BOOKS ABOUT STRESS

Freedom from Stress: A Holistic Approach
Author: Phil Nuernberger - Year: 2007
Dr. Nuernberger provides a holistic view of stress and human functioning. Freedom from Stress shows how we can learn to take conscious control of our lives and regain physical and mental balance.

So Stressed: The Ultimate Stress-Relief Plan for Women
Author: Stephanie McClellan M.D. - Year: 2009
“So stressed” has to be the most common way women describe themselves today, regardless of age or marital status, career, or family responsibilities. The effects of stress build up over time and destroy your health and sense of well-being—unless you do something to stop them. The Ultimate Stress-Relief Plan for Women can help you to reduce and even reverse the devastating effects of long-term stress on your mind and body. With information from the medical and psychological sciences that no other practicing physician or clinician has implemented, this landmark new approach to women’s health shows you what stress is doing to every cell in your body, how it disrupts the intricate balance of your body’s systems, and most important what you can do, starting today, to restore your body’s health and prevent yourself from getting sick. Widely sought afterfor their compassionate manner and educational approach, Drs. McClellan and Hamilton have treated more than 16,000 women, and here they present their individualized stress-reduction programs for each of the four different stress-response types, which you can diagnose for yourself based on your unique stress profile. You will learn new ways to see and respond to stress, reduce it and its effects on your body, and even prevent the life-threatening illnesses it causes. Drs. McClellan and Hamilton bridge the gap between the lab bench and the bedside in this comprehensive program for total health.

Fighting Invisible Tigers: Stress Management for Teens
Author: Earl Hipp - Year: 2008
Stress is something we all experience. But research suggests that adolescents are affected by it in unique ways that can increase impulsivity and risky behaviors. While eliminating stress from life isn’t realistic, young people can learn to control how they respond to it. This book offers proven techniques that teens can use to deal with stressful situations in school, at home, and among friends. They’ll find current information on how stress affects health and decision making and learn stress-management skills to handle stress in positive ways—including assertiveness, positive self-talk, time management, relaxation exercises, and much more. Filled with interesting facts, student quotes, and fun activities, this book is a great resource for any teen who’s said, “I’m stressed out!”

Controlling Stress and Tension (8th Edition)
Author: Daniel Girdano - Year: 2009
Controlling Stress and Tension, 8/e, takes a multifaceted, holistic approach to stress management. The first part of the book discusses the stress problem and our potential for achieving solutions to it. The next chapters examine potential stress-producing elements in everyday life. The remainder of the book offers techniques for alleviating stress and tension. Personal journal activities and self-assessments placed throughout the book encourage readers to apply the concepts they have learned to themselves. KEY TPICS: Stress, Stressors and Stress Management, Systems That Control Stress Arousal, The Body’s Response to Stress, The Human Spirit, Stressful Emotions, Thoughts, and Beliefs, Patterns of Behavior, Demands and Expectations, Stress and the Human Environment Interaction, Stress in Relationships, The Stress of Terrorism and Trauma, Stress in the Workplace, Breathing and Relaxation, Muscle Relaxation, Autogenics and Visual Imagery, Yoga and Stretch-Relaxation, Meditation, Stress Reduction through Physical Activity, Your Personal Stress Management Plan. Intended for those interested in learning the basics of stress management.

Angry All the Time: Emergency Guide to Anger Control
Author: Ronald T. Potter-Efron - Year: 1995
This emergency guide for people who have problems with anger control helps them make immediate changes by learning to stop making excuses and stop blaming, follow the 8 steps of anger management, change anger-provoking thoughts, deal with old resentments, ask for what they want without anger, avoid violence and threats, stay calm for 24 hours and then another 24 hours. Potter-Efron is also author of: Working Anger (WA), Letting Go of Anger (LET), and Stop the Anger Now (SAGN).

