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

Author(s): Brian Luke Seaward, PhD, Paramount Wellness Institute
  • ISBN-13: 9781284036640
  • Product With Access Code    602 pages      © 2015
Price: $170.95 US List
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Revised, updated and reorganized, Managing Stress: Principles & Strategies for Health and Well-Being Eighth 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.

Features & Benefits

  • Includes a new Chapter 28, Ecotherapy: The Healing Power of Nature.
  • Revised and updated to keep pace with changes in the field.
  • Chapter 15, Communication Skills in the Information Age, has been expanded to reference the latest technology and how it affects lifestyles.
  • New information on stress and diabetes, job market stressors, desk yoga options, food allergies, and much more.
  • Includes FREE access to the  Navigate Companion Website to accompany Managing Stress, Eighth Edition which includes relaxation technique audio files, practice quizzes, crossword puzzles, animated flashcards, and more.
  • Instructor's material include Instructor's manual, LMS-ready Test Bank, PowerPoint Image Bank, PowerPoint Lecture Slides, Sample Syllabi and Lesson Plans.
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 in the Information Age
  Chapter  16  Resource Management: Managing Time and Money
  Chapter  17  Additional Coping Techniques
Part  4  Relaxation Techniques
  Chapter  18  Diaphragmatic Breathing
  Chapter  19  Meditation and Mind Fullness
  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  Autogencis and Clinical Biofeedback
  Chapter  27  Physical Exercise, Nutrition, and Stress
  Chapter  28  28 Ecotherapy: The Healing Power of Nature

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.

Additional Titles by this Author
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Instructor's ToolKit CD-ROM to accompany Managing Stress, Eighth Edition

ISBN-13: 9781284047851

The Instructor's ToolKit CD includes a computerized Test Bank (including Diploma test generator), Instructor's Manual, PowerPoint presentations organized by chapter, Image Bank, and lesson plans.


The following instructor resources are available to qualified instructors for download

ISBN-13: 9781284036640

Angel ready Test Bank
BlackBoard ready Test Bank
Desire to Learn ready Test Bank
Instructor Manual
Lesson Plan
Moodle ready Test Bank
Slides in PowerPoint Format
Test Bank

The Art of Peace and Relaxation Workbook

ISBN-13: 9781284044393

The perfect companion to Managing Stress: Principles and Strategies for Health and Well-Being, Eighth Edition, this workbook contains more than 130 stress management exercises that will show you how to withstand the pressures of whatever stress may come your way. Collectively, these surveys, questionnaires, inventories, journal entries, and worksheets are designed as a comprehensive action plan to help you develop effective coping skills and learn to use proven relaxation techniques. As you complete these exercises, you will see how easy it is to make stress management a part of your daily routine, achieve total mind-body-spirit wellness, and stop "victim consciousness."  You will learn how to understand and resolve the causes of your stress and relieve and minimize the physical symptoms that accompany stress.