This is a 5 day course for those who teach skills that will be used under stress. It is a combination of theory and hands-on practice that prepares trainers to either teach the course themselves, or to integrate the training into existing programming.


  • The science of stress physiology and its impact on performance

  • Concrete skills to regulate this interaction

  • How mental and physical skills are learned

  • Implications for teaching and learning

  • Optimizing skill retention through learning science

  • How to recognize degrees of acute stress in self and others

  • How to optimize the interaction of stress and performance

active practice

  • Complete scenarios, use biofeedback (heart rate and heart rate variability), learn to interpret biofeedback

  • Apply learning theory points, practice recognizing signs of motor skill level, contextual interference, etc.