This workbook teaches you clinically proven stress-management and relaxation techniques. Each technique is presented with concise background information followed by step-by-step exercises. As you practice these techniques, you will gain new insight into your personal stress response and learn how to reestablish balance and a sense of well-being in your life. Use this workbook as a guide. Read chapters 1 and 2 first. They are the foundation upon which all of the other chapters are built. Then you will know enough about stress and your personal reactions to stress to decide which chapters will be most helpful for you to read next. Chapters 3 through 10 teach techniques for relaxation. Chapters 11 through 15 will help you with your stressful thoughts and feelings. Chapter 16 assists you in managing your time more effectively so that you can free up time to relax and do more of what is most important to you. From chapter 17 you can learn to communicate more assertively and chapter 18 gives you many options to deal with environmental and interpersonal stress at work. Chapters 19 and 20 teach the basics of nutrition and exercise. Chapter 21 gives you some suggestions on how to increase motivation, deal with problems that come up along the way, and stick to your plan. Stress and tension are present in your life every day. Stress management and relaxation can be effective only if you make them a daily part of your lifestyle. As you are learning the skills in this book that are pertinent to you, practice them repeatedly to ensure that you will be able to carry them out anytime you need to, without having to refer to written materials. Regular conscious practice can lead to habits of regular relaxation and stress reduction at an unconscious level.
The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook for Kids offers parents a variety of techniques they can use to help their children relax, unwind, and deal constructively with common stressors such as divorce, loss of a loved one, a family move, starting at a new school, and more.
Between school, friends, dating, and planning for the future, teens face more stress than any other age group. Written by a psychotherapist specializing in mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and featuring brand new exercises, The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens, Second Edition shows overwhelmed and stressed-out teen readers how mindfulness skills can help them relax, prioritize, and keep calm during stressful times.
Stress is an unavoidable part of life that we will all encounter at various times, be it due to a one-off event such as losing a job or the break-up of a relationship, or from facing long-term difficulties such as working in a stressful environment or caring for someone who is ill. How well we deal with stress will influence the extent to which it affects our lives. Maureen Cooper explains why humans are designed to respond to stress in a certain way and why this can even be helpful at times. She goes on to show how to transform our habitual way of responding to stress by training ourselves in compassion and thereby improving our sense of control and wellbeing. In this workbook, you can learn to manage stress better: · Using tried and tested compassion techniques · Via case studies and practical exercises
Between school, friends, dating, the latest drama on social media, and planning for the future--today's teens are totally stressed out. Based on the self-help classic, The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook, this evidence-based guide will help teen readers identify the underlying causes of their stress, anxiety, and worry. Teens will also learn to develop a game plan for reducing stress so they can focus on reaching their goals.
Reduce your stress in 10 minutes or less with the practical exercises and quick strategies in The Stress Management Workbook. Learning how to manage your stress shouldn't be stressful. With The Stress Management Workbook you'll get the relief you need in a time frame that works for you. With concrete exercises that require no more than 10 minutes each, The Stress Management Workbook will help you build sustainable stress management skills for significantly reducing stress--now and for the future. In The Stress Management Workbook, leading stress management and mental wellness expert Dr. Ruth White teaches you how to keep your brain sharp, improve your mind's response to stress, and develop strategies for minimizing stress. This fresh set of stress management skills will empower you to perform better at work, increase your energy, foster better relationships, and be healthier in both mind and body. Effective and easy-to-follow, The Stress Management Workbook will teach you to: Identify sources of stress through checklists, quizzes, and other informative activities Set personal stress management goals that will prepare you for the work you're about to do Learn to handle stress in the moment with interactive exercises that require no more than one, five, or ten minutes Build long-term strategies that support your personal goals and foster positive lifestyle changes for a more fulfilling life A happier, stress-free life is within reach. Learn how to change the way you respond to stress in your daily life with the practical guidance in The Stress Management Workbook.
You may not be able to change the things that are stressing you out, but what if you could respond differently? How would it feel to let go of chronic worry and tension, manage your time more effectively, be less irritable and exhausted, and tackle everyday hassles with confidence? Now you can find out for yourself. Weaving together proven self-help strategies, prominent clinician-researcher Dr. Jonathan Abramowitz helps you accomplish more--and stress less. Easy-to-use worksheets, forms, and numerous examples show you step by step how to create a personalized anti-stress action plan. You'll learn where stress comes from, when it can actually be beneficial, and how it gets out of control. Dr. Abramowitz provides the guidance, specific instructions, and encouragement you need to: *Break free of all-or-nothing thinking and other mental traps. *Get more out of each hour in the day. *Resolve conflicts with your partner or kids. *Cope with work problems and financial strains. *Use meditation to attain a sense of well-being. *Set achievable goals for healthy eating and exercise. *Meet your deadlines--without running yourself into the ground. *Reduce stress-related pain and other health concerns.
The twentieth-anniversary edition of a stress-relief classic features new techniques, diagrams, and data designed to help readers achieve a level of balance and overcome anxiety, worry, and other negative emotions. Original. 35,000 first printing.
Drawing on cognitive behavioural therapy principles, this book is a valuable resource for helping children and young people understand and control their stress. It uses example scenarios, activities and young people's comments to teach them effective emotional management skills and is aimed at those working with young people as well as parents.
