10 Steps to Mastering Stress: A Lifestyle Approach, Updated Edition

10 Steps to Mastering Stress: A Lifestyle Approach, Updated Edition

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Overview


We know that stress is bad for us. We see evidence of this in the news, we hear it from our doctors, and we feel it at the end of a hectic week. Health professionals have learned that stress interferes with our lives-it increases missed work days, can lead to relationship difficulties, and can increase the risk of turning to drugs and alcohol. It has also been shown that in some cases, chronic stress can increase our risk of developing certain serious illnesses. We know of all these negative effects that stress can cause, but, realistically, for most of us there's no end in sight-stressful events will crop up throughout our lives and even daily.

We can't stop stressful events from happening, but we can change our lifestyles to better handle stressful situations. The authors of 10 Steps to Mastering Stress, renowned stress and anxiety experts David Barlow, Ronald Rapee, and Sarah Perini, have designed a proven step-by-step program that will help you identify what is causing your stress, teach you calming techniques, and provide you with a realistic approach to reducing your daily stress.

This updated edition now includes:

*detailed case studies based on real clients the authors have treated, so you can see how every stage of the program is implemented.
*new material incorporating mindfulness-based stress reduction strategies and added information on how to deal with real-life problems.
*streamlined steps that make the program more efficient and even easier to follow.

Based on nearly two decades of research, 10 Steps to Mastering Stress has been scientifically developed and tested to ensure that it is the most effective way to control stress. Readers will learn valuable new skills-new ways of thinking, acting, and organizing their lives to reduce stress to a manageable level.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199917532
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 03/03/2014
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 962,686
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author



David H. Barlow, PhD, is Professor and Founder and Director Emeritus of the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University. He has published over 500 articles and chapters and over 60 books, and his research has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health for 40 years.

Ronald M. Rapee, PhD, is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Macquarie University, Sydney and Director of the Centre for Emotional Health. Professor Rapee's primary research focuses on the understanding and management of anxiety and related disorders across the lifespan. He has established a number of internationally used treatment programs and was recently awarded the Order of Australia for his contributions to clinical psychology.

Sarah Perini, MA, is Director of the Emotional Health Clinic at Macquarie University in Australia, where she teaches post-graduate psychology students how to conduct effective treatment. She is an experienced clinical psychologist who has treated hundreds of stressed and anxious patients. She has also worked in a range of clinics and hospitals and has published several academic articles.

Table of Contents



Introduction
Step 1: Understand your stress
Step 2: Relax your body
Step 3: Think realistically
Step 4: Evaluate consequences
Step 5: Test predictions
Step 6: Stay present
Step 7: Take control
Step 8: Be assertive
Step 9: Manage your time
Step 10: Problem solve

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