Learn How to
Become More Calm, Centered,
~ at your own pace ~
Reduce Stress, Anxiety, Worry, Overwhelm
Learning the Skill of Stress Shifting
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Learn the Skill of Mindful Stress Shifting to Be More Calm, Centered, and Creative
This module teaches that by facing our stress reactions we can learn new ways to respond mindfully and creatively to everyday threats and challenges. You learn about how to upgrade from our primitive brain operating system which keeps us on continual alert for possible pain, activating anxiety, worry, or ways to cope. When you get "the Brain Operating Manual" you never were taught in school, it will empower you to see stress as an opportunity to learn and grow stronger as a person.
The module develops our inner detective to observe and identify our stress triggers. By learning how to read the body sensations, emotions, and self-judgments we can gain insights into the underlying causes of stress reactions. This wisdom can then help us recover quickly to find our inner resources and center to take more effective actions.
You will learn the four Stress Shifter principles of Stress Creation and Transformation which are the foundation to develop the skill of mindful stress shifting. Several easy-to-learn tools are given that can be used daily to accelerate the stress shifting process.
Learn How to use the Power of Self-Compassion and Wisdom to be Free from old stress producing patterns of thought and behavior. Visualize and Design new Self-Beliefs that free us from limiting self-beliefs that we unknowingly adopted before we had developed the discernment to know whether or not these were true ways to view ourselves.
In this module we explore using the Power of the Flow to handle a negative stress reaction as they arise in daily life.
We will learn 5 powerful tools to Manage and Shift Stress that can be practiced each day for the rest of your life.
Finally, to help ground this Skill of Mindful Stress Shifting into a practical day-to-day practice we explain how to use the online Stress Shifter App to shift your stress 24/7.
Here is a 3 minute excerpt from the course about the Missing Brain Manual. It will explain what we were not taught in school.
Stress Shifter Skills Course -
Total Retail Value: $697
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We are confident that the information and tools that we offer in the Stress Shifter Skills Course when applied will produce significant improvements in how you respond to stressful situations, so that you become less stressed and calmer. If, for any reason, after attending the four weekly classes, you don't feel satisfied you will be entitled a full refund, less a 10% admin fee. To get your refund, you would just need to send us an email within one month of completing the course, stating your experience of the course, so we can learn any ways to improve the course.
Chronic stress can cause serious health problems such as high blood pressure and heart disease, as well as immune deficiencies, which can make it harder for your body to fight infections. Chronic stress also causes memory and concentration problems and can lead to depression and anxiety disorders.
When we over rely on our outdated primitive Brain Operating System to meet the day-to-day Challenges of living in a Modern World, we are continually triggering our fight/flight/freeze responses causing STRESSful reactions throughout our body.
We often refer to stress as an emotion, but it is actually a much more complicated phenomenon. Stress is, in fact, a complex mix of emotional, physical and behavioral responses. Feeling “stressed out” is your body’s way of saying, “I cannot cope with this challenging situation.”
But stress is not always just a result of something negative happening to us. It can be something that takes us out of our usual routines, or something that creates more responsibility or work for us—even something very positive and exciting, like planning a wedding or adjusting to life with a new baby. Having some level of stress is a necessary and positive thing. Stress can be motivating and can enhance performance—ask any athlete or stage performer! But too much stress is a bad thing.
Experiencing stress usually creates a story in the mind, and if we get caught up in such stories — saying things, to ourselves or others, like “I’m stressed!” — then we essentially keep ourselves in the stress, ensuring that we’ll feel that way for the rest of the day.
Only by learning to make shifts to access the higher brain capacities and acquiring the tools to reflect, gain insights and control can we creatively respond to challenges and go beyond our automatic pre-programmed stress responses.
Stress Shifter is based on Mindfulness which is an ancient meditation practice to increase Self-Awareness, leading to greater Self-Knowledge and Realization. By applying the principles and practices of mindfulness to get to know how our brain operates, this will open up the possibility that we can learn how to operate our brain/mind more consciously and effectively.
Rather than being caught up in our stress, the Stress Shifter Course teaches us to become the observers of certain mental patterns and, therefore, become less physically affected by them.
Even though the reasons to pursue Stress Shifting are obvious, the path to doing it successfully is anything but easy and when trying to do it alone without the support of clear instruction, proven tools and techniques, and a community of like-minded folks.
