Romas, John A.

Practical Stress Management : A Comprehensive Workbook. - 7th ed. - 1 online resource (238 pages) - eBooks on Demand .

Front Cover -- Practical Stress Management -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Contents -- Preface -- 1 Understanding Stress -- What Is Stress? -- Contemporary Concepts of Stress in the West -- Response-Based Concept of Stress -- Event-Based Concept of Stress -- Interactional Model of Stress -- Stressors -- Life Events or Life Change Events -- Chronic Stressors -- Another Type of Stressor: The Nonevent -- Effects of Stress on the Body -- Stress in the Overall Context -- Chapter Review -- Summary Points -- Important Terms Defined -- Websites to Explore -- American Institute of Stress -- International Stress Management Association -- International Organization of Psychophysiology -- Journal of Psychophysiology -- References and Further Reading -- 2 Enhancing Awareness About Managing Stress -- Awareness About Managing Stress -- Acute Manifestations of Stress -- Chronic Manifestations of Stress -- Stress and Expectations -- Sense of Coherence -- Chapter Review -- Summary Points -- Important Terms Defined -- Websites to Explore -- Future Health -- Kansas State University Counseling Services -- Mental Health America -- Search Engine -- References and Further Reading -- 3 Relaxation -- What Is Relaxation? -- Sleep -- Non-REM (Nonrapid Eye Movement) Sleep -- REM (Rapid Eye Movement) Sleep -- Relaxation Techniques -- Yogic Breathing, or Pranayama -- Biofeedback -- Progressive Muscle Relaxation -- Autogenic Training -- Visual Imagery -- Self-Hypnosis -- Humor, Stress, and Relaxation -- Mindfulness Meditation -- Chapter Review -- Summary Points -- Important Terms Defined -- Websites to Explore -- National Sleep Foundation -- Relaxation Links -- The Osho Website -- The Vethathiri Website -- Transcendental Meditation -- References and Further Reading -- 4 Effective Communication -- What Is Communication? -- The Communication Process -- Assertiveness. Behavioral Styles -- How the Personal Profile Contributes to Stress Reduction -- Technological Communication and Stress -- Chapter Review -- Summary Points -- Important Terms Defined -- Websites to Explore -- Designed Thinking -- DiSC Profile -- Effective Communication -- Interpersonal Communication Articles -- References and Further Reading -- 5 Managing Anger and Resolving Conflicts -- What Is Anger? -- Managing the Anger Within -- Anger and Stress: The Connection -- Dealing With an Angry Person -- Transactional Analysis -- The Time-Out Procedure -- The "Upset" Philosophy -- Active Listening -- Chapter Review -- Summary Points -- Important Terms Defined -- Websites to Explore -- American Psychological Association -- Anger Alternatives -- Anger Management -- Anger Management Home Study Course -- Conflict Resolution -- References and Further Reading -- 6 Coping With Anxiety -- What Is Anxiety? -- Depression -- Coping Mechanisms -- Method Based on Rational Emotive Therapy -- Method Based on Simplified Kundalini Yoga -- Method Based on Gestalt Therapy -- Systematic Desensitization -- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy -- Chapter Review -- Summary Points -- Important Terms Defined -- Websites to Explore -- Anxiety and Depression Association of America -- Math Anxiety -- Psychotherapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) -- Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General -- Test Anxiety -- References and Further Reading -- 7 Eating Behavior for Healthy Lifestyles -- Importance of Appropriate Eating -- Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2015-2020 -- Key Recommendations -- Disordered Eating and Body Image -- Enhancing Awareness About Our Dietary Patterns -- Categories of Food Items -- Avoiding Alcohol, Smoking, and Drug Abuse -- Balanced Diet Plan for Stress Reduction and Healthful Living -- Chapter Review -- Summary Points -- Important Terms Defined. Websites to Explore -- Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics -- Canada's Food Guide -- Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion -- Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2015-2020 -- Holistic Online Center -- How to Keep a Food Journal -- Nutrition Today -- References and Further Reading -- 8 Regular Physical Activity and Exercise -- Importance of Physical Activity and Exercise -- Healthy Lifestyle -- Types of Exercise -- Initiating and Sustaining a Regular Physical Activity or Exercise Program -- Chapter Review -- Summary Points -- Important Terms Defined -- Websites to Explore -- American Heart Association -- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- Department of Health and Human Services Report on Physical Activity -- Health Canada-Physical Activity -- World Health Organization -- References and Further Reading -- 9 Efficient Time Management and Sound Financial Management -- Importance of Time Management -- Manifestations of Poor Time Management -- Approaches to Time Management -- Sound Financial Management -- Chapter Review -- Summary Points -- Important Terms Defined -- Websites to Explore -- Personal Time Management for Busy Managers -- Randy Paüsoh's Tips for Time Management -- Time Management -- Virtual Pamphlet Collection-Time Management -- References and Further Reading -- 10 Implementing a Stress Reduction Plan -- Importance of Implementing a Plan -- Stages of Change -- Determining Goals, Objectives, and Targets -- Goal Setting -- Establishing Objectives -- Example of an Objective -- Deciding Targets -- Social Support -- Finding the Best Techniques That Suit Your Goals -- Toward a Stress-Free Life -- Chapter Review -- Summary Points -- Important Terms Defined -- Websites to Explore -- Goal Setting -- Social Anxiety Support Group -- Ten Steps to Getting What You Want in Life -- References and Further Reading. Appendix 1 List of Stress Management Principles -- Appendix 2 List of Reviewers -- Appendix 3 Personal Assessment Log -- Appendix 4 Guide to Pronunciation of Foreign Language Words -- Index -- Back Cover.

9780128112960


Stress management.

RA785.R663 2017

155.9/042