Stress Management Programs in NYC

stress management programs

Executive Coaching and Corporate Wellness

Dr. Napolitano’s coaching approach harnesses the power of evidence-based behavior change technologies to help you maximize your personal and professional potential. The issues she addresses include effective communication strategies, decision making, emotion regulation, and stress management. To make an appointment, click here.

Stress Management Programs

Dr. Napolitano offers stress reduction programs tailored to the needs and preference of her clients in individual and group formats:



Meditation is an intentional practice where you focus inward to increase calmness concentration and emotional balance. It is one way to cultivate the skill of mindfulness, the ability to anchor one’s undivided and nonjudgmental awareness in the present moment. There are different types of meditation including breath awareness, loving kindness, mantra based, and gratitude meditation.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8-8:30 PM — Free 30-minute Live-Stream, via Instagram Live

Meditation-Free Stress Management™

The most common workplace stress interventions involve intensive meditation practice and do not address specific situations in work and personal life that contribute to distress. We recognize that intensive meditation practices can be off-putting to many individuals and for that reason offer Meditation-Free Stress Management™ programs. These mindfulness-based programs, for individuals or groups, are based on cutting-edge evidence-based approaches and teach a variety of quick and easy ways to practice mindfulness that take less time than a meditation. They also teach skills for managing conflicts with coworkers, a primary source of workplace stress, as well as skills for managing emotions, and for tolerating distress.

Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-7 PM

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What is stress?

Stress is a hard wired human response to perceived threats whether they’re real or not. In response to perceived threats, the body’s fight or flight system is activated. This activation is accompanied by increased muscle tension, rate of respiration, heart rate, and heightened attention.

What are the consequences of excessive stress?

While adaptive in response to actual danger, prolonged stress causes fatigue and distractibility and a number of undesirable psychological health effects including BURNOUT, anxiety and depression. Stress may also contribute to the use of ineffective coping strategies such a excessive alcohol consumption, overeating, and drug use.

Workplace stress costs corporations an estimated $200 to $300 billion dollars a year in decreased productivity and increased healthcare costs. However, the toll of stress upon executives and other employees is immeasurable.

How can I manage stress?

The ability to manage stress is a skill that many individuals have not learned. Mindfulness, the ability to anchor in the present moment with undivided and nonjudgmental awareness has proven effective in decreasing stress, and is an essential component any effective stress management program. Other aspects of stress management include skills for managing conflicts with others, for managing emotions, and for tolerating distress.