In celebration of Stress Awareness Month, GIODN features Aimee Berstein, a well-known speaker and author on the topic of Reducing Your Stress through Mindful Meditation.
Please find below an introduction to Aimee in her own words
I’m a change accelerator with over thirty-five years experience in the areas of leadership coaching, collaborative teams and cultures, and mindfulness-in-action programs. My passion and purpose are to help people, teams and organizations unleash their potential. In 1997 I founded Open Mind Adventures, an international firm based in the U.S., which provides state of the art approaches to making a change that matters. I integrate psychological and organizational theory with a deep experiential understanding of the principles that underlie all high performance, creative and meditative states. This approach propels people to take exponential leaps in their personal and professional growth which positively affects their relationships and the organizations they serve.
In 2015 my book Stress Less Achieve More: Simple Ways to Turn Pressure into a Positive Force in Your Life was released by AMACOM, the publishing arm of the AMA. Rather than the usual formula for stress reduction, which people are often too busy to pursue, I suggest that pressure is a powerful gift that can help enhance performance, creativity, well-being, and a higher level of consciousness. I then provide personal and team practices that have proven successful in a wide range of companies. I’m a skilled facilitator and an internationally acclaimed speaker. As a former professional singer, I’m very comfortable presenting to thousands of people.
I received my graduate degree in counseling psychology from Boston University and interned at Massachusetts General Hospital under the auspices of Harvard Medical School. During this time I trained under Dr. Matt Dumont, then Commissioner of Mental Health for the State of Massachusetts. I’m a California licensed psychotherapist with over thirty-five years of experience and a student of aikido and meditation since 1977. I’m listed in Who’s Who in American Women, which made my mother very proud. My articles have been published in such periodicals as the Women’s’ Business Journal, Perspectives– the periodical of the World Business Academy, Holistic Health Magazine, and in What Is True Wealth and How Do We Create It, an anthology of essays inspired by a conversation with the Dali Lama.