Michael Olpin PhD


 World leader in stress management and stress reduction


For more than 30 years, Dr. Olpin has been teaching courses on stress management, mind/body wellness, and other wellness-related subjects at various universities throughout the country.

He is the author of several published books, including his most recent UNWIND! 7 Principles for a Stress-Free Life (available in 4 languages), the college textbook Stress Management for Life, and The World is NOT a Stressful Place: Stress Relief for Everyone.

Dr. Olpin has influenced many throughout the world through his classes, digital media downloads, and his live and online presentations. He created the #1 online stress reduction, stress relief, and relaxation experience – stressmanagementplace.com.

At Weber State University, Dr. Olpin established and currently heads the Stress Relief Center, which offers relaxation opportunities to both community members, faculty, staff, and students. He is recognized for his expertise in conducting professional workshops, seminars, training sessions, and providing individual consultations to various groups, such as parents, students, athletes, and executives throughout the United States.

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Helping someone achieve success in overcoming stress is incredibly gratifying. This is why I’ve committed my life to teaching the stress management techniques I’ve acquired over the last 30-plus years.

Happy Clients

Professional workshops, trainings, and Consultations



Davis county health Department

Vistage International


National Credit Union Association

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

America First Credit Union

Salomon Group

Sports Equipment Company

United Way of Northern Utah

Merrick Bank

Invited Speeches & Presentations

  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • American Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
  • America First Credit Union
  • 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
  • Childcare Leaders of Ogden
  • 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
  • Junior League of Ogden
  • LDS Church
  • LDS Church Groups
  • LDS Institute at Weber State
  • 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
  • PEHP Annual Wellness Council Conference
  • Provo City Employees
  • Rural Water Association of Utah
  • Salomon Sports Equipment Company
  • School Nutrition Association of Utah
  • School Nutrition Managers – Alpine School District
  • School Nutrition Managers – Canyons School District
  • School Nutrition Managers – Granite School District
  • School Nutrition Managers – Tooele School District
  • Southwest District for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, And Dance
  • United Way of Northern Utah
  • 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 Nurses 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 Communities that Care Coalition
  • Weber County Water Conservancy District
  • Weber County Women’s Annual Conference
  • Weber High School
  • Weber State University
  • Women’s Recovery Center
  • World Senior Games

“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.

Heather McKenzie recently introduced Dr. Olpin at a speaking engagement in northern Utah.

My Mission

Successfully managing your stress is possible.

My goal is to give you tools you can use daily 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.

Still, 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 single day.

Books & Publications

A few books written or co-authored by Michael

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.

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.

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.

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

Unwind! (Chinese Edition)

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

College Textbook

Stress Management for Life (3rd Edition)

Third version of the college textbook.

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.

College Textbook

Stress Management for Life (1st Edition)

1st version of the college textbook.

There's so much that's available to help you feel a lot better

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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.
  • Reading, relaxing, hiking or exploring the beautiful outdoors.


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