Coping with stress, exercises and tips for stressed out meeting planners

Careercast lists the job of event planning in the top 5 of most stressful jobs in the country. Not a year goes by without the career being on this list. Kimberly Braun, a retreat and workshop facilitator, TEDx speaker and meditation faculty at the renowned Omega Institute, shares her top tips and exercises to prevent and manage stress, and tackle stress should it occur. 

Listen to host Al Wynant and guest Kimberly Braun discuss the following:

  • What is the negative impact of stress on a person’s health and wellbeing?
  • Stressful situations happen to all of us, some are perhaps self-inflicted, others caused by external sources. How can you train yourself to anticipate stressful situations?
  • Techniques and exercises listeners to combat or manage stressful situations?
  • In planning you can go from being fully in control to utter chaos in a blink of an eye. How can you remain in control and as stress free as possible in situations like this?
  • Top three takeaways.


Kimberly Braun, Minister, M.A., CSP and Meditation Coach has been impelled from and within her contemplative experiences from the age of 5, with over ten of her years spent as a Carmelite monastic nun. Her Masters in theology was completed in 2001 in Washington D.C. and is concentrated upon the adult spiritual journey. As a CSP, keynote presentations are a primary tool in her personal mission to inspire others to live from the power and wisdom within them. Her style is playful, deeply inquiring, and intelligent in the synthesis of not only how to access this part of ourselves, but how to live from that place more consistently. She is a retreat and workshop facilitator, TEDx speaker, meditation faculty at the renowned Omega Institute, and fellow seeker on the path to living freely. She has three CDs and a book now available about her time as a nun, Love Calls, Insights of a former Carmelite nun. 

She is just launching into the online world with her World Meditation for Happiness project, a NEW online course entitled, ‘Standing Strong AND Happy in the Storm,’ and a FREE online spiritual community,

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