Book loaded with practical ideas and strategies on how to handle and reduce everyday stress of modern living.


The ability to recognize and manage stressful situations and reduce long-term stress is one of the key factors in maintaining health, as well as productivity, work motivation and performance.

The book Stress Management will help you become more aware of your responses to stressful situations and its consequences, and lead you through short-term and long-term stress management techniques.


In todays, modern life, we often encounter situations that cause us stress. Despite the fact that stress is actually something normal and sometimes necessary, the profession is warning us that long-term exposure to stress is very harmful to health. According to the World Health Organisation, long-term stress is one of the major health threats of the 21st century.
the ability to recognise and manage stressful situations and reduce long-term stress is therefore one of the key factors in maintaining health, as well as productivity, work motivation and performance at work.


Stress is also often unrecognised, silent companion of our lives, as we unknowingly get used to it and are often not even aware of it. That is why it is very important that we know how to recognise stress at all. In the book Stress Management, you will therefore also find explanations for the sources of stress, how to recognise stress and what are the warning signs and symptoms when there is too much stress and it harms us.

The book will help you become aware of your responses to stress and its consequences, and learn and try out short-term and long-term stress management techniques.


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  • Understanding stress
  • Survival, long-term and adaptive stress
  • Sources of stress
  • Negative consequences of stress
  • Exhaustion, burnout and stress-related illnesses
  • Physical and emotional symptoms of stress
  • Structural model of stress
  • Optimal level of stress
  • Stress management
  • Stress management strategies
  • Physical and mental techniques for stress management
  • Release techniques
  • External help in stress management
  • Stress resistance
  • Physical and mental stress management techniques
  • Environmental stress reduction and action plan

About the Author


Marko Iršič is one of the leading experts in the field of communication and conflict management in Slovenia. He is the founder of The Rakmo Institute, a Master of Educational Studies, Coach, Mediator and Trainer of mediators. He is the author of books The Art of Conflict Management (2004), Communication Wellness (2017), Conflict Competence (2018), Anger Management (2020), Mediation (2010) and 2.nd edition (2020), and The Book on Communication Wellness, 21 Ways to Transform Your Conversations in Business and Personal Life (2021). He obtained the license of Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming and has a degree Master of Educational Studies in Leuven in Belgium. He currently works as a trainer in communication, conflict management and mediation.


With the help of this guide, every reader can recognise the first mental and physical symptoms resulting from stress and stressful life, and at the same time find in it their favourite practice for self-help in managing stress in a given situation. Due to its reader-friendly structure and simplified insight into the source of stress, the book is definitely a recommended read for everyone.
Katja Kaker, Head of Sales Krka, d.d., Novo mesto, family mediator and TFH kinesiology therapist

What is stress anyway? How do I recognize him? And what can I do to keep it from destroying me? We can find all these answers in this book. The author initially explains the facts about stress, its causes, symptoms and its consequences. Then it offers us a wide range of various self-help techniques, as well as forms of help if we are unable to manage stress on our own. I can say that there is something for everyone. In short, a great and very useful book for everyone.
Flower Calluses, Workplace Culture Facilitator

The book offers very concrete instructions on how to establish and maintain our life in balance and live it fully and fully with the help of various stress management strategies. For all those who would like to turn insurmountable problems into attractive challenges and would like to experience life to the fullest. I highly recommend it.
Primož Pogačnik, Head of Market Support and Market Development at HSE d.o.o., Director of HSE Mak Energy DOOEL, NLP Trainer, NLP Coach and Transformative Mediator

The book Stress Management is written so thoughtfully that the sentences are clear and concise. Reading and learning with this book, I would bet, will only be a good stress for the reader. So the kind that will encourage him to understand and recognise the stress in his life and to act appropriately. The author presents stress management strategies and invites immediate use of exercises. It encourages the reader to have the right attitude and appropriate response so that his coping with stress would not be Sisyphus ’work. The book is friendly and optimistic, as it addresses our creativity, ability and desire for a quality life.
Martina Obid Mlakar, designer



RAKMO Institute is founding member of:

European Mediation Network Initiative


RAKMO Institute is founding member of:

Association of Mediation Organisations of Slovenija - Medios


RAKMO Institute is founding member of:

European Association for Transformative Mediation


RAKMO Institute is member of:

UIA - Word Forum of Mediation Centers


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