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Take the Stress Out of Your Life


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Jay Winner, M.D., is a family physician and director of the Stress Management Program for Sansum Clinic, regularly quoted by national media as a stress expert. He lives in Santa Barbara, California.


As if that were not enough, the way he writes is better than all of those combined. His sincerity, honesty, and humility are compelling and his relaxed, conversational, anecdotal writing style renders this information accessible to everyone, including the type of person who would never read, much less enjoy a book on stress management.

This book is an easy read. I will give this book to my patients because I trust they will enjoy it and therefore will be much more likely to follow its suggestions than most of the other stress management books I have read."
--Larry Bascom, Ph.D., Past President of the Santa Barbara County Psychological Association

"Dr. Winner offers practical advice for dealing with everyday stress. You can use this book and CD set to help find personal peace in a chaotic world." --Bruce Bagley, M.D., Past President of the American Academy of Family Physicians

"[Take the Stress Out of Your Life] is understandable, and engaging. It is written so that a layman can understand it, but it also provides physicians with the knowledge and skills they need to help patients manage stress.
"A great teaching, simply presented. It's practical, wise, and truly valuable for a healthy life."

--Jack Kornfield, Ph.D., author of A Path with Heart

"Take the Stress Out of Your Life is Practical, Useful, and Effective." --Dean Ornish, M.D., prominent researcher and best-selling author of Stress Diet and Your Heart, Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease, and Love and Survival

"A practical guide to a healthier and happier life that inspires us with hopeful examples." --Richard Roberts, M.D., J.D., past president of the American Academy of Family Physicians and president-elect of the World Organization of Family Doctors

"I highly recommend this book and CD set as a wonderful easy way to decrease your stress and improve your health. It is an entertaining read packed with important and useful information." --
Jack Canfield, co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul(R) series

"A terrific guide--accessible and immensely practical--for dealing with the largest everyday problem of modern times. Dr. Winner makes a stress-free life seem within our reach. Honestly, I learned a lot myself!"
--Lucille Marchand, MD, BSN, Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin, Department of Family Medicine, and integrative medicine consultant at the UW Integrative Medicine Program

"The title says it all. Dr. Winner's techniques have enabled County managers and executives to successfully cope with budget cuts and shifting priorities while maintaining a collective sanity. A survival guide." --John J. Torell, CPA, ESQ., Santa Barbara County Asst Auditor-Controller

"Two accompanying audio CD's offering guided meditation, stretching advice, and relaxation techniques complement [Take the Stress Out of Your Life], an excellent antidote to the immense stresses of 21st century life as offered by author, medical doctor, and stress management instructor Jay Winner, M.D. From learning how to manage anger and frustrating, to improving the quality of one's sleep, to simply better enjoying one's day, [Take the Stress Out of Your Life] is an easy-to-read, reader friendly, highly recommended addition to Self-Help reading lists, Self-Improvement reference library collections."
--Diana Winston, Director of Mindfulness Education, Mindful Awareness Research Center, UCLA, and author of Wide Awake: A Buddhist Guide for Teens

"Being a healthy person in today's world means that you understand and know how to manage stress. If managing your stress is on your list, then this resource is a must have. Jay Winner has compiled a great book on everything you ever wanted to know about stress and how to live in joy!" --Cherie Carter-Scott, Ph.D., best-selling author of If Life is a Game, These are the Rules and of Negaholics: How to Overcome Negativity and Turn Your Life Around

"There is genius in simplicity! [Take the Stress Out of Your Life] is excellent. It is the best new book about stress management that I have read in years." --Ronald G. Nathan, Ph.D., co-author of Stress Management: A Comprehensive Guide to Wellness

"In his book Take the Stress Out of Your Life, Dr. Winner covers an amazing amount of material in a reasonably few number of pages. In doing so he takes on a fascinating variety of roles. He is part family doctor, part psychologist, part meditational teacher, part preacher, part inspirational speaker, part cheerleader, and part friend.
This is not material that is taught in medical school and it's probably not in most residency curricula. I suspect that if more physicians thought about stress related disorders in this framework and utilized the techniques presented in this book we would have far fewer problems managing stress in our practices."

--David P. Zajano, M.D., Chairman of the Department of Family Practice Franklin Square Hospital and past President of the Maryland Academy of Family Practice

"[Take the Stress Out of Your Life] is an extremely important and effective tool for people dealing with stress and anxiety in our busy world." --Lynn Matis, Psychotherapist Specializing in the Treatment of Anxiety

"Dr Winner has written a useful, practical, and comprehensive guide for helping patients with stress reduction and improving the quality of their lives. Physicians and other health practitioners will find it an essential guide for group appointments and classes that support patients in behavioral changes that promote health on the spiritual, emotional and physical levels. Patients will also find it readable and useful as a patient guide. Experiential exercises accompany the guide on a CD, making his methods a complete package for helping practitioners get started in offering their own stress management programs to patients."

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