October 23, 2006 10:30 ET

Who You Gonna Call? Stress Busters: Toronto-based Skills Development Firm Releases Stress Management Kit

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 23, 2006) - Feeling stressed out? Hate your job? Join the crowd. In fact, according to a recent announcement by Statistics Canada, 1.3 million Canadians are unhappy with their jobs, which can lead to stress and depression. ACQYR, a skills development firm based in Toronto, today announced the launch of "Stress Busters", a new stress-management program.

"Canadian companies need to provide employees with stress-management training and tools. The cost of work lost to stress is worth $12 billion annually," stated Ronnie Nijmeh, president of ACQYR, a Toronto-based company specializing in stress management.

Nijmeh is the author of the toolkit at the core of the Stress Busters program, a 180-page binder packed with tips for handling stress, solutions to 30 common stress triggers, self-assessments and case studies. The program also includes worksheets and interviews with stress experts like Dr. Melissa Stoppler as well as stress myths and tips on dealing with seasonal stress. The program is backed up with two coaching sessions.

The Statscan report, which used data from a 2002 Canadian Community Health Survey, also stated that 27 % of women, and 19 % of men felt high job strain.

"Everyone experiences stress on a daily basis," noted Nijmeh. "It's how we handle it that makes the difference. People who experience high job strain and are not capable of managing it are more likely to burn out or experience depression."

To learn more about the Stress Busters program, or to access free resources on stress and stress management visit ACQYR online at


ACQYR is a privately-held provider of skills development reports, training, coaching and seminars for individuals, teams and organizations. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, ACQYR collaborates with management consultants, conflict resolution experts and medical researchers to provide its series of reports on transferable skills. Learn more at

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