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Achieving the Mind-Body-Spirit Connection: A Stress Management Workbook

Author(s): Brian Luke Seaward, PhD, Paramount Wellness Institute
  • ISBN-13: 9780763745738
  • ISBN-10:0763745731
  • Paperback    220 pages      © 2005
Price: $22.95 US List
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Achieving the Mind-Body-Spirit Connection: A Stress Management Workbook is a self-help workbook for individuals seeking guidance in managing personal stress. It contains a combination of insightful content and original self-assessment exercises with the overall purpose of creating a sound and successful stress management program.  Features of this workbook include Brian Luke Seaward’s unique holistic perspective on uniting mind, body, spirit and emotions and a writing style acclaimed for being very user friendly, often described as if one is having a conversation with the author.

The association between stress and disease is well documented, from the common cold to cancer. However stress also distorts decision making, disrupts emotional thought processing and compromises the health of the human spirit. Good stress management is nothing more than common sense, but in a fast paced, fragmented society, good sense is anything but common. Achieving the Mind-Body-Spirit Connection serves as a wonderful reminder of what we know at the deepest level of our being: Optimal health requires the integration, balance and harmony of mind, body, spirit and emotions. Drawing upon the disciplines of psychology, physiology, sociology, theology, anthropology, mythology and quantum physics, Dr. Seaward blends the proven tenets of ageless wisdom with a score of practical ideas, suggestions and exercises to help you truly achieve harmony between mind, body, spirit and emotions. From comic relief and hatha yoga to guided mental imagery and music therapy, this workbook contains over 70 exercises which serve to integrate mind, body and spirit as one dynamic force that can withstand the pressures of whatever stress may come your way.

Table of Contents

PART I: The Wellness Mandala
1. STRESS: A Global Epidemic    
2. BODY: The Body is the Battlefield/ Mind’s War Games 
3. EMOTIONS: Taming Anger and Fear   
4. MIND: The Psychology of Stress    
5. SPIRIT: Health of the Human Spirit

PART II: Effective Coping Skills
6. Reframing: Creating a Positive Mind Set
7. Comic Relief: Humor Therapy
8. Simple Assertiveness: Establishing Healthy Boundaries
9. Effective Time Management: Pacing Yourself for Life 
10.Creative Problem Solving 
11. Art Therapy      
12. Additional Coping Skills     

PART III: Effective Relaxation Techniques
13. The Art of Calm: Relaxation Through the Five Senses
14. The Art of Breathing: Forty Ways to Breathe
15. The Art of Meditation
16. The Power of Visualization and Mental Imagery  
17. Soothing Sounds: Music to Relax By
18. Autogenics & Self-Hypnosis    
19. Massage Therapy: Healing Power of Touch 
20. Hatha Yoga     
21. Nutrition & Stress: Eating for a Healthy Immune System
22. Physical Exercise: The Best Use of Fight or Flight
23: Additional Relaxation Techniques   

PART IV:  Designing Your Personal Relaxation Program

Brian Luke Seaward, PhD-Paramount Wellness Institute

Dr. Seaward is a renowned and respected international expert in the fields of stress management, mind-body-spirit healing and health promotion. Over his career in academia he has served on the faculty of the University of Maryland, The American University, The University of Colorado and the University of Northern Colorado-Greeley, and The Graduate Institute in Bethany, CT. Currently, he is the Executive Director of the Paramount Wellness Institute in Boulder, CO. The wisdom of Brian Luke Seaward, a TEDX speaker, can be found quoted in PBS specials, college graduation speeches, medical seminars, boardroom meetings, church sermons, and keynote addresses all over the world. Dr. Seaward is the author of over 14 bestselling books many translated in several languages. He is respected nationally for his achievements in wellness program development for several Fortune 500 companies and is considered a popular speaker at many national and international conferences.

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  • "Dr. Seaward has masterfully integrated a remarkable range of ideas and methods into an immanently practical approach for physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing." 

                                        —Donna Eden, author of Energy Medicine

    "Brian Luke Seaward has created the finest resource for stress management in the field today. Essential for everyone in the field of human resources, healthcare, education and business, this book has orchestrated dozens of techniques and strategies for bringing harmony, health and spirit to our daily lives. This is the essential resource for the decade."

                                        —Don Campbell, musician, lecturer and author of The Mozart Effect

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