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The upside of stress : why stress is good for you, and how to get good at it / by McGonigal, Kelly.;
"More than forty-four percent of Americans admit to losing sleep over stress. And while most of us do everything we can to reduce it, Stanford psychologist and bestselling author Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D., delivers a startling message: Stress isn't bad. In The Upside of Stress, McGonigal highlights new research indicating that stress can, in fact, make us stronger, smarter, and happier--if we learn how to embrace it"--Includes bibliographical references and index.Part 1: Rethink stress. How to change your mind about stress ; Beyond fight-or-flight ; A meaningful life is a stressful life -- Part 2: Transform stress. What does it mean to be good at stress? ; Engage : how anxiety helps you rise to the challenge ; Connect : how caring creates resilience ; Grow : how adversity makes you stronger ; Final reflections.
Subjects: Stress (Psychology); Stress management.;
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Psych 101 : psychology facts, basics, statistics, tests, and more! / by Kleinman, Paul.;
"Too often, textbooks turn the noteworthy theories, principles, and experiments of psychology into tedious discourse that even Freud would want to repress. Psych 101 cuts out the boring details and statistics, and instead, gives you a lesson in psychology that keeps you engaged - and your synapses firing. From personality quizzes and the Rorschach Blot Test to B.F. Skinner and the stages of development, this primer for human behavior is packed with hundreds of entertaining psychology basics and quizzes you can't get anywhere else. So whether you're looking to unravel the intricacies of the mind, or just want to find out what makes your friends tick, Psych 101 has all the answers - even the ones you didn't know you were looking for"--P. [4] of cover.
Subjects: Psychology.; Stress (Psychology); Emotions.;
© c2012., Adams Media
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The science of stress management : a guide to best practices for better well-being / by Dasgupta, Amitava.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-319) and index.Adverse effects of stress on mind and body -- Do women have better coping skill in response to stress? -- Pets are natural stress busters -- Child development and social influences on stress: relief through social networking, volunteering, laughter, and taking a vacation-- Exercise, yoga and meditation for stress management -- Aromatherapy, massage, reiki and music for stress management -- Making love to your spouse/romantic partner-a great stress buster -- Balanced diet for prevention of chronic diseases and stress management -- Drinking in moderation for stress relief -- Stress relief and other health benefits of chocolate."Stress is an inevitable part of everyday life. Sometimes we manage it well. Other times, not so much. But understanding the role of stress in our overall health and wellness is essential to taking it head-on. It's not just that stress can take over our thoughts; it can take over our bodies. From the flight or fight response to inflammation, from feeling anxious to feeling sick, it can deteriorate our bodies and our minds from the inside out. While many books promise tips on managing stress, this book takes it one step further to consider the science behind stress and how it affects our minds and bodies, offering evidence-based approaches to managing stress for optimum results. Amitava Dasgupta guides readers to a greater understanding of the mechanisms at work when stress is present and provides guidance for dealing with those physical and mental responses. While grounded in the science of stress, this work also helps readers employ those strategies that will best manage stress for better overall health"--The publisher.
Subjects: Stress (Psychology); Stress management.; Well-being.; Stress, Psychological.;
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Total meditation : practices in living the awakened life / by Chopra, Deepak,author.;
"The definitive book of meditation that will help you achieve new dimensions of stress-free living, from New York Times bestselling author Deepak Chopra"--Introduction: A call to wake up -- Total meditation: a new and better way. Why 'total' meditation? ; Your life is your meditation ; Let your body guide you ; The stuckness syndrome ; Getting unstuck ; Self-empowerment ; Every day awake -- Making your practice richer. Feeling the miracle: 10 simple exercises ; 7-day meditation course: insights for life ; Vibrating the silence: 52 mantras -- Epilogue: The master meditation.Chopra offers a complete exploration and reinterpretation of the physical, mental, emotional, relational, and spiritual benefits that meditation can bring. He guides readers on how to wake up to new levels of awareness that will ultimately cultivate a clear vision, heal suffering in your mind and body, and help recover who you really are. While elevating the practice of meditation to a life-changing quest for higher consciousness and a more fulfilling existence., Chopra also incorporates new research on meditation and its benefits, provides practical awareness exercises, and concludes with a 52-week program of meditations to help revolutionize every aspect of your life. -- adapted from back cover
Subjects: Meditation.; Stress (Psychology); Stress management.;
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You, stress less : the owner's manual for regaining balance in your life / by Roizen, Michael F.; Oz, Mehmet,1960-;
Explains how stress impacts every aspect of a life while sharing stress-management techniques on how to minimize related health risks and improve overall well-being.
Subjects: Stress management; Stress management.; Stress (Psychology); Stress (Psychology); Stress management.;
© 2011., Free Press,
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Stress pandemic : 9 natural steps to break the cycle of stress & thrive : a unique Liferestyle solution / by Huljich, Paul,1952-; Polk, Hugh.;
The modern world is a breeding ground for stress. Any kind of stress can greatly inhibit life and take a serious toll on both body and mind. Huljich outlines a practical approach to beating stress and achieving complete wellness.Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-270).
