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Bio of Stress Survival Kit Creator

Dr. Jeff Gero, the creator of stress survival kit, became interested in the negative effects of stress when he was working in New York City. One morning taking the subway to work he experienced extreme anxiety. He had to leave the subway to relax, get fresh air and take several deep breaths.  Days later he realized he had an anxiety attack. He became interested in yoga, meditation and eastern psychology as a way to reduce stress and expand awareness. Dr. Gero studied with Swami Satchidananda before he left New York and then landed in Northern California where he became the first yoga teacher at the Santa Rosa Junior College. One evening he overheard two women from the AAA said,”wouldn’t it be wonderful to feel this relaxed at work.” This comment began the wheels turning. He went back to school and got his Masters and Ph.D. degrees in psychology with the emphasis on meditation and counseling.


In 1974 realizing that the world was getting more and more stressful he created Success Over Stress. His stress management training program was now in demand as he consulted and trained employees at General Motors, Sheraton Hotels, Department of the Army,  Burger King, Xerox, Dole, Wedbush Financial, Hawaiian Telephone, California Highway, Patrol, and Blue Shield. He delivered the first stress management program for the California Department of Corrections at San Quentin Prison; he assisted the Los Angeles Times with the stress surrounding the 1984 Olympics; he assisted Allied Signal with the stress surrounding a plant closing; and, he assisted paramedics in the California State Firefighters Association with job stress.


Now you can have the information, stress survival kit, and tools that have helped thousands of people who have participated in Dr. Gero’s programs. He believes the key to success in changing behavior is providing follow up and support. The Stress Survival Kit has all the tools you need to be successful. Your success is equal to your desire to succeed. His mission is to motivate and make available to you Success Over Stress so you can reduce stress and achieve joy and happiness life has to offer.



Testimonials of Stress Survival Kit Creator

Following are a sampling of testimonials from clients who used my Success Over Stress™ (SOS) system.


"Your presentation was well received and was the highlight of the morning.  It resulted in lively discussion long after you left.  It was obvious by the multiple comments from the audience that not only did they enjoy hearing about your methods to reduce stress, but it made the dozens of paramedics, firefighters and nurses in the audience feel tremendously good.  It was as though the stress was drained from their bodies. You received excellent ratings as a speaker, with the highest marks attainable.  As one might expect, much interest was generated by your presence, and the impeccable way you deal with stress and relaxation."
— A.C., Deputy Chief, Los Angeles Fire Dept.


"Thank you for doing an outstanding job of conducting the Success Over Stress workshop for our department heads. The feedback we have received clearly indicates that those who actively participated learned a great deal about how to relieve stress. Whenever a manager senses another manager in a stressful state, a relaxation technique is often suggested. It’s certainly welcomed to have each other as a support group. I appreciate your time and enthusiasm in making this a successful program for our managers. As an additional benefit, this seminar helped to bring the managers a bit closer together, thus improving our working relationships."
— C. C., Director of Personnel, Sheraton Grande Hotel


"Thank you for your fine presentation at our recent annual Partner/Manager Seminar. The presentation was very well received, especially on the East Coast. The East Coast ratings indicated that 85% of the attendees rated your course above average to excellent. I look forward to working with you in the near future."
— R.S., National Training Director, Kenneth Leventhal & Company (CPAs)


"The informational materials and handouts for the course were informative and stimulating. Dr. Gero himself has an easy and warm personality that is particularly
suited for this type of group process. He is able to handle the free give-and- take
of audience participation in a gentle non-threatening manner that is most conducive
to sharing experiences amongst the participants. In conclusion, I would judge the stress management program conducted for Blue Shield Hawaii were well received and an outstanding success. I would have no hesitation in giving him a high recommendation."
— Dr. J. W. Medical Director, Chairman Dept. of International Health University of Hawaii, Medical Director, Blue Shield of Hawaii


"Thank you for taking the time from your busy schedule to present your 'Inoculation to Stress' lecture and the stress exercises. Your presentation was well received. Comments in response to what they liked best about the program were: ‘relaxation practice’, ‘very informative’, ‘addresses our personal health’. Your lecture was timely, as many of our paramedics are working a good number of extra shifts due to the paramedic shortage. Their interest was evident on their faces."

– D.L., Prehospital Care Coordinator, Cedars Sinai Medical Center


“Thank you for conducting our seminar on Success Over Stress. It was one of the best seminars our firm has put on internally within the past 5 years. It has been the topic of conversation ever since we held it. I think you have a lot to say on the stress subject, and know that I have benefited personally a great deal from you."

– J.C., Singer, Lewak, Greenbawm & Goldstein (CPAs)


“I heartily say thank you for the fine program on "Executive Health" that you lead. The evening program was well received by our middle manager. We look forward ot working with you in the future and sincerely appreciate your professionalism."

– D.W., Management Development Specialist, GM Hughes Electronics


“Thank you so much for what your presentation added to our recent Annual Convention & Trade Show! Short of being in our industry yourself you couldn’t have been more relevant to the attendees and their issues. Some of their comments were: ‘This is a great seminar for owners and managers of mobile home parks who have to deal with their own stress and the stress of their residents’ … ‘This seminar was very rewarding! Let’s have Jeff back again.’ Thanks again. You are a real professional!"

– G.O., Director of Meetings, Western Mobile Home Association


“Thank you so much for your presentation on ‘Success Over Stress.'  I found it to be very enlightening and useful in coping with the day-to-day stress of living in Los Angeles. After going over the evaluations form the conference, I realize that I am not alone in my opinion! Many of the attendees rated your presentation as one of the most relevant topics. In addition, no participated rated your presentation as being least relevant. Of the nine speakers we had at the conference, only one other speaker shares that honor! "– C. G., President-Elect, L.A. Chapter - Assoc. of Government Accountants

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