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Practical Stress Management - With CD

Practical Stress Management - With CD - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0805355611

Cover of Practical Stress Management - With CD 3RD 04 (ISBN 978-0805355611)
ISBN13: 978-0805355611
ISBN10: 0805355618
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Edition/Copyright: 3RD 04
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Co.
Published: 2004
International: No

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Practical Stress Management - With CD - 3RD 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0805355611

John A. Romas and Manoj Sharma

ISBN13: 978-0805355611
ISBN10: 0805355618
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 04
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Co.

Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

Features

  • Self-assessment worksheets in every chapter allow students to gauge their stress levels and coping skills.
  • Stress management tips give students practical advice on how to handle stress in their own lives.
  • Thoughts for Reflection boxes provide ideas on ways to improve physical and emotional health.
  • Comes packaged with a CD-ROM titled "Relaxation Techniques." The CD contains an introduction to the issues of stress and its impact on human health, as well as a series of four relaxation exercises--yogic breathing (pranayama), progressive muscle relaxation, autogenic training, and visual imagery.

New To This Edition

  • Thoroughly updated to include the latest research and most up-to-date sources in stress management. Covers hot topics such as complementary and alternative medicine, yoga, and technostress (stress caused by use of modern technology, including computers and the Internet).
  • More student-related examples help students see how to overcome stressors that they encounter in their own lives, such as exams and personal problems.
  • Emphasis on optimal health versus disease prevention underscores a positive approach to personal well-being.
  • Revised food pyramid and nutrition chapter gives current federal guidelines.
  • Increased coverage of Eastern philosophy includes discussion of the mind/body/spirit connection, yogic asanas, tai chi, chi qong, and meditation.
  • New application boxes include problem-solving techniques to cope with issues such as violence and anxiety from traumatic events such as the September 11th terrorist attacks.
  • Salient Terms in every chapter help students review the material and stay focused on key concepts.
  • Websites to Explore provides students with online resources for further information on topics covered in the chapter.

Table of Contents

1. Understanding Stress.
2. Enhancing Awareness About Understanding Stress.
3. Relaxation.
4. Effective Communication.
5. Managing Anger and Resolving Conflicts.
6. Coping with Anxiety.
7. Eating Behaviors for Healthy Lifestyles.
8. Regular Exercise and Physical Activity.
9. Efficient Time Management.
10. Implementing a Stress Reduction Plan.

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