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8 Keys to Stress Management
     

8 Keys to Stress Management

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by Elizabeth Anne Scott, Babette Rothschild (Foreword by)
 

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Easy strategies for dealing with the near-universal experience of stress.
Stress has become a near-universal experience as well as a rising public health concern.
According to many measures, people today are dealing with stressors that are greater in number and severity than in the past several decades, and this stress is taking a toll on our collective

Overview

Easy strategies for dealing with the near-universal experience of stress.
Stress has become a near-universal experience as well as a rising public health concern.
According to many measures, people today are dealing with stressors that are greater in number and severity than in the past several decades, and this stress is taking a toll on our collective wellness.
Bringing considerable content from her popular stress management Web site on About.com, Elizabeth Scott distills information about stress management into central ideas and strategies for consumers. These include learning to reduce the stress response and stressors, practicing long-term resilience habits, and putting positive psychology research into action. These various perspectives provide a multilayered framework for understanding stress and approaching stress management that is inspirational, action-oriented, and backed by foundational and recent knowledge in the field.
The quick-to-read “8 keys” format of the book can be utilized on many levels so that busy readers can quickly find relief from stress.

Editorial Reviews

Adaptation and Aging Activities
“[W]ritten in an easy how-to format that provides excellent resources for the average person in managing stress. . . . [A]lso an excellent tool for counselors in both individual and group counseling sessions. . . . [P]rovides excellent references and a useful index for researching specific topics. . . . I highly recommend the book.”
Howard Blumenfeld
“In an easy-to-read and understandable style, Elizabeth Scott offers a blend of ancient tradition and modern science along with practical advice for dealing with everyday stress. This book is a useful, practical, and comprehensive guide that helps the reader find healthy ways to live life more fully.”
Emery J. Cummins
“I have never seen a more incisive approach to stress reduction and management. The 8 keys format is friendly and easy to use, with down-to-earth examples from daily life. Theoretically sound, eminently practical, and unequivocal without being rigid, this book presents an effective strategy for virtually any real-life situation.”
Pamela Gail Johnson
“8 Keys to Stress Management does an exemplary job of simplifying and explaining stress, addressing its physical and psychological aspects while providing practical examples of how to manage it. Elizabeth Scott reminds us that, while we can’t control all stressors, we can control our attitude, and this alone helps us to manage stress better.”
Ann-Marie McKelvey
“In a global culture where 'overwhelmed,' 'stressed-out,' and 'burned-out' are part of our daily vocabularies, Scott shows us evolutionary alternatives that allow us to live fully and healthily. This book will prompt you to realign with your true self... and, most of all, you'll get your twinkly back!”
Metapsychology Online Reviews
“[A] useful, practical guide to approaching stress. . . . [S]hort enough to be a quick read, yet substantial enough to be a worthwhile one.”
International Journal of Psychotherapy
“The text’s balanced emphasis on both physiological and mental process makes it a holistic and thorough guide for a broad audience. . . . [Scott’s] approach is collective and confident, a writing style that is ideal and even perhaps essential for readers experiencing issues with stress management. . . . [O]rganized and easy to read, 8 Keys to Stress Management is a convenient self-help tool for those looking to manage their stress more effectively.”
PsychCentral
“[This book] provides a thorough and detailed overview on the subject. . . . [T]he book gives us an opportunity to take more of a structured and introspective look at the self. It’s a resource that one might actively work through and then revisit later, rather than read once and put on the shelf. . . . Scott helps normalize the experience of stress and provides a wealth of information about how to manage it.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393708097
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
03/25/2013
Series:
8 Keys to Mental Health Series
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
565,383
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Anne Scott is an award-winning blogger and wellness coach with an MS in counseling. She has helped thousands of people through her writing and stress management workshops.

Babette Rothschild, MSW, has been a practitioner since 1976 and a teacher and trainer since 1992. She is a bestselling author of six books, all published by WW Norton and translated into more than a dozen languages. She is also the creator and Series Editor of the 8 Keys to Mental Health Series. After living and working for 9 years in Copenhagen, Denmark she returned to her native Los Angeles where she is writing her next books while she continues to lecture, train, consult, and supervise professional psychotherapists of all sorts worldwide.

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8 Keys to Stress Management 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Elizabeth Anne Scott's book was not only valuable in teaching me how to reduce my stress, it was fun to read!  She writes in a breezy, easy-to-understand style that makes grasping these important principles so much easier than I'd anticipated.  It's the best book that I've found on this subject. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very comprehensive, excellent tools for learning to understand and manage different types of stresses which come at us in so many forms.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you only purchase one book to help you learn about and manage stress, this is the one. It is to the point with useful information, suggestions, and exercises to help identify and handle just about any stressor to minimize the physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual toll stress can and does take on our bodies. She doesn't repeat herself ad nauseum as did a latger book I've used, but she does do a great job of clearly and concisely making key points. Definitely recommend this one.