Helping busy people transform stress to feel great and perform better.
New and Improved Stress School
HAVE YOU TRIED ALL THE THINGS TO FEEL BETTER BUT ONLY GOTTEN MARGINAL IMPROVEMENT?
When you keep trying and nothing seems to really make you feel better it can be super disheartening.
Being lost in the wilderness of pain treatments, dieting and drug or vitamin regimes is exhausting. If it goes on long enough without getting better, you can lose hope.
It’s even worse when the doctor tells you that there is “nothing wrong.” I mean, what the f*ck are you supposed to do now?
WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW EXACTLY WHAT TO DO AND START FEELING NOTICEABLY BETTER NOW (NOT AN "I THINK SO" KIND OF BETTER BUT REALLY BETTER)?
Stress School is a complete system that enables you to understand what's going on inside your mind and body. It's an approach based on a deep understanding of your neurophysiology and how your stress response system dictates every aspect of your health and behavior.
Stress School is designed to give you the knowledge and practical skills to directly engage with your stress response system and transform the way it affects your body and mind.
You’ll be able to listen, feel, defuse, express and optimize your relationship to stress and be free of tension, pain and exhaustion.
You will go from being a victim of your own stress to being a Stress Whisperer. You will feel Boundless in Mind, Body and Spirit.
“You cannot thrive if all you are trying to do is survive”
WHY WILL STRESS SCHOOL WORK WHEN EVERYTHING ELSE HASN'T?
Stress School is an integrated system of assessment and treatment that engages with you like a whole human being. It is not the go see this specialist / try this treatment pinball machine of modern medicine and wellness. We are committed to your transformation. In fact, our goal is to teach you so well that you don’t need us anymore.
It isn’t some magic trick, it is rooted in hardcore stress science and follows the predictable logic of your stress response system to reveal how stress is at the root of your pain and illness.
You will begin to feel improvements right away. You won’t have to wonder if its working. And when you begin to have improvement and feel in control, you’ll get motivated, and when your motivation combines with Stress School’s knowledge, practices and coaching, nothing can stop you.
You get to choose how you want to learn and transform. Stress School offers a flexible engagement model ranging from do it yourself to a paint by numbers approach. So, if you are more empowered forging your own way through Stress School, you can. If you want a step by step program, we got that too : )
And since it totally makes sense for you to think I’m a highly partial, self promoting wellness huster, perhaps hearing it in someone else's words would be nice:
Wendy, Global Events VP
Karden is the real deal. He is looking for long-term solutions to your body ailments and works with you to find the origins of the pain. I went in to see him during a very stressful time in my life and found a partner that helped me find everyday tactics to use to deal with stress and the pain associated with it. He identified the root and source of my issues immediately - both physically and emotionally - and gave me tactical tools to focus on. I highly recommend Karden
OH, DID WE MENTION WE'VE WORKED WITH THESE ORGANIZATIONS?
SO WHAT IS STRESS SCHOOL? AND HOW DOES IT ACTUALLY WORK?
The Stress Response is in charge: Do you wonder what is actually causing all your symptoms? Why do some things trigger you and other things don’t? Human beings, like monkeys, lizards, bacteria and all living things are an organism. And an organism's Prime Directive is to survive. As such, the sum total of your entire mind and body (brain, nervous system, hormones, organ systems, etc.) have evolved to determine what is safe and what is not safe and respond accordingly.
Limited options: Why does stress cause so much pain and dysfunction? Despite being fancy evolved human beings, your organism's response to unsafe stuff, i.e stress response, is rather limited. They consist of the flight, fight and freeze response. That’s it. And every system in your body has a hardwired script to follow of what to do when stressed. When chronically activated, this leads to increased muscle contractions (tension), increased nerve sensitization (pain response), decreased digestive function (i.e IBS, Chrohns, etc.), metabolic issues (weight gain or loss), compromised immune function (autoimmune issues) and a host of other bad shit.
Too much for too long: Why are your symptoms getting worse over time despite different treatments and diets? Want to learn how to predict and eliminate them? The stress response system we inherited from our ancestors is supposed to activate for brief critical bursts (you know, to run away from a saber tooth tiger) and then turn off. Modern humans rarely have to deal with acute threats like tigers, instead, we are subjected to a never ending hailstorm of variously sized threats ranging from endless emails, living paycheck to paycheck or simply having too much to do all the time. As a result, our stress response system is getting triggered constantly. By evolutionary standards, we were designed to spend 95% of our time relaxed and 5% of our time activated. What is your ratio? That's right, its the opposite.
