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1. Living Above Worry and Stress
2. The Relaxation & Stress Reduction
3. A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
4. Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century
5. The Insured Portfolio: Your Gateway
6. The Stress Reduction Workbook
7. Stress Less: The New Science That
8. Getting Things Done: The Art of
9. The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
10. The Relaxation & Stress Reduction
11. Stress Management for Dummies
12. Roark's Formulas for Stress and
13. Treating Traumatic Stress in Children
14. Stress Can Really Get on Your
15. The PTSD Workbook: Simple, Effective
16. The Myth of Stress: Where Stress
17. Stress Free for Good: 10 Scientifically
18. 10 Simple Solutions to Stress:
19. How To Reduce Workplace Conflict
20. Comprehensive Stress Management

1. Living Above Worry and Stress (Women of Faith Study Guide)
by Thomas Nelson
Paperback: 128 Pages (2003-04-17)
list price: US$9.99 -- used & new: US$5.00
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Asin: 0785249869
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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These topical guides will deal with issues that women wrestle with today: God's Will, Living in Christ, Prayer, and Worry.

Reaching an audience across race, socio-economic, denominational, and age boundaries, these guides will enhance the lives of women in America as they empower them in their weekly devotions. The study guides can be used for both individual and group settings.

Women are asking good questions about their faith. With our study guides, we want to join them in their quest for knowledge and lead them in finding the answers they are seeking.

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Customer Reviews (4)

2-0 out of 5 stars Way too basic and elementary. States the obvious
This book had good intentions, but I found the text to be too basic and elementary. I was somewhat disturbed when she talked about telling her daughter her hair was a bird's nest, etc. It seemed a little hurtful for a young child.

I liked the premise and the idea behind the book, but the execution was not very insightful or well thought out.

4-0 out of 5 stars Easy read
This is great easy read bible study.It has very few pages per Chapt which makes it easy to read on a daily basis in a busy life!Any woman could relate this study and I would recommend it

5-0 out of 5 stars Hard to put down!
I really liked this bible study, I do them on my own and enjoy the quiet time studying.Thought provoking questions, that can make you think before you act, shouldn't the bible do that anyways? To give you an example to pursue peace in our lives, we need to make decisions in our lives that will bring about peace in the future. Another chapter when we take on less its then easy to take on more and get overwhelmed again, we need to pray first before we take on more.

3-0 out of 5 stars okay for individuals
I think this study would be fine for an individual but it is a bit light for a group study.I'm a fan of the Women of Faith organization, however, I was a bit disappointed in the content. There could have been so much more. ... Read more

2. The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook (New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook)
by Martha Davis, Elizabeth Robbins Eshelman, Matthew McKay, Patrick Fanning
Paperback: 371 Pages (2008-05-03)
list price: US$21.95 -- used & new: US$8.99
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Asin: 1572245492
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook broke new ground when it was first published in 1980, detailing easy, step-by-step techniques for calming the body and mind in an increasingly overstimulated world. Now in its sixth edition, this workbook, highly regarded by therapists and their clients, remains the "go-to" source for stress reduction strategies that can be incorporated into even the busiest lives.

This new edition is updated with powerful relaxation techniques based on the latest research, and draws from a variety of proven treatment methods, including progressive relaxation, autogenics, self-hypnosis, visualization, and mindfulness and acceptance therapy.

In the first chapter, you'll explore your own stress triggers and symptoms, and learn how to create a personal plan for stress reduction. Each chapter features a different method for relaxation and stress reduction, explains why the method works, and provides on-the-spot exercises you can do to apply that method when you feel stressed. The result is a comprehensive yet accessible workbook that will help you to curb stress and cultivate a more peaceful life.

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Although the sheer size of this dense workbook might cause initialhyperventilation--280 full-size sheets of text--take heart (and a deepbreath!): the many self-assessment tools and calming techniques presentedin this fifth edition can help overcome anxiety and promote physical and emotional well-being. First introduced in 1980, the book received praise forpresenting a comprehensive look at stress, its physical manifestations, andthe multiple ways it can be managed. Twenty years later, its well-organizedchapters on breathing, relaxation, meditation, thought stopping, and bodyawareness still guide the reader through copious self-help techniques totry and, eventually, master. Other chapters, including job stressmanagement, goal setting and time management, and assertiveness training, focuson daily scenarios people often find distressing. Lessons in identifyingkey elements that trigger unpleasant responses and in reacting differentlyto these elements are designed to defuse perceived conflicts. For thisedition, coauthors Martha Davis (psychologist in the Department ofPsychiatry of Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Santa Clara, CA), ElizabethRobbins Eshelman (licensed clinical social worker with Kaiser PermanenteOnline), and Matthew McKay (clinical director of Haight-AshburyPsychological Services, San Francisco, CA) have added topics on worrycontrol, anger management, and eye-movement therapy. New diagrams and amore reader-friendly format should appeal to readers, despite a few typosand graphical mishaps. This is a valuable tool for therapists, their patients, and the stressed-at-large. --Liane Thomas ... Read more

Customer Reviews (73)

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Overview
This is probably the first self-help book I ever read and it was very helpful in reducing my stress.I'm happy to see that the authors have done a nice job of continuing to update the principles and tools.I think this is particularly useful for someone who wants an overview of the strategies that are available and not so great if you have read a lot of self-help books about stress and anxiety.The workbook format is also helpful as reading a book is minimally effective if you don't make an effort to enact the tools provided.You will get a lot more out of this book if you use the workbook -rather than just reading the material.If you are having a hard time relaxing or don't want to take a lot of time out to practice stress reduction strategies - try the book Active Relaxation.Active Relaxation: How to Increase Productivity and Achieve Balance by Decreasing Stress and Anxiety

5-0 out of 5 stars Stress Be Gone
This book is a great tool to use in finding out more about yourself and how your own body responds to external stimulants that have been creating symptoms unawaredly inside yourself due to a big bully (STRESS).Its not eternal truth but definitely a good resource to assist you in understanding your human body and your default coping methods to our world while helping you in learning how to manage these issues through clinically proven techniques that can now be done anytime or anyplace with the help of "The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook."

3-0 out of 5 stars Over kill
I bought this book for my mother and my mother in law (whom I love by the way)as a reference to stress management. The comment they both gave me was while it was a comprehensive book It was a bit overwhelming. The book had so many different approaches to the problem that they didn't know where to start or what part to focus on. I then recently sent them another book called Invisible Valium: The Philosophy for Overcoming Stress and Anxiety (Volume 1) and they loved it, because it was short and to the point with real life examples. So now they keep one in their library and the other in there purse for quick reference.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent!!
This book will give you an understanding of all the ways you could reduce stress and help you decide which options will work best for you. Excellent!!

