Daytona Beach, Florida (PRWEB) February 21, 2011
Stress can have devastating effects our lives. It can take away from our mental and physical health, harm our relationships with loved ones, and lower our performance and productivity at work. Stress research has been a popular area of study for over a century, but recently one researcher has taken steps to make research-based stress reduction and relaxation techniques available electronically.
“Making research-based stress management programs and relaxation techniques available to all people interested in living a happier, healthier life inspires my work,” says Ashley Karr, a current graduate student in Human Factors and Systems at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and founder of the website, http://www.ashleykarr.com. “After teaching relaxation programs and researching stress for many years, I came to realize how many people could benefit from this information. A website seemed the perfect way to reach everyone.”
All individuals from all walks of life are welcome to participate in her online classes, workshops, and assessments. Businesses, organizations, and groups can also schedule online or face-to-face workshops and assessments. Her programs and techniques are simple, straight-forward, easy to start, and easy to maintain. They are secular and researched-based, making them appropriate for any business or organizational setting.
Karr continues to receive positive feedback from her students and clients. Many play her downloadable relaxation audio files or stream her videos during breaks at work. They report that following her techniques helps them feel both calm and rejuvenated within just a few minutes and gets them through the workday.
Karr also posts free, informative articles relating to stress research and relaxation techniques. These articles have caught the attention of many respected organizations. Recently, the Oxford University Press of Australia and New Zealand contacted her for permission to reprint one of her articles in an upcoming organizational and behavioral psychology textbook.
Although we may have to confront stress in our everyday lives, we are not alone. Karr and other researchers continue to study the causes of stress and educate the population on how to reduce its negative effects. To learn more about research-based stress management and relaxation techniques, please visit http://www.ashleykarr.com or email Ashley at http://www.ashleykarr.com/contact.
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