Seventy-five to 90 percent of all visits to primary care physicians are for stress-related problems. In North America, stress accounts for billions of dollars in medical and disability payments and many more billions in productivity loss each year. Written by the leaders of the renowned Institute of HeartMath, Transforming Stress offers scientifically proven techniques that alter the body’s physical response to stress. Here readers learn how to attain a peaceful, positive state of being. Each year the Institute trains more than 20,000 people in how to use these powerful relaxation and stress management techniques.