3-0 out of 5 stars allright
the book is okay

it contains a verity of exercises proven to work,

the problem is that in the book... they are so complicated,

in books like Cognitive Therapy of Anxiety Disorders: Science and Practice explained in less that one sentence,

instead of a whole page, after reading books like "the invisible gorilla" i think not too many people can do that much multitasking.

its alright i guess, way too overcomplicated

i recommend reading house of cards by robyn dawes.. ... Read more

3. A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook
by Bob Stahl, Elisha Goldstein
Paperback: 224 Pages (2010-03-01)
list price: US$24.95 -- used & new: US$15.65
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Asin: 1572247088
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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In 1990, Jon Kabat-Zinn revolutionized the way millions of people handle distressing thoughts and feelings by writing Full Catastrophe Living, the book that introduced mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) to the public for the first time. In A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, mindfulness experts Bob Stahl and Elisha Goldstein adapt Kabat-Zinn's groundbreaking program into an accessible workbook format. Readers turn to this book once a week for eleven weeks, gradually improving their ability to relieve intense stress and reconnect with the present.

The workbook invites readers to participate in formal and informal practices and use fill-in exercises to reflect and track their progress. After each weekly session, readers can apply the techniques they learned that week into everyday life, gradually learning to replace stress-promoting habits with mindful ones. The audio CD bound with this book offers extensive and helpful supplemental material that readers can listen to anytime to receive a refresher course on MBSR techniques and useful guidance for incorporating these techniques into their days.

 Bob Stahl and Elisha Goldstein have done a great job in making the art of mindfulness and its cultivation through MBSR practices accessible to a public readership at a time when interest in both is rising exponentially in our society due to the increasing stress and speed and anxiety of our lives. A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook will be a valuable resource for all those wishing to develop and / or deepen an embodied practice of mindfulness to heal body and mind, and to restore a degree of sanity, balance, and delight to their lives and relationships.

Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. author of Full Catastrophe Living, Wherever You Go There Your Are, Coming to Our Senses, Arriving at Your Own Door, Everyday Blessings

 Bob Stahl and Elisha Goldstein have woven an inspiring tapestry of illuminating insights and practical exercises that can transform your life even help you build a stronger brain. Inspired by their work as teachers of the research-proven Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program, the authors have provided a step-by-step approach to bringing this scientifically grounded approach into your daily life. Mindfulness has been demonstrated to effectively help us live with less stress, fear, and anxiety and to cultivate more ease, connection, and well-being in our lives. This Workbook makes mindfulness understandable and offers a carefully laid out plan to achieve a healthier and more meaningful life. There is no time like the present to bring these pearls and practices of wisdom into your life. Why not start now?

Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.
Author, Mindsight: the New Science of Personal Transformation, The Mindful Brain
Co-Director, UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center
Director, Mindsight Institute

For anyone drawn to a path of mindfulness, this workbook will provide a clear and accessible companion. Authors Bob Stahl and Elisha Goldstein expertly guide readers through a rich assortment of mindfulness practices and reflections, providing invaluable tools for handling stress, and living this life with presence and heart.

Tara Brach, Ph.D. author of Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha

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Customer Reviews (46)

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Tool for Stress Reduction and a Great Introduction to MBSR
This workbook/CD combo is a pragmatic solution for those in need of stress reduction (100% of the American population).

I suffered a ruptured appendix in December 2009 and it took several months to recover from the stress-induced (and medicine-induced) ulcers it precipitated.I ordered this workbook to help reduce my pain, and it(along with my own supplement plan) worked wonders!

This workbook was a wonderful introduction to MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) for me.I learned a lot about both myself and my body's physical clues to stress and how to eliminate them.MSBR is a clinical technique, used with great success at the University of Massachussetts Medical Center; Google to learn more.You can also learn more about MBSR directly from its founder, Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, via his book, Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness.

Here's what I liked best about Stahl and Goldstein's Workbook:

1.It's a real workbook!Lessons are broken into a series of 11 lessons that you can tackle, ideally one per week.No more excuses about being WAY to busy--you really can make time to do this!
2.8 hours of guided meditations are included on the CD that accompanies the workbook--download to your ipod & learn to relax!
3.Each chapter/lesson has personalized worksheet questions/self-evaluations so that you can track your practice and become more MINDFULLY AWARE of yourself and your issues.

Even the busiest among us can make time for this workbook, and the techniques it teaches really, really work. Even during weeks when I was too busy to fully tackle a lesson, I was able to make use of the Guided Meditations via my IPod.

Highly recommended!

4-0 out of 5 stars Change your life starting today.
Eons ago I took a couple of mindfulness classes and for a while I used to inconsistently practice mindfulness. Now years later this book caught my eye. This book is written in a comforting and patient tone as the authors explain the purpose and provide numerous useful exercises requiring your written response. If you are well versed in this topic, recently attended a workshop or read other books, then this book may be too simplistic for you. This process requires practice and patience with yourself as it really is difficult to quiet the mind. Yoga poses, well selected poems and quotes, and a MP3 CD are included to enhance the mindfulness learning experience. The first written exercise asks why did you purchase this book, what you are hoping to change and to list positive qualities about yourself. This is when I realized this wasn't going to be a quick and simple read, but one that required thoughtfulness and a time commitment. Deciding and acting on not making judgments, (I think this is the most difficult aspect), having intention, and becoming free of shoulds, rehearsals for the future and rehashing of the past are the gifts you earn from this process. You stay in the present moment which sounds so easy but it takes a lot of practice and even more effort until it becomes a natural mindset. The emotional, mental and physical benefits can become a positive life-changing experience.

5-0 out of 5 stars Get enlightened!
This workbook is particularly useful for anyone who has never had any experience with new age philosophy. Most of the exercises consist of getting your mind and body involved in the present moment which, believe it or not, is very difficult when you are just starting with the concept.

Once you become 'trained' to be in the present moment, your stress levels will invariably become lower and your overall happiness and contentment will improve. This workbook will help you attain peace in your life, love, and work.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book but have to keep it up!
I really enjoyed this book, it helped me understand why I was so stressed out, especially going through a really negative time in my life. The key to making this successful is to keep up on the book and do all the questions. That was my biggest problem, but once I made it a habit I really found out some interesting and powerful things about myself. I also really liked the CD that comes with the books. It helped me learn how to meditate, something I am trying to do now on a daily basis to help me with my stress and find mindfulness :)

4-0 out of 5 stars Straightforward Western-Style Approach to Eastern Meditation
I've done some meditation as part of a yoga class and the instructor used mostly mystical-sounding descriptions of what we were doing. On one hand I wanted to get into it, but the Western logic part of my brain wanted some science and statistics to back it up. It's hard to take some things seriously when there's so much disinformation on the web and elsewhere.

