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destressifying: The Real-World Guide to Personal Empowerment, Lasting Fulfillment, and Peace of Mind

destressifying: The Real-World Guide to Personal Empowerment, Lasting Fulfillment, and Peace of Mind

by Davidji

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"A must-read. davidji’s wisdom and tools will clear the blocks to the presence of peace we all long for." — Gabrielle Bernstein, New York Times best-selling author of The Universe Has Your Back

We all know it. We all experience it. It’s the human condition – but through this book, you will learn to transcend stress.

Stress creeps into every moment of our lives. It influences our relationships, impacts our body, works its way into our conversations, sparks non-nourishing behaviors, and forces us to do things we’d never want to do. It’s infectious; it’s relentless . . .

Drawing on decades of experience working with individuals in extreme, high-pressure situations – including business leaders, world-class athletes, members of the military, Special Forces, and those in crisis – davidji will show you how to handle any type of stress that life throws at you. With his trademark easy-to-understand and entertaining writing style, he will transform your understanding of stress using time-tested techniques; cutting-edge science; real-world, practical applications; and in-the-moment stress busters.

How you respond to the world around you determines the fabric of your life – and one read of destressifying will enhance your performance at work, at home, and in the face of daily surprises. This book will allow you to determine the speed at which life comes at you and guide you to deeper fulfillment, greater empowerment, and true peace of mind.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401948016
Publisher: Hay House Inc.
Publication date: 08/25/2015
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 439,073
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

davidji is an internationally recognized stress-management expert, meditation master, corporate-wellness trainer, public speaker, and author. After a 20-year career in finance, business, and mergers and acquisitions, davidji began a new journey to wholeness by apprenticing under Deepak Chopra for ten years as the Chopra Center COO and lead educator, and became the first dean of Chopra Center University. He now travels the world helping individuals awaken to the best version of themselves; his real-world techniques and guided meditations have been used by hundreds of thousands around the globe to destressify and take their lives to the next level. davidji has a deep passion for working with those in high-stress, high-pressure situations. Through the Blue Courage Awareness Training curriculum, his teachings are practiced in some of the largest precincts and police academies in the U.S. Each week, he hosts LIVE from the SweetSpot, now in its fifth year on HayHouseRadio.com®. Join the davidji SweetSpot Community at www.davidji.com

Table of Contents

Preface xiii

Introduction xxi

Part I Stress and destressifying 1

Chapter 1 Stressed Out? 3

Chapter 2 What Stress Does to Your Body: The Fight-or-Flight Response 25

Chapter 3 What Stress Does to Your Mind: The Reactive or Ego Response 39

Chapter 4 Beyond Stress: The destressified Response 53

Part II Mastering the Five Cores of destressifying-the Practice 71

Chapter 5 Destressifying by Mastering Your Awareness 75

Chapter 6 Destressifying by Mastering Your Needs 111

Chapter 7 Using the Five Realms to Master Your Needs 141

Chapter 8 Destressifying by Mastering Your Emotions 155

Chapter 9 Destressifying by Mastering Your Communication 177

Chapter 10 Destressifying by Mastering Your Purpose in Life 209

Part III Living a destressifying Life and Keeping It Real 243

Chapter 11 Destressifying Through Lifestyle Choices 247

Chapter 12 In-the-Moment destressifying 257

Afterword 273

Index of Meditations and Exercises 275

Acknowledgements 277

About the Author 281

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