World leader in stress management & reduction

Michael Olpin PhD

Learn more about the Stress Mastery Expert behind Terra Firma App.

Meet Your Guide

Michael Olpin, PhD

Few people know how to help businesses, organizations, and individuals manage their stress like Michael Olpin. 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.

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Why I care About your stress

Why I Do What I Do

Stressful lives aren’t reserved for just a few of us. Everyone goes through challenges that move us off balance. 

I know what it’s like because I’ve been there. 

Happy Clients

  • Autoliv
  • NCUA
  • USAID
  • ARUP Laboratories
  • Deseret Mutual Benefits Administrators
  • Weber County Water Conservancy District
  • MarketStar
  • Vasa Fitness
  • Peterson, Inc.
  • Utah Bankers Association
  • Hill Air Force Base
  • Pacificorp
  • PEHP
  • Utah Municipal Clerks Association
  • Davis County Health Dept.
  • Nicholas & Company
  • Zions Bank
  • Parker Aerospace Technologies
  • Ogden Regional Medical center
  • Altius health Plans
  • Vistage International
  • World Financial Group
  • American Express
  • Zions Securities Corporation
  • Box Elder County
  • Davis School District
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People helped

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

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Universities Approve

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

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Speaking Engagements

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

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Online Instructional Assets

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

Speeches & Presentations

  • American Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
  • 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
  • Provo City
  • 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

Professional Workshops, Trainings, and Consultations

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

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Introduction to Dr. Olpin

Books Authored

Bestselling 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.

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.

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.

Bestselling Popular Stress Relief

Unwind! (Spanish Version)

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.

Bestselling Popular Stress Relief

Unwind! (Chinese Edition)

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

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.

Bestselling Popular Stress Relief

Unwind! (Spanish Version)

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.

Bestselling Popular Stress Relief

Unwind! (Chinese Edition)

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

Bestselling Popular Stress Relief

Stress Management for Life (1st Edition)

Bestselling Popular Stress Relief

Stress Management for Life (3rd 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.

Bestselling Popular Stress Relief

Stress Management for Life (3rd Edition)

Bestselling Popular Stress Relief

Stress Management for Life (1st Edition)

Bestselling Popular Stress Relief

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.

Bestselling Popular Stress Relief

Stress Management for Life (3rd Edition)