Stress Management, Well-being and Self-Care

Why Use StressStop?

Stress Management at WorkStress costs American business billions of dollars every year. As Dr. Paul Rosch, of the American Institute of Stress points out, reducing job stress reduces turnover, absenteeism, medical costs, legal costs and increases productivity, job satisfaction and customer satisfaction. Lowering stress in an organization requires more than just handing out stress balls and conducting a 1 hour lunch and learn once a year. But you need to start somewhere. Helping you build a comprehensive plan that helps you lower stress and build resilience in your organization is what StressStop is all about. We've compiled a list of studies, articles, reports, and testimonials on how our products lowered the stress in their organization, and the return on investment of lowering stress in an organization. 


Lower stress and build resilience with state employees: A Pilot Study

One of our biggest clients, Integrated Behavioral Health (IBH), a nationwide EAP provider, recently conducted a pilot study to see if they could help a small group of Montana state employees (working in the prison system) lower their stress and build resilience. Dr. Eric Gustafson and Dr. Rae Hadley have been in charge of the study which combines weekly telephonic coaching sessions and a heavy reliance on both our online resources MyStressTools, and The Stress Profiler as well as several of our workbooks including The Employee Stress Reduction and Resilience Handbook as well as Stop Stress This Minute. Our resources were made available or handed out to every person in the study. Here are the initial findings of that study.


EHA Wellness: Stop Stress Now Report

The Educators Health Alliance members participated in a program where they completed one stress management activity of their choice each day, used MyStressTools, and read Stop Stress This Minute. Here are their comments and data. 


A case study of how one company used the Online Stress Profiler and won an APA Best Practice Award

Sherry Leggett, Director of Wellness for Certified Angus Beef (CAB), is passionate about health and wellbeing. So when she heard employees complaining about stress in her organization she wanted to find a way to lower it. Little did she know that this idea (combined with her passionate pursuit of a solution) would eventually lead to winning a prestigious best practice award from the American Psychological Association.


Praise for StressStop

“We’ve used StressStop’s products for many years now and have always been impressed with their quality and effectiveness.”
- Eric Gustafson, Psy.D., Sr. VP, Integrated Behavioral Health EAP

“The Stress Profiler is one of my favorite StressStop Products. I use it every couple of months or so to check my overall levels of stress and it’s always spot-on.”
- Debbie Burney, MSW, CEAP, Senior EAP, Office of Human Resources, Smithsonian Institution.

"You’re doing great work and someday the world will catch up with your (our) understanding of stress as being a vital component of health."
- David Sobel, MD, Author and Medical Director, Regional Health Education, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, CA

"The Stress Management Journal is an excellent resource. We had it translated into three different languages and made it available to our entire organization worldwide."
- Diane Biber, Health Promotion Dow Chemical, Midland, MI.

"You are obviously doing good work."
- Jon Kabat Zinn, Author


The Return On Investment (ROI) of Lowering Stress in an Organization

  • CDC/NIOSH The Total Worker Health Webinar Series
    In their webinar entitled: Intervening for Work Stress: Work-life Stress and Total Worker Health Approaches, Occupational Health Psychologists, Drs. Leslie Hammer and Dan Ganster explain exactly what the benefits of lowering the stress in an organization can mean specifically in terms of ROI.
  • Supportive Leaders Drive Organizational Improvements and Employee Health and Well-Being
    Work-life stress has been identified as one of the top stressors impacting the U.S. workforce in several workplace surveys.
  • The American Institute of Stress
    According to Dr. Paul Rosch of the American Institute of Stress, job stress is estimated to cost U.S. industry more than $300 billion a year in absenteeism, turnover, diminished productivity, and medical, legal and insurance costs. 
  • Forbes Magazine
    Workplace stress is responsible for up to $190 billion in annual U.S. healthcare costs.
  • Forbes Magazine 2021
    13 Wellness Program Features to Support Your Employees
  • The Harvard Gazette
    Data show that 36 percent of workers suffer from work-related stress that costs U.S. businesses $30 billion a year in lost workdays. 
  • The Atlantic Monthly
    The alarming long term consequences of workplace stress.