Dr. Michael Olpin

About Dr. Olpin

Dr. Michael Olpin is a Professor of Health Promotion at Weber State University, founder of the the Stress Relief Center on WSU’s campus and author of multiple books and textbooks on stress management and wellness including: 

Dr. Olpin is famous for his presentations, workshops, trainings, and seminars across the United States. He also has coached individuals from stay at home moms to corporate executives to athletes on a one-on-one basis. 

My "WHY"

Dr. Olpin’s life dedication to researching and teaching stress management was driven by a specific event: 

“When I was 25, I was diagnosed with high blood pressure. I had hypertension and my doctor told me I would need to be on medication for the rest of my life. I was frustrated with this diagnosis because I thought I was doing all the right things: I was exercising regularly and I was eating pretty well, most of the time. Isn’t that the ticket to a long life of wellness? As I investigated this condition, I learned that part of the problem had to do with my stress. I learned that chronic stress can turn into a whole host of problems. In my case, it was something that, if I didn’t manage, could have had devastating results. 

Over 30 years later, I haven’t taken a single pill for my blood pressure. Hypertension, along with most of the other symptoms of chronic high stress, are no longer a concern for me. ” 

I want to teach you how I did it, and how you can do it too. 

About Stress Management Place

Dr. Olpin discovered stress management principles and tools that were most effective in curing his hypertension. In over three decades of studying, researching, experimenting on his own self, and training thousands of others, he has found what works to effectively manage, reduce, and even prevent stress, and he shares it all here on this free website. 

The tools found on this website were created to help those who recognize stress is a problem and want to get control of their stress and, ultimately, their life.

My Mission

My goal is to give you tools you can use every day to that the effects of stress are minimized. It is fine to know how stressed you are, and the effects, both short and long term, of stress. But much more important is knowing how to deal with stressful events and environments. 

I focus on this in two places: 

helping people to know how to keep the stress response from turning on in the first place

helping people turn off the stress response in a variety of effective ways one they are stressed

Because people are different, what works for one to relax, may not always work for another, but we use enough powerful techniques in our trainings that at least one and usually several will work to help you effectively relax. 

And the more you use these tools, on a daily basis, the more calm, peaceful, and relaxed you will feel through the rest of each day.

Fun Facts about Dr. Olpin

When Dr. Olpin isn’t teaching you may find him: 

  • Running or riding his bike on mountain trails
  • Playing basketball, pickleball, softball or any other sport
  • Spending time with his wife Shanyn and his kids – Analise, Erica, Adam, and Ben
  • Watching basketball on TV – Go JAZZ!
  • Doing anything active or outside