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Jacquelyn Ferguson, M.S.

In 1976, after returning from 2½ years in the Peace Corps in Colombia, South America, Jackie earned her Master’s degree in Community Counseling/Psychology from her home state of Minnesota. She then worked for several years as a Program Director at a mental health center. In 1982 she founded InterAction Associates, her speaking and coaching firm. For over 25 years Jackie has designed and presented keynotes and workshops on stress management, diversity, workplace harassment, workplace civility, and conflict resolution. Jackie is also a Stress & Wellness Coach helping people achieve more success with less stress. She is also a member of a theater-based training group, Dramatic Results at www.dramaticresults.biz ). This five-member cast is met with rave reviews and standing ovations. Order her 2010 published book, Let Your Body Win: Stress Management Plain & Simple and request her weekly, published, emailed column, Stress for Success at www.letyourbodywin.com. You can now follow Jackie on Twitter (www.Twitter.com/JacquelynFergus)
Stress at work is no good, its even worse when you have cancer through.

Managing Stress is Especially Important for Those with Cancer

Jacquelyn Ferguson, M.S. - in Others

Did you know that chronic stress, like that from unremitting illness; causes body tissue to adapt to higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol, thus the body becomes

Use brain training methods to improve emotional balance and live a healthier and more productive lifestyle.

Brain Training for Emotional Balance & Maturity

Jacquelyn Ferguson, M.S. - in Others

Moods are tricky. Some come and go quickly, like irritation with your gum-chewing co-worker. Others are

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Managing Stress Requires a Sense of Control

Jacquelyn Ferguson, M.S. - in Worksite Wellness

If you were passed over for a promotion at work would it be because you blew the job interview or because your boss has it in for you and will never give…

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Reduce Your Stress With Simplicity

Jacquelyn Ferguson, M.S. - in News & Insights

There's nothing simple about the typical American life. We work too hard, treat time like an enemy, amass too much stuff, and sit around too much watching TV while eating too much bad food.

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Don’t Let Holiday Chaos Over-stress You

Jacquelyn Ferguson, M.S. - in Others

Thanksgiving through New Years is a very busy time for most of us.

Does stress hormone cortisol cause weight gain, depression and chronic fatigue syndrome.

Does Cortisol Cause Weight Gain, Depression and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Jacquelyn Ferguson, M.S. - in Focused

Does stress hormone cortisol cause weight gain, depression and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

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Workplace Stress Strains Organizations’ Bottom Lines

Jacquelyn Ferguson, M.S. - in Worksite Wellness

Stress is the plague of our nonstop, hyper, 21st Century lifestyle.

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Assertiveness Reduces Stress Putting You in the Driver’s Seat of Your Own Life

Jacquelyn Ferguson, M.S. - in Focused

Since stress is the perception of insufficient control and assertiveness increases personal control, being assertive is one of the best ways to lower stress.

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Improve Relationships through Assertiveness and Lower Your Stress Too

Jacquelyn Ferguson, M.S. - in Focused

Assertiveness means standing up for your own rights in a way that respects the rights of others.

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Passive-aggressive Behavior Destroys Relationships

Jacquelyn Ferguson, M.S. - in Focused

Much stress in life comes from interactions with colleagues, family, and friends who are less-than-direct.

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Procrastination, A Modern-day Plague

Jacquelyn Ferguson, M.S. - in Focused

Do you repeatedly procrastinate? Do you wonder why you don’t just get on with it? If procrastination is a “gap between intention and action” what keeps you from putting your intention into action?

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Make the Most of Your New Year

Jacquelyn Ferguson, M.S. - in Focused

Have you created any New Year’s resolutions yet? Do you usually accomplish them? If not, consider setting goals,