Who are we?

The staff at the Stress Management Center/Phobia Institute, Asheville, NC, has been dedicated for over 20 years to research and treatment of the various anxiety and stress related disorders that plague the human condition.

The Center has incorporated Dr. Dossey's complete “Seven Steps To Master Stress” program as developed in his 6 hour DVD THE POWER OF POSITIVE FEELINGS: Moving Beyond Life's Stresses and CD programs The Power of Positive Feelings and Through the Briar Patch. This technique utilizes neuro-linguistic strategies from NLP Practitioners, certain psycho-neuro-linguistic methods, and Dr. Dossey's research at Pepperdine University.

This seven step program is the most comprehensive approach available and virtually guarantees success. It makes the most of of Dr. Dossey's Think/Feel/Do/Have Motivation and Success Formula.

  1. Control your mind (refocusing techniques)
  2. Control your feelings (keying; includes predictable and measurable PTSD debriefing)
  3. Control your actions (five-dimensional goal setting and planning)
  4. Relaxation techniques
  5. Physical activity for stress reduction and fun
  6. Power foods and stress diminishing supplements
  7. Predictable communication strategies to decrease tension

The Stress Management Center/Phobia Institute offers diagnostic evaluations and consulting programs via telephone, live seminar programs, a speakers bureau, and training in sales, management, and counseling.

Who is Dr. Dossey?

As a behavioral scientist, media personality and author, Dr. Dossey is an internationally acclaimed authority in the treatment of anxieties, phobias and stress. He is media's choice on disaster stress. Dr. Dossey is also an entertaining historian folklorian.

He is the founder and marketing vice-president of Outcomes Unlimited, Inc., a production company that specializes in stress and phobia management, media presentation skills, sales, relationships, and management training seminars.

During his years as a graduate instructor of clinical psychology at California's Pepperdine University and a research assistant in conceptual psychiatry for the National Institute of Mental Health, Dr. Dossey developed revolutionary techniques for overcoming anxieties, phobias and stress quickly, predictably and permanently.

He founded the Stress Management Center/Phobia Institute in Southern California and Asheville, NC. He has been a communications and behavioral consultant for over 25 years.

Dr. Dossey created, tested, and adopted a revolutionary new program of telephone consultation that has proven to be faster in obtaining results than any other known form of one-on-one therapy. He has produced CD and DVD programs that have helped thousands worldwide and is author of HOLIDAY FOLKLORE, PHOBIAS AND FUN: Mythical Origins, Scientific Treatments, and Superstitious “Cures”, as well as THE POWER OF POSITIVE FEELINGS: Creating a Predictable Life.

He has hosted his own radio shows “It Time to Live” and “The Fear Buster,” while also being a sought-after guest on television and radio broadcasts all over the world. His insights have been published in national newspapers and magazines, discussed on hundreds of radio and television shows internationally including The Oprah Winfrey Show, Geraldo and numerous appearances on CNN, HARD COPY, and National Public Radio.

He speaks and conducts seminars the world over. With his down-to-earth style and sense of humor, it's not surprising that Dr. Dossey is often described as “Will Rogers with a Ph.D.”

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