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Unwind!

By: Dr. Michael Olpin,Sam Bracken,Daniel Amen - foreword
Narrated by: Sam Bracken
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This book by Michael Olpin, a top-notch stress expert, and Sam Bracken, a no-longer-stressed-out writer, stands out from other books on stress management in one significant way: its "whole-person" approach. Unwind! is about optimizing your body, heart, mind, and soul, recognizing that any and all of these dimensions of your life affect your anxiety level. It helps you get clear about who you are as well as your priorities and goals. The authors show you how to take charge of your life and how to make better choices that will prevent stress in the first place.

The authors explore seven key paradigm shifts, from reactive to proactive; unmotivated to inspired; pressured to prioritized; hassled to harmonious; anxious to empathic; defensive to diverse; and tense to tranquil. Delving deep into each of these paradigm shifts, readers learn how to prevent most of the daily stresses people typically experience, by getting at the roots of stressors.

©2014 Franklin Covey Co. Stories by Sam Bracken are © 2014 Sam Bracken. The following assessments and experiences in the text are © 2014 Dr. Michael Olpin: "Stress Self-Assessment;" "Symptoms of Stress;" "Effects of Chronic Stress;" "Upgrading Thoughts" section; entire section on "Mindfulness;" "Workouts;" and "Stress Busters" throughout the book; as well as own experiences - soccer match; first mindful experience after taking a test; and "Tense to Tranquil" activities - meditation, guided imagery, yoga, and progressive relaxation. (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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nothing is really a threat

the best part of the book is when the author clarifies that of all the things that stress us out, the vast majority of them aren't actually stressful or threatening. rather, we CHOOSE to be stressed out. yes, sometimes we have a few scary moments during a drive but for the most part we arent being attacked by snakes, bears, or dangerous people. that said, we can have peqce of mind in the NOW. we live in a very safe, secure time, in which we don't face ACTUAL threats that trigger our fight or flight instincts. that said, the things that stress us out are thinking about 'stressful events of the past or potential future stressors rather tham staying at peace in the present moment

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This is a very helpful book for anxiety.

I started waking up to panic attacks. This caused daytime anxiety and sleep issues. Learning is a great way to deal with it and change it.

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Great audiobook for those with anxiety

Really helped me change my thinking on anxiety and using the gap between stimulus and response when I'm about to act defensively and ask myself if the person speaking to me means ill or not. of I think not then respond more kindly and not defensively.

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Relaxing book to listen to

I definitely felt more relaxed after listening to the book vs before. Everyone should talk about stress more.

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Good but not much of a wow factor.

Good but not much of a wow factor. A lot of the tips are common but it is good for the recaps and insight.

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Outstanding

This book was concise and to the point. It was a quick listen and was full of valuable stress relieving information. I will buy the hardcopy for sure.

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Life changing!!

This book is amazing! It has taken my knowledge and amplified it and broke it down with the workouts that are simple and effective!

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great information, now .

I know this will help with my dibites and high blood pressure I justed need to put it to practice

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Worth the read

This is a quick book that you may want to read a couple of times for reminding. In a crazy and fast paced world, it is occasionally difficult to put things into perspective and chill out. The authors have good and inspiring stories.

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great book, terrible narration

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book is really

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the author should never

ever narrate
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to follow.

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