On The Table Read, “The Best Book Reader Magazine in the UK“, author of Invisible Stress: It’s NOT What YOU Think, Dr Sylvia Lafair, offers powerful strategies to overcome the long term effects of stress.
The dire predictions about the long term effects of the pandemic are now coming to pass. According to a recent article by the American Psychological Association titled, “One year later, a new wave of pandemic health concerns”, a Harris Poll conducted in February 2021 revealed some startling facts regarding the effect of stress on our mental and physical health.
As stated in the article, “The prolonged stress experienced by adults, especially the high levels of stress reported by Americans directly linked to the pandemic, is seriously affecting mental and physical health, including changes to weight, sleep and alcohol use.”
Long Term Stress
We are now smack in the middle of a mental health crisis. The pandemic is certainly responsible for much of the increase in stress levels. But when combined with our recent political and societal unrest, and now the more recent potential threat of nuclear war, we see a perfect storm of stressors. In the short term, the effects are alarming. The long term effects on all of us, especially our young people, will be staggering, as many of us will begin to suffer from a type of stress that is not so apparent – invisible stress.
It is this form of stress that Dr. Sylvia Lafair addresses in her groundbreaking, best-selling book, Invisible Stress: It’s NOT What YOU Think.
Lafair believes we must learn to practice “Safe Stress”. Invisible Stress shows readers how to:
• Discuss the fourth level, invisible stress, with information not available till now.
• Gain cutting-edge methods to tackle root causes of overwhelm and self-doubt.
• Acquire powerful yet simple ways to make stress work for you.
• Gather tips to build confidence and strengthen resilience during tough times.
• Learn how to adopt healthy daily behaviors to stay in the safe stress zone.
• Explore coping mechanisms to manage today’s accelerated rate of change.
• Master new leadership skills for less stress and a more harmonious life.
Readers and reviewers alike have praised ‘Invisible Stress.’ Andy Heppelle, Chief magic maker, accelerating sustainability, Capgemini said ‘New possibilities unleash when you are aware of the real cause of stress underneath the obvious.” Brenda Thompson, executive director, Gadsden, Schneider, and Woodward, LLP comments, ‘It is an essential part of the role of human resources to guide people to gain the clarity this book gives about how to handle stress.’
Mark Baylis, Founder of Valor Clinic, US Army Special Forces (Retired), said it “. . . should be required reading for the military.” Joanne LaMarca Mathisen, former network producer NBC Today, New York, said, “Invisible stress followed me around for decades. Once I understood it was always with me, and I carried it around like two dumbbells on my shoulders, I learned to make the right changes. I’m calmer now, and even better, more energetic.”
Author Sylvia Lafair is the CEO of Creative Energy Options Inc. (CEOinc), a firm that challenges the status quo of workplace relationships. A pioneer in leadership education and executive coaching her work has been transformational for individuals, teams, and entire organizations.
Over the past 30 years, she has searched for hidden emotional mechanisms at work in a typical office environment. The desire was to discover why people respond the way they do underneath traditional communication skills. This overlooked miscommunication is at the core of office politics, absenteeism, lawsuits, and poor productivity. This knowledge leads to meaningful changes for individuals and companies.
The company’s Pattern Breakthrough process, not found in any other coaching or programs, enables them to prepare clients to transcend business frustrations to heightened productivity. The company continues to win awards for Pattern Breakthrough Coaching and Total Leadership Connections.
CEOptions offers several books, written by Sylvia, that address patterns for success, leadership, diversity, communication, collaboration, creativity, and many other topics. There is an online seminar series and advanced programs for stress proficiency, women leaders, and executives. Information on all the tools and solutions offered by CEOptions are on the website http://www.ceoptions.com.
Lafair is an innovative thought leader who has worked with McGraw-Hill, Avon, Google, Lockheed Martin, Merck, Microsoft, Novartis, and many other globally recognized companies. She has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Time, Huffington Post and Fortune.
All her books are available at retail book outlets worldwide. More information is available at the company’s website at https://ceoptions.com.
About Sylvia Lafair
Sylvia Lafair has been trailblazing new territories in her quest to find the best ways to work together effectively. Traveling throughout the world and learning from diverse cultures, she led groups to hike the Inca Trail into Machu Picchu, bungee jump in New Zealand, eat indiscernible stew in the Amazon, and sleep on reindeer skins at the Ice Hotel in Sweden. When she sits long enough, she writes, coaches, and leads seminars. Sylvia is the award-winning author of ‘Don’t Bring It To Work,’ ‘GUTSY: How Women Leaders Make Change’ and ‘UNIQUE: How Story Sparks Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement.’
Sylvia was awarded as one of the top 25 Women in Business by the NEPA Business Journal and The National Association of Women Business Owners for her mentoring to help women move beyond pleasers to become truth-tellers. For the past ten years, she has been a top 30 global leadership guru, and is one of the top 200 global thought leaders for 2022.
Dr. Lafair offers a foundation of personal and professional exploration in every program, every book, every speech she gives. Her award-winning book, ‘Don’t Bring It to Work’ is one of the top 9 books for every boss to read. Sylvia retooled her skills as a noted psychologist to explore and chart how family patterns show up at work. She prepares leaders and teams to find the sweet spot of cooperation and productivity and make work a place of high learning with lessened stress.
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