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Online Training Courses in how to cope with stress and how to have better sex
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Individual coaching in how to cope with stress and how to have better sex


Training Courses

My training courses are all designed for busy, hard working adults just like you. They have been used by thousands of clients and students around the globe.

I offer courses in three different areas:

  • How to Cope With Stress
  • How to Have Better Sex
  • Acceptance and Commitment (AC) Coach Training

I am a noted expert in these three areas. I have published, lectured, taught, trained, and coached in these areas for over 30 years (see CV for more details).

Each course is broken down into sessions or lectures that are no more than 30 minutes long and incorporate fun, easy-to-use, activities, journals, and assessments. These learning aides show you how to instantly apply the information and skills presented in the content.

All of my training courses include video, audio, and print versions so you can watch, listen to, or read the material.

There are two different types of courses:

Courses For Everyone

How to Cope With Stress

Stress is a combination of three things; (1) a potential stressor, (2) your self-talk (what your mind tells you about it and your ability to cope with it) and (3) a stress response that kicks in if you feel unable to cope with it.

My 5 Steps to Conquering Your Stress Program is unique because it shows you how to cope with stress by targeting all three components of stress. The program is available in three different forms

  • Complete 5 Steps to Conquering Your Stress Program
  • Stress Less, Live More Monthly Membership Program
  • Individual 5 Steps Courses

The individual courses in the overall program target different components of stress. The complete and membership programs cover all of the components.

The Introduction course answers the question, “What is Stress?” It also shows you how to cope with stress using the 5 Steps to Conquering Your Stress system. The Reduce course shows you how to reduce stress by identifying and minimizing potential stressors using time management and other proven techniques. The Reorganize course shows you how to build a more stress-resistant lifestyle. The Rethink Course helps you understand how your mind thinks about stress. It also shows you how to relax your mind and how to stop negative stressful thinking. If you wonder, “What is Meditation?”, the Relax course teaches you how to relax your body and your mind using classic relaxation strategies such as mindfulness meditation. The Release course shows you how to release tension and how to reduce stress with yoga and stretching and other physical activities. You can start out with any individual course and work on one component of stress at a time but you will save time and money by getting either the Complete 5 Steps to Conquering Your Stress Program, or the Stress Less, Live More Monthly Membership Program

How to Have Better Sex

If you want to have better sex or know how to have great sex, my Great Sex From the Inside Out Course is just for you. Most loving, committed couples get stuck in a sexual rut at some point in their relationship. They are not dysfunctional, just stuck. The course is designed to help people just like you who are in long-term committed sexual relationships and are just stuck in a rut. If you want to know how to improve your relationship this is the course for you. It covers a wide range of topics from achieving orgasm to sex talk, and sexual activities ranging from sensual massage to oral sex.  The course also covers the subjects of  gender, and what it means to be a man or woman. It answers the questions, “what is gender?” and “what is transgender ?”  It will help you reignite the flame of desire and passion in your relationship and increase your sexual pleasure despite your age or how long you have been with your partner. It will even show you how to last longer in bed by showing you how to make sex into a multi-course gourmet meal. It is not a sex therapy course and is not intended for use with people with diagnosed with sexual disorders.

My Great Sex from The Inside Out Home Study Program is comprised of 16 video, audio and print training course lectures with 34 guided activities, 3 e-books, and the Sexual Mindfulness audio collection (8 very sexy audio files on how to increase your sexual pleasure using mindfulness).

The course is built around the principles and practices of Acceptance and Commitment (AC) Coaching as first presented in my book, : Blonna, R. (2012) Sex-ACT: Unleash the Power of Your Sexual Mind with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Oakland CA: New Harbinger Publications.

Here is what you get in the course:

  • 1 Quick Start Guide
  • 9 Sessions (video, audio files)
  • 16 Lectures (8 hours of video, audio files)
  • 34 Activities (PDF File)
  • 8 Mp3 Audio Files from the Sexual Mindfulness Album
  • 1 E-Book (Sex-ACT PDF file)
  • 1 Ch. 08 Blonna Textbook (Healthy Sexuality PDF File)

CEU Courses for Coaches

Stress Management Training for Coaches

I offer one comprehensive stress management course for coaches.

The course is approved by the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE) for 10 Coaching CEUs. 

My 10 CEU stress management training course, Acceptance and Commitment (AC) Stress Coaching: A Five Step Approach, teaches you how to implement my 5 Steps to Conquering Your Stress program into your coaching practice.

The 10 CEU course includes all of the content of the “Courses for Everyone” stress courses plus all of the background resources (books, videos, evidence-based research) needed to master the content.

In addition, the course includes hands-on client activities, journals, and assessments that you can print off and use with your clients. It shows you how to use the material in your coaching practice regardless of your specialty area (Health & Wellness, Executive, etc.).

Here is what you get in the course:

  • Seven Courses (Introduction, Reorganize, Rethink, Relax, Release, Reduce, Wrap Up)
  • 28 Video Training Sessions
  • 28 Audio Training Sessions
  • Complete Course Manual
  • Complete Set of Journals and Exercises
  • Over 50 exercises, journals, and assessments
  • Over 50 Keys to Understanding – short explanations of key concepts
  • Over 30 Stress Buster Tips – quick tips for applying the concepts and skills
  • Welcome to the Course Video · 10 CEUs from the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE )

Human Sexuality Training for Coaches

I offer one, comprehensive CEU course in AC Sex Coaching for coaches.

The course is approved by the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE) for 10 Coaching CEUs.

