- Almost everyone today suffers from stress at some point or another and to a lesser or greater extent. Tension, feeling haunted, a feeling of not being able to cope any more, either at home or at work. How stress arises, how it manifests itself, and above all, what you can do about it is covered in this book. It also contains a number of practices that will help readers to overcome stress problems. Jan Schouten is a psychotherapist, organisational consultant and writer. In 1977 he introduced the concept of Assertive Training to the Netherlands to a large group of people (1981) via a television channel, all within a short space of time. Assertiveness is now part of everyday life in the Netherlands. Jan Schouten is also founder of the Schouten & Nelissen Group.