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Manage your stress for a happier life

Author: Terry Looker; Olga Gregson
Publisher: London : Teach Yourself, 2010.
Series: Teach Yourself General.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : [New] edView all editions and formats
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Free yourself from stress and learn how to regain calm and in control with this new and updated edition of a practical, popular and easy-to-follow guide.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Terry Looker; Olga Gregson
ISBN: 1444125710 9781444125719
OCLC Number: 859937979
Notes: Previous edition: published as Managing stress. 2008.
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 248 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Cover; Book title; Contents; Meet the authors; Foreword; Only got a minute?; Only got five minutes?; Introduction; Part one: Stress check --
self-assessment; Assess your stress; Part two: Awareness of the stress concept; 1 Stress: a twenty-first century problem; Facing a new type of threat?; 2 What is stress?; Stress can be good, bad and ugly; A definition of stress; Distress; Eustress; 3 The stress response; Why you need to learn about the stress response; What is the stress response?; On your marks; Get set, go; Your emotions are revealed in your blood chemistry. The power of the alarm response4 Signs of stress; Linking the physiology of the stress response to the signs of stress; Assessing your signs and symptoms; Signs of distress; Signs of eustress; The outward signs of hormone activity; Recognizing stress in others as well as yourself; 5 Stress and health; Some distress-related disorders and diseases; How the stress response can lead to ill health and death; 6 Stress and performance; The performance curve; The effect of stress on industry, commerce and the professions; 7 Sources of stress; The nature of the demands; Type A Behaviour; Life events. Family, social and work situationsPart three: Dealing with stress; 8 Personal stress management planning: preparation; Summary of self-assessment; 9 Improving coping ability; Getting the right balance; 10 Altering demands; Reducing demands; Increasing demands; 11 Learning to relax; Recharge your batteries; Are you breathing correctly?; Use biofeedback; Progressive and deep muscular relaxation; Meditation; The benefits of relaxation; 12 Lifestyle review; Diet; Caffeine; Alcohol consumption; Smoking; Fitness and exercise; Body weight; Sleep and rest; 13 Modifying Type A Behaviour. How does Type A Behaviour arise?Unlearning Type A Behaviour; 14 Improving personal life skills; Increasing love and support; Enhancing self-esteem; Thinking positively; Learning to be assertive; Smiling, laughing and developing a sense of humour; 15 Your personal stress management plan; How to develop your stress management plan; How to evaluate and revise your stress management plan; Appendix I: Scoring and evaluation; Appendix II: Stress management techniques that affect the stress response; Appendix III: Stresswise products; Taking it further; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; L; M; N; O. PQ; R; S; T; U; V; W.
Series Title: Teach Yourself General.
Responsibility: Terry Looker and Olga Gregson.

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