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Stress Management: A Comprehensive Guide to Wellness

0345327349


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West Coast Review of Books
"...witty, relaxed yet disarmingly effective...makes reading it a great, relaxing pleasure."

American Academy of Behavioral Medicine Newsletter
"...the most informative and practical book on stress to date."

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Who Moved My Cheese : An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life
Spencer Johnson
0399144463
September 1998
Hardcover
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Book Review
Change can be a blessing or a curse, depending on your perspective. The message of Who Moved My Cheese? is that all can come to see it as a blessing, if they understand the nature of cheese and the role it plays in their lives. Who Moved My Cheese? is a parable that takes place in a maze. Four beings live in that maze: Sniff and Scurry are mice--nonanalytical and nonjudgmental, they just want cheese and are willing to do whatever it takes to get it. Hem and Haw are "littlepeople," mouse-size humans who have an entirely different relationship with cheese. It's not just sustenance to them; it's their self-image. Their lives and belief systems are built around the cheese they've found. Most of us reading the story will see the cheese as something related to our livelihoods--our jobs, our career paths, the industries we work...


Who Moved My Cheese
Spencer Johnson, M.D.
0743500474
Jan 2000
Audio Compact Disc - Unabridged
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Book Review
Change can be a blessing or a curse, depending on your perspective. The message of Who Moved My Cheese? is that all can come to see it as a blessing, if they understand the nature of cheese and the role it plays in their lives. Who Moved My Cheese? is a parable that takes place in a maze. Four beings live in that maze: Sniff and Scurry are mice--nonanalytical and nonjudgmental, they just want cheese and are willing to do whatever it takes to get it. Hem and Haw are "littlepeople," mouse-size humans who have an entirely different relationship with cheese. It's not just sustenance to them; it's their self-image. Their lives and belief systems are built around the cheese they've found. Most of us reading the story will see the cheese as something related to our livelihoods--our jobs, our career paths, the industries we work...


Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body & Mind to Face Stress, Pain & Illness
Jon Kabat-Zinn
0385303122
January 1990
Paperback
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Book Review
Kabat-Zinn, founder of the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, is perhaps the best-known proponent of using meditation to help patients deal with illness. (The somewhat confusing title is from a line in Zorba the Greek in which the title character refers to the ups and downs of family life as "the full catastrophe.") But this book is also a terrific introduction for anyone who has considered meditating but was afraid it would be too difficult or would include religious practices they found foreign. Kabat-Zinn focuses on "mindfulness," a concept that involves living in the moment, paying attention, and simply "being" rather than "doing." While you can practice anything "mindfully," from taking a walk to cleaning your house, Kabat-Zinn presents several meditation techniques that focus the...


Coping with Stress in a Changing World with PowerWeb Bind-in Card

0072985399


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Book Description
Practical, thorough, and student-friendly, this text empowers readers to take control of their lives by recognizing stressors and implementing effective strategies to combat them.

About the Author
Richard Blonna is Associate Professor in the Community Health Department at William Paterson University. In addition to his Ed.D. in Health Education from Temple University, he has received an M.A. in Education from Seton Hall University and a B.S. in Psychology from William Paterson College. He is a Certified Health Education Specialist. He has written seveal other books in addition to Coping with Stess in a Changing World.


Yoga for Stress Relief : A Simple and Unique Three-Month Program for De-Stressing and Stress Prevention

0679778179


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Book Review
Filled with beautifully clear illustrations of asanas (stretching poses) and pranayamas (breathing exercises), Yoga for Stress Relief should prove effective enough to dissolve the tension out of your body, no matter how frazzled you may feel. Perfect for yoga novices, this book is designed to be part of a gradual, three-month program for dissolving the stress you have now and for helping you build up both psychological and physiological defenses against future stress. Based on the yoga developed by Swami Sivananda, which combines two of the gentlest types of yoga (Hatha and Raja), the book begins with a clear, non-technical explanation of exactly how detrimental stress is for the body, especially to the respiratory, digestive, cardiovascular, and endocrine systems. Then the exercises are described using both their Sanskrit...


