social Worker with over 40 years experience in counseling, teaching and training with individuals,
families, schools, health and service organizations and corporations. He is the author of the text used in the course (Slow
Down and Lighten Up: Letting Go of Stress and Tension)
Feedback from Students:
"I feel more at ease and I am able to let go of tension before it builds up. I find it easier to concentrate
on tasks I am doing without thinking of all the other things I am supposed to be doing. It has been wonderful."
"I am less stressed. I feel like I have more time now than I did before, but I really don't. I'm just not as
pressured. I feel like I am gaining control of my life."
"I am keeping my cool a lot
more in situations where I normally tend to lose it. I am enjoying more of the day and it has helped me get along better with
"I feel more peaceful, relaxed and cheerful. I don't get annoyed as easily.
It seems that I keep my sense of humor and keep the big picture in my mind rather than letting small things get me frazzled."
"Sweet relief - I find myself being much more conscious of tension and stress than I used to be. I find when
I notice it begin to build up, I can stop it in its tracks."
"This class has literally
changed my life. It's amazing. The best part is, that the techniques really do become second nature."
"The teacher is fun. I'm very pleased with this class." "This course is more organized and easy to
follow than any other course I am taking online. It makes it very easy to do assignments."
found this class to be the most worthwhile course in the past 3 1/2 years of college." " This class has been not
only been extremely helpful, but very uplifting. I would highly recommend this class to EVERYONE!!"