Fight and Flight v. Rest and Restore: You know you're out of balance, but what does that mean? Your organism was designed over millions of years to spend most of its time in a parasympathetic (rest and restore) state where it nourishes and heals itself and super short times in a sympathetic state (fight or flight). Since this ratio is reversed in your life,, your entire organism is chronically stressed, chronically degraded in function and essentially holding on for dear life (and you don’t even know it till you totally break down).
Integrative Stress Management: Stress School guides you through a journey of becoming A Stress Whisperer and master of your stress response system. But how?
Awareness: If you can’t feel it, you can’t transform it. Most people are so accustomed to being chronically stressed that they can’t even feel it. Chronic stress has become normalized (you know, like our president…). Stress School trains you in Somatic Intelligence by which you will become keenly aware of your mindbody’s experience of both stress and relaxation so you can monitor and adjust your sympathetic and parasympathetic systems in real time.
Outside In: All the awareness in the world doesn’t mean jack squat if you aren’t changing your environment. Stress is all around us. No matter how much you meditate or chug CBD, you cannot counteract living in a maelstrom of stress. Stress School guides you through a process of auditing and remodeling your lifestyle to identify stressors big and small and eliminating them from your life.
Inside Out: It has been said that we are our own worst enemies. Stressors are inside of us in the form of thoughts, narratives, repressed emotions and past traumas. Stress Whisperer’s learn methods and tools for befriending their inner space and making it a place that nurtures and supports you instead of tortures and undermines you.
Top Down: Are you afraid of failing? Have you tried stuff and not followed through in the past? Where there is a will, there is a way…(sort of). Success at anything requires more than will. It requires commitment, leadership, smart thinking, management ,execution and a coach to hold you accountable. Stress School harnesses the tried and true principles of performance coaching and uses them to guide, support and sustain your progress towards your stress transformation goals.
Bottom Up: You are more than just a mind. You are a mindbody. It is the ignorance of that fact and/or not knowing how to truly connect with one’s own body that lead to the failure of so many attempts at self-improvement. Stress School teaches you how to harness your somatic and emotional intelligence to discover, transform and integrate deeply ingrained habits and blocks so that you can expand your mind, body and spirit like never before.
“Remember, if you don't prioritize your life, someone else will”
HOW DO WE GET FROM STRESSED OUT TO STRESS WHISPERER?
The Way of the Stress Whisperer is a 3 part path: Destress, Restore, Evolve. Along each path, we apply the principles of stress neurophysiology to get you out of a state of survival, and into a state of thriving
- Identifying and understanding all of the external stressors in your life
- Systematically deleting, delegating or deferring them.
- Remodeling your life so that it is supporting the best you.
- Understanding that a health and vibrancy requires bringing more energy-in that you give away
- Learning the best methods of bringing energy in for optimal restoration.
- Creating effortless routines that make energy-in a wonderful part of your daily life.
- Cultivating awareness of your neurophysiological response to triggers
- Understanding why those triggers get activated and where they come from
- Learning to permanently transform your neurophysiology by defusing and evolving those triggers
Stress School guides you down a systematic, step by step path of Destressing, Restoring and Evolving your life and mindbody to create a whole new you.
Following Stress Guides, you will remove stressor after stressor from your life, healing your nervous system and creating more room to take care of what’s most important in your life (hint hint, this starts with taking care of you).
Participating in classes like Self NeuroMuscular Therapy will start bringing in much needed energy-in to your body and restoring balance to your nervous system and health.
Expanding your awareness of self by taking deep guided dives into your Somatic Intelligence, you will discover the obvious and invisible triggers that stress you from the inside out and learn to defuse and evolve past them.
As stressors in your life lessen, energy-in grows and your inner world becomes more peaceful and supportive... pain, tension, anxiety and countless other problems will melt away and your authentic self will emerge. Its pretty fucking cool.
Aimee, Yoga Teacher and Child Educator
"No matter what I go in for..., I always leave feeling like a new person. A new person free from pain and that says something! Karden didn't give up on me when the medical field did. I'm forever grateful."
Racheal, Executive Personal Assistant
"At the risk of sounding hyperbolic, Karden is a miracle worker! I always feel relaxed and empowered with tools to continue the healing process on my own. He has helped me understand my body as a whole and learn how to make small adjustments... to relieve pain.. I directed three family members to him when they were experiencing chronic pain, and they had very positive experiences as well. I highly recommend Karden if you want to learn how to take an active role in your own healing."
WHAT'S INCLUDED WITH MY STRESS SCHOOL MEMBERSHIP?
