ISBN-10:
1450431666
ISBN-13:
9781450431668
Pub. Date:
07/15/2013
Publisher:
Human Kinetics, Inc.
Stress Management: A Wellness Approach

Stress Management: A Wellness Approach

by Nanette E. Tummers

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781450431668
Publisher: Human Kinetics, Inc.
Publication date: 07/15/2013
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 595,552
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Nanette E. Tummers, EdD, is a professor of health and physical education at Eastern Connecticut State University. A certified holistic stress management instructor, Tummers has developed and taught traditional and online stress management courses at the university level since 2005. She has taught stress management courses to other populations as well, including high-risk populations, cancer patients, and athletes.

Tummers also trains educators in providing stress management activities for K-12 students, and she has developed ancillaries for stress management texts. She remains active in conducting research in positive psychology, peer mentoring, and stress management and has presented on these topics at the national AAHPERD conference. Tummers is the author of two additional books published by Human Kinetics, Teaching Yoga for Life (2009) and Teaching Stress Management (2011).

In her leisure time, she enjoys hiking and volunteering.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to Stress and Stress Management

Wellness Versus Health

Good Stress Versus Not-So-Good Stress

Definitions of Stress

Stress and Life Stage of Becoming an Adult

Understanding the Stress Response: Fight or Flight

What Happens During Stress Reactivity or the Stress Response

The Pathophysiology of Stress

Mind-Body Health: Psychoneuroimmunology

Strengths-Based Approach

Journaling

Summary

Chapter 2. Physical Wellness

Acupuncture and Acupressure

Autogenics

Biofeedback

Breathing

Diet

Tobacco Use

Sexual Health

Massage Therapy and Therapeutic Touch

Physical Activity

Relaxation

Sleep

Qigong and Tai Chi

Yoga

Summary

Chapter 3. Emotional Wellness

Happiness

Laughter

Art Healing

Dealing With Difficult Emotions

Defense Mechanisms

Summary

Chapter 4. Intellectual Wellness

Mindfulness

Meditation

Changing Distorted Thinking, Reframing, and Disputation

Affirmations

Goal Setting and Problem Solving

Time Management = Self Management

Creative Imagination

Summary

Chapter 5. Social Wellness

Intimate Partner Relationships

Interpersonal Communication

Conflict Resolution

Differences Between Men and Women

Animal-Assisted Activity

Summary

Chapter 6. Spiritual Wellness

Stress Management and Spirituality Practices

Altruism

Forgiveness

Gratitude

Additional Spiritual Wellness Practices

Summary

Chapter 7. Environmental Wellness

Technology

Light

Temperature

Air Quality

Color

Ergonomics

Noise

Sound

Natural Surroundings

Summary

Interviews

Text for undergraduate stress management courses.

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