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Meet our team of highly qualified Stress Management & Wellness Professionals

Dr. Michael Olpin and his wife Shanyn have been studying health, wellness, and stress relief for a combined 60 years!
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I have been studying stress management, mind/body wellness, and relaxation for over 30 years. I have presented a wide variety of lectures, workshops, and seminars on stress management and other health topics at the community, state, and national level.

I have taught complete stress management courses and other wellness courses at six institutions of higher education–Brigham Young University, Southern Illinois University, Concord University, West Virginia University, Virginia Tech, and currently I’m at Weber State University. As a professor of Health Promotion at Weber State University, in northern Utah, my courses focus on mind/body wellness, health promotion, stress management, and wellness coaching.

I also consult and coach privately for individuals, community groups, and corporations in stress management, along with other areas of health and high-level wellness.

I recently finished the fourth edition of a textbook that I co-authored with Margie Hesson on stress management titled Stress Management for Life: A research based experiential approach. This text is being used by colleges and universities around the country and Canada. I have produced a DVD, a CD and a video with guided relaxation exercises. The MP3 version of this product is available on this website

With Sam Bracken, a FranklinCovey author, I recently published the ground-breaking book on preventing stress titled, Unwind: 7 Principles for a Stress-Free Life. I also wrote the book  titled, The World is NOT a Stressful Place: Stress relief for everyone.

Dr. Michael Olpin’s WSU Website: Dr. Olpin’s Weber State University Site
Dr. Michael Olpin’s Professional Vita : Dr. Olpin’s Professional Vita


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I am an Adjunct Professor in the Health Promotion and Human Performance Department at Weber State University. I received my Bachelors of Science degree from Brigham Young University and my Masters in Community Medicine from West Virginia University School of Medicine.

I have been a community health project coordinator, grant writer, served on public grant selection committees, and a textbook reviewer. I have also been an editor for PE Central, a website for teachers. My favorite professional focus is teaching. Some of the classes that I have taught include; Fitness for Life, Community Health, Educational Testing and Evaluation, Personal Health, Adolescent Health, Elementary Health Education, and Healthy Lifestyles.

I am happily married to my best friend Mike who is also a Health Professor and Stress Management Guru at Weber State University. We have four great kids and we love being back in Utah. I have lived in Oregon, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, West Virginia and Utah. I love to read, write, exercise, go to all of my kid’s events, create things, and work on any of a dozen projects.



  • Melissa Horspool

    I just finished taking Dr. Olpin’s stress management class, and I really like this website, because it is that class at the tip of your fingers. I really enjoyed the class, I learned so much. Now if I need help remembering somethings, I can some to this site for a reminder. It would also be an asset for my family and friends.

  • Alexis

    This website is great, has great ideas, stress reducing tips, and health tips. Thanks for all your hard work in bringing this to us!

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