Stress Can Be Very Costly

The stress of the modern always-on work environment is taking a far greater toll on the health of workers than previously believed, to the tune of $300 billion in lost productivity and increased health care costs in the U.S. alone. Workers in the United States already put in more than 1,800 hours on the job a year: 350 hours more than the Germans and slightly more than the Japanese, according to the International Labor Office.

More than 30 percent of workers say they are "always" or "often" under stress at work, according to the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago, and a quarter of those surveyed in 2002 said there often were not enough co-workers to get the job done. 62 percent of American workers said that their job activities and responsibilities had increased over the past six months and that they had not used all of their allotted vacation time in the past year

Nearly all of the patients I see have stress as a serious factor in the cause of their illness. The key is not to eliminate stress or you would be dead from boredom, but to provide your body with tools to compensate for the bioelectrical short circuiting that can cause serious disruption in many of your body's important systems.

A simple shotgun way that helps many is the Insight CD that can provide the benefits of many years of meditation in only a few sessions. Energy psychology tools like EFT are also very useful and I have compiled a free manual to help you use this valuable tool.

New York Times September 5, 2004

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