Brilliant Stress Management: How to manage stress in any situation

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Brilliant Stress Managementhelps you work out what it is that makes you stressed and shows you how you can tackle it. Whether you crumble under pressure, get angry, or simply bury your head in the sand, this book provides effective techniques to help you take the edge off and even channel your stress in a positive way.

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Overview

Brilliant Stress Managementhelps you work out what it is that makes you stressed and shows you how you can tackle it. Whether you crumble under pressure, get angry, or simply bury your head in the sand, this book provides effective techniques to help you take the edge off and even channel your stress in a positive way.

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"An amazing book"

Naomi Campbell, Harper's Bazaar (UK) December Issue 2011

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780273750543
  • Publisher: FT Press
  • Publication date: 10/6/2011
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 232
  • Sales rank: 1,428,312
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

About the author

Acknowledgements

Introduction

1 What stress is and is not

Signs of stress

Physiology of stress

Type A and Type B

Stress or strain?

Long-term strain

Stressors in your life

The secret of managing stress: Control

2 Control your physical response to stress

Good posture

Good rest

Good humour

Good energy

Good fuel

A word or two about drugs – the legal ones

Healthy ageing

3 Control your environment

Process

Social connections

Get organised

Your space

Your sensory environment: smells, noise, light and colour

Action

4 Control your time

The OATS Principle

Outcomes

Activities

Time

Schedule

Procrastination

Say NO

Dealing with overwhelm

Celebration

5 Control your attitudes

The iceberg model

Dangerous attitudes and limiting beliefs

Know what you want

From myths to mastery

Asserting yourself

6 Control your mental response to stress

Focus

Optimism

Determination, flexibility and persistence

Gratitude

Self-talk

Breaking the cycle

7 Manage stress at work

Signs and portents

Your responsibility as a manager

How much stress do you cause?

How to not impose stress

Supporting team members with stress

Turning around a stressed work environment

Protecting yourself from stress at work

8 Manage stress caused by change

How change happens in the world

How you are programmed to respond to change

How to cope with the stress of change

More than survival

9 Manage stress caused by conflict

How to recognise escalating conflict

Five approaches to dealing with conflict

Seven-step process for resolving conflict

Mediation and arbitration

10 Help others to manage their stress

Listening

Helping someone to regain control

Blame and reason

Expert help

Relax: Last words on stress

Relax

Appendix 1 101 ways to reduce your stress

Appendix 2 Learn more

Index

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