Majken Lorelei Matzau is one of Denmark’s leading organisational psychologists with more than 15 years of experience in stress consulting. She takes a holistic approach bridging psychology, business and spirituality in her work as a business psychologist. Lorelei Matzau has developed the Matzau Stress Coaching approach and method, which involves all the parties who play a role in both creating and resolving the stress syndrome.
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MAJKEN MATZAU: STRESSFRI PÅ 12 UGER ELLER MER'
Stress-free in 12 weeks was published in 2012. The book instantly became a national bestseller within its field and continues to set the standard for stress management among Danish women of all ages and across professions.
Why the myth of self improvement only creates more stress
– and what to do about it!
Stress is the biggest crisis in workplaces today. Nevertheless, companies, consultants and, not least, people who suffer from stress appear to view stress as an individual problem that can be conveniently fixed with a little life coaching or a personality test. This approach is downright dangerous, says organisational psychologist Majken Lorelei Matzau, who in her book ‘Stress-free in 12 weeks’ turns widespread notions of causes and remedies upside down and challenges our perception of the nature of stress and how it should be addressed.
The book steers clear of quick-fix solutions and explores the true nature of stress in depth. In a mix of efficient tools and real-life examples that are relevant to women with stress as well as HR staff, managers, coaches and healthcare professionals, the book demonstrates how we can overcome stress and turn it into a powerful opportunity for developing personal leadership and taking control of the factors that generate stress.
Key points in the book:
• It is a myth that stress is a women’s affliction. The book explains why women are seen to be more susceptible to stress than men are.
• It is a myth that stress is due to a certain personality type. The book explains what the real cause is – and what we can do about it.
• If an employee suffers from stress, the workplace bears most of the responsibility. Stress is a management issue, not ‘simply’ a personal problem.
• The cure for stress is not personal improvement or a programme to fix personal shortcomings. Our constant efforts to improve ourselves merely cause more stress.
• The cure for stress is rest.
• The solution to stress is found in balancing responsibility, competence and influence in both our working life and our personal life.
• This book shows how, in a step-by-step 12-week programme, and describes what every woman needs to know to overcome stress and emerge stronger on the other side.