Five Steps to Reducing Stress provides an essential strategy built upon understanding stress, taking stock, managing your external environment and then your internal one, and taking action. Corporate trainer and psychology expert Genella Macintyre pushes past the usual surface-level explanations for stress and digs deeper into the root causes. This book is a toolbox of practical microstrategies based on discovering your personal stress-management style and recognizing what works. Journaling exercises and recommended activities provide key reference points. Reclaim your quality of time and quality of life!
Highly recommended! Macintyre’s Five Steps to Reducing Stress breaks down the often-overwhelming process of getting out of distress and moving forward with life and living. Practical, bite-sized solutions encourage readers to build new habits, learn stress-mastery skills, and be more resilient. –Esther Orioli, CEO, Essi Systems; author, StressMap® and Resiliency Map®
Having worked with military families for many years by assisting them with health and wellness resources, I am very aware of the stress that many of these families face. The easy-to-follow strategies in Five Steps to Reducing Stress are ideal for anyone feeling stressed out and looking for a way to break out of the cycle and feel inspired to live life to the fullest! –Kim Hetherington, former executive director, Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre
Genella Macintyre’s approach to managing stress is a breath of fresh air! Stress is personal, and so is stress reduction–it’s not a one-size-fits-all fix. These five steps allow readers to take stock and then take action in a highly individualized way. –Loretta LaRoche best-selling author, star of seven PBS shows, and international stress-management and humor consultant
From the Inside Flap
Seasoned corporate trainer and applied psychology expert Genella Macintyre offers her Five Step Model for stress reduction through carefully detailed, everyday examples and applications. 5 Steps to Reducing Stress is richly illustrated to increase accessibility of often-difficult subjects for the reader, including understanding stress, taking stock, managing external and internal environments, and taking action. A number of write-in and journaling exercises provide several reference points for the reader through the journey. While offering a high degree of usefulness to a general audience, also included is a wealth of material designed specifically for employees, managers and executives working within corporate environments. Readers will enjoy tools that create a foundation of continuous stress reduction strategies and practice to provide personal growth opportunities long after they have finished reading.