RISE UP! is an anthem to the human spirit. Money received for the complete video will go to Red Cross to support the Ukrainians.


Thank-you for considering a new approach to stress management.
Let’s work together so your conflict can become a catalyst for positive change.

Here are your 3 options for lowering conflict-induced stress.


SIMED provides first aid for relationship stress. The simplified mediation questions are easy to follow. SIMED will redirect the energy of your stressed-out emotions into positive, productive talks. And even more importantly, SIMED questions lead to a common language which overcomes power struggles.

COST $12. The cost of shipping and handling is included in the price.

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We meet once a week for 1 ½ hours. Our groups never have more than fourteen people. At the end of each week, an Action Plan is created so participants can practise the new skills in their personal and professional life. SIMED is the central focus. A Stress Profile assessment will inform individuals how healthy or unhealthy their stress levels are. This assessment will include ways to improve unhealthy levels.

Cost: $360. for 6 weeks + Taxes



Title of Keynote: REFUEL YOUR ENERGY TANK!     This is the most popular conference talk. It is also used as an ENDNOTE. At the end of a three day conference, this talk re-energizes everyone so they leave on a “high” note. The description below usually goes directly into the conference booklet:

The stress of worry and frustration will rob you of precious energy, so come and be re-energized. Refuel your personal energy tank by lowering conflict-induced stress. Karin Vagiste, who is an award-winning expert in mediating conflicts, will share her easy-to-follow peace-building strategies, so that your conflict will become a catalyst for positive change. The inspirational cartoons from her book, “SETTLE IT!” They provide a visual summary of practical peace-building strategies that you can start using the very next day. A book signing will follow her talk. (optional) This book is an excellent on-going resource for resolving difficult issues at work as well as home. www.lowerstress.me

DESIGN YOUR HAPPINESS: (Keynote or Endnote)
Stress Management is all about managing those unhappy emotions like worry, frustration and anxiety; the ultimate goal is to become happier. Happier people are far more resilient when faced with a stressful issue, and they bounce back faster. Happier people have more energy for creative problem solving. The happier a person is the more relaxed their mental state which enables them to be more alert and think clearly. A rich smorgasbord of happy possibilities is offered to delight all.

Conference keynotes and endnotes: $4,600. plus travel expense

Please email karin@lowerstress.me with the conference details. You will have a response in 48 hours.


Lunch and Learn sessions and other seminars


This seminar has a number of fun, interactive activities that will provide participants with new tools for addressing their personal as well as professional conflicts. Karin’s book, “SETTLE IT!” may be purchased for each participant ahead of time as a valuable, ongoing learning resource. ($15. Per book)

Here are the four main participant take-aways:

  1. Each person will learn about their personal style of solving conflicts.
  2. Easy-to-follow Simplified Mediation skills will be introduced.
  3. Personal insights into beliefs about conflict will be gained..4. Practical tips on how to dis-connect your hot button.

Lunch and Learn sessions and other seminars $ 800.