iCope: Building Resilience Through Stress Management

iCope: Building Resilience Through Stress Management

by Anthony R. Ciminero Ph. D.

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Overview

iCope presents an efficient yet comprehensive approach for anyone who wants to learn positive coping skills to manage stress and build resilience. Because stress is linked to the leading causes of death (e.g., heart disease, cancer, accidents, suicide, and cirrhosis of the liver), there are major health reasons to learn to cope with stress more effectively. The methods described in this book are all based on scientific principles established over the past several decades. This book describes what to do on a day-to-day basis to manage stress as well as what steps will improve your overall resilience to any health risks caused by chronic stress. iCope includes self-assessment devices, worksheets, Sidebars on relevant topics, and free internet access to valuable additional resources. This edition also reviews some of the special challenges that Millennials currently face in early adulthood.

The book teaches:

• The four core skills needed to manage stress and build resilience

• How to improve self-awareness and find your effective stress zone which can improve your performance at work and in high pressure situations

• Various methods to relax physically and mentally

• Cognitive restructuring techniques like those used in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) as a psychological defense against stress

• Creative problem-solving skills to deal with certain stressful situations to prevent any feelings of helplessness

• Specific steps to achieve physical, emotional, and social resilience from the impact of any negative stress on your life

• Recommendations for assertiveness and anger management especially in significant relationships

• Key strategies to improve self-esteem and confidence as a major resilience factor

• How to cope with major life events or trauma when stress can be overwhelming

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781494365929
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/24/2014
Series: iCope , #2
Pages: 154
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.33(d)

About the Author

Anthony R. Ciminero, Ph. D. is a clinical psychologist and corporate consultant with over 40 years of professional experience including faculty positions at major universities. He has published extensively including self-help books and textbooks in psychology. In addition to working with individuals with various stress-related and health problems, Dr. Ciminero has also conducted stress management programs for many large companies. His firm provides various professional services including post-traumatic stress debriefings worldwide.

In this second book in the iCope book series for adults of all ages, Dr. Ciminero presents a concise summary of the basic coping skills that are needed to build your resilience to any negative effects of stress. Since there are limits to what any self-help book can do, there is a free website that provides a range of additional resources including audio-visual material to help in learning the skills presented in the book.

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