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Essentials of Managing Stress, Fourth Edition

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    Fourth Edition
    ISBN: 9781284101508

Brian Luke Seaward

Every new print copy of Essentials of Managing Stress, Fourth Edition includes access to the Navigate Student Companion Website!

The Fourth Edition provides readers with the practical skills and techniques to best handle daily stressors and empower them with the tools needed to live a balanced life. This new edition is a highly accessible and student-friendly text that blends theory with effective application, while using simple, straight-forward examples and concepts. Students are guided through a series of more than 80 exercises and questionnaires that encourage them to adopt effective stress management practices into their personal health behaviours.

Features & Benefits
NEW - Audio files, narrated by author Brian Luke Seaward, introduce each section and can be found on the Navigate Companion Website
NEW – Includes a new Chapter 24, Ecotherapy: The Healing Power of Nature
NEW - Many new Workbook Exercises can be found throughout the text that encourage readers to self-assess and process their findings in a meaningful way
Worksheets are also available as writable PDFs on the Navigate Companion Website
Student Favorite! -  Four audio relaxation files are available on the Navigate Companion Website
A reader-friendly approach balances practical tips with theory and concepts

Table of Contents:
Part  I  The Wellness Mandala: Holistic Stress Management
  Chapter  1  The Nature of Stress
  Chapter  2  The Body: The Battlefield for the Mind's War Games
  Chapter  3  The Emotions: From a Motivation of Fear to a Motivation of Love
  Chapter  4  The Mind: The Psychology of Stress
  Chapter  5  The Spirit: Health of the Human Spirit
Part  II  Effective Coping Skills
  Chapter  6  Reframing: Creating a Positive Mind-Set
  Chapter  7  Comic Relief: The Healing Power of Humor
  Chapter  8  Simple Assertiveness and Healthy Boundaries
  Chapter  9  Time and Money: Effective Resource Management
  Chapter  10  Expressive Art Therapy
  Chapter  11  Creative Problem Solving
  Chapter  12  Communication Skills (in the Information Age)
  Chapter  13  Additional Coping Skills
Part  III  Effective Relaxation Techniques
  Chapter  14  The Art of Calm: Relaxation Through the Five Senses
  Chapter  15  The Art of Breathing
  Chapter  16  The Art of Meditation
  Chapter  17  The Power of Mental Imagery and Visualization
  Chapter  18  Soothing Sounds: Music to Relax By
  Chapter  19  Massage Therapy and Bodywork
  Chapter  20  Hatha Yoga
  Chapter  21  Self-Hypnosis and Autogenics
  Chapter  22  Nutrition: Eating for a Healthy Immune System
  Chapter  23  Physical Exercise: Flushing Out the Stress Hormones
  Chapter  24  Ecotherapy: The Healing Power of Nature
  Chapter  25  Additional Relaxation Techniques
Part  IV  Designing Your Personal Relaxation Programme
  Chapter  26  Designing Your Personal Relaxation Programme

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