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Publisher's Summary

Brought to you by Penguin. 

Narrated by Dr Rangan Chatterjee

From the author of the Sunday Times best-selling The 4 Pillar Plan

It's thought that between 70 and 90% of GP consultations are related to stress.'

This has to change.

Dr Rangan Chatterjee knows this better than anyone. As a practising GP he's seen first-hand how stress affects his patients and has found simple but effective methods to help them.

Now he's on a mission to show that combatting stress is easier than you think.

He shows how a small change in the way you approach your

Body

Mind

Relationships

Purpose

Can help you lead a more fulfilled, calmer life.

In The Stress Solution, Rangan offers simple and achievable interventions to help you re-set your life, offering simple tools for how to cope with modern-life, including:

  • How to design your morning routine effectively
  • How to keep a touch diary
  • How to mute your digital world and make maoi mates
  • How to eat the alphabet

Packed with personal accounts and patient cases, this audiobook will become your blueprint on how to live stress-free in the modern world.

© Rangan Chatterjee 2018 (P) Penguin Audio 2018

©2018 Dr Rangan Chatterjee (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Rangan's easy, common-sense plan can help everyone live a happier, healthier life." (Jamie Oliver on The 4 Pillar Plan)

"Small changes make a big difference - we can all benefit from reading this." (Jamie Oliver)

"Dr Chatterjee tackles stress through clear explanations and immediately actionable advice." (Matthew Walker, best-selling author of Why We Sleep)

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If only I could find a GP like this!

Dr. Rangan Chatterjee is clearly a man that cares for his patients and those sick and in need. There are many doctors like this but what sets him apart and puts him in an elite category is his openness to being incorrect in the past and acknowledging that he still has more to learn. My area of academic interest is Heuristics and Bias in decision making. Doctors, senior politicians and pilots regularly feature as being amongst the worst offenders, Dr. Rangan Chatterjee not only bucks that but turns it on its head. I honestly believe he is one of the good guys along with Dr. Jason Fung and Dr. Michael Mosley. I strongly recommend both of his books. and I would like to thank for writing them. Wishing my fellow readers/listeners the same positive experience that I had listening to this book.

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I felt like he knew me/easy to understand

I will have to buy this book. There were so many times when I felt he knew me. The chapter on touch was extraordinary. I come from a family that does not hug or touch. I'm also the black sheep. I kept thinking Doctor Chatterjee knew my life story and was talking directly to me. I have to pay for a massage therapist to get what I need. And now I know touch is a necessity not an option for a physically and mentally well person. There is so much more in the book. This is the one to read/listen to. And it is now one of my top five favorite books. He is brilliant.

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Practical advice that is easy to implement

I listened to this book and loved the practical, easy solutions. I found it to be so helpful that I plan to re-listen soon. Dr. Chatterjee is very knowledgeable and down to earth. His relatability is what makes The Stress Solution a book that I will reference for years!

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Relatable and useable with the right amount of nerdyness

What an easy framework to start putting into use as I read along. Thank you!! Will use in my life and use with clients as well. Appreciate your work immensely.

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Valuable! Now apply and benefit.

Thank you Dr Chatterjee. I just wish we could get transcripts with our Audibles as you would with a podcast.

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Excellent and Easy to Apply Solutions

Really enjoyed this book. Very easy to understand and listen to. Had simple and effective solutions that are easy to apply. Really enjoyed the scientific information helping to describe some of the problems that occur and how benign external things impact our daily stress level. Very useful book.

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Thank you!

I grew up in Ethiopia, and since I have moved here 15 years ago, I was pretty much sucked in to the stressful lifestyle and had no idea how to get out of it. It's extremely helpful to see it from physiological perspective. I really appreciate you for taking the time to put it this way. just breath...

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More likely it's a summary than authentic book

Whole book is like a summary of already well known stress reduction actions; author provided neither his own authentic insights, nor controversial thoughts. Therefore, it was boring to listen, i have learned nothing new. However, i hope there still be lots of people who will find this book useful.

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So glad I found this book

I found this book after listening to one of Jay Shetty podcasts. Honestly I’m really glad I’ve found it. I also realized I’ve already been doing much of those breathing techniques but I learned so much more. Thank you Dr Chatterjee. This is one to keep and listen over and over again.

