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Workplace Stress Focus of Essi Systems' CEO Presentation at Veterans Health Administration Conference

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - May 26, 2009 - Essi Systems® CEO Esther M. Orioli spoke on employee stress mastery, building resiliency, and creating lasting changes in behavior at the Employee Health Promotion Disease Prevention Program hosted by the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Midwest Health Care Network (VISN 23). The conference provided professional development training to VISN 23 wellness coaches and employee health staff on how to implement and maintain employee health promotion and disease prevention programs.

VISN 23 selected Essi Systems as the sole source provider for their stress management and behavior change tools for VHA's pilot program. 21 Day Club™, featuring StressMap® Online, helps employees measure stress and develop new behaviors to increase personal and job satisfaction to decrease the direct and indirect costs associated with stress. VISN 23 is one of 21 organizations of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Health Administration. It provides health care services to veterans in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.

"VISN 23 is taking a proactive and innovative approach to working with their employees' health and wellness issues," said Ms. Orioli. "These range from stress mastery and behavior change to nutrition, weight loss, fitness and smoking cessation. Stress, unlike any of these other factors, affects every aspect of a person's life. It's a health issue. It's a productivity issue. It's a quality of life issue. It's a legal issue. It's a medical issue. It's a financial issue. It's a relationship issue. It's a family issue. StressMap and 21 Day Club help employees make changes in those aspects of their life that are important to them."

About StressMap Online

StressMap Online targets areas for improvement and charts new strategies for enhancing employees' personal and professional life. Completed in as little as 15 minutes, it guides employees to cope more effectively with job-related stress, develop healthy behaviors, and increase job satisfaction and productivity. StressMap Online is extensively researched, norm tested and statistically reliable. It is confidential and secure - and a cost-effective way to reach every employee in the workforce.

StressMap Online can be used as a standalone assessment tool, integrated into an existing health or stress program, or plugged into a company's intranet at a fraction of the cost of traditional onsite training or health and wellness programs.

About 21 Day Club

21 Day Club is the premier online stress assessment and interactive behavior change program that guides users through a step-by-step process to create new healthy behaviors, achieve professional and personal goals, and be productive with fewer resources. This self-paced program is confidential, interactive, and fosters employee self-responsibility and self-management. 21-Day Rule® research shows that new behaviors can be developed in as little as five minutes a day over a 21 day period to create habits that are lasting and automatic.

About Essi Systems

Essi Systems, Inc. is a management consulting company offering stress, resiliency, emotional intelligence (EQ) and leadership solutions to organizations worldwide. Essi Systems uses behavior change and mapping technologies, brain science research, and 25 years of experience to deliver scientifically tested, results-based, scalable products and services that increase employee productivity, motivation and satisfaction; reduce corporate costs; and help employees and companies achieve exceptional growth and performance.

Essi Systems' solutions are used by Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies in 30 countries. For information on the company and its services, visit

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