The Myth of Stress
IN THIS SUMMARY
The idea that “life is stressful” is a common myth based on a faulty interpretation of the nature of stress. While stress is very real, people often misjudge where stress really comes from and what can be done about it. According to Andrew Bernstein, all stress is a result of subconscious assumptions – it is a function of beliefs, not circumstances. Consequently, the key to eliminating stress – not just managing or escaping it – is to create a fundamental and lasting shift in thinking. In The Myth of Stress, Bernstein explains how individuals can use his ActivInsight technique to gain the insight that is at the core of eliminating stress. Once the technique is mastered, it can be applied to any stressful situation.