Stress Resets

How to Soothe Your Body and Mind in Minutes


By Jennifer L. Taitz, PsyD, ABPP

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A clinical psychologist gives us 75 quick, scientifically based techniques and exercises to manage stress and build resilience.
Here’s a promise that could not be more timely: You can dial down your level of stress in just a few minutes, with no ponderous meditations, medications, or martinis required. Written by Dr. Jennifer L. Taitz, a clinical psychologist who specializes in distress tolerance and whose New York Times article on managing stress in the pandemic went viral, Stress Resets provides 75 evidence-based and scientifically grounded techniques and exercises proven to bring quick relief from stress so you can take a much-needed pause and reset rather than make things worse.

Has an upsetting event become all-consuming and you need a dose of perspective? Make a pie chart of your life. Unable to calm your overthinking mind? Try singing your thoughts. Can’t stop ruminating over a fight you’re having with a friend? Gaze at calming photos. Feeling emotionally overwhelmed and verging on panic? Dip your face in a large bowl of ice water for an instant sensory reset. Can’t turn your mind off at night? Progressive muscle relaxation will likely help.
In addition to resets for your mind, body, and behavior, there are preventative buffers to help you become more resilient in everyday life. Alongside all these strategies are meaningful research, expert interviews, and relatable anecdotes that encourage readers to learn adaptive self-soothing.

Whether you want the big picture as well as the help or you’re just looking for exercises to keep in your back pocket, Stress Resets says it clearly: You have the power to improve how you feel. And all it takes is a few minutes.


On Sale
Dec 19, 2023
Page Count
192 pages

Jennifer L. Taitz, PsyD, ABPP

About the Author

Jennifer Taitz is a clinical psychologist and an assistant clinical professor in psychiatry at University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Taitz completed her fellowship in psychology at Yale University School of Medicine and achieved board certifications in both cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy. Passionate about spreading hope to a wider audience, she enjoys writing for publications such as the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal and sharing her work on leading podcasts ranging from NPR’s Life Kit to Spotify’s Call Her Daddy.In addition to treating clients in her private therapy practice, LA CBT DBT, she is also the author of How to be Single and Happy: Science-based Strategies for Keeping Your Sanity While Looking for a Soul Mate and End Emotional Eating: Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills to Cope with Difficult Emotions and Develop a Healthy Relationship to Food. Both books earned the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy Self-Help Book Seal of Merit for allegiance to research and readability.

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