November 3, 2022In UncategorizedBy @TheStressCoach

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Constantly worried about politics and the state of the nation? Anxious about inflation and crime? Thinking about  moving? If you’re like most people in the US and many other places, the answer is YES according to a recent survey by the American Psychological Association. Jordan Friedman talks with psychologist Amanda Baden about how to deal—and how not to deal— with these huge stressors that seem like they’re here to stay for a while. After the conversation, you’ll learn Serenity Now, a Seinfeld-inspired relaxation technique.

About Guest Amanda Baden

Amanda Baden is a Full Professor in the graduate Counseling Program at Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey and a licensed psychologist with a clinical practice in New York City. She focuses her research and clinical practice on adoption triad members, transracial/international adoption issues, racial and cultural identity, and multicultural counseling. Amanda is a Fellow for Division 17 of the American Psychological Association, Board Member of the New York State Board of Psychology, Advisory Board Member for the Rudd Adoption Research Program at the UMAss-Amherst, Board Member of Creating a Family, and co-chair of the Adoption Initiative Biennial Conferences.


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Serenity Now (relaxation technique)

Most people inhale and exhale 10-12 times per minute. Studies find breathing at about half that rate increases relaxation. This 5-6 breaths-per-minute exercise can spark rapid inner-peace, and overall stress and anxiety reduction when regularly practiced.  

  1. Using a stopwatch or clock, count the inhale and exhale sets you take in one minute.
  2. Practice breathing in and out more slowly.
  3. Using the timepiece, work toward 5-6 inhalation and exhalation sets per minute.

Ford deeper peace:

  • Inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth.
  • Shorten your inhales and lengthen your exhales.

The Breather feature on The Chill Factory app is a great visual and audio guide for this exercise.


The Chill Factory App

Chill between episodes with The Chill Factory app, your calming companion to The Chill Factory podcast. It’s like a ‘spa in your pocket’ with hundreds of relaxing audio tracks, sleep enhancers, mindfulness guides, wellness reminders and much more updated daily. Download The Chill Factory app from the App Store or Google Play


About Host Jordan Friedman

Jordan is known as The Stress Coach, a career path that likely started when one of the world’s largest brain tumors was discovered in his head at age 10. The resulting, nonstop stress continued through college until he reluctantly enrolled in a stress management class that led to much less stress, a degree in public health, a job as Columbia University’s health education director and now a career as a global stress management speaker, trainer and author. For 25 years, Jordan’s been privileged to help and learn from 9/11 survivors, teachers, CEOs, police officers, incarcerated adults, students and lots of other stressed people who want to be more successful, get better grades, sleep easier and be healthier.

In 2004, Jordan founded The Stress Coach to provide innovative workshops, multimedia webinars, chill apps, online courses and more stress-relief opportunities. The Chill Factory podcast is Jordan’s latest effort to bring stress relief and better health to the world.

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