The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook
Martha Davis
1572242140
January 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
Although the sheer size of this dense workbook might cause initial hyperventilation--280 full-size sheets of text--take heart (and a deep breath!): the many self-assessment tools and calming techniques presented in this fifth edition can help overcome anxiety and promote physical and emotional well-being. First introduced in 1980, the book received praise for presenting a comprehensive look at stress, its physical manifestations, and the multiple ways it can be managed. Twenty years later, its well-organized chapters on breathing, relaxation, meditation, thought stopping, and body awareness still guide the reader through copious self-help techniques to try and, eventually, master. Other chapters, including job stress management, goal setting and time management, and assertiveness training, focus on daily scenarios people...


Making Stress Work for You: Liberate Yourself from the Unwanted Effects of Stress!
Helen Graham
0760720134
March 2000
Hardcover
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Don't Sweat the Small Stuff and It's All Small Stuff
Richard Carlson
0786881852
Jan 1997
Paperback
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Book Review
Got a stress case in your life? Of course you do: "Without question, many of us have mastered the neurotic art of spending much of our lives worrying about a variety of things all at once." Carlson's cheerful book aims to make us stop and smell--if not roses--whatever is sitting in front of our noses. Don't Sweat the Small Stuff... offers 100 meditations designed to make you appreciate being alive, keep your emotions (especially anger and dissatisfaction) in proper perspective, and cherish other people as the unique miracles they are. It's an owner's manual of the heart, and if you follow the directions, you will be a happier, more harmonious person. Like Stairmasters, oat bran, and other things that are good for you, the meditations take discipline. Even so, some of the strategies are kind of fun: "Imagine...


Organizing from the Inside Out
Julie Morgenstern
0805075895
Jan 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
It's about time! Julie Morgenstern has written an organizing book that covers a new way of looking at the task of organizing effectively without labeling or blaming the person behind the lack of organization. Rather, she says, people who don't organize just never learned how to organize, through no fault of their own--after all, it's not a skill that's taught in school. That said, she gets down to work helping you figure out an organizing system that will really work for you, not a system based on cookie-cutter filing concepts or special storage units.

Morgenstern's "from the inside out" system begins by laying out the possible reasons for a failure of organization: technical errors (like having a complex organizing system that breaks down), external realities (like not enough space for your belongings), and psychological...



The Miracle Ball Method: Relieve Your Pain, Reshape Your Body, Reduce Your Stress
Elaine Petrone
0761128689
December 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Take two-they're small. And they perform miracles. Suffering a career-ending, potentially crippling injury to her back and right leg, a young dancer named Elaine Petrone tried everyone from orthopedists to yogis to turn her pain and prognosis around. Nothing worked-until she healed herself through a unique program of therapy and exercise based around the use of two small, squishy balls. From there she turned her passion into a mission that is helping the thousands of people who visit her classes conquer pain, stress, and injury.

Now, for relief for sufferers everywhere, comes The Miracle Ball Method, a healing kit containing two miracle balls and a fully illustrated book, all packaged together in an attention-getting clear plastic cylinder. The work itself is simple. Take a sore back: By resting your...


Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
David Allen
0670899240
January 2001
Hardcover
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Book Review
With first-chapter allusions to martial arts, "flow," "mind like water," and other concepts borrowed from the East (and usually mangled), you'd almost think this self-helper from David Allen should have been called Zen and the Art of Schedule Maintenance.

Not quite. Yes, Getting Things Done offers a complete system for downloading all those free-floating gotta-do's clogging your brain into a sophisticated framework of files and action lists--all purportedly to free your mind to focus on whatever you're working on. However, it still operates from the decidedly Western notion that if we could just get really, really organized, we could turn ourselves into 24/7 productivity machines. (To wit, Allen, whom the New Economy bible Fast Company has dubbed "the personal productivity guru," suggests that instead of meditating on...



The Power of Full Engagement
Jim Loehr
0743226755
Jan 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The authors, founders of and executives at LGE Performance Systems, an executive training program based on athletic coaching programs, offer a program aimed at stressed individuals who want to find more purpose in their work and ways to better handle their overburdened relationships. Just as athletes train, play and then recover, people need to recognize their own energy levels. "Balancing stress and recovery is critical not just in competitive sports, but also in managing energy in all facets of our lives. Emotional depth and resilience depend on active engagement with others and with our own feelings." Case studies demonstrate how some modest changes can have an immediate impact. Loehr (Mental Toughness Training for Sports) and Schwartz (Art of the Deal, writing with Donald Trump) also include a chart...