This book takes a fairly neutral approach to mindfulness meditation. It doesn't immediately overwhelm you with happy-sounding terms or promise that it is "the way" to do something. Chapter 1 defines mindfulness and talks about habitual thinking patterns, which can be very destructive time wasters and lead to stress. The first formal practice involves eating a raisin mindfully, and there's a 3-minute check-in to help you get a better idea of how the practice works.

There are two types of meditation: insight and concentration. This workbook focuses on mindfulness, which is a type of insight meditation. Basically, you focus on your body and feelings and observe what's going on at the moment without judgment, whereas concentration meditation involves mantras and imagery. I think insight meditation is a bit more approachable for most Westerners simply because there's no outward appearance of religion or doctrine associated with it. Essentially, it seems more mechanical and thus, scientific.

The meditations are approachable and for most of them you don't need to do anything special. A short meditation can be done at your desk or simply seated on the sofa (with the TV off, of course!). Later chapters do get into meditation postures, including sitting poses and lying poses. Chapter 6 on "Deepening Your Practice" includes yoga-based stretches that will help relax your muscles. To keep the text approachable to its Western audience, the authors use common English names for the poses and don't even include the Sanskrit asana names.

The accompanying CD to this workbook is for mp3 CD players only. I rated the workbook/audio only 4 stars for that reason. The recorded meditations vary in length; some are only 5 minutes while others are 45 minutes. You can do the meditations with or without the audio. I would recommend reading the entire chapter first, then reading a meditation before going on to listen to the audio version. I find that I do a little better when I have an idea of what is coming and how long the meditation will take.

This is not a book to read once and put on the shelf, as the exercises are meant to be something that you adapt to your daily life. For most of us, time commitments mean we can't sit and meditate for hours at a time, so the book's short meditations are welcome breaks in an otherwise hectic lifestyle. I recommend this as a good starting point for daily practice, and as you become more comfortable with the idea of meditating you may want to investigate concentration meditation, too.
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4. Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome
by James L. Wilson
Paperback: 358 Pages (2002-01-25)
list price: US$14.95 -- used & new: US$7.50
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Asin: 1890572152
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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This is an incredibly informative and reader-friendly book about a common debilitating medical condition that goes largely undiagnosed and untreated. ADRENAL FATIGUE: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome is a very empowering work cram-packed with vital information about a condition that very likely affects millions of people. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Adrenal Fatigue
Very interesting and informative. I was a little skeptical when I realized there was a vitamin regimen that the author had conveniently made up and was available for purchase. But he does spell out exactly what you need and you can go to the vitamin store if you choose to.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book!
Everyone with a fatigue problem should read this book.Has great chapters on rest, food, stress and all the things needed to get your energy back. Very down to earth with no medical terms that we do not understand.Just because most doctors do not understand this very common syndrome doesn't mean that we can't do what the book says and regain our vitality for life.I won't say it is easy (changing the way we eat, sleep, etc) but well worth the effort to feel better.I wish I had read this book years ago.

5-0 out of 5 stars Learn more about Adrenal Fatigue also known as Adrenal Insufficiency
I was hesitant to read this book when it was suggested to me because I thought it would be just one more crazy idea. I also have a lot of knowledge about the body and stress because I'm a retired registered nurse. I've suspected for years that I had Adrenal Fatigue because I've experienced a lot of trauma and a lot of stress. I've also been diagnosed with FMS and CFS. No one knows the cause of these diagnosis nor do they have proven treatments other than potent drugs. The author of this book points out that these two diagnosis are often made because Doctors don't recognize or diagnose Adrenal Fatigue unless you are in crisis. Blood test results show only the highest levels of Adrenal Fatigue so many are not diagnosed. I almost stopped reading after the first chapter because I didn't learn anything new. I decided to skip around and read other chapters. I'm so glad I did. When I read about nutrition I got really excited because it sounds like exactly what I need for my own health. Some people would say it's junk or snake oil medicine. I believe it's well worth giving it a try. I've believed in natural medicine for a long time and this book gives very easy to understand explanations in detail about Adrenal Fatigue and some good ideas of how to treat it without strong medicine. Most people want quick fixes so they ask for drugs to treat every diagnosis. This isn't always the best option because some drugs can cause damage to the body if used over a long period of time. The drug most often prescribed for Adrenal Fatigue is steroids such as prednisone. I know enough about that drug to know I'd much rather try natural treatments first. As this book points out; natural medicine takes much longer to show results than drugs, but the results can be more long lasting without side effects. It also points out, correctly I believe, that most mainstream doctors would discourage you from trying this as they more often than not discount Holistic or Natural medicine.I believe the author of this book who holds 2 Masters degrees and 3 Doctorates has the knowledge to teach me and others some important information.If you havesuffered due to trauma or experienced a lot of stress, have been diagnosed with depression or any of the above diagnosis I highly recommend this book.

4-0 out of 5 stars Adrenal Fatigue Understood - there is help and hope!
This book was referred to me by my doctor who recently gave me a positive diagnosis for Adrenal Fatigue (different from, but can be connected to, Chronic Fatigue). I have found it very easy to read and understand and it certainly hits the nail on the head!! The explanations are clear and the diagrams really help too as I am a visual learner! Recovery from Adrenal Fatigue is a journey and this is proving to be a very useful tool on this journey. Thoroughly recommend that any one struggling with dragging fatigue, lack of energy and enjoyment of life reads it - it may just be your answer too.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
This book was fantastic.I have adrenal fatigue and it explains your symptoms and the reasons for your systems.It is easy to read and understand and has funny comic pictures of the symptoms.My husband was even interested in reading this book.He couldn't put it down. ... Read more

5. The Insured Portfolio: Your Gateway to Stress-Free Global Investments (Agora Series)
by Erika Nolan, Marc-Andre Sola, Shannon Crouch
Hardcover: 256 Pages (2010-08-30)
list price: US$29.95 -- used & new: US$17.15
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Asin: 047057514X
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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How to safely, easily, and as tax efficiently as possible diversify and hedge against the dollar’s fall

