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Stress Risk and Reduction

If you're looking for a way in which to reduce stress, you have found it! Your stress relief technique can be found with Williams LifeSkills.

Whether you are suffering from severe emotional stress on a general level or experiencing job-related stress from a profession such as law enforcement, we can educate you in proper stress techniques that will allow you to reclaim your personal empowerment.

Managing stress does not come naturally to everyone. For this reason, Williams LifeSkills has many offerings including video and online options to teach you proper stress reduction techniques. But the first step is getting a good feel for the amount of stress or anger in your life with our online stress assessment . This stress risk test will allow you to gage your level of stress and point you in the direction of ways to reduce stress through the many offerings we have. We want to make your life better!

Williams LifeSkills was founded by renowned researcher and physician Redford Williams and educator/historian Virginia Williams. Redford is a Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Behavioral Medicine Research Center at Duke University Medical Center. Virginia, President of Williams LifeSkills, is a cultural historian and writer.

Together, they have written the best-selling Anger Kills: 17 Strategies to Control the Hostility That Can Harm Your Health, and LifeSkills: 8 Simple Ways to Build Stronger Relationships, Communicate More Clearly and Improve Your Health.

The Williams have organized and led hundreds of workshops around the world for corporations, government agencies and individuals. Their message has reached a broader public through a number of other forums. The have been interviewed locally, nationally and internationally, and have appeared on Oprah, ABC's 20/20, Dateline NBC, The Today Show and Good Morning America. They have also been featured in respected national newspapers such as the New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal.

Providing Tailored Training Workshops

Williams LifeSkills provides tailored training workshops and consulting designed to address key issues affecting us in the workplace and at home:

  • How do we build and maintain strong effective relationships with colleagues, family and friends?
  • What will allow us to communicate more clearly?
  • How do we overcome anger and other negative emotions?
  • How can we live healthier, happier and more productive lives?
  • How can we develop skills that allow us to cultivate our emotional intelligence?

Williams LifeSkills provides hands-on training designed to provide people with the skills they need - the emotional intelligence, as author Dan Goleman describes it - to lead healthier, happier lives at work and at home. We offer services to corporations, government agencies, healthcare facilities and individuals.

Company Mission Statement

Williams LifeSkills, Inc. was created to optimize and improve the health and welfare of individuals or groups of individuals who:

  • Are employers or employees who could benefit by increasing the level of emotional competence in the workplace;
  • Are individuals identified as hostile, depressed, anxious, or socially isolated, who are not mentally ill, who wish to change;
  • May be at risk for developing or have a disease in which stress plays a role, such as cardiovascular disease;
  • Are in a behavioral change program such as smoking cessation, weight loss, or drug rehabilitation;
  • Are members of a group identified as being at risk for high levels of stress, such as caregivers or cultures that are undergoing rapid change.

Williams LifeSkills, Inc. will research, develop, market, and disseminate training products appropriate for individuals and groups based on the 10 point Williams LifeSkills system.

Core Values

In pursuing the Williams LifeSkills, Inc. mission we are guided by the following Core Values:

  • We will only market products for which we have solid, scientific evidence for their efficacy from randomized, controlled clinical trials and effectiveness in real world applications.
  • Our products will be enjoyable and user-friendly.
  • We will apply in our business practices the same principles that we teach in the LifeSkills program.