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Overview

This journal allows students to identify common causes of stress in their lives and develop skills to manage them. Writing in this journal for a period of weeks or months, and then reading over the passages, will help students sort through personal, social, or even global issues.

This journal is the perfect companion to any stress management course or workshop.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763790141
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 6/18/2010
  • Edition description: 4E
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 220
  • Sales rank: 936,351
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction: The Importance of Journal Writing xv

Journal Summary Excerpts xix

Journal Themes

1 Top Ten Stressors 2

2 Who Am I? 4

3 Optimist or Pessimist? 6

4 Self-Talk 8

5 How Was Your Day Today? 10

6 Boosting the Immune System 12

7 Vision Quest 14

8 Twenty-Five Great Ways to Relax! 16

9 Guided Mental Imagery 18

10 Dreams: The Language of Symbols 20

11 Creative Problem Solving 22

12 A Gift from the Sea 24

13 The Susan Boyle Factor 26

14 Synchronicity 28

15 Values Assessment and Clarification 30

16 Too Much Information! 32

17 One: A Holy Moment 34

18 Anger: The Fight Response 36

19 Fear: The Flight Response 38

20 My Personal Totem Pole 40

21 Mandala of the Human Spirit 42

22 Sticks and Stones 44

23 Instant Gratification 46

24 Perfection vs. Excellence 48

25 Creativity Revisited 50

26 Inspiration vs. Influence 52

27 Stress Barometer Check 54

28 Dreams Revisited 56

29 Art Therapy 58

30 Confrontation of a Stressor 60

31 Economic Meltdown: A Personal Fiscal Crisis? 62

32 Thinking vs. Feeling 64

33 My Positive Attributes 66

34 Unwritten Letters: A Resolution Process 68

35 Giving Your Power Away … Don't! 70

36 Communication Skills Revisited 72

37 A Log Cabin Experience: Creative Writing 74

38 The Things I Take for Granted 76

39 Words from a Song: Reflections on a Personal Relationship 78

40 Information Grazing 80

41 Water: The Essential Nutrient 82

42 Bridging the Hemispheres of Thought 84

43 Do You Suffer from Affluenza? 86

44 Emotional Weil-Being 88

45 Trust! 90

46 Mental Well-Being 92

47 Compassion in Action 94

48 Healthy Locus of Control 96

49 Freedom and Responsibility 98

50 Boundaries and Barriers 100

51 Role Models and Heroes 102

52 One Personal Wish 104

53 Below The Surface: The Power of Sub-Personalities 106

54 Control: A Double-Edged Sword 108

55 Conversations with God 110

56 The Child Within 112

57 The Garden of Eden 114

58 Got a Hunch? Cultivating Your Intuition 116

59 Victimhood 118

60 Energy: The Life Force 120

61 Healthy Pleasures 122

62 Adaptation 124

63 Spiritual Well-Being 126

64 Positive Affirmation Statements 128

65 Embrace the Shadow 130

66 Humor Is the Best Medicine: Things That Make Me Smile and Laugh 132

67 Playing in the Garage 134

68 A Traumatic Experience 136

69 Cyber Addictions 138

70 Good Grief! 140

71 Archetypes and Symbols 142

72 Time and Money 144

73 Poetry in Motion 146

74 When Your Biography Becomes Your Biology 148

75 No Regrets 150

76 What Did You Say? 152

77 The Meaning of Life 154

78 The Pursuit of Happiness 156

79 The Male Enigma 158

80 Guilt and Worry 160

81 My Inner Resources 162

82 Mother Earth 164

83 From a Distance 166

84 Labels 168

85 Behaviors I'd Like to Change 170

86 Sweet Forgiveness 172

87 Defining Moments 174

88 Love 176

89 My Body's Rhythms 178

90 Lessons Learned 180

91 The Holographic Universe 182

92 Self-Esteem: The Bottom Line 184

93 Tattoo You? 186

94 The Power of Suggestion 188

95 Here Comes the Judge 190

96 Walking in Balance 192

97 Are You Self-Medicating? 194

98 Friends in Need 196

99 Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century 198

100 Health of the Human Spirit 200

101 Global Warming Revisited: The Climate's A-Changing 202

102 Light at the End of the Tunnel 204

103 Letting Go of Stress 206

104 Reflections: Your Journal Summary 208

References 210

Journal Writing: Additional Resources 212

Additional Journal Exercises 214

About the Author 220

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