Recognize Stress Quicker. Move Through It Faster.
Have More Success.

Master Tools and techniques to stay positive, proactive, and productive during stressful challenges.

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Welcome by Rob Pennington, Ph.D.

A Groundbreaking Response to Stress

Are reactions to stressful situations adversely impacting job performance or negatively affecting personal and professional relationships? Then improve your life with 3 to 5 minute micro-learning experiences, accessed by any device, any time.
Over 100,000 professionals have used Dr. Rob Pennington’s proven scientific and research-based methodology to transform the quality of the rest of their lives. Now it’s your turn!
 
Learn the same set of practical tools he has taught to corporations, associations, medical and government agencies to reframe the stress and worry that keeps most people from achieving a success greater than they thought possible.

Calm in the Storm does not simply explain why you feel the way you do. It clearly demonstrates how to recognize your stress quicker and move through it faster, with greater relaxation of body and clarity of mind, producing improved decision-making whenever you confront a challenging situation.

3 to 5 Minute Powerful Lessons, Easy to Absorb and Apply

Module 1: Stress is Normal

Transform your habitual, automatic stress reactions by recognizing your stress quicker and moving through it faster in 5 steps that are easy to absorb and immediately apply.

Lesson 1: Shot by an Unknown Assailant
Lesson 2: Resisting Stress is Futile
Lesson 3: The Weight of the World
Lesson 4: Start With Self Awareness
Lesson 5: How Will You React?
Lesson 6: Be Productive No Matter What
Lesson 7: Communicate During Conflict
Lesson 8: The Rest of Your Life Awaits!

Module 2: It’s The Simple Things

Build positive habits, based on a series of simple practical tools, that produce a more proactive response to stress throughout your day.

Lesson 1: Stress Tip: It’s Not About Diet & Exercise!
Lesson 2: Slow Down, Get More Done
Lesson 3: Be Profoundly Relaxed
Lesson 4: Clean Your Brain Every Night
Lesson 5: Find More Time To Relax
Lesson 6: Do What You Love Every Day
Lesson 7: Master Positive Habits
Lesson 8: Progress, Not Perfection

Module 3: Change or Get Help

Apply the insight “the opposite of every worry is a goal” by using a 4 step process for turning worries into action plans, and when that is not sufficient, knowing help is always available.

Lesson 1: Stress Tip: You’ll Heart This Exercise
Lesson 2: Is Your Imagination Running Wild?
Lesson 3: Trust Me, We’re All Worried
Lesson 4: Reality vs Fantasy
Lesson 5: The Unknown Creates New Possibilities
Lesson 6: From Negative Thoughts to Productive Ones
Lesson 7: Read Your Own Mind
Lesson 8: Help is Always Available

Module 4: Play Well With Others

Overcome other people’s resistance to your ideas through a series of simple but powerful communication techniques that eliminate the majority of conflict at work and at home.

Lesson 1: Stress Tip: How Caffeine Works
Lesson 2: It Feels Personal…But It’s Not!
Lesson 3: How to Disagree Respectfully
Lesson 4: Reduce Resistance to Your Ideas
Lesson 5: Overcome Communication Breakdowns
Lesson 6: What Those People are Really Saying
Lesson 7: De-escalate Any Conflict
Lesson 8: 6 Stages to Supportive Agreements

Module 5: Succeed Together Despite Stress

Reduce the stress of decision making with clearer agreements about how influence is shared, decisions are made and priorities are clarified, as well as how to responsibly ask your boss for help when needed.

Lesson 1: Stress Tip: Drinking Enough Water?
Lesson 2: Increase Emotional Intelligence
Lesson 3: Better Decision Making
Lesson 4: Embrace a Hybrid Team
Lesson 5: Prioritize, Don’t Agonize
Lesson 6: When to Ask Your Boss for Help
Lesson 7: What’s Your Conflict Style?
Lesson 8: Diplomacy is Delightful

Module 6: Take Your Time

Get more important tasks done in less time through a series of proven tricks to stay on track; respectfully say, “No”; and implement THE most important time decision.

Lesson 1: Stress Tip: Time is on Your Side When You’re Organized
Lesson 2: Reach Your Goals in Record Time
Lesson 3: How Urgent Is It, Really?
Lesson 4: Tricks to Staying on Track
Lesson 5: Respectfully Say “No”
Lesson 6: The Most Important Time Decision
Lesson 7: Best Perspectives For Better Time Management
Lesson 8: Time Is A State of Mind

Module 7: Retrain Your Brain

Develop habits that focus your mind while energizing your body to produce more creative results, especially in stressful situations.

Lesson 1: Stress Tip: Get Moving!
Lesson 2: Relax Your Body To Relax Your Mind
Lesson 3: Stay Focused on Success
Lesson 4: Begin At the End
Lesson 5: Focus on the Positive
Lesson 6: Be Present
Lesson 7: The Cycle of Creativity
Lesson 8: Do What You’re Doing…or Stop Doing It!

Module 8: Learn From Stress

View stress as evidence of an unlearned lesson leading to results better than you imagined possible, allowing you to habitually experience being Calm in the Storm.

Lesson 1: Stress Tip: Smile for No Reason
Lesson 2: Put Stress in a Positive Light
Lesson 3: Really Caring For Yourself
Lesson 4: Choose to Feel What You Feel
Lesson 5: Build a Big Support System
Lesson 6: Make Only Supportive Agreements
Lesson 7: Build a Life of Positive Habits
Lesson 8: Be the Calm in the Storm

Transform your habitual, automatic stress reactions by recognizing your stress quicker and moving through it faster in 5 steps that are easy to absorb and immediately apply.

