Barbara Mitchell


Dr. Barbara Mitchell DCH
Certified Stress Management Consultant
Doctor of Clinical Hypnotherapy

Working women of the 90's were trying to do it all. Remember that jingle, "I can take home the bacon, fry it up in the pan and never let you forget you're a man. Cause I'm a woman?" I was one of those women. Juggling a career in higher education, home, parenting and studying for my doctorate.

With dreams of escaping our responsibilities for a weekend of being pampered, a colleague and I started an exciting venture taking women on stress management spa "getaway retreats". Feedback and testimonials from the women confirmed that the workshops at these "escapes" had life changing value in terms of improving (1) their outlook on life and (2) their emotional and physical health.

That was the inspiration for writing "When You Need a Timeout". To share the powerful stress-busting techniques, diet tips, motivational examples and pampering routines we learned to combat stress related symptoms, illness and disease.

"When You Need a Timeout" won Finalist in the National Indie Excellence Book Awards and the Global eBook Awards. The book has been reviewed on several sites including the online magazine Natural Awakenings and has earned 5-star reviews on

A companion CD, "Just Relax Like This", features five of the most effective stress relief techniques to BA MVP in the book. I discuss the BA MVP - Be A More Vibrant Person in a book interview on the Balancing Act on Lifetime Television.

I continue to write. I blog, am an Ezine Articles Expert and contribute to a variety of online blogs and publications. Other pursuits include sketching and painting, travel with my husband to warm sunny beaches and Sudoku to keep my mind active. My guilty pleasure is my love of the comics. A diverse collection of Calvin and Hobbes, Mad Magazine, The New Yorker cartoons and Archie comics are on hand when I need a good laugh.

Dr. Barbara has a consulting practice in New Jersey where she helps clients resolve stress related issues including emotional and job burnout, anxiety and trauma.

Where to find Barbara Mitchell online

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When You Need a Timeout
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 19,430. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Women's health, Nonfiction » Psychology » Stress
Feeling irritable, fatigued, overwhelmed? Juggling roles of work, homemaker, caregiver? Just can't get a break? You may be experiencing burnout. When You Need a Timeout is a relaxation guide with proven stress-busting relaxation techniques, motivational, diet and spa tips inspired by women who chose to put their health and wellbeing first. "Finalist National Indie Excellence Book Award"

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