Everyone wants more happiness and less stress. Using techniques that have renewed the lives of guests at the Pritikin Longevity Center for the last 30 years, our lifestyle counselors will help pinpoint those areas of your life in need of stress relief.
The outside beauty and serenity of the Pritikin resort--its tropical gardens, turquoise intercoastal waterways, and verdant golf courses--provide the perfect setting for the stress-releasing events that take place within. Pritikin is the ultimate travel destination for those who want a vacation AND a personalized plan for a new, healthier, and more fulfilling life.
In workshops with nationally acclaimed psychologists who utilize the most effective behavioral methods to achieve lasting results, you will learn how to:
- Maximize your stress hardiness
- Cope with high-risk situations
- Break the pattern of self-defeating thoughts
- Cultivate support from friends, family, and colleagues
- Take advantage of wellness resources
- Surmount depression
- Make the most of your intimate relationships
- Achieve long-term lifestyle change
You'll be introduced to skills, many of which are surprisingly simple to implement, that will help you develop the ability to relax, fend off stress, and, most of all, recapture the joy of living. "I used to think that everyone, as they got older, got sadder, sicker, and more troubled," says alumnus Monty Preiser. "But with the Pritikin Program, I've realized that life can be fun again!"
Stress is widely misunderstood in our culture. A hectic life, for example, doesn’t necessarily translate to a stressful one; unemployed people may be more stressed than busy CEOs. Stress is created by how we react to difficult circumstances.
This week, review this list of stress symptoms, and if you’re experiencing any of them, make a commitment to use a stress management technique to reduce their impact on your health, mood, and relationships. My article Strong Mind, Happy Mind, Successful Mind in Fifteen Minutes a Day," will give you some easy ways to take charge of stress and improve your quality of life.
The general wisdom was that it took years of meditation practice to achieve a calmer, more positive state of mind, but now new research from the University of Oregon has found that just 20 minutes of meditation over five days can produce markedly lower levels of anxiety, depression, anger, and fatigue.*