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start small. that is the way to start

enjoyed it so much. so helpful. full of gratitude to it. feel like I have to have the hard copy with me at all times

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  • 12-22-18

Really thought provoking and easy to follow

I was worried that the audio version may be difficult to follow as I knew the book would be full of information. But the book really lends itself to the audio format and the narration by the author is absolutely pitch perfect. I would never describe myself as stressed but this book is really making me think about how life could be easier, more fun and generally more rewarding. It's real food for thought and I keep thinking about what I have heard. 2019 plans are definitely going to incorporate some/a lot of the messages and tips in the book. Highly recommend.

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  • SPW Lau
  • 12-20-18

This has changed my life!

Excellent book that is highly relevent to the stresses of modern life. It has transformed me, my relationship with my wife and my approach to life. Dr. Chatterjee had done it again with a well thought out and concise book which is easy to access and understand. It is packed with simple yet effective measures that will change your life for the better. Highly recommended.

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  • C. U. Klefas-stennett
  • 12-29-18

Simple steps to a happier and less stressful life.

Absolutely fantastic book packed with hints and tips on how to reduce stress in different areas of your life - a holistic view. Nothing new if you’re into a healthy mindful life, but presented in very simple and achievable manner. It would be helpful to get a download PDF with some of the tips to be able to go back / refer to them frequently. I have also bought a paper back to be able to do that... thanks.

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  • Mrs M.
  • 10-13-19

Good book interesting material for all levels

If this is your introduction to self-help, personal growth, this is a great book to start with. And even if you're well read on the subject Chatterjee gives very good and clear analogies, for me there was some interesting new material too. Well worth the listen, would recommend :-)

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-01-19

Helped change my mind set

Dr Chatterjee is easy to listen to without sounding patronising. He states the obvious but you need to hear it. It’s not rocket science, but biology... I will listen again and try implement more of his tips on living a healthier lifestyle.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-28-18

Great guide to reduce stress

I really enjoyed this book and will be sharing this. Great content and easy to implement.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-23-18

brilliant !!

I listened to the book in just over 3 days....and I will be dipping into it over the next few weeks...loved the structure...the mixture of personal stories backed up by science and the down to earth common sense approach. a must read !!!!

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  • Lucy A.
  • 07-19-19

the go to stress book.

to the point and actionable steps. well read never felt bored and have since recommended it to friends.

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  • MrsBell
  • 07-18-19

Love this guy!

Talks perfect sense and makes you rethink your life and how it is impacting your health!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-13-19

lots of good tips to introduce in my life.

lots of tips that I'm going to use to de-stess my life! time to take control of my life

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  • Charis
  • 01-13-19

Every home needs this book

This book is scientifically insightful and yet has easy, simple steps that are accessible and achievable for everyone to apply. I have never recommended a book to patients before but I am recommending this. I feel this is one book that needs to be re-read or listened to yearly to re-fire the concepts in our lives along with refining them. Dr Chatterjee is delightful to listen to as well as passionate about his written material and this comes through in his reading. Highly recommend.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-16-20

Life changing book. A must read for all

Dr Chatterjee explains easy and simple pillars to follow to become more present, manage daily stressors, feel more connected, vibrant, calm and feel better. With abundance of evidence based knowledge a truely insightful must read. I am going to listen to this audio book again to have it really sink in... life changing for me.

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  • Deanne Eccles
  • 09-23-20

Great book

Loved the simple doable ideas to reduce everyday stress. Easy to listen too. A great book to gift and share with friends and family.

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  • Ankie
  • 02-10-20

Brilliant

Why wait any longer to do something for yourself...honestly, from top to toe, this book have moments and value to give you all the comfort and peace in living..

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-30-20

Stress and Medicine

Chatterjee take his readers on a journey filled with questions. He manage to tie in the answers to everyday stress to a great believable story. Full of lessons and solutions.

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  • rictrahen
  • 04-20-19

Excellent book

Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Dr Rangan Chattergee was very easy to listen to in the narration. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to get an upper hand in life.