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Stress Management for Dummies.by Allen Elkin
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“This book gives you many action-oriented ways of coping with your anxiety about anxiety.”
—Albert Ellis, PhD, President, Albert Ellis Institute
Is your job tying your stomach in knots? Do you toss and turn in bed at night? Are your ulcers having ulcers? Face it—you’ve got too much stress in your life, and it’s time to give yourself a break. The consequences of not dealing with stress range from poor health and broken marriages to premature death: not a very cheerful outlook. Thankfully, all kinds of stress reduction approaches are available today: from breathing and posture to imagery and meditation. These new ideas have taken the world by storm—and taken the pressure cooker off the fire for millions of chilled-out people around the world.
Whether it’s love, work, family, or something else that’s got your anxiety in the red zone, here’s an easy way to improve your outlook. Stress Management For Dummies will help you identify the stress triggers in your life and cut them down to size quickly, with tips on how to:
Certified stress manager Allen Elkin, PhD takes the guesswork (and the added stress!) out of finding the stress relief system that’s right for you. After determining your stress level with a few simple tests, you’ll get step-by-step guidance on finding and eliminating sources of stress, in both your mind and body. Inside are hassle-free techniques, helpful advice, self-evaluation quizzes, and fascinating information on:
With a wide but manageable array of stress-management techniques, strategies, and tactics, this is your own personal toolbox for stress relief. So relax, take a deep breath, and start reading!
A collection of simple techniques for reducing stress includes advice on a healthy diet and proper exercise, an explanation of how to determine one's stress and stress triggers, and a discussion on how to deal with stressful people.
"This book gives you many action-oriented ways of coping with your anxiety about anxiety."
—Albert Ellis, Ph.D., President, Albert Ellis Institute
Packed with stress-busting advice and exercises
Identify and manage the stress triggers in your life
Does work tie your stomach in knots? Do you sometimes have trouble sleeping at night? This friendly guide can help. Packed with quick, easy tips and exercises — from breathing and posture to imagery and meditation — it gives you all the tools you need to reduce your stress level immediately.
Discover how to:
About the Author
Allen Elkin, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist, directs New York's Stress Management and Counseling Center and is the author of Urban Ease: Stress-Free Living in the Big City.
Table of Contents
PART I: Stress Management — Without the Stress.
Chapter 1: Stressed-Out? Welcome to the Club!
Chapter 2: Stress Explained (In Surprisingly Few Pages).
Chapter 3: Getting Started.
PART II: Mastering the Basics.
Chapter 4: Letting Go of Tension.
Chapter 5: Quieting Your Mind.
Chapter 6: Stress-Reducing Organizational Skills.
Chapter 7: Finding More Time.
Chapter 8: Eating, Exercising, and Getting Your Zzzs.
PART III: The Fancy Stuff.
Chapter 9: The Secrets of Stress-Resistant Thinking.
Chapter 10: Overcoming Your Anger.
Chapter 11: Worrying Less.
Chapter 12: Reducing Interpersonal Stress.
Chapter 13: Stress-Resilient Values, Goals, and Attitudes.
PART IV: Managing Your Stress in Real Life.
Chapter 14: De-Stress at Work (And Still Keep Your Job).
Chapter 15: Maintaining a Stress-Resilient Lifestyle.
PART V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 16: The Ten Habits of Highly Effective Stress Managers.
Chapter 17: The Top Ten Stresses.
Chapter 18: The Ten Most Stressful Jobs.
Appendix: Your Script for Your Personal Relaxation Tape.
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