Achieving The Mind-Body-Spirit Connection: A Stress Management Workbook / Edition 1

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Achieving the Mind-Body-Spirit Connection: A Stress Management Workbook is a self-help workbook for individuals seeking guidance in managing personal stress. It contains a combination of insightful content and original self-assessment exercises with the overall purpose of creating a sound and successful stress management program. Features of this workbook include Brian Luke Seaward’s unique holistic perspective on uniting mind, body, spirit and emotions and a writing style acclaimed for being very user friendly, often described as if one is having a conversation with the author.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763745738
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 9/7/2004
  • Edition description: 1E
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 219
  • Sales rank: 525,204
  • Product dimensions: 8.48 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Whole Is Always Greater Than the Sum of the Parts ix
Acknowledgments xi
Part I The Wellness Mandala 1
Chapter 1. Stress: A Global Epidemic 2
Chapter 2. The Body: The Battlefield for the Mind's War Games 10
Chapter 3. The Emotions: From a Motivation of Fear to a Motivation of Love 24
Chapter 4. The Mind: The Psychology of Stress 33
Chapter 5. The Spirit: The Health of the Human Spirit 43
Part II Effective Coping Skills 73
Chapter 6. Reframing: Creating a Positive Mind-Set 74
Chapter 7. Comic Relief: The Healing Power of Humor 81
Chapter 8. Simple Assertiveness and Healthy Boundaries 88
Chapter 9. Effective Time Management: Living with Time to Spare 98
Chapter 10. Creative Problem Solving 108
Chapter 11. Art Therapy 117
Chapter 12. Additional Coping Skills 123
Part III Effective Relaxation Techniques 135
Chapter 13. The Art of Calm: Relaxation Through the Five Senses 136
Chapter 14. The Art of Breathing 142
Chapter 15. The Art of Meditation 148
Chapter 16. The Power of Mental Imagery and Visualization 161
Chapter 17. Soothing Sounds: Music to Relax By 171
Chapter 18. Self-Hypnosis and Autogenics 176
Chapter 19. Massage Therapy 183
Chapter 20. Hatha Yoga 188
Chapter 21. Nutrition: Eating for a Healthy Immune System 194
Chapter 22. Physical Exercise: Flushing Out the Stress Hormones 204
Chapter 23. Additional Relaxation Techniques 213
Part IV Designing Your Personal Relaxation Program 217
Chapter 24. Designing Your Personal Relaxation Program 218
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