This book by Michael Olpin, a top-notch stress expert, and Sam Bracken, a no-longer-stressed-out writer, stands out from other books on stress management in one significant way: its "whole-person" approach. Unwind! is about optimizing your body, heart, mind, and soul, recognizing that any and all of these dimensions of your life affect your anxiety level. It helps you get clear about who you are as well as your priorities and goals. The authors show you how to take charge of your life and how to make better choices that will prevent stress in the first place.
The authors explore seven key paradigm shifts, from reactive to proactive; unmotivated to inspired; pressured to prioritized; hassled to harmonious; anxious to empathic; defensive to diverse; and tense to tranquil. Delving deep into each of these paradigm shifts, readers learn how to prevent most of the daily stresses people typically experience, by getting at the roots of stressors.
©2014 Franklin Covey Co. Stories by Sam Bracken are © 2014 Sam Bracken. The following assessments and experiences in the text are © 2014 Dr. Michael Olpin: "Stress Self-Assessment;" "Symptoms of Stress;" "Effects of Chronic Stress;" "Upgrading Thoughts" section; entire section on "Mindfulness;" "Workouts;" and "Stress Busters" throughout the book; as well as own experiences - soccer match; first mindful experience after taking a test; and "Tense to Tranquil" activities - meditation, guided imagery, yoga, and progressive relaxation. (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.