Every week you are invited to a members only Livestream w/ Karden. Every livestream is an in depth lesson and an actionable practice to progress your skills at becoming a Stress Whisperer. They are also an opportunity for a direct Q&A w/ Karden so that you can get your most pressing questions answered.
Stress Guides are step by step guides in how to implement various aspects of the Stress School program. They include instructions for internal stress management techniques, external stress detoxes, life hacks and tips and tricks to make you less stressed from the inside out and the outside in.
Self Neuromuscular Release*
This is Karden’s signature approach to doing bodywork on oneself and is a key component of Stress School’s effectiveness. You are a mind and a body, in fact, you are a mindbody (there is no separation) and directly soothing and releasing your muscles and your nervous system with foam rollers and other therapy tools takes stress management to a whole new level. Not to mention it feels fucking awesome.
*purchase of therapy tools is required
** don’t worry, you can purchase them from me here”
*** or you can give your money to Jeff Bezos (Amazon) here
Stress School is not a monkey see monkey do system. It's a blow monkey’s mind with crazy useful and transformational knowledge so that monkey becomes a genius Stress Whisperer system. Put another way, knowledge is power. Knowledge Bombs are where you learn how you work and how to engage with the neurophysiology of your body for healing and optimal performance.
Somatic intelligence is Karden’s secret ingredient... Stress School’s special sauce. SI is the art and science of learning how to rewire your brain and body. It integrates time tested self awareness practices with cutting edge neuroplasticity principles to transform maladaptive beliefs, coping mechanisms and behaviors so that you life is no longer governed by the triggers, stressors and compulsive reactions.
WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN STRESS SCHOOL
It costs less than a massage a month
The money that you spend on your well being are precious dollars and should not be wasted. Now, don’t get me wrong, massages are fantastic (As is chiropractic, and acupuncture and every other for of self-care), but there effectiveness is short lived and depends on someone else. For the cost of a massage a month, you will have access to the knowledge, practices and supportive community you need to transform and sustain your wellbeing.
Time is on your side
At Stress School, a little goes a long way. Our approach is about getting maximum benefits with the least amount of inputs. Brief practices can have a big impact. I mean, the last thing we would want is for joining Stress School to be Stressful! Whether you are tuning in live or watching the lessons at 3am, you get to incorporate it into your life the way it works for you.
This shit works.
The moment you try a Self Neuromuscular Release class or a brief Somatic Intelligence practice, you’ll be like, whoa, that was awesome. You’ll stay committed to Stress School not because I say you should, but because you are going to want to keep feeling so good!
Put Me To The Test Guarantee
Ever since I began practicing, I have told clients that we will see noticeable, meaningful and positive results with a few sessions… and if we don’t we’re barking up the wrong tree and they should stop working with me.
Solutions and problems are like a key and a lock. When you use the key that fits the lock, its turns easily and opens. If you use the wrong key, you can try over again and get nowhere, or worse yet, break the key in the lock and get stuck.
In the same way, the right cure to your symptoms should fit well and begin to move those symptoms in a positive direction.
Life is too short to waste time trying things that don’t show progress quickly and so I am committed to all of my clients experiencing that progress as soon as possible.
That's why Stress School includes a 33 day 100% money back guarantee if you do not find it effective.
That's right, you get to try Stress School for a whole month and if it doesn’t get that lock to turn, you can cancel your membership and get all your money back.
I look forward to you putting this work to the test!
“Whatever you can do or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.”
"I can't say enough positive things about my experience with Karden. He has helped me tremendously with dealing with chronic body pain. The relief was immediate. Karden uses an approach of multi-modalities, extensive knowledge/training/experience, innate wisdom and true intuition. After over 20yrs of having bodywork done, I can undoubtedly say this is the most progressive experience I have had. Thank you."
WHAT'S UNIQUE ABOUT STRESS SCHOOL
Stress School is not a miracle cure. It is not a fad. Nor is it a guru worship. Stress School is an approach based on a deep understanding of your neurophysiology and how your stress response system dictates every aspect of your health and behavior. Therefore, its not a guessing game, the relationship between stressors and your symptoms are a cause and effect relationship.
Stress School educates you on how the stress response system works, what to look and feel for, and how to see the cause and affects yourself so that you can transform your life.
But there's something else quite unique about Stress School.
Karden has been developing this work for over a decade and perfecting it where it matters most, in the real world with real people. Stress School wasn’t invented as a “nice idea,” like the natural world, it evolved and grew because it worked.
That's why there are dozens of reviews testifying to its effectiveness and why Karden’s work has been featured at Kripalu, Summit, Starbucks and many more premier organizations. We are confident that you too will become a happy testimonial : )