It's no secret–the U.S. economy is in crisis mode, threatening everything from personal savings to our overall prosperity as a nation. Panicking is not the answer. Having a clear game plan is. In this environment, investors must protect themselves from the immense financial uncertainties they face as a saver or an investor in the 21st Century. Investors need solid information about ways to recession-proof their retirement and investment portfolios. 
The Insured Portfolio offers that guidance revealing the major financial threats the 21st Century Saver and Investor faces and showing them how to build a strong portfolio and protect their assets. Written in smart, engaging prose, the book:
•    Details ways to invest overseas, and specifically–how to use international private placement policies as a way to protect assets and reduce taxes
•    Provides investors with the tips and tools needed to profit overseas with insurance, including how to bypass the international restrictions often used to keep investors from seeking opportunities in other countries
For those seeking customized asset protection, a dollar hedge, global investment diversification, tax privileged growth and estate planning, there is not another single solution on the market today that can achieve all of these objectives at once better than The Insured Portfolio.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Extraordinary Guide to Stress Free Offshore Investing
The Insured Portfolio offers a compelling account of the history of wealth generation and financial mistakes made by American business professionals and investors over the last 135 years. The authors show readers how they can learn from these mistakes by delivering a solid game plan for building and maintaining wealth in the 21st century. Throughout each chapter, they collaborate to furnish readers with solid investment and tax planning wisdom that can be utilized to reap solid profits while protecting assets from frivolous lawsuits.
This well-researched financial planning guide explains why the American dream has "gone global." It also not only provides essential information about the currency market but it also details how investors are both affected by the market and affect the market. The Insured Portfolio presents readers with insight on effective means of estate planning and wealth preservation. Furthermore, the book's easily read, common-sense approach offers even the most casual investor wise and timely advice.
The authors conclude by sharing recommendations with their readers. They advocate that it is never too early to plan. Further, the authors advise readers to begin their journey to financial security by examining the current state of their finances. Next, readers are encouraged to prepare a clear statement of their goals for the future.
If you want to develop a solid plan for wealth preservation and asset protection planning, I suggest you read The Insured Portfolio. This well-written guide is one of the best financial books that I have read in a long time. By familiarizing yourself with the terms and concepts found in the book, you will be able to decide which of the people represented by the case studies you would most like to emulate.
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6. The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens: Mindfulness Skills to Help You Deal With Stress (Instant Help)
by Gina M. Biegel
Paperback: 118 Pages (2010-01)
list price: US$15.95 -- used & new: US$9.42
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Asin: 1572246979
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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First, the bad news: your teenage years are some of the most stressful of your life. Up to 70 percent of teens say they're stressed out, and with pressure about grades at school, parents who just don't seem to get it, and friends who drive you crazy, it's no wonder. Here's the good news! If you learn a few strategies for getting stress under control now, you'll have the skills you need to deal with problems and difficult feelings that life sends your way in high school and beyond.

The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens is a collection of thirty-seven simple workbook activities that will teach you to reduce your worries using a technique called mindfulness. Mindfulness is a way to be aware of your thoughts and feelings in the present moment. You can use mindfulness when you start to feel as though things are spinning out of control, so you can stop worrying about what might happen and focus instead on what's happening now. Ready to get started? Open this workbook and try out the first activity. Soon, you'll be well on your way to developing resilience and a new kind of strength.

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5-0 out of 5 stars A gift to teens (and those who love them)
I am a mindfulness-based psychotherapist and mindfulness-based stress reduction instructor who has been treating adults and adolescents for over 30 years and highly recommend this workbook. This book offers such a wealth of wisdom and skillful guidance for teens! Gina's depth of experience and understanding enables her to offer practical skills in a language and manner that teens can appreciate, resonate with and above all incorporate into their lives. From my experience there are very few people that can express and teach the foundations of mindfulness-based stress reduction as well as Gina does. This workbook can greatly benefit teens as well as the parents and teachers who want to see those they care for thrive in a difficult world. A must-buy for parents of teens that are struggling with stress!

5-0 out of 5 stars Professor endorses book
I am a professor at University of California, Davis.For the last 10 years I have been impressed with the Stress Reduction training using Mindfulness.First developed my Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at University of Massachusetts, the training has proven effective at reducing the stress levels of thousands of people around the world.Many health plans now have added a Stress Reduction course because of its proven effects at enhancing health and well-being.Now Gina Biegel has tailored this training to fit the massive stresses that teenagers face today.The book has come out of her own work with teens, and is backed up by her research in scientific journals.I highly recommend this book to every teenager and parent.I wish I had read it when I was a teen!

5-0 out of 5 stars The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens
The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens is a welcome and valuable addition to the field of adolescent well-being. Gina Biegel introduces Mindfulness to teens in a highly accessible, well-sequenced workbook that is firmly grounded in Mindfulness practice, theory and research. The workbook neatly weaves conceptual and factual information with experiential exercises into a format that allows teens to apply these to their own lives and lived experience. The workbook could be used effectively by young people on their own, or with the support and guidance of parents, counsellors, or teachers - Parents and professionals could learn a lot from this book too!

5-0 out of 5 stars Stress Reduction Revisited
This workbook is very useful as I work with at-risk teens.Its arrival was quite prompt!

4-0 out of 5 stars Stress Reduction
How refreshing, in today's world of muti-tasking and over stimulation, to hear a call for bringing the attention to a single point.This book is a great introduction to the time-honored practice of mindfulness.The methodology could be useful to anyone but Gina Biegel has applied it to the situations, concerns and stressors that today's teens experience. ... Read more

7. Stress Less: The New Science That Shows Women How to Rejuvenate the Body and the Mind
by Thea Singer
Hardcover: 336 Pages (2010-09-23)
list price: US$25.95 -- used & new: US$7.98
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Asin: 1594630607
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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A landmark book that reveals how stress accelerates aging and how women can reverse the damage.

Forty-two million American women-those between the ages of forty and sixty-experience the most stress of anyone in the world. And it shows, inside and out: from wrinkles and gray hair to the cells at the very core of our bodies.

In Stress Less, prominent health and science journalist Thea Singer explores what the new science of stress can tell us about how to turn back the cellular clock. Drawing on cutting-edge information from a who's who of stress researchers, including Nobel Prize-winning biologist Elizabeth Blackburn, Singer explains how women's bodies react to stress, from shifts in mood to changes at a genetic level that affect how women look and feel, and even how long they live. But Singer also details how easy lifestyle changes can reduce the frequency and intensity of the body's reactions-thus minimizing the hazardous effects of stress and giving us the necessary tools to feel better, look younger, and live longer. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars I liked it alot
Has life got you down, Bunky? Feeling stressed out and frazzled? Then pick up Thea Singer's - Stress Less - it's the perfect answer to rejuvenating your mind and body in a healthful and sane way. Ms. Singer's writing makes it very easy to understand how you can not only stop the aging clock, but turn it back. I'm hooked on this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Works for men too!!!
Please do not be fooled by the subtitle to this book. Stress and aging and rejuvenating the body and mind mean just as much to mens bodies as a woman's. This book will set you on the path to having a healthy body and mind. This is not one of those "pop" diet/self-help books - Stress Less - is filled with the latest scientific information and explained in easy-to-understand language by Ms. Singer.

