Relaxation biz thrives during financial stress

Relaxation-Bix-Thrives-during-Financial-StressWith the economy in a flurry, the business of stress-busting is booming.

“I’ve been inundated with new referrals,” says Howard K. Weissman, a licensed clinical psychologist and director of the Chicago Stress Relief Center. “I’ve never had so many clients come to see me as a result of financial stress.”

Mr. Weissman counsels individuals and visits companies for on-site stress-relief programs; he estimates business is up 25% this year. “A lot of individuals are coming to me reeling,” he says. “Stress is affecting their bodies and their lives.” read more

September 29, 2008

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