Michael Olpin PhD

World Leader in Stress Management and Stress Reduction

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As a best-selling author and professor of Stress Management, Mike has helped over 10,000 people successfully gain control over their stress.

This website, his books, workshops, seminars, and the Terra Firma app will help you understand how stress really works and how to effectively remove it from your life.

Mike has worked with many companies, organizations, community and church groups, athletes and athletic teams, and individuals. Now he’s ready to guide you.

“Few things are more rewarding than to be part of someone’s success over stress;
so strongly do I feel this way  that I have dedicated my life to teaching the things that I have learned over the past 30 years about stress management.”

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Happy Clients

Professional workshops, trainings, and Consultations



Davis county health Department

Vistage International


A Federal Government Agency

Peterson, Inc.

Industrial Services Company

nicholas & Company

Food Services Company

world financial group


Federal Government Agency

Utah Bankers Association

zions bank

American Express

arup laboratories

hill air force base

parker aerospace technologies

zions securities corporation

deseret mutual benefits administrators


Ogden regional medical center

box elder county

Weber county water conservancy district


Altius Health Plans

Davis School District


utah municipal clerks association

Orriant Wellness Provider

Ogden City Police Department

A short introduction of Dr. Olpin by Heather McKenzie at a recent speaking engagement in northern Utah.

Invited Speeches & Presentations

  • American Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
  • American Mothers – Weber County Chapter
  • American School Health Association
  • ASCLS – Utah Chapter
  • Association for the Advancement of Health Education
  • Box Elder School District
  • Brigham Young University
  • CASA – Utah Court Appointed Special Advocates
  • CLMA – Utah Chapter
  • Community United Methodist Church
  • Davis School District
  • Families Alive Annual Conference
  • Family Connection Center (FCC)
  • Good Things Utah (Channel 4 TV)
  • Good4Utah (Channel 4 TV) Afternoon News
  • Good4Utah (Channel 4 TV) Noon News
  • Health Education Association of Utah Conference
  • Health Science and Technology (HST) Education Summer Conference
  • LDS Church
  • LDS Church Groups
  • Mountain States College Stores Association (Keynote Speaker)
  • National Conference on Undergraduate Research
  • National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association
  • National Social Science Association
  • National Wellness Association
  • North Ogden Community Group
  • Northern Utah Division of Child and Family Services
  • Northern Utah Marriage Celebration
  • Northern Wasatch Oasis Group
  • Ogden LDS Institute (WSU)
  • Orriant Wellness
  • Provo City Employees
  • Rural Water Association of Utah
  • Southwest District for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, And Dance
  • Utah Academy of Science, Arts, & Letters
  • Utah Association for Public Treasurers
  • Utah Association of Elementary School Principals Conference
  • Utah Bankers Association
  • Utah Health Information Management Association (UHIMA) Keynote Speaker
  • Utah Hoby Scholarship/Leadership
  • Utah Municipal Clerks Association
  • Utah Public Health Association
  • Utah School for the Deaf and Blind
  • Utah State Health Professionals Annual Conference
  • Utah State Respiratory Therapy Society
  • Utah State University
  • Utah State Worksite Health Promotion Conference
  • Utah Women in Motion
  • Utah Worksite Wellness Conference
  • Weber County Water Conservancy District
  • Weber High School
  • Weber State University
  • Women’s Recovery Center
  • World Senior Games

People Helped

Dr. Olpin has helped people all over the globe through his teaching, books, speaking engagements, and online resources.

Universities approve

Dr. Olpin’s stress management textbook is used across universities all across the United States.

Speaking engagements

Dr. Olpin has spoken to groups and organizations all across the United States.


Dr. Olpin has made hundreds of online assets including video, audio, and books to help others be able to access his content.

Fun Facts About Dr. Mike


When Mike isn’t teaching you’ll probably find him:

  • Spending time with his wife Shanyn and his kids – Analise, Erica, Adam, and Ben.
  • Running or riding his bike on mountain trails.
  • Playing basketball, pickleball, racquetball, or any other sport.
  • Waterskiing
  • Reading, relaxing, hiking or exploring the beautiful outdoors.

A struggling student sent me this email:

“I just want you to know that you did save my life.” 

“I had been suffering from depression for about 12 years now. I had an anxiety disorder that took me a couple years to overcome. I did not enjoy or have any desire to live life. I felt completely out of control. For the first time in 12 years, I can say I am happy and enjoy life. My road rage is completely gone now. I used to get headaches at least 3 or 4 times a week. Since I started, I have had one headache that didn’t last long. My mother and brother have told me how much happier and better I look countless times. The longest I have been angry is for a few seconds. I used to hold on to that anger for hours and even sometimes days. It took me between 30 minutes to an hour to fall asleep normally. Now it takes 5 minutes at most. I have regained control over my life, and my stress has gone away.

I really just wanted to thank you for teaching these things to me. I will never forget what this has done for me. I just want you to know that you did save my life.

– Jacob N.

Dr. Olpin’s Mission

I know what I do works to stop your stress.

My goal is to give you tools that you can use every day to reduce and minimize the effects of your stress.

I’m committed to helping you heal.

Because people are different, what works for one may not always work for another, but we use enough powerful tools that at least a few and usually several will work to help you effectively turn off stress and feel a lot better. 

And the more you use the tools, the more calm, peaceful, and relaxed you will feel every day.

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Books & Publications

A few books written or co-authored by Michael

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Bestselling College Textbook

Stress Management for Life

Clearly explaining the “how to” of stress management and prevention, STRESS MANAGEMENT FOR LIFE, 4e emphasizes experiential learning and encourages readers to personalize text information through practical applications and a “tool box” of stress-reducing resources.

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Bestselling Popular Stress Relief

Unwind! 7 Principles for a Stress-Free Life

Unwind! is about optimizing your body, heart, mind, and soul, recognizing that any and all of these dimensions of your life affect your anxiety level. It helps you get clear about who you are as well as your priorities and goals.

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Popular Stress Relief

The World is NOT a Stressful Place

The World is NOT a Stressful Place puts in your hands an effective and easy to learn approach for managing stress. Thousands have learned and internalized the principles found in this book and have learned how to live happier, more peaceful, and productive lives.

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Unwind! (Spanish Version)

Respira! Los 7 Principios de la gente altamente efectiva para vivir sin estres

Los siete principios fundamentales para controlar el estrés. Este libro nos lleva de la mano a través de los siete paradigmas que cambiarán nuestro modo de ver las cosas y que nos abrirán la puerta a un mundo sano y sin estrés

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Unwind! (Chinese Edition)

7 Principles for a Stress-Free Life (Chinese Edition)

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College Textbook

Stress Management for Life (3rd Edition)

Third version of the college textbook.

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College Textbook

Stress Management for Life (5th Edition)

If you’re tired of headaches, difficulties sleeping, feeling burned out or depressed, or experiencing a host of other chronic stress symptoms; if you’d like to master mindfulness, meditation, yoga, positive self-talk, find meaning, manage your time, and dozens of other stress-managing tools, this is the only stress management book you’ll ever need.

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College Textbook

Stress Management for Life (1st Edition)

1st version of the college textbook.


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