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

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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.

Every NEW text includes a Relaxation CD and a note-taking guide at no additional cost to your students!

The book contains both black-and-white and two-color illustrations.

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An exciting, engaging text/audio CD package on topics of stress management and health psychology, integrating coping skills and relaxation techniques with Eastern and Western models and the latest information on mind-body connections and psychoneuroimmunology. Thought-provoking stories and exercises highlight areas such as art therapy, yoga, t'ai chi, nutrition, spirituality, and physical exercise. This second edition provides more Internet activities. The CD offers four relaxation techniques mixing voice and music. The author is affiliated with the University of Colorado-Boulder. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763761639
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 11/3/2008
  • Edition description: Books and CD
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 855
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I The Nature of Stress 1
1 The Nature of Stress 2
2 The Physiology of Stress 28
3 Stress and Disease 41
Pt. II The Mind and Soul 69
4 Toward a Psychology of Stress 70
5 The Stress Emotions: Anger and Fear 95
6 Stress-Prone and Stress-Resistant Personalities 113
7 Stress and Human Spirituality 134
Pt. III Coping Strategies 171
8 Cognitive Restructuring 176
9 Behavior Modification 189
10 Journal Writing 202
11 Art Therapy 218
12 Humor Therapy (Comic Relief) 231
13 Creative Problem Solving 253
14 Communication Skills 268
15 Time Management 282
16 Additional Coping Techniques 298
Pt. IV Relaxation Techniques 315
17 Diaphragmatic Breathing 318
18 Meditation 326
19 Hatha Yoga 346
20 Mental Imagery and Visualization 359
21 Music Therapy 377
22 Massage Therapy 394
23 T'ai Chi Ch'uan 411
24 Progressive Muscular Relaxation 421
25 Autogenic Training 431
26 Clinical Biofeedback 442
27 Nutrition and Stress 451
28 Physical Exercise 472
Epilogue: Creating Your Own Stress-Management Program 488
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