Located deep within the brain’s limbic system are two almond-sized nuclei called the amygdala — essentially tiny processing chips that govern our senses, memories, decisions, and moods. When it comes to how we react to life and express ourselves, this is where it all happens. The amygdala is our emotional thermostat.
Studies involving MRI scans show that the amygdala shrinks in response to meditation practice. As the amygdala reduces in size, the prefrontal cortex — the area of the brain governing our awareness — becomes thicker. So, through meditation, we are increasing our capacity to manage stress and be more aware.
The Stress Shifter Skill Course will provide specific information, exercises, and meditations designed to reduce the influence of the Amygdala, and increase the capacity to manage stress and increase self-awareness.
Stress Shifter provides information, tools and exercises to support you in shifting from automatically reacting to challenges to consciously creating desired outcomes. Stress Shifter provides exercises to strengthen your creative powers to more effectively handle challenging situations. It takes you through a step-by-step process to understand the subconscious reactive roles, strategies, and beliefs that limit your ability to meet the day-to-day challenges you face.
Once you have gained new insights by surfacing your subconscious stress producing reactions, you will have new power to design and execute more effective roles, strategies, beliefs, and actions. The more you are in touch with your creative powers the less stress you will have, and the more you will be able to create what you want in your life.
Here is another short excerpt from the course on the need to identify social stressors which often trigger our stress reactions. 2:15 minutes
Made Stress Shift in Health
"I’ve been using Stress Shifter for a few weeks now and I’ve noticed a significant decrease in my overall stress level. Within just one week of starting, I found my physical pain diminish and my emotional experiences of stress. My stress shows up as low back pain, shoulder pain, and asthma. These physical symptoms are much lower now. For example, in two weeks, I’ve had only one instance of coughing/wheezing and that used to be a nearly every day occurrence. And my shoulders feel great! I feel like I’m taking better care of myself physically and emotionally, as Stress Shifter has helped me become aware of how my doubts and fears trigger my stress reactions."
Amber Keating, LCSW, PYT
Adult Services Manager Agency Wide Administrator – CBT and CORS
Made Stress Shift into Power and Freedom
"Once I began reading and experiencing the content of Stress Shifter, I began to realize how much time and energy went into creating it! It was not your average program, rather it was an amazing tool to move through stuck places into power and freedom for me!
Thank you so much for creating Stress Shifter! "
Lou Ann Bruck
Made Stress Shift in Work Relationships
"By doing the exercises in “Stress Shifter” I realized that my stress increased as I was over reacting to my patients requests. When I did the Stress Shifting Process, I learned to own my response, and was better able to perform greater listening skills before interaction. The realization was that when I focused on them as a threat to me and my time, this created a lack of centeredness on my part. I went through Stress Shifter several times.
The results were remarkable and predictable. Stress shifting has changed my relationships with people by changing the centeredness within myself. Thank you Stress Shifter for helping me become more calm, creative, and present in my work, as it has increased my own awareness of how I create my stress."
Learn the skill of Stress Shifting.
Education – Explains how the old brain operating system becomes stressed. How to upgrade Brain OS to a higher level of functioning and creativity.
Quick stress profile assessment tool to show possible stress triggers for a person. Includes detailed analysis of the Stress profile results.
Learn the Skill of Stress Shifting to move through stress to empowerment with ease. Use the Stress Shifter app to make stress shifts anytime, anywhere.
Stress Shifter will provide charts and key metrics to view your progress with reducing stress and increasing wellness.
Use Stress Shifter Journal to record and recall insights and understandings from each stress shift. Easily search journal to recall lesssons of what has worked before to shift stress.
Stress Shifter has a toolbox of many short daily practices, exercises, and meditations that can be used to make quick stress shifts.
In your account, you will track your stress shifting progress as you work on shifting your own personal stressors.
A Stress Shift project will be formed with specific actions to take and be accountable for.
A safe place to share insights, learnings, questions about stress shifting and get feedback from experienced stress shifters and support from fellow shifters.
Schedule a 30 minute coaching session to work on making a Stress Shift with experienced trained coaches.
Keep track of progress on each stress shift, and view list of stressors to do stress shifts on.
Go through set of exercises to complete each step.
Utilize built-in coaching tips on each slide to more easily move through the stress shifting process.
Identify stressors that are currently being experienced.
Become aware of the specific “Threat” that is triggering the Stress responses.
