Managing Stress: Principles and Strategies for Health and Well-Being, 9th Edition Front Cover

Managing Stress: Principles and Strategies for Health and Well-Being, 9th Edition


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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 The Nature of Stress
CHAPTER 2 The Sociology of Stress
CHAPTER 3 Physiology of Stress
CHAPTER 4 Stress and Disease

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

CHAPTER 9 Cognitive Restructuring: Reframing
CHAPTER 10 Healthy Boundaries: 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

CHAPTER 18 Diaphragmatic Breathing
CHAPTER 19 Meditation and Mindfulness
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 and Clinical Biofeedback
CHAPTER 27 Physical Exercise, Nutrition, and Stress
CHAPTER 28 Ecotherapy: The Healing Power of Nature

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