Program Overview

Stress is a natural part of being human, but the modern world continues to contribute to the radical distress we all feel. 

This 6-week program will provide a "tasting menu" of many powerful tools and practices that can be used to navigate stress. The program includes sessions lead by CCFM clinicians, as well as globally recognized guests who are teachers, authors, and educators in their fields. Our goal is to give you tools, education, and support to help you live a more balanced life.

Each week students will participate in a live group session, and learn a new stress reduction modality. Live classes will be accompanied by educational content and guest speakers, followed by a Q&A session and time for community connection.  This is an experiential course, and each week we will give you "homework" with a guided practice for each modality and weekly focus area.  

Each weekly session will run for 75 min from 10 AM PST to 11:15 AM PST, and will be recorded for later viewing if you are not able to make a session or you simply want to review the content again. 

Participants will also have access to our comprehensive Qigong program as part of this course. 

Enroll today to begin your journey toward a more vital and balanced you.

Course Curriculum

  • 2

    Logistics & Housekeeping

    • Weekly Zoom Meeting Link

    • Link to Qigong Program (use code "sttk21" for free access

    • Post-program Survey

  • 3

    Module 1: Introduction to Stress and the Vagus Nerve

    • Week One Video Replay

    • Recap and Resources

  • 4

    Module 2: Gratitude & Appreciation

    • Welcoming Adam Dorsay as our guest presenter for the week.

    • Week Two Video Replay

    • Recap and Resources

  • 5

    Module 3: Movement

    • Welcoming Nick Loffree as our guest presenter for the week.

    • Week Three Video Replay

    • Recap and Resources

  • 6

    Module 4: Brain Work & Neuroplasticity

    • Welcoming Elizabeth Greason as our guest presenter for the week.

    • Week Four Video Replay

    • Pranayama Breathing Exercise

    • Recap and Resources

  • 7

    Module 5: Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

    • Welcoming Amy Scher as our guest presenter for the week.

    • Week 5 Video Replay

    • Amy's Tapping Cheat Sheet

    • Recap and Resources

  • 8

    Module 6: The Power of Breath

    • Week 6 Video Replay

    • Recap and Resources

What's in a "toolkit"?

In this program you will:

  • Learn how to access the healing power of the vagus nerve and improve your body's ability to heal.

  • Use movement, meditation and breathing techniques to move away from a state of stress and into a state of relaxation.

  • Unleash your natural ability to reduce stress with brain retraining techniques and exercises.

  • Harness the power of gratitude and appreciation to heal the body and live more vibrantly.

Teaching Team

Founder and Director

Sunjya Schweig

Sunjya K. Schweig, M.D., is an expert in complex chronic illnesses that require rigorous investigation and management. He has been studying, teaching, and practicing integrative and functional medicine for over 20 years. Dr. Schweig continues to be active in medical education and has served as volunteer clinical faculty at the UCSF Santa Rosa Residency. He currently holds an adjunct faculty position at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Schweig has lectured nationally and internationally at conferences, hospitals, and universities. At CCFM we are passionate about developing a new ecosystem for helping people with chronic diseases. We envision this system as one that combines comprehensive care from a multilayered care team with best-in-class technology to provide quantifiable data and proven outcomes. Group programs and experiences are a big part of this ecosystem, and we are excited that you are here.

Health Coach

Katie Compton

Katie believes in the power of connecting the mind, body, and world around us to maintain optimal health and create balance within. As a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach she seeks to help people strengthen the mind-body connection in order to support the nervous system and build greater resilience to stress. Katie leverages the science of health behavior change to help people live their healthiest lives possible.

Guest Lecturers

Guest Lecturer

Adam Dorsay

Dr. Adam Dorsay is a licensed psychologist and a certified executive coach working in private practice in San Jose, CA. He specializes in assisting high-achieving adults (including professionals, executives, entrepreneurs, and professional athletes) with relationship issues, stress reduction, anxiety, and attaining more happiness in their lives. In 2016 he gave a well-watched TEDx talk about men and emotions. He is also the co-creator of Project Reciprocity, a highly successful international resiliency program based out of Facebook’s HQ in Menlo Park, CA, where he served employees in the Online Safety Department at Facebook for four years. He now serves as a resiliency consultant to DigitalOcean, a cloud computing company headquartered in Manhattan. He is frequently contacted by the media, and various podcasts to provide commentary as well as corporations, academic institutions, and healthcare facilities to provide in-depth presentations on matters relating to psychology and psychotherapy. He also serves as an expert content contributor to wikiHow on various topics especially around the science of happiness where his work has been viewed by several million people. He is happily married with two young boys and a hypoallergenic 33-pound Australian Labradoodle therapy dog named Raffi, who lives at his home and works at his office.

Guest Lecturer

Amy Scher

AMY B. SCHER is the bestselling author of How To Heal Yourself When No One Else Can, This Is How I Save My Life, and two other books about human-ing and healing. As an expert in mind-body healing, she is often lovingly referred to as an “accidental guru.” After suffering for almost a decade with chronic Lyme disease, CFS, fibromyalgia, and many other ailments, she found the missing piece to her wellness: addressing stuck emotional energy in the body. Her books have been translated into 16 languages and her work has been featured in CNN, CBS, Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, Los Angeles Review Of Books, and more. Amy is proud to have her techniques endorsed by prominent physicians and used in medical organizations nationwide. She lives in New York City with her beautiful wife and bad cat. Most importantly, she lives by her self-created motto: When life kicks your ass, kick-back.

Guest Lecturer

Nick Loffree

Nick Loffree is a Qigong Teacher and Healer. Qigong was fundamental in Nick's personal adventure in healing where modern medicine had little help to offer. He is a Senior Instructor at Holden Qi Gong, and a resident movement teacher at Silicon Valley's premium mindfulness destination,1440 Multiversity. He holds teaching certifications in Tai Chi, Vinyasa Yoga, Taoist Yoga, and many styles of Qigong, and is one of a small handful of people to have apprenticed under world-famous Qigong master Lee Holden.