5-0 out of 5 stars A smart women's book
If you are the type who likes to really understand your body and mind, and that helps you take care of them, you'll probably get a lot out of this book. Now i understand why my body is betraying me in certain ways,as i age. ... Read more

8. Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
by David Allen
Paperback: 267 Pages (2002-12-31)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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In today's world, yesterday's methods just don't work. In Getting Things Done, veteran coach and management consultant David Allen shares the breakthrough methods for stress-free performance that he has introduced to tens of thousands of people across the country. Allen's premise is simple: our productivity is directly proportional to our ability to relax. Only when our minds are clear and our thoughts are organized can we achieve effective productivity and unleash our creative potential. In Getting Things Done Allen shows how to:

€ Apply the "do it, delegate it, defer it, drop it" rule to get your in-box to empty
€ Reassess goals and stay focused in changing situations
€ Plan projects as well as get them unstuck
€ Overcome feelings of confusion, anxiety, and being overwhelmed
€ Feel fine about what you're not doing

From core principles to proven tricks, Getting Things Done can transform the way you work, showing you how to pick up the pace without wearing yourself down.Amazon.com 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 and hidden dragons while you wait for a plane, you should unsheathe that high-tech saber known as the cell phone and attack that list of calls you need to return.)

As whole-life-organizing systems go, Allen's is pretty good, even fun and therapeutic. It starts with the exhortation to take every unaccounted-for scrap of paper in your workstation that you can't junk, The next step is to write down every unaccounted-for gotta-do cramming your head onto its own scrap of paper. Finally, throw the whole stew into a giant "in-basket"

That's where the processing and prioritizing begin; in Allen's system, it get a little convoluted at times, rife as it is with fancy terms, subterms, and sub-subterms for even the simplest concepts. Thank goodness the spine of his system is captured on a straightforward, one-page flowchart that you can pin over your desk and repeatedly consult without having to refer back to the book. That alone is worth the purchase price. Also of value is Allen's ingenious Two-Minute Rule: if there's anything you absolutely must do that you can do right now in two minutes or less, then do it now, thus freeing up your time and mind tenfold over the long term. It's commonsense advice so obvious that most of us completely overlook it, much to our detriment; Allen excels at dispensing such wisdom in this useful, if somewhat belabored, self-improver aimed at everyone from CEOs to soccer moms (who we all know aremore organized than most CEOs to start with). --Timothy Murphy ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Good First Start
It is a great first start into organizational skills, it teaches you how the brain works and this set has made me organize my whole house, some things I have started to organize, some I will be getting to shortly and then there is some I put a 2 year plan on just to set my mind free so that I can start to be more productive in my life in which I learned in freeing your mind through this process and the importance of it, I definently recomend this program to anyone just because alot of us are not automatically inclined to think more profeshional and organized and have to be tought, my parents were not so organized and in fact a complete mess and I chose to stop that cycle for me and my children, hope this review helps, love and blessings xoxo :-)

4-0 out of 5 stars Great book for great productivity
This is a great book to anyone who feels overwhelmed due to the amount of work they many currently have.It keeps one focused and it is a great tool to have.

3-0 out of 5 stars Not for the ADD
If you have trouble focusing or following things in a linear path, I don't recommend this book. I'm OCD and very much Type A in personality and I struggled through this book. This whole system was very confusing and maybe in a year or two I'll be able to focus on it a bit better. But I'm also impatient. Give me solutions that I can apply now so I can start to see results. This book is not built that way. I recommend this book instead: Zen To Done: The Ultimate Simple Productivity System

5-0 out of 5 stars Stick With It - It Works!
The book's cover says "The Art of Stress-Free Productivity" and I have to say it delivered on that right away.Here's what helped me most:

Get it out of your head
Probably the biggest thing that helped was the concept of "getting it out of your head".My head was filled with things I needed to keep track of.The problem was I would remind myself of what those things were constantly - mostly in the middle of the night.GTD recommends you write out each thought, idea, etc. on a separate piece of paper.I used to make lists, but then I would see a laundry list of things to do and become drained.It makes sense to write down each thing on its own page because you can't process all the things you need to do at the same time.We usually do things one item at a time.This in of itself was a huge benefit.If an idea pops into my head, I write it down.Once I do (and of course make sure it goes into a system that will guarantee my next action) then it's released from my head, freeing me up.

Two minute rule
This is about going through your inbox and doing whatever is in there that can be done in two minutes or less.Sounds simple because it is!And it's amazing how quickly I can reduce my inbox.The thinking behind this is that sometimes it takes longer to store and track something than just to do it!

Grouping like activities
Make all your calls one after the other - whether they're related or not.Take a block of time and send your emails out.If you have magazines stacked up - read the cover story of each - that's the most important.

Is it actionable?
Whatever you're trying to manage either has a next step or doesn't.GTD teaches you how to categorize things so that you always know what to do with them.This was especially true with projects.The book points out that you really never do a project, you do the next actionable thing towards getting that project done.

GTD has increased my productivity and reduced my stress.I no longer miss appointments, or wake up in the middle of the night wondering if I finished something.The book is very intuitive and I would highly recommend it.FYI - it does take a while to incorporate the whole system.If you make a commitment to doing so, you will benefit tremendously.

And if you have a goal you've been putting off - read "Goal your 30 day game plan for Business and Career Success"Goal!: Your 30-Day Game Plan for Business and Career SuccessIt was recommended to me and I achieved a goal I had put off for years.It's a quick read and has you taking action right away.

3-0 out of 5 stars Kindle edition costs more than paperback?
I haven't read the book yet, but how could the Kindle digital edition cost SIGNIFICANTLY more than the paperback?What a ripoff.The publisher and author should be embarrassed.Enough said. ... Read more

9. The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook: A Guide to Healing, Recovery, and Growth
by Glenn Schiraldi
Paperback: 464 Pages (2009-03-05)
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The Definitive Resource for Trauma Survivors, Their Loved Ones, and Helpers

Trauma can take many forms, from witnessing a violent crime or surviving a natural disaster to living with the effects of abuse, rape, combat, or alcoholism. Deep emotional wounds may seem like they will never heal. However, with The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook, Dr. Glenn Schiraldi offers a remarkable range of treatment alternatives and self-management techniques, showing survivors that the other side of pain is recovery and growth.

Live your life more fully-without fear, pain, depression, or self-doubt

  • Identify emotional triggers-and protect yourself from further harm
  • Understand the link between PTSD and addiction-and how to break it
  • Find the best treatments and techniques that are right for you

This updated edition covers new information for war veterans and survivors with substance addictions. It also explores mindfulness-based treatments, couples strategies, medical aids, and other important treatment innovations. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great resource
Schiraldi took a complex issue and makes it easy to grasp in a well-organized format.It is useful for both the general reader who wants basic information and those who wish to do more in-depth reading.I was impressed with how the physiological concepts are explained, and wish I had read this book before taking introductory psychology courses.I have recommended it to people who have the diagnosis but also to anyone who has or knows someone with a mental illness of any type because much of the information is widely applicable, although what he writes about PTSD is invaluable.Overall I would highly recommend the book without reservation for anyone seeking information on mental illness and especially as a resource for PTSD, it should be a staple in the library of anyone studying the disorder.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book
After reading the first 90 pages or so, I finally feel validated that I am not totally losing my mind.I was concerned about that for awhile as stressor upon stressor was piled on my plate.The author did his homework and has fully documented his findings.Now I know that my reaction to the very abnormal is normal, I feel better already.I have a lot of work to do, but relief comes slowly and in small steps.I give this a definite, huge thumbs up and five-star rating.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very helpful book
As a psychotherapist, I am always struck by the overwhelming complexity of PTSD and the layers of self-denial and avoidance reactions that often isolate a sufferer from the core emotional and sensory trauma. This book helps untangle the chaos of traumatic anxiety and gives us a better way to manage PTSD. I use mindfulness meditation therapy to work with trauma and find it to be most helpful. You might like to learn more about this approach, I also recommend 'The Path of Mindfulness Meditation' available through Amazon.

