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Jay Winner  

Author of Stress Management Made Simple: Effective Ways to Beat Stress for Better Health

A family practice physician since 1990, Dr. Jay Winner is the founder of the stress management program for the largest medical clinic in Santa Barbara, CA and a program director and instructor since 1992. Dr. Winner was also the Chairman of Patient Education for the Sansum Clinic, and the former Medical Director of Health South, Santa Barbara as well as Medical Director of Day-to-Day Health (a national employee health newsletter).

Stress can ruin our days and shorten our lives. It ages us, harms relationships, and impairs job performance. The majority of doctor visits are for stress-related disorders, which can include obesity, heart disease, chronic pain, depression, and infertility. Stress can exacerbate almost any medical condition.

The good news is that stress can be minimized, opening the door to improved health. Dr. Jay Winner has already helped thousands of people manage their stress. In his presentations, Dr. Winner clearly lays out how to control stress through a series of lifestyle modifications, simple mental exercises, and relaxation techniques without resorting to pills or overwhelming life changes.

Jay Winner, M.D. is the author of both Stress Management Made Simple: Effective Ways to Beat Stress for Better Health and Take the Stress Out of Your Life: A Medical Doctor’s Proven Program to Minimize Stress and Maximize Health, a book and CD set which has been endorsed by two past Presidents of the American Academy of Family Physicians, as well as Dean Ornish, M.D., Jack Kornfield, Jack Canfield and many others.

Jay Winner has been quoted as an expert on television, radio, WebMD and in newspapers and national magazines such as Redbook, Men’s Health, Town & Country and Good Housekeeping. Thousands of people have taken part in his seminars and praise Dr. Winner for his use of plain language and humor to convey simple and effective methods to alleviate stress.

Dr. Jay Winner is a captivating and entertaining lecturer and workshop leader. As a long-time stress management instructor and family physician to over 5,000 patients, Dr. Winner has a deep understanding of the effects that stress has on health, work and home life. Dr. Winner has received hundreds of testimonials from persons benefiting from his lectures, workshops and teachings. Participants later report improvement or elimination of health concerns such as headache, chronic pain and fatigue, obesity, high blood pressure and depression. Participants also report improvements in time management, productivity, general mood, communication skills and relationships.

Jay Winner earned his medical degree from the University of Maryland and served as Chief Resident at Franklin Square Hospital in Baltimore. Prior to settling in Santa Barbara, Dr. Winner worked as alocum tenens doctor at numerous locations around the United States.

Dr. Jay Winner currently resides in Santa Barbara with his wife and twin sons.

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Stress Management Made Simple: Effective Ways to Beat Stress for Better Health, Relationships and Work Performance

Take the Stress Out of Your Life: A Medical Doctor's Proven Program to Minimize Stress and Maximize Health, Relationships and Work Performance

Slowing Down

Managing Anger and Frustration

Cultivating Compassionate Communication

Taking Stress out of Decision Making

Stress, Sleep and Recovery Combining Strategies

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