The Little Book of Stress Relief by David PosenThe Little Book of Stress Relief by David Posen

The Little Book of Stress Relief

byDavid Posen

Paperback | September 1, 2017

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"No matter how good you are at dealing with stress, I strongly recommend The Little Book of Stress Relief. It provides an excellent framework for stress management, and is filled with great tips and insights. And it's fun to read!"
--Peter G. Hanson, MD, author of the Joy of Stress

Intense stress is an integral part of modern life, and it seems to be getting worse. In controlled doses, stress helps individuals think faster and perform better - but left unchecked and unbalanced, it leads to fatigue, helplessness and a variety of unfortunate health complications. With people working harder, anxious about job loss and the ever-faster pace of life, and the ever-growing intrusion of technology, stress seems to be increasing constantly.

The Little Book of Stress Relief is a practical, breezy and entertaining book that changes the fundamental thinking and habitual lifestyle choices that contribute to heightened stress levels. There are helpful tips for making informed choices, adjusting how we think and taking the necessary steps to regain control.

Organized into 52 short chapters -- one for each week of the year -- the book uses stories and analogies to describe specific causes of stress, and follows with simple, concrete steps to manage them. Easy-to-grasp activities and exercises point the way towards the right amount of sleep, how to deal with procrastination and perfecting the art of setting priorities. The book's layout allows readers to follow the tips in any order. Each chapter ends with a brief "prescription" summarizing key suggestions.

Here is a sampling of the topics in The Little Book of Stress Relief:

  • Do You Know Your Signs of Stress?
  • The Work-Life Balancing Act
  • Setting Boundaries and Limits
  • Reclaiming Ownership of Your Time
  • It's Time to Plan Your Next Vacation
  • Dealing with Information Overload
  • The Tyranny of E-Mail
  • Living Your Life On -- and Off -- Social Media
  • Dealing with Clutter
  • Money and Stress
  • Dealing With Difficult People
  • Relaxation Techniques
  • The Importance of Social Support
  • The Little Book of Stress Relief is a helpful, inspiring and practical guide to alleviating the problems caused by stress.

    David Posen, MD, is a family physician who counsels patients on stress management. He is in demand as a speaker and trainer in stress mastery and work-life balance. Dr. Posen is also the author of Always Change a Losing Game (978-1-77085-179-5). David Posen, MD
    Title:The Little Book of Stress ReliefFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 6.5 × 4.25 × 0.75 inPublished:September 1, 2017Publisher:Firefly BooksLanguage:English

    The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

    ISBN - 10:1770859640

    ISBN - 13:9781770859647

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    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A lot of great little ideas. I read Dr. Posen's book 2 years ago after we had him speak at a personal development seminar at our company. He covered work/life balance and how the lack of balance can increase one's stress. I've read many books of this kind and his is by far, one of the best. (In my humble opinion) Why? 1. It's simple and down to earth; no long-winded chapters with tons of complicated models/theories that one has to remember and then try to implement. Instead, he covers a topic in about 2 pages (with great examples and humourous comments), sums it all up in a paragraph or two and offers suggestions in what he calls "Prescriptions or Rx". 2. There is no pretense about him or his book; his writing style is clean and "approachable". 3. He backs up his book with tons of real life stories and experience. If you want a book that you can pick up, read a few pages and have something to ponder around how to deal with stress and work/life balance (without racking your brain and have a laugh too) - I recommend it!
    Date published: 2006-10-04

    Editorial Reviews

    In 1981, family doctor David Posen attended a seminar on stress management in Montreal and found his life's calling. This is the third edition of his Little Book of Stress Relief, each one updated and revised to reflect new thinking on this ever morphing topic.