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Managing Stress: Principles And Strategies For Health And Well-Being - BOOK ALONE / Edition 6
     

Managing Stress: Principles And Strategies For Health And Well-Being - BOOK ALONE / Edition 6

by Brian Luke Seaward
 

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ISBN-10: 0763756148

ISBN-13: 9780763756147

Pub. Date: 10/31/2008

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

Referred to as the “authority on stress management” by students and professionals, Managing Stress, Sixth Edition, contains the most comprehensive approach honoring the integration, balance and harmony of mind, body, spirit and emotions. The holistic approach taken by internationally acclaimed lecturer and author Brian Luke Seaward gently guides the reader

Overview

Referred to as the “authority on stress management” by students and professionals, Managing Stress, Sixth Edition, contains the most comprehensive approach honoring the integration, balance and harmony of mind, body, spirit and emotions. The holistic approach taken by internationally acclaimed lecturer and author Brian Luke Seaward gently guides the reader to greater levels of mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being by emphasizing the importance of mind-body-spirit unity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763756147
Publisher:
Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication date:
10/31/2008
Edition description:
6E
Pages:
600

Table of Contents

Forewordxiii
Prefacexv
Acknowledgmentsxvi
Introductionxvii
To the Instructorxviii
Part IThe Nature of Stress1
1The Nature of Stress2
Definitions of Stress4
The Stress Response5
Types of Stress6
Types of Stressors7
The General Adaptation Syndrome13
Stress in a Changing World13
A Holistic Approach to Stress Management19
Summary24
Concepts and Terms24
Self-Assessment25
References and Resources26
2The Physiology of Stress28
The Central Nervous System29
The Autonomic Nervous System31
The Endocrine System32
The Neuroendocrine Pathways34
A Parable of Psychophysiology36
Summary38
Concepts and Terms38
Self-Assessment39
References and Resources40
3Stress and Disease41
Theoretical Models42
Target Organs and Their Disorders56
Summary63
Concepts and Terms63
Self-Assessment64
References and Resources65
Part IIThe Mind and Soul69
4Toward a Psychology of Stress70
Freud and the Egg71
Jung and the Iceberg74
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross--The Death of Unmet Expectations78
Viktor Frankl--A Search for Life's Meaning80
Wayne Dyer--Guilt and Worry82
Leo Buscaglia--The Lessons of Self-Love85
Abraham Maslow--The Art of Self-Actualization87
Some Theoretical Common Ground91
Summary92
Concepts and Terms92
Self-Assessment93
References and Resources94
5The Stress Emotions: Anger and Fear95
The Anatomy of Anger96
The Anatomy of Fear104
Depression: A By-Product of Anger or Fear?108
Summary109
Concepts and Terms109
Self-Assessment110
References and Resources111
6Stress-Prone and Stress-Resistant Personalities113
Type A Behavior115
Codependent Personality119
Helpless-Hopeless Personality123
Hardy Personality124
Sensation Seekers126
Self-Esteem: The Bottom-Line Defense127
Summary130
Concepts and Terms130
Self-Assessment131
References and Resources132
7Stress and Human Spirituality134
A Spiritual Hunger?135
A Turning Point in Consciousness136
Definition of Spirituality138
Theories of Human Spirituality139
Common Bonds of Human Spirituality157
A Model of Spirituality for Stress Management159
Summary165
Concepts and Terms166
Self-Assessment167
References and Resources168
Part IIICoping Strategies171
Concepts and Terms175
References and Resources175
8Cognitive Restructuring176
A Thinking-Process Model177
Toxic Thoughts178
The Choice to Choose Our Thoughts181
Acceptance, an Alternative Choice183
Steps to Initiate Congnitive Restructuring183
Some Additional Tips for Cognitive Restructuring185
Summary186
Concepts and Terms186
Self-Assessment187
References and Resources188
9Behavior Modification189
Behavior as a Component of Personality190
The Behavior Modification Model192
Assertiveness194
Assertiveness Skills195
Steps to Initiate Behavior Modification197
Summary199
Concepts and Terms199
Self-Assessment200
References and Resources201
10Journal Writing202
Historical Perspective203
Journal Writing as a Coping Technique205
Steps to Initiate Journal Writing208
Best Application of Journal Writing212
Summary214
Concepts and Terms214
Self-Assessment215
References and Resources216
11Art Therapy218
Origins of Art Therapy219
Clinical Use of Art Therapy220
