Stress Management for Wellness

Stress Management for Wellness

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Appropriate for any course that includes stress management, this text provides comprehensive, scientifically-based coverage of the nature, sources and consequences of human stress, together with practical methods of managing stress. Features: * The theme of wellness helps students understand that managing stress helps in reaching full potential, students are encouraged to contribute to others' well-being through social commitment. * Current scientific evidence reflects the rapidly developing nature of the field, with both personal and social origins of stress explored, giving students an up-to-date understanding of stress management. * The stress management tools presented are practical and comprehensive, with different tools for different circumstances. Human interest vignettes personalize and humanize the text. * Students are encouraged to develop personal action plans for managing stress as they learn the material. The text concludes with a challenge to the student to incorporate a four-part philosophy for blending personal wellness and social commitment in the process of managing stress.
New to this edition: * A new chapter on wellness emphasizes positive uses and effects of stress management tools. * New chapters on distress-prone and distress-preventing social influences aid the student in linking personal stress experiences with broader social contexts and forces. * A new section on the meaning of life and spirituality helps students relate stress experience and stress management issues to meaning, purposes and values. * A new chapter on time management includes practical tools within a framework of prioritizing, scheduling, and implementing.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 631 pages
  • 203.2 x 251.46 x 27.94mm | 1,156.65g
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0155023012
  • 9780155023017

Table of contents

Part I: Stress and Wellness. An Overview: The Stress Experience: Myths and Reality. Wellness: Beyond Normal Health. Part II: More About Stress. How the Stress Experience Varies. The Dynamics of Stress and Relaxation. Distress Symptoms: Monitoring Early Warning Signs. When It Eats Away at You: Stress-Related Disorders. Part III: Distress-Prone and Distress-Resistant Influences. Distress-Prone Personality Patterns: Type 'A' Behaviour and Hostility. Other Distress-Resistant Personality Patterns. Distress-Resistant Personality Patterns. Distress-Prone and Distress-Preventing Social Influences. Part IV: Managing Stress. Strategies and Methods: Your Coping Response. It's How You See It: Self-Talk, Beliefs and Meaning. Health Buffers: Exercise, Nutrition, Sleep, And Healthy Pleasures. Quieting the Mind and Body: Relaxation Methods. Managing Time. Social Support: Giving and Receiving. Part V: Applications and Issues. Passing the Test of College Stress. Blending Personal Wellness and Social Commitment.
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