Summary of Stress Less. Achieve More.
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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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10 months agoWhile reading this article I was asking myself 'what type of person am I?' when I read the Enneagram.
This well written content reminds me of ASICS: animus sanus in corpore sanso meaning that a healthy mind is in a healthy body and vice verca, i.e. breathing techniques calm you down, but your mind also asks for such practices once you understand the concept.
Thank you for the insights.
10 months agoWhen the going gets tough, the tough get going; hence, if you are not back to school or work yet then it is possibly not the right amount of stressful yet? Does this summary really apply to such thrill-seekers?
10 months agomoving generally helps... to create flow and dilute/spread out...
Only it does not work in really stressful workplaces (or can you imagine s.o. at a cash desk in a supermarket do this break - or in fast food restaurant or in a hospital? this is more for office workers, freelancers,...
10 months agoInteresting
10 months agoI let it go and don't think about it much.Do some yoga/meditation. Kill the Stress before it kills you. Wonderful synopsis by @getabstractofficial Starting my challenge. #getbacktowork #getbacktoschool #ilovegetabstract
10 months agoI like centering and grounding technique to ignore external factors and focus on internal feelings. Also taking "Pause" every 90 min is very simple yet effective way to give attention to internal feelings.
Practical and simple tips to deal with stress!
10 months agointeresting methods for managing with stress
10 months agoPractical insights for dealing with stress!
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