Terra Firma's
Stress Release Course

Terra Firma’s Stress Release Course is a multi-faceted, evidence-based approach for you to fully understand the actual causes of stress, change thinking about stress-pro­ducing circumstances, develop strategies for establishing more positive reactions to stress and, ultimately, support successful long-term professional and personal resilience.

The course is entirely online, emphasizes current best practices and tools to support successful stress management and offers interactive components with technical and content support.

With the Stress Release Course for Nurses*, you earn 15 contact hours of CNE and also amass lifelong stress mastery skills!
*This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. To receive Certificate of Completion of 15 contact hours of Nursing Continuing Professional Development credit, the participant must complete Pre-test, view all sessions, complete all Lesson Assessments/Evaluations, complete the course evaluation and complete the Post-test with a score of 70% or higher. Recorded webinar expiration: 07/15/2025

The Experts Behind Terra Firma

Michael Olpin, PhD

Michael has spent more than 30 years developing and teaching the Stress Release system that strengthens resilience needed in professional and personal environments to achieve lifelong stress mastery and be permanently in control and thriving.

Dr. Olpin is Professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Performance and Director of the Stress Relief Center at Weber State University (UT).

He is co-author of the textbook, Stress Management for Life: A Research-Based Experiential Approach (2021; 5th Edition) used at over 60 universities in the US and Canada.

  • PhD, Health Education Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
  • MS, Health Sciences and BS, Psychology, Brigham Young University
  • AA, Business Management Utah Valley Community College
Liz Close, PhD, RN

Liz has 40 years of nursing education leadership and faculty experience in public university systems offering undergraduate and graduate nursing education programs and is Professor Emerita at Sonoma State University (CA).

Dr. Close served as Nurse Expert Consultant (2010- 2019) for the Center to Champion Nursing in America to implement the 2010 Future of Nursing Report recommendations nationwide, led California statewide ADN to BSN academic progression efforts, and has been Executive Director of the Utah Nurses Association since 2018.

  • PhD, Sociology
  • MS, Nursing and BS, Nursing, University of California, San Francisco
  • BS, Child Development, University of California, Davis
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Take our Online Stress Release Course to:
  • Earn Continuing Nursing Education Credit
  • Learn effective strategies for stress prevention, and
  • Enhance your overall well-being

    With the Stress Release Course, learn how to prevent stress and master techniques to sleep better, decrease anxiety, lower blood pressure, increase energy, think clearly, and feel better in all stressful environments by strength­ening your resilience. 


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