CrazyBusy : Overstretched, Overbooked, and About to Snap! Strategies for Coping in a World Gone ADD
Edward Dr Hallowell
0345482433
March 28, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Hallowell (Driven to Distraction; Delivered from Distraction) turns what he has learned treating Attention Deficit Disorder into advice on how to cope with rampant busyness, "the problem and the opportunity" of modern life. He explains how to turn "the rush, the gush, the worry, and the blather (which also includes clutter)" into allies, so that one can have the things one wants with the speed, volume and emotional energy of the crazy-busy lifestyle. The roadmap Hallowell offers is helpful; that is, if one can manage to pick this book out of the never-ending stream of stimuli and find the time to read it. Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Book Description
Are you too busy? Are you always running behind? Is...


Quien Se Ha Llevado Mi Queso
Spencer Johnson
8495787091
Sept 2002
(Paperback) - Spanish
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Ken Blanchard
En mis charlas por todo el mundo, cuento la historia del queso, y muchas veces la gente me dice... --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
Había una vez dos ratoncitos y dos hombrecillos que vivían en un laberinto. Estos cuatro personajes dependían del queso para alimentarse y ser felices. Como habían encontrado una habitación repleta de queso, vivieron durante un tiempo muy contentos. Pero un buen día el queso desapareció... Esta fábula simple e ingeniosa puede aplicarse a todos los ámbitos de la vida. Con palabras y ejemplos comprensibles incluso para un niño, nos enseña que todo cambia, y que las fórmulas que sirvieron en su momento pueden quedar obsoletas. El "queso" del relato...


How to Eat, Move and Be Healthy!
Paul Chek
1583870067
February 7, 2004
Paperback
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Eric Serrano, M.D.
"This book will be called the ‘bible’ of movement and nutrition."

Book Description
Your personalized 4-step guide to looking and feeling great from the inside out! A book for anyone who wants to look and feel their best. You are unique! The way we respond to food, exercise and stress varies person-to-person just as much as our fingerprints. This book will identify YOUR individual needs and teach you how to address issues that may be preventing you from looking and feeling your best. Follow this proven four-step program that has helped thousands of people look and feel their best. Step 1. Fill in the Questionnaires. Step 2. Develop a Unique Eating Plan for YOU. Step 3. Build a Personalized Exercise Program that Fits YOUR Needs. Step 4. Fine-tune a Healthier...


Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
David Allen
0142000280
January 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
With first-chapter allusions to martial arts, "flow," "mind like water," and other concepts borrowed from the East (and usually mangled), you'd almost think this self-helper from David Allen should have been called Zen and the Art of Schedule Maintenance.

Not quite. Yes, Getting Things Done offers a complete system for downloading all those free-floating gotta-do's clogging your brain into a sophisticated framework of files and action lists--all purportedly to free your mind to focus on whatever you're working on. However, it still operates from the decidedly Western notion that if we could just get really, really organized, we could turn ourselves into 24/7 productivity machines. (To wit, Allen, whom the New Economy bible Fast Company has dubbed "the personal productivity guru," suggests that instead of meditating on crouching tigers...



Fight Fat after Forty: The Revolutionary Three-Pronged Approach That Will Break Your Stress-Fat Cycle and Make You Healthy, Fit, and Trim For Life
Pam Peeke
014100181X
May 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
If you're a woman over 40, you are undergoing physical and emotional changes, declining metabolism, fat deposits at your waistline, decreased energy, mood swings, food cravings--do we need to continue this list? Now pile on chronic, long-term stress (which the author terms toxic stress), which hits women between 40 and 60 and leads to self-destructive eating behavior. "Uncontrolled or toxic stress keeps the refueling appetite on, thus inducing stress eating and weight gain," Peeke explains. The stress triggers are constant, so the body never gets to turn off the stress response. The weight gained from this chronic, toxic stress--toxic weight--settles inside the abdomen and is associated with heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.

