What Will I Learn?

  • The opportunity to learn about and practice value, stress-relieving techniques in class
  • Learn to apply the science of mediation to a schedule already too busy to add another single thing
  • Create a toolbox for deconstructing stress for both themselves and others in their lives


In this post COVID world, research is showing we, as humans are unitedly feeling more stressed and anxious. Women, however, have an added stress load that was already heightened due to our desire to have it all, be the best at everything, and care for those around us. In this enlightening neuroscience-based course, you will learn to understand their stressors, realized the effects on your bodies and brains. You will learn practical, proven tools which can be simply applied to immediately ease the impact of stress in their lives.

Walk Away With

  • The expertise, tools, and confidence needed to become a more impactful leader in your organization
  • A Certificate of completion from the College of Southern Idaho

Who Should Attend?

Women currently in a management role or pursuing an executive path that are interested in elevating their leadership abilities, advancing in their organization, and creating the career they want.

Instructor Bio

Carol Barkes is a neuroscience-based conflict resolution and communication thought leader, professor at Boise State University, and best-selling author. Her passion is working with people to develop better understanding and empathy for others so we can live more harmoniously despite our differences. She directs the mediation program for Idaho’s 4th District Court, teaches the first neuroscience courses offered at Boise State University, and runs a busy private practice, both mediating and consulting.

Carol co-authored her best-selling book, Success Breakthroughs, with Jack Canfield, who is best known for writing Chicken Soup for the Soul. She was honored to speak at the United Nations in 2018 and currently works on a Rotary-driven, statewide conflict resolution program for Idaho schools to help reduce suicide, bullying, and gun crimes by helping students rethink conflict before it begins.