The 10-Step Method of Stress Relief


“Dr. Crum’s book, “The 10-Step Method of Stress Reduction: Decoding the Meaning and Sigificance of Stress, was published on 2000 by CRC Press, Boca Raton FL (now Talor & Francis Group).

Included in the Preface, Dr. Crum has written: “One of the most perplexing human challenges is the imposition and perplexity of stress on our lives, our relationships, our work, and our happiness. And while there are easily hundreds of books available to teach us how to feel better in our stressful world, they focus mainly on our response to stress and the symptomatic relief of stress, instead of on the source and the function of stress. That can create, at the very least, a cyclical or repetitive pattern of negative feelings, anxieties, and fears that must be addressed again and again. It could also ignore the important perceptual/informational and protective function of stress.”

"The 10-Step Method of Stress Relief Book"
2nd edition, proposed cover design

"Dr. Albert Crum Photo"

Dr. Crum’s program, The Percept Method, details the vital perceptual/informational/protective mission of feelings. It focuses of stress feelings, because of their immediate urgency. It shows why we so often view these feelings as enemies; the extensive means we employ to avoid the information they want to give; and the consequences that can result to our bodies when we try to suppress or impede the function which Nature gave these feelings to perform. It explains why decoding the meaning and significance of stress feelings is often difficult and significance of stress feelings is often difficult and why the process of changing physical hyper-reactivity is often slow. Finally, it describes the benefits we can derive from allowing perception to work.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Foreword to Dr. Crum’s 2nd Edition of The 10-Step Method of Stress Relief, Decoding the Meaning and Significance of Stress appears below:
"Letter from the Dalai Lama page 1" "Letter from the Dalai Lama page 2"