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Marcus Melnick

Equipping people to overcome the human stress response at college and in business environments, creating positive communication in conflict situations.

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Welcome to Stress2Logic. Marcus Melnick is an author, speaker & educator for the Safety, Stress Response, Managing Violence and Wellness spaces.

The topics may appear “busy” and not mesh well, but there is a linked psychology and mental connection between all three. Stress2Logic breaks down the human stress response (whether it is life threatening or administrative) and how to overcome it to make clear decisions during periods of high strain.

I’d love to see if we’d be a good fit to work together.

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About

About Marcus

Marcus Melnick is a Personal Safety Specialist and worked in Public Safety roles since 1988. In addition, he is the host of the radio program, The “Personal Safety Show,” and Marcus regularly equips people with the understanding and tools needed to respond to violence. Marcus holds multiple criminal justice degrees, has taught on the graduate level, and is a second generation inventor. After studying mass and interpersonal violence for decades, Marcus realized that the human stress response does not differentiate between real life-and-death danger and “administrative strain.” Administrative strain is what happens when people have an irrational fear (claustrophobia, public speaking, or even talking to a boss or possible date).

Marcus took overcoming the human stress response paralysis in dangerous circumstances and applied it to the corporate world, allowing leaders to make appropriate decisions without the incapacitating effects of perceptual and cognitive changes that occur during crisis.

Marcus lives with his family and dog in the suburbs of Chicago, and loves the outdoors. He uses comedy in his approach to even the most serious of subjects.
 

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Talks

Overcoming the Hot Stress Mess

From the police squad room to the corporate board room and everywhere in between, unlock your potential to overcome the non-voluntary human stress reactions by learning from law enforcement’s response to violence. Violence (real, perceived, and potential) affects everyone, everywhere. High Stress occurs when presented with life and death situations. Unknowingly, leaders experience the same mental and physical effects if they are in a non-life threatening, but stressful situation.

Our brains process all stress (danger and administrative) in similar fundamental ways.  How we react can be modified.  As leaders, we often do not expect our unconscious, limiting reactions to high pressure, and lack knowledge of techniques to overcome these internal blockers. It is secretly costing relationships, productivity, and careers as people do not expect perceptual and cognitive changes during straining situations, preventing sound choices.

You can bypass the hormone cocktail released into your blood stream, as our bodies do not have the ability to differentiate between real and perceived danger. Learn to respond to any situation using five easy steps, called L.E.A.R.N., even without medical knowledge. When harnessed correctly, this will help make correct choices and preserve careers by bettering interpersonal communication and relationships through stressful interactions.

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College Health and Wellness in Managing the Stressors of Life

Mid-terms, finals, term papers, peer pressure, classroom interactions, social live, fraternity/sorority life, finding work, and transitioning from teen years to young adult years takes an enormous stressfull toll on college students.

Marcus Melnick will come to your school and teach students to unlock their potential to overcome the non-voluntary human stress reactions.  High Stress occurs when presented with life and death situations. Unknowingly, both students and faculty experience the same mental and physical effects if they are in a non-life threatening, but stressful situation, which we call "Administrative Strain."

Our brains process all stress (danger and administrative) in similar fundamental ways.  How we react can be modified.  As students, we often do not expect our unconscious, limiting reactions to high pressure, and lack knowledge of techniques to overcome these internal blockers. It is secretly costing test scores, grades relationships, productivity, and later careers as people do not expect perceptual and cognitive changes during straining situations, preventing sound choices.

You can bypass the hormone cocktail released into your blood stream, as our bodies do not have the ability to differentiate between real and perceived danger. Learn to respond to any situation using five easy steps, called L.E.A.R.N., even without medical knowledge. When harnessed correctly, this will help make correct choices and preserve careers by bettering interpersonal communication and relationships through stressful interactions.

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Managing Agitated People

Violence occurs everywhere, including in doctor's offices and hospitals.  Marcus began his career working in Healthcare Security, which is more than just donning a uniform and badge and walking the hallways, giving directions to visitors.  Most in hospitals are under great strain because they are visiting someone who is sick or injujred, have a dying or deceased family member, or are themselves in need of medical care.  There are also positive stressors in hospitals, like having a baby, receiving a negative test result, and being discharged.  Marcus responded to emergency psychological outbursts, upset and distraut individuals and inebriated people.  These situations often resulted in violence, restraining violent patients, and working with law enforcement to ensure that the facility was free from danger.

In this Keynote (geared towards the medical, care, geriatric, and customer service environments), Marcus discusses the Color Codes of Mental Awareness, warning signs and indicators of potential violence, causes of violent behavior, self-calming techniques, documentation, body space parameters, and verbal de-escalation.

Discover what the warning signs are and how to calm others down during the worst time of a person's life in an effort to instill calm in a chaotic situation.

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Beating Obesity:  Blood, Sweat, and Tears

Marcus's family has an expession, "There's no such thing as a thin Melnick." After being heavy his entire life, Marcus figured out his own personal psychology and relationship with food and shares tips and tricks to lose weight with little effort.  Starting in 2019, Marcus lost 124 pounds and kept it off.

He went from four insulin shots per day to zero, three blood pressure meds to one, and a high dose of cholesterol medication to a much lower dose.  Reducing his waist size from 54" to 36", Marcus now exercises and is not out of breath walking from his car to his office.  He previously needed the use of a CPAP machine fro sleep apnea, and now uses a non-invaseive oral device.  Losing a few more pounds may eliminate his sleep apnea.

Learn how to be happier and healthier as Marcus shares the secrets to his success.

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Anna Grinshpun, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Fantastic course with engaging, informative content and delivery. Marcus was exceptional in connecting with his students. There was a lot of great material and Marcus present it in a way that made it very easy to understand, but also very serious about safety. I enjoyed this class and would definitely recommend it. 

National Alliance for Mental Illness - Lake County, Illinois Chapter

"Great information for us in our work in the mental health community. Situations can be so complicated and can escalate quickly. It is important to meet people where they are and also protect everyone in the situation."
"Interactive and engaging with real-life skills."

Bob Dunn, Online Training Academy

What a great instructor, the class was very informative. He had a great way of presenting the information that was entertaining and educational.
I recommend it to anyone interested in taking a class like this.
Testimonials
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On behalf of all of us here at North Shore Senior Center, I want to express our appreciation for your informative presentation and active shooter drill yesterday.  You were very effective in delivering a serious and sober message with lighthearted moments that provided laughter and even hope for a positive outcome in dangerous situations.  In a world where violence is all too common place, it certainly helps to have the preparation and knowledge that will guide our responses and help save lives.

Pat English, North Shore Senior Center

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