Mind, Stress and Health
Author: Richard Totman - Year: 1990
The theory that diet plays a crucial role in the maintenance of health has become so ingrained that any reports about 'good' or 'bad' foods immediately arouse universal interest and are zealously followed. In the course of his research, however, the author of this pioneering new book has found that few if any such reports have a sound scientific basis - nor is there any lasting consensus about what constitutes a healthy diet. Whereas dietary factors, by and large, play no key role in the health of the individual, the effect of psychological factors, such as stress, personality and the support of other people, is profound. Over the past decade, dramatic advances in our knowledge of the immune system have revealed its role as a controller of heath in a very wide range of conditions, including cancer. The immune system is closely linked with the brain and is easily upset by hormones released in times of stress. There is now clear evidence that depression, stress and failure to cope with problems disable the immune system and interfere with its health-protecting function. In a far-reaching discussion the author explores the implications of this discovery and goes on to outline a theory of the nature of stress and its relation to illness in a wide variety of personality is most likely to suffer from stress and suggests how we can avoid it and stay well. In the past the tangible topics of food and drugs have enjoyed a higher profile in the field of research into health factors than have the less precise psychological considerations. In the face of the new discoveries, however, this bias, the author argues, must be rejected. The relationship between stress, personality, the brain and the immune system, and the implications for the health and longevity of the individual, are crucial to the advancement of medicine. This important book blazes a new trial towards our understanding of the nature of health and human interdependence.

Perfect Stress Control: All You Need to Get it Right First Time
Author: C. McKenzie - Year: 1994
Stress is often triggered by poor time-management, lack of preparation, unclear objectives, and negative attitudes. This book aims to help readers to analyze these areas, and to show how to apply them to many particularly stressful business activities, such as speaking at formal presentations and meetings, conducting and attending recruitment interviews, holding appraisal interviews, motivating staff, foreign travel, and developing a balanced lifestyle. Practical hints and checklists are included, with a step-by-step guide to effective strategies for reducing stress.

The Positive Power Of Negative Thinking
Author: Julie K. Norem - Year: 2002
How often are we urged to "look on the bright side"? From Norman Vincent Peale to the ubiquitous smiley face, optimism has become an essential part of American society. In this long-overdue book, psychologist Julie Norem offers convincing evidence that, for many people, positive thinking is an ineffective strategy--and often an obstacle--for successfully coping with the anxieties and pressures of modern life. Drawing on her own research and many vivid case histories, Norem provides evidence of the powerful benefits of "defensive pessimism," which has helped millions to manage anxiety and perform their best work.

Dear Job Stressed
Author: Mary H. Dempcy, Rene Tihista - Year: 1996
DEAR JOB STRESSED shows how you can identify yourself among seven common "stress personalities"--the Pleaser, the Striver, the Critical Judge, the Internal Timekeeper, the Sabertooth, the Worrier, and the Inner Con Artist. The book provides more than 100 specific tips for handling the most frequently encountered stress situations on the job.

The Stress Work Book: How Individuals, Teams & Organizayions Can Balance Pressure and Performance
Author: Eve Warren, Caroline Toll - Year: 1994
So excellent in satisfying the expectations of its title that it is actually difficult to find fault with it. It will be immensely useful to all those tackling high stress levels in their lives, whether on a personal work level or on an organizational one.

The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook (New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook)
Author: Martha Davis - Year: 2008
The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook broke new ground when it was first published in 1980, detailing easy, step-by-step techniques for calming the body and mind in an increasingly overstimulated world. Now in its sixth edition, this workbook, highly regarded by therapists and their clients, remains the go-to source for stress reduction strategies that can be incorporated into even the busiest lives. This new edition is updated with powerful relaxation techniques based on the latest research, and draws from a variety of proven treatment methods, including progressive relaxation, autogenics, self-hypnosis, visualization, and mindfulness and acceptance therapy. In the first chapter, you'll explore your own stress triggers and symptoms, and learn how to create a personal plan for stress reduction. Each chapter features a different method for relaxation and stress reduction, explains why the method works, and provides on-the-spot exercises you can do to apply that method when you feel stressed. The result is a comprehensive yet accessible workbook that will help you to curb stress and cultivate a more peaceful life. This book has been awarded The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Seal of Merit — an award bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives. Find more help online at cbt-self-help-therapy.com. CBT Self-Help Therapy offers web-based treatment for stress based on the book The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook. This interactive program can be used by clients working on their own, or their therapists can monitor their work on the secure server. Other modules in CBT Self-Help Therapy offer treatment for anxiety, depression, anger, and emotion dysregulation.

