Stress Management, Well-being and Self-Care

About Jim Porter

James Porter, CEO of StressStop, is author of dozens of books, workbooks and audios and videos on managing stress including “The Stress Profiler”, “Stop Stress This Minute” and “The Employee Stress Reduction and Resilience Handbook”, which together have sold over 400,000 copies. Mr. Porter has lectured on stress management at universities, major corporations and for government agencies including: MIT, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, GlaxoSmithKline, Time Inc, The FBI, The CIA, The US NAVY and the US Army. He has been a keynote speaker at numerous professional conferences. He has also appeared on The CBS Morning News, and his work has been reported on by Good Morning America, Ladies Home Journal, The Associated Press, and The NY Daily News. His articles on stress have been published online by Forbes, HuffPost, Apple News, and Inc. When he’s not writing, editing, and teaching, Mr. Porter can be found near his home in Norwalk, Connecticut shooting nature film footage, birding, and spending time with family.

His book, STOP STRESS THIS MINUTE, published by WELCOA, has sold over 100,000 copies, including 6000 copies to the Mayo Clinic. It won the Silver Award from the National Health Information Awards. Mr. Porter’s video programs have been used in thousands of hospitals nationwide, including The Mayo Clinic, The Cleveland Clinic and at the Mind/Body Clinic in Boston, Mass. 

Publications (writer, director, producer)


  • STOP STRESS THIS MINUTE 140 Page Book on Stress Published By Welcoa   2016
  • Maximizing Mindfulness & Minimizing Stress Published By Integrated Health & Wellness 2020


Articles (published online)



  • THE STRESS PROFILER 16 page Workbook/Assessment,, Revised Version 2016
  • THE STRESS MANAGEMENT JOURNAL 32 page Workbook, Revised 2016


Training Kits

  • The 6 Steps to Stress Prevention (6-hour certification course) Welcoa Institute, 2016
  • WELLNESS WORKS 4-HOUR Training Manual on Stress, Diet & Exercise 2005
  • THE ABC’S OF COGNITIVE RESTRUCTURING 3-HOUR Training kit on rational thinking, 2007
  • THE SEVEN STEPS TO STRESS MASTERY 4-Hour training manual on managing stress, 2013
  • THE STRESS FREE DIET 1-Hour Training Manual on stress and diet 2006
  • MANAGING ANGER 1-hour Training Manual on anger management, 2005
  • MINDFULNESS AN INTRODUCTION 1-hour training manual on mindfulness 2008
  • JOB STRESS AND BURNOUT, 2-hour training manual on occupational stress & burnout, 2004
  • LAUGHING AT STRESS 1-Hour training manual on humor and stress, 2001



  • EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE 3 Training videos with Dan Goleman, Ph.D 2011
  • STRESS 5 Training videos with David Katz, M.D., 2008
  • RELAXING THROUGH THE SEASONS with Joan Borysenko, Ph.D. 1997
  • LAUGHING AT STRESS with Loretta LaRoche, Use of humor and stress 2001
  • SHORT CIRCUITING STRESS with Dr. Robert Eliot, on cognitive restructuring, 1997
  • WELL, WELL, WELL, comedy on corporate wellness promotion, 2000
  • METABOLIC SYNDROME, with Bill Gaertner, M.D., An introduction, 2011
  • BALANCING THE STRESS OF LIFE, About Work-life balance 1999
  • THE RELAXATION CHANNEL, 10 hours of Relaxation Programming for Hospital CC-TV 2012



  • A DAY AWAY FROM STRESS, relaxation CD with Dr. Stuart McCalley 1997
  • OVERCOMMING STRESS-RELATED INSOMNIA, relaxation CD with Dr. Stuart McCalley, M.D., 2010
  • EMOTIONAL EATING with Dr. Ed Abramson , 2005
  • RELAXATION THROUGH THE SEASONS, with Dr. Joan Borysenko, 1997
  • JUST RELAX, with Dr. Stuart McCalley, 1995
  • RELAXATION AND RECOVERY, relaxing music, 2005


Blog (Monthly)

  • On since 2005
  • Huffington Post 2013-2017 



BA Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

MALS Wesleyan University