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STRESS MANAGEMENT FOR LIFE: A RESEARCH-BASED EXPERIENTIAL APPROACH, SECOND EDITION emphasizes experiential learning and clearly explains the "how to" of stress management and prevention. Michael Olpin and Margie Hesson offer students more than just a book about stress; they offer students a life-changing experience. This text empowers students to experience personal wellness by understanding and managing stress. The authors encourage students to personalize the information in the text through practical applications and a "tool-box" of stress-reducing resources, including the stress relief audio files and student activities, both found on the Premium Website. Well-researched, this text gives stress-related topics a real-life context and helps motivate students to manage stress in a way that accommodates their lifestyle, values and goals. Your students will thank you for this text! After reading STRESS MANAGEMENT FOR LIFE: A RESEARCH-BASED EXPERIENTIAL APPROACH, students will realize that living with stress is unnecessary and that there are simple and effective ways to create a happier, stress-free life.
Michael Olpin is a professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Human Performance at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, where he teaches courses in Stress Management, Mind/Body Wellness, and Wellness Coaching. His background includes instruction in stress management at four institutions of higher education and more than 25 years studying the subject. He has presented a large number of workshops and papers on stress management and mind/body wellness both in his own state and around the country. He consults privately for individuals and corporations in stress management, along with other areas of health and high-level wellness.
Margie Hesson is a Registered Nurse and an Instructor in the College of Nursing at South Dakota State University, where her teaching focus areas are stress management, public health, epidemiology, health promotion and complementary/alternative health care. She is endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses Association as a Certified Holistic Stress Management Instructor. She is the author of two general-audience books on stress and healthy living and is a contributing author to numerous textbooks. In addition to more than 30 years' experience as a nurse and a teacher, she has been director of corporate health promotion and is active as a health ministry consultant to churches. She is a frequent presenter on stress management and health promotion topics at state, national, and international levels.
Part I: Getting Started 1. Stress in Today's World. 2. Self-Assessment. Part II: Understanding Stress 3. The Science of Stress. 4. The Mind/Body Connection. Part III: Stress-Prevention Strategies 5. Power of Perceptions. 6. Thinking and Choosing. 7. Mindfulness. 8. Managing Emotions. 9. The Importance of Values. 10. Spirituality. 11. Time and Life Management. 12. Money Matters. 13. Social Support, Relationships and Communication. 14. Creating a Healing Environment. 15. Healthy Lifestyles. Part IV: Stress-Reduction Techniques 16. Introduction to Relaxation. 17. Take a Breath. 18. Autogenics. 19. Progressive Relaxation. 20. Guided Imagery -: Use Using Your Imagination. 21. Meditation. 22. Yoga. 23. Alternative and Complementary Health. 24. More Stress Reduction Strategies. Glossary Photo credits Index