Practical Stress Management

Practical Stress Management

A Comprehensive Workbook

7th Edition - March 28, 2017

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  • Authors: John Romas, Manoj Sharma
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128112953
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128112960

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Description

Practical Stress Management: A Comprehensive Workbook, Seventh Edition, is a focused, personal, worksheet-based text that combines theory and principles with hands-on exercises to help readers manage the negative impact of stress in life. As a practical tool for recognizing and preventing stress, the action-oriented approach enables the student to make personal change through self-reflection and behavior change techniques. This approach allows the book to be used as a text in a course or as a self-study/reference book. In this edition, the authors cover financial stress and expand their section on sleep. The book is accompanied by online MP3 files of guided relaxation techniques and downloadable worksheets. In addition, worksheets and thoughts for reflection boxes help users determine their own level of stress and apply effective stress management techniques.

Key Features

  • Completely revised, including updated stress management techniques and references, along with further readings in each chapter
  • Updated websites accompany each chapter
  • Includes ten new worksheets, along with an updating of remaining worksheets
  • Contains 'thoughts for reflection' boxes that highlight meditation techniques throughout the world

Readership

Undergraduate and beginning graduate students in psychology, health sciences, health education and public health courses, public health practitioners, psychologists, and individuals interested in stress management

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1. Understanding Stress

    • Abstract
    • What Is Stress?
    • Contemporary Concepts of Stress in the West
    • Stressors
    • Effects of Stress on the Body
    • Stress in the Overall Context
    • Chapter Review
    • Important Terms Defined
    • Websites to Explore
    • References and Further Reading

    Chapter 2. Enhancing Awareness About Managing Stress

    • Abstract
    • Awareness About Managing Stress
    • Acute Manifestations of Stress
    • Chronic Manifestations of Stress
    • Stress and Expectations
    • Sense of Coherence
    • Chapter Review
    • Important Terms Defined
    • Websites to Explore
    • References and Further Reading

    Chapter 3. Relaxation

    • Abstract
    • What Is Relaxation?
    • 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
    • Websites to Explore
    • References and Further Reading

    Chapter 4. Effective Communication

    • Abstract
    • What Is Communication?
    • The Communication Process
    • Assertiveness
    • Behavioral Styles
    • How the Personal Profile Contributes to Stress Reduction
    • Chapter Review
    • Important Terms Defined
    • Websites to Explore
    • References and Further Reading

    Chapter 5. Managing Anger and Resolving Conflicts

    • Abstract
    • What Is Anger?
    • Managing the Anger Within
    • Anger and Stress: The Connection
    • Dealing With an Angry Person
    • Chapter Review
    • Important Terms Defined
    • Websites to Explore
    • References and Further Reading

    Chapter 6. Coping With Anxiety

    • Abstract
    • What Is Anxiety?
    • Depression
    • Coping Mechanisms
    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
    • Chapter Review
    • Important Terms Defined
    • Websites to Explore
    • References and Further Reading

    Chapter 7. Eating Behavior for Healthy Lifestyles

    • Abstract
    • Importance of Appropriate Eating
    • 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
    • Important Terms Defined
    • Websites to Explore
    • References and Further Reading

    Chapter 8. Regular Physical Activity and Exercise

    • Abstract
    • Importance of Physical Activity and Exercise
    • Healthy Lifestyle
    • Types of Exercise
    • Initiating and Sustaining a Regular Physical Activity or Exercise Program
    • Chapter Review
    • Important Terms Defined
    • Websites to Explore
    • References and Further Reading

    Chapter 9. Efficient Time Management and Sound Financial Management

    • Abstract
    • Importance of Time Management
    • Manifestations of Poor Time Management
    • Approaches to Time Management
    • Sound Financial Management
    • Chapter Review
    • Important Terms Defined
    • Websites to Explore
    • References and Further Reading

    Chapter 10. Implementing a Stress Reduction Plan

    • Abstract
    • Importance of Implementing a Plan
    • Stages of Change
    • Determining Goals, Objectives, and Targets
    • Social Support
    • Finding the Best Techniques That Suit Your Goals
    • Toward a Stress-Free Life
    • Chapter Review
    • Important Terms Defined
    • Websites to Explore
    • 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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 236
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2017
  • Published: March 28, 2017
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128112953
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128112960

About the Authors

John Romas

Dr. John A. Romas, MPH, Ph.D., a University of Michigan Graduate, is professor emeriti within the Department of Health Science, Minnesota State University-Mankato. Before retiring in 2010, he was the former department chair administrator of the Health Science Department. In addition to his background and experience in health education and promotion, Dr. Romas has training in counseling psychology and career development. He has worked as a public school teacher/administrator, public health administrator/educator, state health consultant, and small business owner/manager. He has been a well-known speaker, presenter, and health consultant for health care, business, educational organizations, government, and industry in the areas of personal performance, stress reduction, managing change, and health promotion. His Licensure as a Professional Counselor was earned with the State of Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Health Science, Minnesota State University-Mankato, USA

Manoj Sharma

Dr. Manoj Sharma, MBBS, Ph.D., MCHES® is a public health physician with a medical degree from the University of Delhi and a doctorate in Preventive Medicine from The Ohio State University. He is currently a tenured Full Professor & Program Coordinator of the Social & Behavioral Health program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in the School of Public Health. In his career, spanning over 30 years, he has trained/taught over 6,000 health professionals. He has worked for local health departments; state health departments/agencies; federal government agencies; non-profit agencies; professional organizations; and international agencies including governments of other nations in his career. He has been awarded several prestigious honors including American Public Health Association’s Mentoring Award, ICTHP Impact Award, J. Mayhew Derryberry Award, William R. Gemma Distinguished Alumnus Award at the Ohio State University among others. His research interests are in developing and evaluating theory-based health behavior change interventions, obesity prevention, stress-coping, community-based participatory research, and integrative mind-body-spirit interventions.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Program Coordinator, Social and Behavioral Health, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV, USA

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  • Mike Mon Oct 04 2021

    Excellent book!

    Very user friendly. Provides practical easy to use worksheets. i found it be to be very useful in reducing my stress levels