Steps to Initiate Art Therapy224
Best Application of Art Therapy228
Summary229
Concepts and Terms229
References and Resources230
12Humor Therapy (Comic Relief)231
Historical Perspective232
Types and Senses of Humor234
Theories of Humor239
Humor Therapy as a Coping Technique241
The Physiology of Humor243
Steps to Initiate Humor Therapy245
Best Application of Comic Relief248
Summary249
Concepts and Terms249
Self-Assessment250
References and Resources251
13Creative Problem Solving253
The Creative Process253
Obstacles to the Creative Process258
From Creativity to Creative Problem Solving261
Steps to Initiate Creative Problem Solving262
Best Application of Creative Problem Solving263
Summary266
Concepts and Terms266
AppendixAnswers to Creative Problems266
References and Resources267
14Communication Skills268
Conversational Styles269
Verbal Communication270
Communicating Ideas and Feelings271
Nonverbal Communication272
Listening, Attending, and Responding Skills274
Conflict Resolution275
Conflict-Management Styles276
Steps to Enhance Communication Skills277
Summary279
Concepts and Terms279
Self-Assessment280
References and Resources281
15Time Management282
Roadblocks to Effective Time Management284
Personality Styles and Behaviors284
Steps to Initiate Time-Management Techniques287
Additional Time-Management Ideas290
Best Application of Time-Management Skills294
Summary295
Concepts and Terms295
Self-Assessment296
References and Resources297
16Additional Coping Techniques298
Information Seeking299
Social Engineering300
Social-Support Groups302
Hobbies303
Forgivenes304
Dream Therapy305
Prayer307
Summary310
Concepts and Terms310
Self-Assessment311
References and Resources312
Part IVRelaxation Techniques315
17Diaphragmatic Breathing318
The Mystery of Breathing319
Steps to Initiate Diaphragmatic Breathing320
Summary324
Concepts and Terms325
References and Resources325
18Meditation326
Historical Perspective327
Types of Meditation329
Split-Brain Theory334
Altered States of Consciousness336
Physiological and Psychological Effects of Meditation338
Steps to Initiate Meditation339
Best Application of Meditation341
Summary342
Concepts and Terms342
Self-Assessment343
References and Resources344
19Hatha Yoga346
Historical Perspective347
Physiological and Psychological Benefits348
Steps to Initiate Hatha Yoga348
Additional Thoughts on Hatha Yoga355
Best Application of Hatha Yoga356
Summary357
Concepts and Terms357
References and Resources358
20Mental Imagery and Visualization359
Historical Perspective360
Mental Imagery Research361
Mental Imagery as a Relaxation Technique363
Color Therapy371
Steps to Initiate Mental Imagery372
Best Application of Mental Imagery373
Summary374
Concepts and Terms374
References and Concepts375
21Music Therapy377
Historical Perspective378
From Sound to Noise to Music380
Music as a Relaxation Technique381
Psychological Effects of Music386
Visualization and Auditory Imagery387
Steps to Initiate Music Therapy388
Best Application of Music Therapy389
Summary390
Concepts and Terms390
Self-Assessment391
References and Resources392
22Massage Therapy394
Historical Perspective395
The Need for Human Touch395
Massage Therapy Research396
Types of Massage398
Physiological and Psychological Benefits405
Summary407
Concepts and Terms407
Self-Assessment408
References and Resources409
23T'ai Chi Ch'uan411
Historical Perspective412
Philosophy of T'ai Chi Ch'uan412
Physiological and Psychological Benefits413
T'ai Chi Ch'uan as a Relaxation Technique414
T'ai Chi Ch'uan Movements415
Additional Comments on T'ai Chi Ch'uan417
Best Application of T'ai Chi Ch'uan417
Summary419
Concepts and Terms419
References and Resources420
24Progressive Muscular Relaxation421
Historical Perspective422
Physiological Benefits423
Steps to Initiate Progressive Muscular Relaxation423
Best Application of Progressive Muscular Relaxation428
Summary429
Concepts and Terms429
References and Resources430
25Autogenic Training431
Historical Perspective432
Psychological and Physiological Responses433
Steps to Initiate Autogenic Training434
Adding Mental Imagery439
Best Application of Autogenic Training439
Summary440
Concepts and Terms440
References and Resources441
26Clinical Biofeedback442
What is Clinical Biofeedback?443
Historical Perspective443
Purpose of Biofeedback444
Types of Biofeedback445
Best Application of Clinical Biofeedback447
Summary449
Concepts and Terms449
References and Resources450
27Nutrition and Stress451
Aspects of Nutrition and Diet452
What Goes in Must Come Out455
Diet for a Stressed Planet456
Nutritional Needs for Women460

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