Peeke explains the association between stress and fat gain, and describes the stress/eating...



The Ptsd Workbook
Mary Beth Williams
1572242825
Jan 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
(New Harbinger Publications) Trauma Recovery Education and Counseling Center, Warrenton, VA. Two psychologists and trauma experts offer techniques and interventions used by PTSD experts to conquer trauma-related symptoms. Readers learn how to determine type of trauma, identify symptoms, and learn how to overcome them. For consumers. Softcover.

Book Info
(New Harbinger Publications) Trauma Recovery Education & Counseling Center, Warrenton, VA. Two psychologists and trauma experts offer techniques and interventions used by PTSD experts to conquer trauma-related symptoms. Readers learn how to determine type of trauma, identify symptoms, and learn how to overcome them. For consumers. Softcover.


You Want Me to Work with Who : Eleven Keys to a Stress-Free, Satisfying, and Successful Work Life ... No Matter Who You Work With
Julie Jansen
0143036807
February 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
In I Don’t Know What I Want . . . But I Know It’s Not This, career consultant Julie Jansen won over readers with the same comforting, clear headed approach that she brings to her many Fortune 500 clients. Now she tackles a problem that affects every working person, regardless of occupation: difficult people. Whether the problem is an "abusive" boss, "toxic" coworker, or "difficult" assistant, Jansen shows how to master the eleven keys to getting along with even the most dysfunctional colleagues. Featuring self-assessment exercises designed to identify the root causes of problem behavior and smart, viable solutions and tips for managing different kinds of difficult people—from subordinates to superiors—this invaluable resource is a savvy, humane guide to reducing stress, establishing...


Don't Sweat the Small Stuff at Work: Simple Ways to Minimize Stress and Conflict While Bringing Out the Best in Yourself and Others
Richard Carlson
0786883367
November 1998
Paperback
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Book Info
Shows you how to interact more peaceably & joyfully with colleagues, clients, & bosses. Reveals tips that will transform your outlook at the office, easing stress there and also leading to a happier life at home. Paper. DLC: Job stress.


Wherever You Go, There You Are
Jon Kabat-Zinn
1401307787
Jan 2005
(Paperback) - Anniv. Ed.
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Book Review
In his follow-up to Full Catastrophe Living--a book in which he presented basic meditation techniques as a way of reducing stress and healing from illness--here Jon Kabat-Zinn goes much more deeply into the practice of meditation for its own sake. To Kabat-Zinn, meditation is important because it brings about a state of "mindfulness," a condition of "being" rather than "doing" during which you pay attention to the moment rather than the past, the future, or the multitudinous distractions of modern life. In brief, rather poetic chapters, he describes different meditative practices and what they can do for the practitioner. The idea that meditation is "spiritual" is often confusing to people, Kabat-Zinn writes; he prefers to think of it as what you might call a workout for your consciousness. This book makes learning...


Indigo Dreams: Meditation and Relaxation Bedtime Stories for Children, Improve Sleep, Manage Stress and Anxiety [UNABRIDGED]
Lori Lite
0970863349
May 2004
Audio CD
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Jennifer Kelsey, Head Start Teacher, May 2004
"I absolutely love these stories! I am a head start teacher and use these stories often. A wonderful collection!"

Susan Russell, PhD L.M.S.W April 2004
"This CD is the perfect tool for helping children become focused, calm, and centered. Perfect gift for children and adults."

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How to Stop Worrying and Start Living
Dale Carnegie
0671733354
September 15, 1990
Paperback
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Book Review Audiobook Review
"Those who don't know how to fight worry, die young." This ominous advice begins Dale Carnegie's bestseller, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, an eight-part treatise on the follies of worrying. Like other Carnegie books, this one is packed with good old-fashioned common sense, illustrated with examples drawn from research on historical figures and interviews with business leaders. Somehow, even the most simple advice--such as Carnegie's four-step method of problem solving--is presented in a way that makes you want to write it down and post it on the employee bulletin board. Narrated by the resonant and engaging voice of Andrew McMillan and loaded with relevant real-life examples, this unabridged audiobook maintains interest throughout. (Running time: 10.5 hours, eight cassettes) --Sharon Griggins ...

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