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.
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.
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.
“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