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Working with stress - CVOLWS2
Title in English: Working with stress
Guaranteed by: Department of Anatomy (12-ANAT)
Faculty: Third Faculty of Medicine
Actual: from 2014 to 2014
Semester: winter
Points: 3
E-Credits: 3
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:0/30 C [hours/week]
Extent per academic year: 30 [hours]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (40)
Min. number of students: 2
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Guarantor: doc. MUDr. Petr Zach, CSc.
Comes under: AVSEOB-VP-1 (ZÁPIS)
Last update: doc. MUDr. Petr Zach, CSc. (02.06.2011)

Students would be guieded throught modern concepts of stress origination and management in healthy and disease. Main focus is put on mind theory of the stress origination in accordance with Mind and Life Institute activities. Modern theories of the brain are being discussed in the light of emerging meditation techniques, these days popular in the Western culture. Also role of game, gaming and theory of games is being discussed. Especially glosolalia is used as a tool to break down any concepts that may bother the mind. Role of memory is also analyzed, its forming, establishing and creation of new mental systems that are then subject to attention process is teoretically and practically evaluated.
Last update: doc. MUDr. Petr Zach, CSc. (02.06.2011)

Human Pheromones: Integrating Neuroendocrinology and Ethology. James V. Kohl, Michaela Atzmueller, Bernhard Fink2 & Karl Grammer. Neuroendocrinology Letters 2001; 22:309-321


B. Alan Wallace The Buddhist Tradition of Samatha:Methods for Refining and Examining Consciousness. Journal of Consciousness Studies


Learning to Smell: Olfactory Perception from Neurobiology to Behavior. Donald A. Wilson, Richard J. Stevenson.


The end of stress as we know it. McEwen and Lasley, Joseph Henry Press, 2002



The end of stress as we know it. McEwen and Lasley, Joseph Henry Press, 2002


Sakyong, J. M. R.: Seminary transcripts. Teachings from the Sutra Tradition - Book One. 1. ed., Halifax: Vajradhatu Publications, 2002. p. 29-57.


Irini Rockwell. The Five Wisdom Energies (A Buddhist Way of Understanding Personality, Emotions, and Relationships). Shambhala Publications. 2002.


Allan B. Wallace: Buddhism and Science: Breaking New Ground. New York: Columbia University Press, 2003 


 Allan B. Wallace: Buddhism and Science: Breaking New Ground. New York: Columbia University Press, 2003


Waldron W.S. Buddhist Steps to an Ecology of Mind: Thinking about Thoughts without a Thinker.

Teaching methods
Last update: doc. MUDr. Petr Zach, CSc. (02.06.2011)

Practical methods:

Working with regulated glossolalia (using verbal and illustrated techniques to initiate dialogue)

Meditation technique shamatha and vipassana


Teoretical methods:

lecturing, discussion

Last update: doc. MUDr. Petr Zach, CSc. (02.06.2011)

1.Endogenous and exogenous stress, similarities and dissimilarities


2.Role of hypothalamo-hypophyseo-adrenal axis in the stress


3.Acute and chronic stress and their effects and differences


4.Corticoids meditated stress and its adversive effects on organism


5.Farmacological stress management


6.Olfactory system, ethology, pheromones and the stress


7.Olfactory hypothesis of the Alzheimer disease origination


8.Mindfulness and awareness techniques of the stress reduction


9.Sleep, circadian rhythms, biological clock and stress


10.Jet lag, shift work, hibernation and stress disorders


11.Phylogenesis of the stress adaptation reaction in the mammals and invertebrates


12.Role of melatonin, dopamin, serotonin and proteins per and tim in the stress regulation

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