About the Author
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Why is it so important to manage stress? Because it's killing us. Consider that between 80-90% of all illnesses are stress-related and over 100 million Americans suffer from stress-related illnesses. More importantly, stress is linked to the six leading causes of death: heart disease, cancer, lung disease, accidents, cirrhosis of liver, and suicide.
Why read another self-help book? If you're at the point where you can honestly say you're not doing anything to cope with your stress in a healthy way, or if your current strategies just aren't working well enough for you to see positive results, this book may provide you with the information and incentive you need to manage your stress and find a sense of inner peace.IIf you're on psychiatric medication for stress and/or anxiety, if it's been suggested to you as a treatment strategy and you are reluctant to take drugs, if you are unaware of the dangers and side effects of these medications, then you owe it to yourself to ask questions and explore other options. Ask your physician, psychiatrist or counselor what he or she knows about the mind-body connection as it relates to stress. Ask him or her what they know or can teach you about non-drug, mind-body strategies to alleviate stress. If you aren't satisfied with the response, read this book. I've read a lot of self-help and psychology books over the years. I've spent over 20 years studying psychotherapy. I've participated in many kinds of psychotherapy and personal and spiritual growth workshops. But it wasn't until I committed myself to putting that knowledge into action and practicing the techniques I learned and developed, that I actually saw positive changes take affect. My hope is that by reading this book you will feel motivated and empowered to make positive changes in your life and learn to participate in your own physical and emotional healing starting now. More important, I hope that this book can be your personal road map to finding the sense of inner peace that I am so grateful to have in my life.