Stress Management for Dummies
Author: Allen Elkin - Year: 1999
“This book gives you many action-oriented ways of coping with your anxiety about anxiety.” —Albert Ellis, PhD, President, Albert Ellis Institute Is your job tying your stomach in knots? Do you toss and turn in bed at night? Are your ulcers having ulcers? Face it—you’ve got too much stress in your life, and it’s time to give yourself a break. The consequences of not dealing with stress range from poor health and broken marriages to premature death: not a very cheerful outlook. Thankfully, all kinds of stress reduction approaches are available today: from breathing and posture to imagery and meditation. These new ideas have taken the world by storm—and taken the pressure cooker off the fire for millions of chilled-out people around the world.

Stress Reduction for Busy People: Finding Peace in an Anxious World
Author: Dawn Groves - Year: 2004
Offering serious information with a light touch, author Dawn Groves shows that by starting with a few simple changes, anyone can find a few minutes each day to take care of their bodies with exercise, sleep, and good food; their souls with meditation and prayer; and their minds with pursuits that challenge and please. Techniques such as “reframing” and “facts not stories” will help readers understand how to use thoughts to reinterpret events and issues for healthier emotional responses. She demonstrates how a few choices can change old, bad habits into new, good ones and how parents can not only cope with children but also help them become part of the lower-stress solution. Sections include What to Do in a Crisis (move your body, narrow your field, and take action), Mindfulness Tools, and Gratitude as a Resource.

Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers, Third Edition
Author: Robert M. Sapolsky - Year: 2004
Renowned primatologist Robert Sapolsky offers a completely revised and updated edition of his most popular work, with nearly 90,000 copies in print Now in a third edition, Robert M. Sapolsky's acclaimed and successful Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers features new chapters on how stress affects sleep and addiction, as well as new insights into anxiety and personality disorder and the impact of spirituality on managing stress. As Sapolsky explains, most of us do not lie awake at night worrying about whether we have leprosy or malaria. Instead, the diseases we fear-and the ones that plague us now-are illnesses brought on by the slow accumulation of damage, such as heart disease and cancer. When we worry or experience stress, our body turns on the same physiological responses that an animal's does, but we do not resolve conflict in the same way-through fighting or fleeing. Over time, this activation of a stress response makes us literally sick. Combining cutting-edge research with a healthy dose of good humor and practical advice, Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers explains how prolonged stress causes or intensifies a range of physical and mental afflictions, including depression, ulcers, colitis, heart disease, and more. It also provides essential guidance to controlling our stress responses. This new edition promises to be the most comprehensive and engaging one yet.

A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook
Author: Bob Stahl PhD - Year: 2010
Stress and pain are nearly unavoidable in our daily lives; they are part of the human condition. This stress can often leave us feeling irritable, tense, overwhelmed, and burned-out. The key to maintaining balance is responding to stress not with frustration and self-criticism, but with mindful, nonjudgmental awareness of our bodies and minds. Impossible? Actually, it's easier than it seems. In just weeks, you can learn mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), a clinically proven program for alleviating stress, anxiety, panic, depression, chronic pain, and a wide range of medical conditions. Taught in classes and clinics worldwide, this powerful approach shows you how to focus on the present moment in order to permanently change the way you handle stress. As you work through A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, you'll learn how to replace stress-promoting habits with mindful ones-a skill that will last a lifetime.

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