Clarify what you really want to be experiencing and creating.
Learn from the stress to grow stronger.
Define specific actions to make a Stress Shift.
To support your Stress Shift project, you will form a Support team to remind you of your intentions and hold you accountable to your promise to shift.
Stress Shifter Skills Course -
Total Retail Value: $697
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Over a combined 75 years of Meditation Experience is Behind the Stress Shifter Skills Course
The Stress Shifter Model was first developed in the 1980s by Allen Imbarrato. The underlying concepts and principles came out of a seminar called, "Winning at Work and at Life," he delivered through the USA. This seminar grew out his experience of practicing and teaching meditation for over 10 years, while living a monastic lifestyle. The foundation of this work was mindfulness meditation practices long before the recent acknowledgment by neuroscientists of the value and importance of mindful meditation to our health and well being that is known today.
Lindsay Leimbach is a well established Mindfulness teacher who has taught at JPL-NASA, American Heart Association, YMCA, City Governments, Corporations, Non-Profit Organizations and General Public for over 6 years. Lindsay has a background in Psychology and Education and led Special Education School as Principal and Teacher for over 23 years.
Lindsay has worked closely with Mr. Imbarrato to learn the Stress Shifter Model and has delivered the Stress Shifter Course many times. As a highly skilled presenter, Lindsay acts as the lead instructor in this online Stress Shifter Skills Course, while Allen will provide coaching tips and lead meditations.
"Learning the skill of stress shifting is more than stress management, it actually empowers you to face what is causing your stress and have insights. You can become less reactive to the external environment and foster inner peace. This is a transformational course."
Lissa Coffey, Best Selling Author of 16 books on Health and Wellness
"Thank you so much for teaching the Stress Shifting Skill at the American Heart Association Meeting! Everyone feels stress in different ways and reacts to it in different ways. How much stress you experience and how you react to it can lead to a wide variety of health problems, possibly even heart disease— and that’s why your message is so critical. Thank you for helping keep us all healthy by sharing the important steps of Stress Shifting!"
Katie Beck Regional Director, Ventura county American Heart Association
"I learned Mindful Stress Shifting strategies that apply to everything - relationships, business, all of life." Andi Ackerman
"The Stress Shifter course was elucidating and had key information that I used immediately to make a positive impact on my day to day life." Karin Zerlin
It's a four week course with each module being released once a week. Each Class will be available to view anytime for a year.
The Facebook Live Q & A sessions will be recorded and they will be posted to be viewed at your convenience. If you have a question you can submit it beforehand and then view the replay when you have time.
When you register for the course, you be invited to join the private Facebook Membership group. You will then be able to post questions, insights, learnings to share with other students, and receive specific feedback from trained Stress Shifter coaches.
There are three lessons in each class. Each lesson will have several short videos that you can view at your own pace. You can view each lesson as often as you wish.
Each class will have bonus coaching tips and meditations that will build on the material presented in each class to help with integration, assimilation and practice of the stress shifting skills.
A Private Community is set up on Facebook. It's a closed group where like-minded people are able to share their ideas and ask questions. Everyone in the community is taking the course with you.
Please email all questions to [email protected] We are going to have a live talk answering these questions every Thursday, after the course release.
New modules will be released on Saturday mornings. The live talk will be the following Thursday. You can watch the module at your own time. You can even review it months later.
All live talks will be recorded, so you will be able to view them according to your own time and convenience.
You will always have access to the Stress Shifter App. In the course, we will explain in detail how to use the App and why it works.
It is not necessary. It's a web-based App, so you just login either on your phone, tablet or computer. You don't have to download anything.
Each module includes three lessons, each lesson ranges from 20 to 35 minutes long. Each lesson has multiple videos included so you can pace yourself and go at your own pace. Each module also includes meditations and bonus coaching tips.
Most likely, we will offer it again in 2020 but we can't guarantee the timing or the pricing.
Yes, you can, both Lindsay and Allen do private coaching electronically and in person. If this is a need, please contact us at [email protected]
Stress Shifter can help anyone in the post-secondary school, in the workforce, retired, or raising a family. It addresses stressful situations ranging from homework, health and finances.
No, Stress Shifter is a skill which you can use while you're continuing see your professional and supportive doctors in groups.
If one is in deep crisis, one should always seek professional help.
Stress Shifter Skills Course -
Total Retail Value: $844
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