Lesson 1: Shot by an Unknown Assailant
Lesson 2: Resisting Stress is Futile
Lesson 3: The Weight of the World
Lesson 4: Start With Self Awareness
Lesson 5: How Will You React?
Lesson 6: Be Productive No Matter What
Lesson 7: Communicate During Conflict
Lesson 8: The Rest of Your Life Awaits!

Build positive habits, based on a series of simple practical tools, that produce a more proactive response to stress throughout your day.

Lesson 1: Stress Tip: It’s Not About Diet & Exercise!
Lesson 2: Slow Down, Get More Done
Lesson 3: Be Profoundly Relaxed
Lesson 4: Clean Your Brain Every Night
Lesson 5: Find More Time To Relax
Lesson 6: Do What You Love Every Day
Lesson 7: Master Positive Habits
Lesson 8: Progress, Not Perfection

Apply the insight “the opposite of every worry is a goal” by using a 4 step process for turning worries into action plans, and when that is not sufficient, knowing help is always available.

Lesson 1: Stress Tip: You’ll Heart This Exercise
Lesson 2: Is Your Imagination Running Wild?
Lesson 3: Trust Me, We’re All Worried
Lesson 4: Reality vs Fantasy
Lesson 5: The Unknown Creates New Possibilities
Lesson 6: From Negative Thoughts to Productive Ones
Lesson 7: Read Your Own Mind
Lesson 8: Help is Always Available

Overcome other people’s resistance to your ideas through a series of simple but powerful communication techniques that eliminate the majority of conflict at work and at home.

Lesson 1: Stress Tip: How Caffeine Works
Lesson 2: It Feels Personal…But It’s Not!
Lesson 3: How to Disagree Respectfully
Lesson 4: Reduce Resistance to Your Ideas
Lesson 5: Overcome Communication Breakdowns
Lesson 6: What Those People are Really Saying
Lesson 7: De-escalate Any Conflict
Lesson 8: 6 Stages to Supportive Agreements

Reduce the stress of decision making with clearer agreements about how influence is shared, decisions are made and priorities are clarified, as well as how to responsibly ask your boss for help when needed.

Lesson 1: Stress Tip: Drinking Enough Water?
Lesson 2: Increase Emotional Intelligence
Lesson 3: Better Decision Making
Lesson 4: Embrace a Hybrid Team
Lesson 5: Prioritize, Don’t Agonize
Lesson 6: When to Ask Your Boss for Help
Lesson 7: What’s Your Conflict Style?
Lesson 8: Diplomacy is Delightful

Get more important tasks done in less time through a series of proven tricks to stay on track; respectfully say, “No”; and implement THE most important time decision.

Lesson 1: Stress Tip: Time is on Your Side When You’re Organized
Lesson 2: Reach Your Goals in Record Time
Lesson 3: How Urgent Is It, Really?
Lesson 4: Tricks to Staying on Track
Lesson 5: Respectfully Say “No”
Lesson 6: The Most Important Time Decision
Lesson 7: Best Perspectives For Better Time Management
Lesson 8: Time Is A State of Mind

Develop habits that focus your mind while energizing your body to produce more creative results, especially in stressful situations.

Lesson 1: Stress Tip: Get Moving!
Lesson 2: Relax Your Body To Relax Your Mind
Lesson 3: Stay Focused on Success
Lesson 4: Begin At the End
Lesson 5: Focus on the Positive
Lesson 6: Be Present
Lesson 7: The Cycle of Creativity
Lesson 8: Do What You’re Doing…or stop doing it!

View stress as evidence of an unlearned lesson leading to results better than you imagined possible, allowing you to habitually experience being Calm in the Storm.

Lesson 1: Stress Tip: Smile for No Reason
Lesson 2: Put Stress in a Positive Light
Lesson 3: Really Caring For Yourself
Lesson 4: Choose to Feel What You Feel
Lesson 5: Build a Big Support System
Lesson 6: Make Only Supportive Agreements
Lesson 7: Build a Life of Positive Habits
Lesson 8: Be the Calm in the Storm

In 50 seconds, Mike shares how Calm in the Storm was right for him because of the powerful impact of the program’s Proactive Stress Response© process. Mike says this process “literally gave me my life back,” by helping him recognize his stress quicker and move through it faster.

Mike Lejeune, President, Steverson & Company

We’re not the only ones talking about the impacts of stress!

This program is based on extensive scientific research by leading health and safety organizations. A 30+ page Bibliography: Research and Resources, curated by Dr. Pennington, is available as one of this program’s many valuable resources.

Workplaces are the number one cause of stress

120,000 people die each year from work-related stress

Healthcare costs for work-related stress average $190 billion per year

Chronic, routine stress can lead to heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and more

Rob Pennington, Ph.D., is an educational psychologist with decades of experience providing practical tools for improving the performance of leaders and teams through a better balance of authority and collaboration. A graduate of the APA-approved Counseling Psychology program at the University of Texas at Austin, trained in organizational development through the National Training Laboratory (NTL), Dr. Rob is also a former faculty member of three universities and an award-winning author. His most recent book, Find the Upside of the Down Times, was a major influence on this course. Learn more about Rob and his business partner Stephen here.