Welcome to International Stress Relief Academy.
My goal is to help you live better with love and joy!

I am so glad you are here. You have recognized the stress in your life and its impact on your well being, and more importantly you are looking to do something about it.
You are already a winner.

There are many tools on this site to aid you on your journey to stress relief such as:

  • 10 minute instant mp3 download to release stress now
  • Articles that explain stress, causes & relief methods
  • One-minute Videos showing stress relief techniques
  • Stress relief CDs which can be purchased under Stress Relief Tools.
  • I also make custom CDs upon request
  • Individual coaching
  • Group Classes
  • Stress management training at different organizations

 Don’t let stress compromise you to a mediocre life. Reclaim your power to live a fulfilled life, make a commitment to learn the skills necessary to do so. You choose the level of support you want. Let us build a community of stress relief together. Come and join me inside.


Current events:

Life is Just as Good as Your Relationship with Yourself!

Does it feel like you are not good enough? Reach that place of peace. 

Do you have an internal critic or a judge? Learn to turn it into your ally. 

Are you addicted to negative emotions? Get habituated to positive ones. 

Are you a people pleaser? Practice to please yourself first, and then others. Learn to listen and talk to yourself with love and compassion. 

Do you know how to stop reacting to events and choose your responses? Practice it here.

Attend and enjoy this free, five-part series of classes and
fall in love with yourself all over again.

Dr. Hyma Kunamneni, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist and Spiritual

Life Coach who integrates her western training with eastern spiritual wisdom.

Through her teachings and experiential methods, which include guided

visualizations, meditation, reflective listening, and much more, you can

become empowered to live in bliss!

Thursdays February 14, 21, 28 and March 7, 14, • 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Stockton: Classroom 1 (lower level)

No registration necessary, just show up!

For more information, email SJCancerInfo@dignityhealth.org or hyma@internationalstressreliefacademy.com

Past Events:

“Break Away From Stress” – class on Wednesdays 6 to 7 pm – ended Dec, 2012.

You are invited to take a break from stress and learn to live joyfully.
Attend any one or as many evenings as you can. We all deserve to
release the stress in our lives and live happy and healthy.

The first class is on Wednesday, March 14 from 6 to 7 PM
in the Cleveland classroom next to St. Joseph’s medical Center
in Stockton. The classroom is located in the North East corner
of employee parking. The Gates to parking lot, next to healthcare
clinical lab on California Street, will open at 5:45 PM.

Note that this class is free, just like all essential things in
life are, courtesy of Dignity Health.

We plan to present these classes every Wednesday from 6-7 pm
using different tools such as mindfulness practice, Guided Imagery,
meditation, cognitive restructuring etc.

Give yourself an opportunity to break away from stress if you live
in or around Stockton. Feel free to bring anyone else that you
think can benefit from this class. Also, pass on this information
to anyone you know. We would like many people to take advantage
of this opportunity.

Looking forward to share a joy filled evening with you, Dr. Hyma

Love Yourself Program:

In this 4-part experiential series “selfish concepts” will be explored, releasing that internal critic/judge, and learning to love yourself, unconditionally.
It is FREE. Just show up!
Tuesdays, January 10, 17, 24, 31, 2012 • 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Stockton. Classroom 1 in the lower level

This is what a previous participant had to say:
“Hi Hyma, I wanted to tell u how extremely helpful your teaching has been for me. I have already made much progress in only two sessions. Thank you so much for sharing your experiences in class. I am hoping you will continue meditation classes. I would love to continue with your class. I want it to be a part of my life.” – Peggy
Discover your true self, and fall in love all over again!
Practical Yoga Workshop: Learn to let yoga easily enhance your health, mind and joy in just 5 days – Comprehensive ProgramPresented By Dr. Srikrishna Chandaka M.D, PhD.
For a comprehensive 5 day yoga workshop details, click below:

For a two day three hour “Yoga for Children” class details, click below:

“Release Stress, Live Joyfully” at Bikram Yoga Studio Stockton
In this 5-series class, you will learn many powerful techniques including Progressive Muscle Relaxation, Autogenic Training, Guided Imagery, Mindfulness, and Cognitive Behavioral Interventions. This is a whole buffet served to you so you can pick your favorite. This series is for you, if you are ready to give up struggle and fear, want to be in the joyful flow of life.
Every Sunday starting June 12 (19, 26, July 3 and July 10) 7:30-8:30 pm

@ Bikram Yoga Stockton, Stockton, CA

“Tune Up” Class at St. Joseph’s Regional Cancer Center
I will be teaching a series of 8 one hour meditation classes to help you find your inner peace and spiritual wellness.
Every Thursday (May 26-July 14) 6-7 pm.
Complimentary. Just show up. No need to register.
St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Stockton, CA

Love Yourself Program at Bikram Yoga Stockton
In this class, I teach will you a rich sequence of simple, effective meditations and visualizations to help observe your habit patterns with clarity and freedom, thus allowing them to fall away! Invite your native intelligence, compassion for others, and self-caring to abundantly fill that new space.
Sundays: 7:30-8:30 pm – Next 3 Sundays (May 22, May 29, June 5)
@ Bikram Yoga Stockton, Stockton, CA

2 Responses to Home

  1. Ria Jones says:

    Thank you so much for all your help and compassion. That is so rare and I really appreciate it. I realized yesterday that my younger self, my child is so wounded from emotional neglect, judgemental environment and lack of support. The guided imagery was a double edge sword, good to see and feel so I can realize and so painful. It feels overwhelming and I am struggling to find a place to start to wrap my head around all this stuff in my heart. The “judge” does not know the compassion the child needs. How do I start to understand, forgive, nurture rebuild that 5 year old child so the 57 year old can be happy and at peace.

  2. hyma says:

    Dear Ria,
    I am sorry for the pain and overwhelm you are experiencing. As you have rightly said, the mindfulness practices help us to really see where we are. They do not create the pain, but make us fully aware of it. The more aware we are, the more choices we have.

    Don’t we want to feel the pain when our hand is in fire? When we know what is happening with us, we can do something about it. Most of the time we go through life, trying to ignore the pain by distracting ourselves and keeping ourselves busy.

    This journey of freedom from pain actually starts with recognizing where we are, what is going on with us now. Then we make a choice of where we want to be, how we want to feel, our destination. Once we choose our destination, the process becomes simple. It is simple but we need to consistently choose peace over pain, love over ego.

    We have been learning different mindfulness practices over the past four classes so you can pick one of them that feels good to you at this time. I encourage you to practice your favorite technique of awareness for just ten minutes a day. This would help strengthen your ability to see yourself as the energy, the awareness that is separate from your thoughts and feelings. Once you realize that you are the spiritual energy, the resistance goes down and you can release these painful emotions. You would be open to let them come and go without being attached to them.

    The mindfulness practice gets easier with repetition. You build this mind muscle just like you would build any other muscle with exercise. Let us be patient with ourselves as we develop this skill that can give us ultimate freedom from our emotional pain.

    Also know that our next class focuses on developing synergy between these aspects of ourselves, especially with our inner judge.

    In the meantime, you start to love and have fun with your 5-year-old inner child by really paying attention to her needs and wants, just as you would to your 5-year-old grand child. Let this relationship grow naturally by you consistently being there in a loving and supportive way. Trust builds with time. The reward is worth it.

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