5-0 out of 5 stars Second Edition: For the Clinician
Issued ten years ago, the first edition of Schiraldi's PTSD Sourcebook became (at least over time) the "industry standard" orientation text for new counselors and therapists in the VA Healthcare System. Then, as now, it was both comprehensive and easy to understand.

I wondered (in about 2000 or 2001) why it wasn't used as a complete "patient education" piece, but over time, I came to understand that the VA is =very= conservative about such matters. With good reason, at least in some respects: There was material in the first edition that was surely capable of triggering PTSD symptoms in readers who had not yet progressed far enough in therapy to defend against such triggering.

While not a substantial revision of the original, the second edition does add a number of simplified descriptions of therapeutic techniques as well as mentions here and there of newer efficacy research to support these and previously included methods. That said, the second edition continues to be the single best, mass-market text available for understanding PTSD's causes and conditions, as well as doing something meaningful about it.

With regard to the controversy over triggering, my suggestion is simply that while PTSD sufferers with denser, more primitive ego defenses (e.g.: dissociation, rage, nihilistic depressive orientation) require some work before tackling a book like this, most sufferers - and family members alike - will be hugely rewarded for diving in here. Schiraldi's book is "practical" and "hands-on," as opposed to "heavily neurobiological" or "interactionally theoretical."

This is not Bessel van der Kolk's (wonderful) =Traumatic Stress= or even Matthew Friedman's terrific little =Post-Traumatic and Acute Stress Disorders=. But, as a clinician, I found it (once again) to be a very effective re-orientation toward discussing PTSD and its component issues =with= those who are neither neuropsychologists or theory-soaked experts on interactional traumatization, let alone psychopharmacologists.

Schiraldi neatly distills the whole gamut of topics on nature and nurture, as well as stress and de-stress, into one- and two-syllable verbiage we can use to make sense of it all the same way the =patient= will have to make sense of it.

Do I have issues with the book? Of course. Shiraldi does tend towards the VAHS culture's view that one size fits all here and there. And some clinicians who have not themselves worked through their all-or-nothing orientations may get the idea that the author has covered all of the possible bases. He has not. But if he tried to do so, the book would be impossibly large, as well as needlessly difficult for lay readers.

That's a critique, however, that can be made of nearly any mass market book on such a complex subject. On the whole, this is a valuable and worthwhile read for clinicians and patients alike.

5-0 out of 5 stars WOW!What a great resource for PTSD sufferers.
I have been suffering with anxiety, depression and phobias for most of my life.After discovering through therapy that I suffer from PTSD due to growing up with an alcoholic father, I decided to purchase this book.I've been reading through it and it has been helping me learn a lot about PTSD and how to heal from it.
Chapters include:
the basics of PTSD, symptoms that include anxiety and dissociation
Healing, recovery and growth.
Preparing for the recovery process
Managing symptoms
Treatments (including memory work, therapy, hypnosis, healing rituals, resolving guilt, dream mgmt, etc)
The last few chapters are devoted to "moving on", becoming happy and spiritual as well as having a sense of purpose.
If you are a sufferer of PTSD and grew up in an alcoholic or dysfunctional home, I highly recommend this book.This book is great in conjunction with cognitive "talk" therapy with a professional, credible counselor.
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10. The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook for Kids: Help for Children to Cope with Stress, Anxiety & Transitions (Instant Help / Nhp)
by Lawrence E., Ph.d. Shapiro, Robin K. Sprague
Paperback: 130 Pages (2009-02-02)
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Children pay close attention to their parents' moods. When parents feel upset, their kids may become anxious, and when parents wind down, children also get the chance to relax. When you feel overwhelmed and stressed, it can be hard to help your child feel balanced. The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook for Kids, written by two child therapists, offers more than fifty activities you can do together as a family to help you and your child replace stressful and anxious feelings with feelings of optimism, confidence, and joy.

You'll learn proven relaxation techniques, including deep breathing, guided imagery, mindfulness, and yoga, and then receive guidance for teaching them to your child. Your child will also discover how taking time to do art and creative projects can create a sense of fulfillment and calm. By completing just one ten-minute activity from this workbook each day, you'll make relaxation a family habit that will stay with both you and your child for a lifetime.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great book
I love this book it works for children and adults.I am a professional counselor but it works great for parents as well.

5-0 out of 5 stars GREAT BOOK!
I use this book in an individual and group counseling setting! This has great activities for any kid! I think it works especially well with kids that have ADD/ADHD, anger, anxiety, and/or impulse control problems.
Use this book to start teaching your child relaxation and self calming skills early!

4-0 out of 5 stars Helpful resource
This books is an invaluable resource for therapists and counselors seeking practical techniques to help children cope with stress and anxiety. Readers may also be interested in the following books:

Assessment and Treatment Activities for Children, Adolescents, and Families: Practitioners Share Their Most Effective Techniques

Creative Interventions for Troubled Children & Youth

More Creative Interventions for Troubled Children and Youth

Ready, Set, Relax : A Research-Based Program of Relaxation, Learning and Self-Esteem for Children

Cool Cats, Calm Kids: Relaxation and Stress Management for Young People

5-0 out of 5 stars Easy to Use and Extremely Effective
My 10 year old daughter has been experiencing some situational anxiety.She and I began using this workbook together to help her feel more relaxed and in control.At first, she was very skeptical, but we began using the Relaxing through Guided Imagery activities.Within a few nights, she was no longer experiencing the anxiety attacks that prevented her from falling asleep.She now asks for the activities before bed and we have begun to do them as a family. I highly recommend this book.It is easy to use and extremely effective. ... Read more

11. Stress Management for Dummies
by Allen Elkin
Paperback: 336 Pages (1999-09-29)
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Asin: 0764551442
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Does the hectic pace of modern life put you in a bind? Are your ulcers having ulcers? It's time to give yourself a break. Stress Management For Dummies can help you discover how to lower your stress level immediately. Find out what causes the most stress for people and how to avoid some of the ramifications of not dealing with that stress, such as poor health, broken marriages, and premature death. None of those are much fun, but decreasing the stress in your life can improve your chances of living a longer, happier life.

