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Welcome to the Stress Management Place

We are honored to have you as part of our community.

We believe that life should be lived fully, happily, with meaning and satisfaction … and with as little stress as possible.

Our mission is to learn everything you need to know to live without stress and then share that knowledge with you. We are determined to help you experience a stress-free life every day for the rest of your life.


Hi. My name is Dr. Michael Olpin. I’m so glad you’re here because that means you have an interest in your health and your stress.

Like just about everyone, I’ve had my own problems with stress. It’s hard to live in today’s world without feeling the effects of stress.

Thirty years ago, I decided I wanted to know everything possible about how to live a stress-free life. I decided to pursue this field professionally … and hopefully help myself with my own problems.

In that time, I’ve been blessed with many experiences that have helped. I’ve:

  • taught stress management courses at several universities
  • written a college-level textbook on stress management being used by many universities in the U.S. and Canada
  • written several books on stress management including a best-seller
  • worked individually with thousands of people on their stress
  • trained hundreds of people in stress management & wellness coaching
  • fixed most of my own stress-related health problems

I love learning how stress works and what we can do about it. I feel like I finally have a handle on this thing we call stress.

Many students, friends, and colleagues have said to me, “Mike. Everyone everywhere is stressed! The things you know about stress really do make a difference. They need what you know.”

It is my mission to share with you what I have learned.

What is Stress?

If you are like most people, you were taught the same thing I was – stress is something that happens to you and you just have to deal with it. There is nothing you can do about it. I am here to tell you that is simply not true.

Soon, you, too, will learn the real cause of your stress, how stress really happens, and as a result, gain immediate control over your stress.

No matter who you are, where you come from, how stressed you think you are, I believe you can dramatically reduce the stress you have in your life. You can perform better at everything you do, and feel better along the way

Begin Your Journey

The great Chinese philosopher Lao tsu said, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

 If it’s your first time here, we know all of the information can be overwhelming, so we’ve created this page with some of our very best resources to get you started … one simple step at a time.




We post current events, breaking news and links to things worth sharing on our Facebook Page.

On our Twitter Account, we post cutting-edge information, news, articles, and even scientific studies about stress and other aspects of health and wellness

If you want to see what we’re up to day-to-day, you’ll also find us on Instagram.

We love great visuals, so of course, Pinterest is a great source of inspiration. We have created boards for many aspect of stress, relaxation, inner peace, and wellness.

Step One: Get to Know Us

The easiest way is by checking out our About Dr. Olpin page.

Then drop us a note and introduce yourself. We love hearing from you.

Step Two: Be Part of our Community

Stress Management Place updates frequently, so we’ve adopted a number of ways to keep you up-to-date with what is happening.

First, subscribe to our newsletter packed with tips, techniques, and tools to help you stay on top of your stress

Step Three: Learn and Experience

Check out all the great ways you can learn about and experiences real stress relief on our Courses & Resources Page.

I used to get super bad headaches and would even at times get nosebleeds because they got so bad, but now I don’t get them as often and when I do they are way more bearable. I feel more energized throughout the day and I know it’s because of the relaxation exercise I take on my break at work.

Joseph B.

During the course of this class, I have monitored my blood pressure and heart rate. Both of these have improved significantly. I used to have frequent headaches and was addicted to caffeine. I rarely have a headache anymore. I used to suffer from insomnia and would lie awake for several hours before falling asleep, rising in the morning very tired and frustrated. Using the relaxation exercise audio files and guided imagery I can now relax very quickly and typically fall asleep before even counting down past 10. Now I wake up in the morning feeling rested and refreshed. I have not had bad PTSD-type dreams for quite a while now. I am sleeping much better and getting more hours of sleep. My irritability and frustration levels have gone down significantly. But more importantly, I now know what the root of the problem was and I no longer allow myself to become angry and frustrated..

Glen S.

I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder about three years ago. Since then I have been on and off medication, seen psychiatrists and therapists, and nothing I have tried to help manage it has been nearly as helpful as what we learned in this course. The information is so valuable and I wish everyone could take it. 

Courtney C.

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