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Essentials of Managing Stress, Fourth Edition

Author(s): Brian Luke Seaward, PhD, Paramount Wellness Institute
  • ISBN-13: 9781284101508
  • Product With Access Code    372 pages      © 2017
Price: $71.95 US List
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Every new print copy of Essentials of Managing Stress, Fourth Edition includes access to the Navigate Student Companion Website!

The new edition and accompanying website for Essentials of Managing Stress, Fourth Edition contains everything you need for an introductory one-term course.   The Fourth Edition provides readers with the practical skills and techniques to best handle daily stressors, and empower them with the tools needed to live a balanced life. This new edition is a highly accessible and student-friendly text that blends theory with effective application, while using simple, straight-forward examples and concepts. Students are guided through a series of more than 80 exercises and questionnaires that encourage them to adopt effective stress management practices into their personal health behaviors.

Features & Benefits

  • NEW - Audio files, narrated by author Brian Luke Seaward, introduce each section and can be found on the Navigate Companion Website
  • NEW – Includes a new Chapter 24, Ecotherapy: The Healing Power of Nature
  • NEW - Many new Workbook Exercises can be found throughout the text that encourage readers to self-assess and process their findings in a meaningful way
  • Worksheets are also available as writable PDFs on the Navigate Companion Website
  • Student Favorite! -  Four audio relaxation files are available on the Navigate Companion Website
  • A reader-friendly approach balances practical tips with theory and concepts

Applicable Courses

Appropriate for One or Two Credit Stress Management Courses

  • Stress Management
  • Personal Health (Self Management)
  • Complementary Medicine
  • Managing Stress
  • Principles and Strategies of Stress Management
Part  I  The Wellness Mandala: Holistic Stress Management
  Chapter  1  The Nature of Stress
  Chapter  2  The Body: The Battlefield for the Mind's War Games
  Chapter  3  The Emotions: From a Motivation of Fear to a Motivation of Love
  Chapter  4  The Mind: The Psychology of Stress
  Chapter  5  The Spirit: Health of the Human Spirit
Part  II  Effective Coping Skills
  Chapter  6  Reframing: Creating a Positive Mind-Set
  Chapter  7  Comic Relief: The Healing Power of Humor
  Chapter  8  Simple Assertiveness and Healthy Boundaries
  Chapter  9  Time and Money: Effective Resource Management
  Chapter  10  Expressive Art Therapy
  Chapter  11  Creative Problem Solving
  Chapter  12  Communication Skills (in the Information Age)
  Chapter  13  Additional Coping Skills
Part  III  Effective Relaxation Techniques
  Chapter  14  The Art of Calm: Relaxation Through the Five Senses
  Chapter  15  The Art of Breathing
  Chapter  16  The Art of Meditation
  Chapter  17  The Power of Mental Imagery and Visualization
  Chapter  18  Soothing Sounds: Music to Relax By
  Chapter  19  Massage Therapy and Bodywork
  Chapter  20  Hatha Yoga
  Chapter  21  Self-Hypnosis and Autogenics
  Chapter  22  Nutrition: Eating for a Healthy Immune System
  Chapter  23  Physical Exercise: Flushing Out the Stress Hormones
  Chapter  24  Ecotherapy: The Healing Power of Nature
  Chapter  25  Additional Relaxation Techniques
Part  IV  Designing Your Personal Relaxation Program
  Chapter  26  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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