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Managing Stress: Principles and Strategies for Health and Well-Being, Seventh Edition

Author(s): Brian Luke Seaward, PhD, Paramount Wellness Institute
  • ISBN-13: 9780763798338
  • Paperback    586 pages      © 2012
Price: International Sales $140.95 US List
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Managing Stress, Seventh Edition, provides a comprehensive approach to stress management honoring the integration, balance, and harmony of mind, body, spirit, and emotions. The holistic approach taken by internationally acclaimed lecturer and author Brian Luke Seaward gently guides the reader to greater levels of mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being by emphasizing the importance of mind-body-spirit unity.  Referred to as the “authority on stress management” by students and professionals, this book gives students the tools needed to identify and manage stress while teaching them how to strive for health and balance.

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Features & Benefits

New to this Edition:

  • Chapter 2, The Sociology of Stress, addresses information overload, social networking, microwave dangers, etc; incivility; and the environmental disconnect including shortages of natural resources lack of exposure to sunshine and environmental toxins
  • The most current research on the neuroplasticy of the brain as the result of meditation
  • Includes two new iPod tracks–The Dolphin Breath Meditation and Body Colors and Healing Light Meditation. Audio files allow students to practice many of the relaxation techniques discussed in the text
  • Over 10 new exercise worksheets in the Art of Peace and Relaxation Workbook with several revised exercise worksheets as well
  • Updates on various research topics regarding effective coping and relaxation techniques
  • “Stress With A Human Face” features have been added throughout the text
  • Chapter 6 includes a new section on the topic of joy and happiness (eustress) in tandem with the interest of the positive psychology movement
Part  1  The Nature of Stress
  Chapter  1  The Nature of Stress
  Chapter  2  The Sociology of Stress
  Chapter  3  Physiology of Stress
  Chapter  4  Stress and Disease
Part  2  The Mind and Soul
  Chapter  5  Toward a Psychology of Stress
  Chapter  6  The Stress Emotions: Anger, Fear, and Joy
  Chapter  7  Stress-Prone and Stress-Resistant Personality Traits
  Chapter  8  Stress and Human Spirituality
Part  3  Coping Strategies
  Chapter  9  Cognitive Restructuring Reframing
  Chapter  10  Behavior Modification
  Chapter  11  Journal Writing
  Chapter  12  Expressive Art Therapy
  Chapter  13  Humor Therapy (Comic Relief)
  Chapter  14  Creative Problem Solving
  Chapter  15  Communication Skills
  Chapter  16  Resource Management: Managing Time and Money
  Chapter  17  Additional Coping Techniques
Part  4  Relaxation Techniques
  Chapter  18  Diaphragmatic Breathing
  Chapter  19  Meditation
  Chapter  20  Hatha Yoga
  Chapter  21  Mental Imagery and Visualization
  Chapter  22  Music Therapy
  Chapter  23  Massage Therapy
  Chapter  24  T’ai Chi Ch’uan
  Chapter  25  Progressive Muscular Relaxation
  Chapter  26  Autogenic Training
  Chapter  27  Clinical Biofeedback
  Chapter  28  Physical Exercise, Nutrition, and Stress

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. Currently he serves on the faculty of the University of Northern Colorado-Greeley and is the Executive Director of the Paramount Wellness Institute in Boulder, CO. The wisdom of Brian Luke Seaward 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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  • “The new chapter: The Sociology of Stress is excellent and a great synopsis of what I have been trying to say to my students for several years. Thank you for including this ever-increasing issue in the text.”
    — Loeen Irons, Baylor University, Texas

  • "I rate this textbook on Stress Management as OUTSTANDING! I have used Dr. Seaward's text for over a decade now for my Stress Management classes, and it just keeps getting better and better!

    My students repeatedly have commented on how well it is written, how it presents the topics in an interesting and helpful manner, and how the illustrations and informational inserts in each chapter are superb. They like his approach in that after reading all the chapters on the variety of coping techniques, they can make informed choices about how to best manage their personal stress.

    From the teacher's point of view, the holistic approach to stress management, the well documented causes and effects, and the myriad of management techniques that are thoroughly researched and presented, combine to make this text a wonderful tool and guide to use in my classes. It is truly a well researched, comprehensive and factual text that is a refreshing change from reading a lot of other "self-help" books that are written to promote one author's message on one particular subject."

    - Susan W. Kennen, Dutchess Community College


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Electronic Art of Peace and Relaxation Workbook

ISBN-13: 9781449638238

This workbook contains over 130 exercises - including 10 new exercises and several revised worksheets - in the form of surveys, questionnaires, inventories, and journal entries that help students make stress-reducing skills part of their daily routine.


Art of Peace and Relaxation Workbook

ISBN-13: 9781449634384

This workbook contains over 130 exercises - including 10 new exercises and several revised worksheets - in the form of surveys, questionnaires, inventories, and journal entries that help students make stress-reducing skills part of their daily routine.


Managing Stress: A Creative Journal

ISBN-13: 9780763790141 ISBN-10: 0763790141

Managing Stress 7E + Art of Peace and Relaxation Workbook

Bundle ISBN: 9781449640576
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