Summary of Stress Less. Achieve More.

Simple Ways to Turn Pressure into a Positive Force in Your Life

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Stress Less. Achieve More. book summary
To make stress work for you, turn pressure from a negative to a positive.


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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.


Your Essential Energy
You have a powerful bodily energy, a force the Japanese call “ki.” Wonderful things can happen when your “ki flow” connects positively with the pervasive “energy field” around you. You want to unite your personal ki to this universal energy field, a coming...
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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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