Stress Management For Dummies helps you minimize stress and shows you methods for relaxing. Find out about using massage and breathing exercises to target your greatest areas of stress. After you relax you body, discover the joy of a relaxed mind. After finding out how to quiet your thoughts and get your life organized, you'll watch your worries as they walk out your back door.

Besides outlining the basics of taking care of yourself, Stress Management For Dummies follows its early chapters up with a variety of ways to create a stress-resistant lifestyle. Use this book to help uncover what's at the roots of your worries and discover a variety of methods for overcoming your anger. Relaxation is the medicine for stress, and with the advice and exercises packed into Stress Management For Dummies, you'll soon find yourself on the road to recovery. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars stress management
i never recieved this product although oredered on 7/7/2010 i sent sellere a email and nvere heard from them

5-0 out of 5 stars Great condition
The book came within a week and was in basically brand new condition. No problems with payment or shipping or condition, so I am happy.

5-0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Found this book to be full of very practical advice! great to use some of the exercises in small groups etc.

5-0 out of 5 stars Stress management for dummies
This book is the best by far for anyone suffering with anxiety. The tools presented work. I purchase this book for my friends who are struggling. Not a book to read cover to cover. Find a subject and practice the content. This book will change your life.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great for Groups!!!
I am a youth psychosocial group leader and I was looking for a book that I could use with my middle school and high school students.Even though this book is geared toward adults, much of the information can be useful for older youth, especially those kids who have had to grow up so fast due to their home environment.At the end of every chapter I would create either a jeopardy game or have them play a wheel-of-fortune/hangman type game to review the essential points of each section.The information was also helpful to me in a sense that it's good to remind yourself to practice stress management. ... Read more

12. Roark's Formulas for Stress and Strain
by Warren Young, Richard Budynas
Hardcover: 832 Pages (2001-09-13)
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Solutions-based approach to quick calculations in structural element design and analysis

Now updated with 30% new material, Roark Formulas for Stress and Strain, Seventh Edition, is the ultimate resource for designers, engineers, and analysts who need to calculate loads and stress. This landmark reference from Warren Young and Richard Budynas provides you with equations and diagrams of structural properties in an easy-to-use, thumb-through format. Updated, with a user-friendly page layout, this new edition includes expanded coverage of joints, bearing and shear stress, experimental stress analysis, and stress concentrations, as well as material behavior coverage and stress and strain measurement. You'll also find expanded tables and cases; improved notations and figures in the tables; consistent table and equation numbering; and verification of correction factors. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Content is excellent but my copy has crooked pages
The content of Roark's Formulas is very handy for a desk reference type book and is referred to in many other works like Marks' Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers and Design of Weldments and Design of Welded Structures by Omer Blodgett.

My copy of the 7th edition looks like the pages were crooked when they were cut to size.The text on left hand pages is tilted to the top left and the right pages are tilted to the top right.Most likely when the stack of printed material was in the size cutter it wasn't squared properly because every page is turned the exact same amount.It doesn't affect the readability of anything it just looks odd because you almost think you're holding the book crooked sine the text isn't parallel to the top and bottom edges.

The paper isn't the slick, durable type used in McGraw Hill's other reference books like Marks' Std Handbook for Mechanical Engineers, so combined with the crooked page trim I would rate the physical appearance sub-par.I expect better from a professional level book from McGraw Hill.

2-0 out of 5 stars Downhill
Roark would turn over in his grave if he reviewed what Young and Budynas have done to his fine work.Roark, 4th Edition is the last of his works.The tables were clear and easy to read.If you can find one, new or used, I would strongly recommend a 4th Edition copy.

4-0 out of 5 stars Useful reference book
As like others, I also recommend this text for it's overall content and subject matter. This is a helpful reference book for daily engineering applications. But - users should be aware that there are some basic mistakes in the book. The book is very user friendly to locate formulas and items. Address; the technical mistakes, and I would give if a five star rating.

5-0 out of 5 stars Roark's Delivers
I should have most of this book memorized by now since I've relied on it for so many years. I highly recommend this text.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very Good Tool for Engineers
I am on my way out the door, but wanted to add my two cents to some of the other well-thought-out reviews on this wonderful book. I love this book. ... Read more

13. Treating Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents: How to Foster Resilience through Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency
by Margaret E. Blaustein PhD, Kristine M. Kinniburgh LICSW
Paperback: 372 Pages (2010-03-18)
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Grounded in theory and research on complex childhood trauma, this book provides an accessible, flexible, and comprehensive framework for intervention with children and adolescents and their caregivers. It is packed with practical clinical tools that are applicable in a range of settings, from outpatient treatment centers to residential programs. Rather than presenting a one-size-fits-all treatment model, the authors show how to plan and organize individualized interventions that promote resilience, strengthen child–caregiver relationships, and restore developmental competencies derailed by chronic, multiple stressors. More than 45 reproducible handouts, worksheets, and forms are featured; the large-size format facilitates photocopying.

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14. Stress Can Really Get on Your Nerves! (Laugh And Learn)
by Trevor Romain, Elizabeth Verdick
Paperback: 104 Pages (2005-01-15)
list price: US$8.95 -- used & new: US$4.60
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Uses silly jokes and light-hearted cartoons along with serious advice to help readers recognize the causes of stress and its effects and learn how to handle worry, anxiety, and stress. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great book
My 9 year old son totally enjoys all of the Trevor Romain products.We have borrowed his books from our library and DVD's from Netflix.Now we are building our own collection.We were introduced to Trevor Romain while researaching books on stress and anxiety to help my son deal with difficult situations.This is one of my son's favortite books on stress.A nice reference book that says a lot of the same things "mom" says, but in a kid friendly way.

4-0 out of 5 stars Stress Can Really Get On Your Nerves
This book has seemed to work for my son, a perfectionist.I also read Freeing Your Child from Anxiety and when combined with the child reading this book, it puts both the parent and child on the same wavelength.This book allowed my son to understand some of the things I was trying with him and also made him feel more in control of his feelings and how to deal with them.

5-0 out of 5 stars My sense of humor
This book really appeals to my sense of humor. He says many things that need to be said and I like the way he says them (with drawings and words). I think my feelings about the book influence children to share my feelings and to see the points he is making.

5-0 out of 5 stars Trevor Romain has done it again
This author has a real talent for combining art and text to present serious subjects in ways that are highly motivational. He uses humor and facts to help with solutions. The very title is funny and profound. Yes, stress can really get on your nerves. You need a sense of humor to appreciate the book. Laughter is one of the best medicines. I recommend this for almost any age: the young, the young at heart, and those who want to be young at heart.