My 10 CEU, Acceptance and Commitment (AC) Coaching: Sexual Relationship Coaching for Committed Couples course is designed for coaches whose clients seek sex or relationship coaching because they are stuck in a rut related to intimacy and sexuality and need help getting unstuck. They want to have better sex and want to know how to improve their relationships. The course focuses on the information and skills coaches need to help clients in committed relationships increase their intimacy and sexual satisfaction and have better sex. It is not a sex therapy course and is not intended to provide guidance on working with clients diagnosed with sexual disorders.

Much of the content in this course is the same as that in the Great Sex from The Inside Out Home Study Program for clients.

The course is built around the principles and practices of Acceptance and Commitment (AC) Coaching as first presented in my book, : Blonna, R. (2012) Sex-ACT: Unleash the Power of Your Sexual Mind with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Oakland CA: New Harbinger Publications. The course also draws heavily from my college textbook: Blonna R, Cook-Carter L (2017). Healthy Sexuality 4th Edition. Dubuqe IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing.

The course includes:

  • 10 Sessions (video, audio files)
  • 17 Lectures (video, audio files)
  • 34 Activities (PDF File)
  • 8 Mp3 Audio Files (Mindful Sex Album)
  • 1 E-Book (Sex-ACT PDF file)*
  • 1 Ch. 08 Blonna Textbook (Healthy Sexuality PDF File)*
  • 1 Quick Start Guide
  • Welcome to the Course Video · 10 CEUs from the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE )

Acceptance and Commitment (AC) Coach Training

Are you wondering, where can I earn coaching CEUs in Acceptance and Commitment (AC) Coaching?

I offer one, comprehensive CEU course in Acceptance and Commitment (AC) Coach training. The course is approved by the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE) for 6 Coaching CEUs.

My 6 CEU course Acceptance and Commitment (AC) Coaching: Maximizing Your Coaching Effectiveness is based on my book, Blonna. R. (2011). Maximizing Your Coaching Effectiveness with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Oakland CA: New Harbinger Publications. In the book (and course) I describe how coaching clients and therapy clients are similar but very different. Coaching clients do not have diagnosed DSM-type mental disorders, they are just stuck. They are stuck on negative, unhelpful thoughts, and the powerful emotions that accompany them. Being stuck keeps them from adhering to the coaching plans they agreed to and desperately want to achieve.

The reason they are stuck is because they lack the psychological flexibility they need to co-exist with their troubling thoughts and painful emotions as they move forward and make progress on their coaching goals. You can teach them how to become more psychologically-flexible by integrating simple exercise and activities derived from ACT and adapted to coaching.

The course includes:

  • 9 Sessions (video, audio files)
  • 15 Activities (PDF File)
  • 1 Book (Maximize Your Coaching Effectiveness with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. PDF Version)
  • 1 Quick Start Guide
  • Welcome to the Course Video · 6 CEUs from the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE )

Books and Audios

I am a noted author and audio production expert. Over the past 30 years I have written several textbooks, self-help books, e-books, chapters in textbooks and training manuals, and scholarly journal articles. In addition I have produced two audio collections on stress management and human sexuality that are available on iTunes and my website (see CV for more details).

My books and audios have been translated into several languages, and have been used by individuals, colleges and universities, and businesses around the world.

My books and audios revolve around the following areas:

  • How to Cope with Stress.
  • How to Have Better Sex.
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
  • Acceptance and Commitment (AC) Coaching.

I take pride in the fact that all of my books and audios are grounded in evidence-based research studies in health psychology. All of my content is referenced and meets the highest standards for accuracy and scholarship.

The thing that makes my books, audios, and training materials unique however is my ability to explain difficult concepts and skills in easy-to-understand language. In each of my three decades of being a college professor I won awards for my teaching excellence.

All you have to do is read one of my books or listen to one of my audios and you will see that I have the unique ability to make the most difficult concepts and skills easy to understand and instantly apply to your every day life.

Check out my books and audios here: my books, my audios.


Individual Coaching

I offer two types of individual coaching:

  • Stress Coaching
  • Sex Coaching

I do not do couples or group coaching.

Here’s How Your Weekly Coaching Program Works

My coaching style is very different from what you’ve probably experienced with other coaches. My coaching is very directive and more like personal training than traditional coaching.

In our first session together we will discuss what brought you to coaching and set some preliminary goals for our time together. As we work together you will have multiple opportunities to revise and fine-tune your coaching goals. I will help you break down your goals into manageable objectives that ensure your success and motivate you to keep moving forward.

The majority of my live coaching during our sessions will revolve around helping you meet your goals by guiding you through my sexuality or stress training programs. I will tailor the programs to meet your needs and goals.

In between our live sessions you will watch my videos and complete activities that help you master new skills and ways of thinking and feeling.

Before the next session you will send me your completed activities via email. I will read them, make comments, and send them back to you before our next live session. We will start each new live session with a quick review of your completed activities and your thoughts and feelings about them.

The Mechanics

All live sessions are 45 minutes long and will be conducted using Zoom, a conferencing program that you can download for free. Zoom has several features that make it easy for us to maximize our time together.

  • Zoom video allows us to see each other as we speak.
  • Zoom screen share allows me to share my computer screen with you. This enables me to illustrate key points using different multimedia approaches (audio or video clips, photos, charts, etc.).
  • Zoom record allows me to record each session and send you the audio and video files of the session.

In between live sessions you send my your completed activities as email attachments. I read them, make comments directly on them, and send them back to you prior to our next session.

This typically takes me one hour so in essence you are getting 2 sessions (1 hour and 45 minutes worth of coaching) for the price of one.

I prefer this model because it keeps you motivated throughout the week and gives you the opportunity to practice new skills and ways of thinking and feeling all week long.

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