Environics Communications Inc.

Environics Communications Inc.

November 15, 2006 09:00 ET

Interview Opportunity: Have a Merry Meltdown

Therapist reveals new data on what’s taking the jingle out of our bells

Attention: Assignment Editor, Health/Medical Editor, Lifestyle Editor, News Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO, MEDIA ADVISORY--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 15, 2006) - The holi-craze is upon us, but some Canadians are feeling less than jolly as we move into peak shopping season. In fact, recent data shows that half of us feel the stresses of holiday shopping dampen the true spirit of the season. Get a sneak peek at this data, aptly dubbed the Merry Meltdown Report, to find out where our holiday stresses are rooted and how they affect us.

Therapist Rhonda Katz is available to discuss what's taking the jingle out of Canadians' bells and provide some insight on managing the stress of the holiday shopping rush:

* Season's stresses - What do Canadians dread the most about holiday shopping? What are our top four pet peeves when we set out with our shopping lists?

* Snowflakes, stockings and sweaty palms? What physical and physiological symptoms do Canadians develop as a result of the stress of the shopping rush?

* Making a list, checking it twice - Who's the most stressful person to shop for, and who's guilty of wrapping up the worst gifts for us?

* Naughty or nice? Tips on finding every gift on your list, without losing your shirt or your sanity

WHO: Rhonda Katz is a Toronto-based family therapist, consultant, speaker, columnist and broadcaster with more than twenty five years devoted to helping people and families.

Speak to Rhonda Katz for tips on how to minimize holiday shopping stress, get the scoop on the Merry Meltdown Report and how Canadians fare this shopping season.

WHEN: Wednesday November 22, 2006
/For further information: To arrange an interview or for more information, please contact:
Karen Cleveland or Tonisha Robinson, Environics Communications
(416) 969-2722 or (416) 969-2759 / kcleveland@environicspr.com or trobinson@environicspr.com
/ IN: ENTERTAINMENT, HEALTH, RETAIL, SOCIAL

Contact Information

  • Karen Cleveland, Environics Communications Inc.
    Primary Phone: 416-969-2722
    Secondary Phone: 416-920-9000
    E-mail: kcleveland@environicspr.com