Summary of Stress Less. Achieve More.
Simple Ways to Turn Pressure into a Positive Force in Your Life
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To make stress work for you, turn pressure from a negative to a positive.
Psychotherapist and aikido practitioner Aimee Bernstein teaches how to make pressure your friend. Stress can feel like an oppressive burden, but you can transform it into a vital fuel that powers your life and expands your sense of self at work and at home. Bernstein provides a step-by-step guide with helpful individual and team-based exercises that turn pressure into a positive and eliminate stress. She embraces both ancient and current notions of the body and its energetic potential. Respected business authority Peter Drucker wrote, “Your first and foremost job as a leader is to take charge of your own energy and then help to orchestrate the energy of those around you.” Bernstein approaches stress on a more Eastern path, a tack familiar to anyone who practices yoga or Pilates or receives acupuncture treatments. She combines her rigor as a psychotherapist with her understanding of the principles of “ki” to create a meaningful, practical program of stress reduction. getAbstract recommends her methods to anyone who needs to better manage stress. Today, that includes almost everyone.
In this summary, you will learn
- How to use your body’s “ki flow,”
- How to achieve a “full mind/body/energy” state to relieve stress and transform pressure from a negative to a positive, and
- How to use the “Enneagram” and the “Inner Map to Stresslessness” to benefit you at work and at home.
About the Author
Aimee Bernstein is president of Open Mind Adventures, a leadership and personal development consultancy. She is a psychotherapist, executive coach and organizational consultant.
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