The Listener interviewed Dr Derek Roger the main researcher behind the programme and the write up of the interview is a quick, simple overview of our point of view.
by Jane Tolerton / 26 December, 2013
Despite our busy, overloaded lives, we can learn how not to let pressure turn into stress, says UK-registered business psychologist Derek Roger. Read more...
Written by the main researcher, Derek Roger and out colleague, Nick Petrie. You can buy it on line at Amazon.
FORGET EVERYTHING YOU KNOW ABOUT STRESS.
If you’re like most people, you probably think that stress is an inevitable part of life. The truth is: it’s not. In a groundbreaking 30-year study, Dr. Derek Roger has discovered that everything we think we know about stress - and how we should “manage” it - is just plain wrong.
STRESS IS A CHOICE.
It is not a natural response to the pressures of work. It’s a choice that you make, consciously or not, to worry and fret and agonize over the work you need to do - instead of just doing it.
WORK DOESN’T HAVE TO BE STRESSFUL FOR YOU TO BE SUCCESSFUL.
This book offers a radically different approach to stress. It's about being resilient. Flexible. Mentally awake and in the moment. It's about changing your mind-set to keep things in perspective instead of adding fuel to the fire with negative thoughts. The techniques you'll find in this book are powerful, practical, and proven to work - without stress.
An accessible read by the comedian Ruby Wax. You can also buy it at Amazon.
The mental health and mindfulness bestseller from Ruby Wax, comedian, writer and mental health campaigner, who shows us why and how our minds can send us mad and how we can rewire our thinking to calm ourselves in a frenetic world.
"Helped me identify some less than flattering personality traits which I wouldn't have looked at before."