Multiple Sclerosis presents not only physical challenges, but emotional challenges as well. Many people with MS suffer from depression, anxiety and stress. Problems with mood and stress can interfere with your relationships with others, reduce your ability to meet your obligations at work and at home, and substantially worsen your overall quality of life. If you have MS and are experiencing problems with mood and stress, this workbook can help. The stress and mood management program described in this book is backed by research and has proven effective in clinical trials. Based on the principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), one of the most effective therapeutic techniques available for combating depression and anxiety, this program can help you manage stress and improve your well-being. In Part I of the program, you will learn skills for identifying and challenging your unhelpful thoughts, as well as how to motivate yourself to reengage in pleasant activities. In Part II, you will choose those treatment modules that apply to you and your specific MS-related problems. Choices include modules on managing symptoms like fatigue, pain, and cognitive problems, and improving communication and assertiveness skills, among others. If you take injectable medications and have a fear of injecting yourself, the module on self-injection anxiety will also prove useful. Complete with user-friendly forms and worksheets, this workbook provides all the materials you need to supplement treatment with a qualified mental health professional. If you are a highly motivated individual, you may have success using this book on your own. Whatever the setting, the stress and mood management program will give you the tools to handle the stresses of your disease and improve the overall quality of your life.
Stress and pain are nearly unavoidable in our daily lives; they are part of the human condition. This stress can often leave us feeling irritable, tense, overwhelmed, and burned-out. The key to maintaining balance is responding to stress not with frustration and self-criticism, but with mindful, nonjudgmental awareness of our bodies and minds. Impossible? Actually, it's easier than it seems. In just weeks, you can learn mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), a clinically proven program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Full Catastrophe Living. MBSR is effective in alleviating stress, anxiety, panic, depression, chronic pain, and a wide range of medical conditions. Taught in classes and clinics worldwide, this powerful approach shows you how to focus on the present moment in order to permanently change the way you handle stress. As you work through A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, you'll learn how to replace stress-promoting habits with mindful ones—a skill that will last a lifetime.This groundbreaking, proven-effective program will help you relieve the symptoms of stress and identify its causes so that you can start living a healthier, happier life.
Do you feel driven, as though you're being pulled in different directions all the time? If you feel sure there must be a better way, this book will help. It is designed to help you fit work and leisure into your life, especially for anyone trying to juggle home and family commitments as well as their job. There are exercises to help you understand your own individual pressure points, and handle them effectively. This book will help you kick out the pressure to be perfect, and feel happier and more relaxed every day.
These days everyone seems to be a little bit stressed - but for some it can be debilitating. This pocket guide is designed to help you understand the unique way in which you respond to stress so that you can recognise the warning signs and take action. Packed full of guidance, techniques and practical exercises drawn from many years of experience, this book will help you: - Manage stress, and the unpleasant side-effects that often come with it - Improve your well-being and resilience - Create a fuller, more enjoyable and meaningful life Written by an experienced therapist, this helpful little book is your ticket to a calmer, more fulfilled life.
Using the principles of CBT, these illustrated worksheets help adults to understand and manage feelings of stress. The activities follow the framework of a typical CBT course: how it works, looking at the nature of stress, linking thoughts, feelings, behaviour and physiology cycles, exploring different levels of thinking and beliefs, and identifying goals and future planning. It presents these theories in an accessible way so that adults are familiar with the foundations of CBT they will be using in the worksheets. They can complete them by writing or drawing, alongside the opportunity to colour in parts of the pages as they consider ideas. Suitable for adults in individual or group work, this is an excellent book to use as a standalone resource or in conjunction with professional therapy to deal with stress.
If you feel that your voice is not being heard, you may feel stressed, angry, and resentful. For some, assertiveness comes easy, but for countless others, it is a skill that must be learned. In this New Harbinger Self-Help Essential, you will learn how to evaluate your current patterns of communication, differentiate between aggressive, passive, and assertive styles of communication, and avoid anxiety by effectively asserting yourself. In addition, you will gain the skills needed to help you express your feelings and opinions, set limits, and initiate change. By using non-verbal assertive communication, you can learn to listen to others while staying assertive, and avoid manipulation. New Harbinger Self-Help Essentials provide simple, effective exercises that you can use now to make lasting changes. This Essential is drawn from The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook, which details easy, step-by-step techniques for calming the body and mind in an increasingly overstimulated world. Now in its sixth edition, this workbook, highly regarded by therapists and their clients, remains the go-to source for stress reduction strategies that can be incorporated into even the busiest lives. The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook has been awarded The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Seal of Merit — an award bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives.
Are you suffering from the effects of stress? Do you want to learn techniques that will help you relax? Would you like lasting strategies to help you set goals for feeling happier and coping with stressful times in the long term? This workbook uses a compassionate approach based on positive psychology, and a whole-life approach along with self-assessment and interactive tasks to help you manage your stress. It doesn't just tell you how to feel more relaxed; by using diagnostic tests, practical exercises, and thought challenges, it will show you how to set new goals for achieving happiness, and help you make plans to achieve a better sense of balance. The contents help you identify your particular personality type, allowing you to pick a path through the book that works for you, while the coverage includes such cutting-edge techniques as mindfulness and compassion, in addition to giving you practical support for stressful situations and long-term planning for a happier future.
Practical Stress Management: A Comprehensive Workbook, Seventh Edition, is a focused, personal, worksheet-based text that combines theory and principles with hands-on exercises to help readers manage the negative impact of stress in life. As a practical tool for recognizing and preventing stress, the action-oriented approach enables the student to make personal change through self-reflection and behavior change techniques. This approach allows the book to be used as a text in a course or as a self-study/reference book. In this edition, the authors cover financial stress and expand their section on sleep. The book is accompanied by online MP3 files of guided relaxation techniques and downloadable worksheets. In addition, worksheets and thoughts for reflection boxes help users determine their own level of stress and apply effective stress management techniques. Completely revised, including updated stress management techniques and references, along with further readings in each chapter Updated websites accompany each chapter Includes ten new worksheets, along with an updating of remaining worksheets Contains 'thoughts for reflection' boxes that highlight meditation techniques throughout the world