Practical Stress Management: A Comprehensive Workbook for Managing Change and Promoting Health

Paperback | March 13, 2009

byJohn A. Romas, Manoj Sharma

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Practical Stress Managementis a focused, personal, worksheet-based book that combines theory and principles with hands-on exercises to help readers manage the negative impact of stress in their lives. The Fifth Edition has been revised to include pre-test and post-test assessment to focus a broad range of topics and to rate readers' personal stress level and stress coping skills. As a practical tool for recognizing and preventing stress, the action-oriented approach enables readers to make personal change through self-reflection and behavior change techniques.

 

The workbook emphasizes a positive approach to stress management, covering topics such as relaxation techniques, coping with anxiety, managing anger, communication skills, and exercise and nutrition. In this edition, the authors cover financial stress and expand their section on alcohol, smoking, and drug abuse to include information on binge drinking. Worksheets and Thoughts for Reflection boxes help readers determine their own levels of stress and apply effective stress management techniques.

Key Topics:

Understanding Stress, Enhancing Awareness About Managing Stress, Relaxation, Effective Communication, Managing Anger and Resolving Conflicts, Coping with Anxiety, Eating Behaviors for Healthy Lifestyles, Regular Physical Activity and Exercise,  Efficient Time Management, Implementing a Stress Reduction Plan

Market:Intended for those interested in learning the basics of stress management

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Key Benefit:Practical Stress Managementis a focused, personal, worksheet-based book that combines theory and principles with hands-on exercises to help readers manage the negative impact of stress in their lives. The Fifth Edition has been revised to include pre-test and post-test assessment to focus a broad range of topics and to rate...

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Key Benefit:Practical Stress Managementis a focused, personal, worksheet-based book that combines theory and principles with hands-on exercises to help readers manage the negative impact of stress in their lives. The Fifth Edition has been revised to include pre-test and post-test assessment to focus a broad range of topics and to rate...

John Romasis a professor and counselor for the Department of Health Science at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Dr. Romas teaches stress and health courses, implements stress-reduction interventions, and conducts workshops and seminars on managing change and promoting health for public schools, state agencies, healthcare organizati...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 10.8 × 8.5 × 0.7 inPublished:March 13, 2009Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0321596404

ISBN - 13:9780321596406

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Table of Contents

1. Understanding Stress

2. Enhancing Awareness About Managing Stress

3. Relaxation

4. Effective Communication

5. Managing Anger and Resolving Conflicts

6. Coping with Anxiety

7. Eating Behaviors for Healthy Lifestyles

8. Regular Physical Activity and Exercise

9. Efficient Time Management

10. Implementing a Stress Reduction Plan