Subjects: Stress management.; Stress (Psychology);
© c2014., Mwella Publishing ; Distributed by Midpoint Trade Books,
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Why zebras don't get ulcers / Robert M. Sapolsky. by Sapolsky, Robert M.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. [418]-515) and index.1. Why don't zebras get ulcers? -- 2. Glands, gooseflesh, and hormones -- 3. Stroke, heart attacks, and voodoo death -- 4. Stress, metabolism, and liquidating your assets -- 5. Ulcers, the runs, and hot fudge sundaes -- 6. Dwarfism and the importance of mothers -- 7. Sex and reproduction -- 8. Immunity, stress, and disease -- 9. Stress and pain -- 10. Stress and memory -- 11. Stress and a good night's sleep -- 12. Aging and death -- 13. Why is psychological stress stressful? -- 14. Stress and depression -- 15. Personality, temperament, and their stress-related consequences -- 16. Junkies, adrenaline junkies, and pleasure -- 17. The view from the bottom -- 18. Managing stress.
Subjects: Stress (Physiology); Stress (Psychology); Stress management.;
© c2004., Times Books,
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The encyclopedia of stress and stress-related diseases / by Kahn, Ada P.; Kahn, Ada P.Stress A-Z.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 410-415) and index.
Subjects: Stress (Physiology); Stress (Psychology); Stress management;
© c2006., Facts on File,
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Stepparenting : 50 one-minute dos and don'ts for stepdads and stepmoms / by Hicks, Randall,1956-;
Do show love and respect for your spouse -- Don't use chores as punishment -- Don't yell -- Do choose activities that bond you as a family -- Don't hide every parental disagreement -- Don't buy love -- Do give time -- Don't point out your own attributes -- Don't try to be the cool parent -- Do be fair and consistent in discipline -- Don't spank -- Don't wait until marriage to start taking on a role -- Do go slow -- Do let your spouse and his or her child have their own private time -- Do create new family activities and traditions -- Do get ready for "you are not my dad/mom" -- Don't expect an immediate blended family -- Don't be jealous when the child talks about the out-of-house parent -- Don't let your stepchild's rudeness go unnoticed -- Do find time to focus on your spouse -- Do accept your stepchild for who they are -- Do take care of yourself -- Do find "little" activities to do together -- Do build a family website or Facebook page -- Don't get sucked into taking sides between children -- Do consider stepparent adoption -- Do give easy opportunities to talk -- Do be flexible in what your stepchild calls you -- Do recognize adult stepchildren have emotions too -- Do consider attending worship together -- Don't get upset on mother's/father's day -- Don't push gender-specific roles on your spouse -- Do be prepared to pay for the failures of the out-of-house parent -- Do help your stepchild feel good about himself/herself -- Don't feel you need to solve every problem -- Don't be afraid to refer to your stepchild as "my son" or "my daughter" -- Do be prepared for the sex with your spouse to change -- Don't brush aside your child's grief -- Do be prepared for a child's rejection -- Do be prepared for your stepchild to badmouth you to the out-of-house parent -- Don't defend yourself against every negative comment from the out-of-house parent -- Do help your stepchild buy gifts for the out-of-house parent -- Do understand the reason for a child's anger and rudeness -- Don't "pass the buck" to the stepparent -- Don't let your guilt over a failed marriage make you spoil your child -- Don't control your kids. Guide them -- Do recognize your stepchild may show love in different ways -- Do use the fewest words possible -- Don't criticize a child for bad behavior, criticize the behavior itself -- Do respect a stepchild's need for privacy and decorum -- Don't feel every holiday must be spent together -- From the author.Step parenting involves special parenting challenges and skills. This book eliminates the fluff and gives you just the nuggets in 50 one-and-two page "chapters," each with an accompanying photograph, concisely addressing a particular issue. This is practical advice that both the stepparent and existing parent can instantly put to use.
Subjects: Stepfamilies.; Stepparents; Stress (Psychology); Parenting.;
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How everyone became depressed : the rise and fall of the nervous breakdown / by Shorter, Edward.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-241) and index.Nerves as a problem -- The rise of nervous illness -- Fatigue -- Anxiety -- A different kind of nervous breakdown: melancholia -- The nervous breakdown -- Paradigm shift -- Something wrong with the label -- Drugs -- The return of the two depressions (and an anxious postscript -- Nerves redux -- Context."In this provocative book, Edward Shorter describes how in the 19th century patients with anxiety, fatigue and unable to sleep and obsess about the whole thing were considered "nervous," and when they lost control it was a "nervous breakdown." Then psychiatry turned its back on the whole concept of nerves, and--first under the influence of Freud's psychoanalysis and then the influence of the pharmaceutical industry--the diagnosis of depression took center stage. The result has been a scientific disaster, leading to the misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment (with "antidepressants") of millions of patients. And with the new 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5), the trend of inappropriate treatment is sure to continue. Urging that the diagnosis of depression be re-thought, this book turns a dramatic page in the understanding of psychiatric symptoms that are as common as the common cold. A gripping historical argument on psychiatric diagnosis and its flawed heritage and future."--Jacket.
Subjects: Depression, Mental.; Stress (Psychology); Depressive Disorder.; Affective Symptoms.; Stress, Psychological.;
© 2013., Oxford University Press,
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