Overwhelmed : Coping with Life's Ups and Downs

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Overwhelmed is a helpful, positive guide to dealing with the challenges-both expected and unexpected-that accompany change. More than a discussion of turning points and transitions, it offers real-life examples and specific guidelines for responding constructively to all kinds of changes, welcome and unwelcome. Nancy K. Schlossberg shows readers how to evaluate each change and determine its affects, how to assess personal strengths and the support systems brought to the change, and how to pinpoint the best coping strategies for the situation.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 149.6 x 227.3 x 13.5mm | 272.16g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised edition
  • 0739100319
  • 9780739100318

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For the overwhelmed woman, time given to reading Overwhelmed will be well spent. The author has a rare gift: insight combined with clear, crisp writing. Her prescription for coping is mature, sympathetic, and-best of all-realistic. -- Ann McLaughlin, former Secretary of Labor Schlossberg's work represents an important and enormously helpful alternative to old-fashioned 'stage theories.' When you think you are having an 'age-thirty (or whatever) crisis,' there's nothing much you can do. When you realize that it isn't being thirty, or forty, or sixty that matters, but what is happening in your life, you can learn to cope with inevitable changes-and even thrive on them. This warm, wise book shows how. -- Carol Tavris, Ph.D., author of Anger: The Misunderstood Emotion For better or worse, Americans are among the most mobile people in recorded history. Almost willy-nilly, they change their places of residence, occupations, schools, life styles, etc., at a dizzying pace. For those of us-and our name is legion-who at times feel overwhelmed by these unexpected and, more often than not, extremely painful disruptions in our hectic lives, Schlossberg's study of people in transition is just what the doctor ordered. She is a scholar in the best sense of the word, but wears her scholarship lightly, and her study is suffused with an appealing note of personal warmth and empathy too often lacking in works of this kind. I found her book instructive and personally very helpful, and I am pleased to recommend it enthusiatically. -- Rev. Msgr. George G. Higgins, adjunct lecturer, Department of Theology, Catholic University of America Schlossberg comes to the subject with great professional competence and experience and presents readers with much-needed solutions. -- Gerard I. Nierenberg, author of The Art of Negotiating and The Complete Negotiator and president of the Negotiation Instituteshow more

About Nancy K. Schlossberg

Nancy K. Schlossberg, author of seven books, is president of TransitionWorks, a consulting firm; Professor Emerita at the University of Maryland, College Park; and served as president of the National Career Development Association. She has been honored for her work by the American Psychological Association.show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Acknowledgments Chapter 2 Introduction Part 3 Part I: APPROACHING CHANGE Chapter 4 The Transition Process Chapter 5 Transitions: Their Infinite Variety Part 6 Part II: TAKING STOCK Chapter 7 TAKING STOCK of Your Situation Chapter 8 TAKING STOCK of Your Self and Supports Chapter 9 TAKING STOCK of Your Strategies Part 10 Part III: TAKING CHARGE Chapter 11 Your Action Plan for Mastering Change Chapter 12 TAKING CHARGE of Your Work Transitions Chapter 13 Profiting from Changeshow more

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