3-0 out of 5 stars a good book to share with younger middle school/late elementary schools students
Unique and the book deals with an inportant skill for all children to master. ... Read more

15. The PTSD Workbook: Simple, Effective Techniques for Overcoming Traumatic Stress Symptoms
by Mary Beth Williams, Soili Poijula
Paperback: 237 Pages (2002-05-15)
list price: US$21.95 -- used & new: US$12.65
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Asin: 1572242825
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Post-traumatic stress disorder is an extremely debilitating condition that can occur after exposure to a terrifying event or ordeal. In The PTSD Workbook, readers determine the type of trauma they experienced, identify their physical, mental, and emotional symptoms, and learn effective techniques and interventions to overcome them. They start with the exercise best suited to relieve their worst symptom then progress to less troubling symptoms, picking up key information about PTSD along the way. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Workbook
This is a comprehensive book including exercises to work on your PTSD.It is not an easy book to work through.It takes a lot of self examination and deep moral digging to complete.

1-0 out of 5 stars Book purchased for PTSD recovery
We would not recommend this book unless all you want is worksheets. We didn't receive much information to help with PTSD. Were disappointed with this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great resource
This workbook is a tremendous resource for persons going through PTSD and dealing with the symptoms.I highly recommend it to therapists/counselors and as a self-help guide.

4-0 out of 5 stars Fair treatment for once
This is an incredibly difficult subject and the work book gets to grips with some ghastLy life experiences and the resulting traumas; most pople with ptsd would be helped by this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars PTSD REVIEW
I am presently working through this book as recommended by my doctor. The book provides a lot of common sense and alternative methods to obtain the desired result. It has now made me strong enough to reach out again without all of the fear. ... Read more

16. The Myth of Stress: Where Stress Really Comes From and How to Live a Happier and Healthier Life
by Andrew Bernstein
Hardcover: 304 Pages (2010-05-04)
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Asin: 1439159459
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Where does stress come from? Financial pressures? Looming deadlines? Conflicts at work or at home? For more than half a century, we’ve been told that stress comes from circumstances like these, that it’s a by-product of our ancestors’ fight-or-flight response to danger, and that the best we can do, given the fast pace of life today, is to breathe, try to relax, and accept that life is hard. All of this, according to Andrew Bernstein, is wrong. Spurred by the death of several family members when he was young, Bernstein began a quest to understand the real dynamics of stress and resilience. He eventually realized that stress doesn’t come from your circumstances—it comes from your thoughts about your circumstances. More specifically, stress is created by a particular kind of thought that humans happen to excel at. Seeing this, Bernstein realized that the antidote to stress—and the key to far greater resilience—is not exercise or physical relaxation, but finding these stress-producing thoughts and finally dismantling them. He created a process called ActivInsight that helps you—and the people you care about—do this on your own in just seven steps, often yielding life-changing breakthroughs in a matter of minutes.

Bernstein has been teaching ActivInsight to great acclaim in schools, not-for-profits, and Fortune 500 companies since 2004. Now he shares this technique for the first time with a wider audience. In The Myth of Stress, you will experience the surprising power of this new approach for yourself as you apply ActivInsight to a wide variety of today’s most common challenges, including:

weight loss • money • success interpersonal conflict • addiction • traffic divorce • heartbreak • discrimination • anger uncertainty about the future • loss of a loved one and more

With compassion, intelligence, and humor, The Myth of Stress offers a complete reeducation in the nature of stress, permanently changing the way you relate to challenges—at school, at work, and at home—in order to live a happier and healthier life. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Just give a try.
It's a book that gives a chance to look with another eyes to the same problems.It's not melodramatic, goes straight to the point .The reading goes easy, explanations are well done. It shows how prepared the writer is to give good ideas for a better understanding of how stress really works.

5-0 out of 5 stars Stress: It's Everywhere! (Or so we Think)
It's everywhere, or so we think. I get up in the morning and there it was waiting for me when I slept through my alarm clock and was late for work. It showed up again on my way to work in the traffic jam and yet again at work in the team meeting. It crept in at family dinner disguised as conversation. Finally at the end of the day I go to bed with it and it keeps me up late only to make me sleep through my alarm clock again.

Stress seems to follow me around looking for opportunities to make my life miserable.

"Myth of Stress" by Andrew Bernstein challenges the common thought process that outside factors are the cause of the stress. Based on personal experience, research and professional work, he posits that stress is 100% internal. In his blog on Psychology Today he says, "The truth is that stress doesn't come from your boss, your kids, your spouse, traffic jams, health challenges, or other circumstances. It comes from your thoughts about these circumstances. "

He presents a simple thought process to engage in at the moment stress occurs. By the end of this process each time I am able to change the way I feel by changing the way I think. The truth I realized is that stress indeed follows me around. It lives in the way I perceive situations and people in my life. If I change my perception and act on positive behaviors that encourage the elimination of stress, I can minimize the amount of stress I feel drastically.

Although simple, this process takes practice and is best utilized in conjunction with the tools Andrew Bernstein and his company ActivInsight have provided, which can be found at [...]Give it a try and see if changing your thoughts can help you alleviate the stress that seems to be everywhere.

5-0 out of 5 stars A stretch in the right direction!
I've just re-read The Myth of Stress, and am happy to give my recommendation to anyone looking to change the way they think about stress, anxiety, and beyond.
I've been doing the worksheets for quite awhile now, and doing the process really pushes your thinking past the stubborn mind-set, which can be quite a challenge, depending on your "stressor".I could probably do the steps in my head, but I notice a real benefit to doing them on paper.You feel an honest sensation of revelation as you write what proves your negations, and you have a tangible reference to go back to.
There are enough personal accounts for the reader to understand how the process works, and enough humor to add personality to the "how-to".When you go on to do the worksheets for yourself, you're rewarded with an honest look at your way of thinking.If you're still looking for coddling, vengeance or whatever your thoughts before going in - save the worksheet, and come back to it later.There's no room for B.S.If you're not brutally honest, (and there's the big stretch), it won't work.
Like regular exercise and a healthy diet, it's a tool for the long haul.The dynamics of life change every day, and this book is a great guide to clarity.Your blood pressure will thank you!

5-0 out of 5 stars First self-help book in 35 years that really worked
This is what a self-help book should be. You buy it, you honestly and earnestly do what it says to do and it all works like it says it will. This is the way it's supposed to be. I can't think of a higher recommendation. I was shocked at how the stress went way down when I did my own worksheet on "Why I should not be financially successful at this time." I thought taking an honest look at myself would make me feel worse and, in addition, cause me to lose my motivation to work hard. But just as the author explains in detail, you will actually unwind your emotional knots and feel much better. I actually want to work harder and smarter but this time, after having done the worksheet, I am now coming from a different place. A place of greatly improved peace and clear-mindedness. Furthermore, the changes appear to be long-lasting, not just a temporary high. But even if I'm not ultimately successful, in a way, I'm no longer emotionally attached to the outcome whatever it may be. This is the first clear-headedness andpeace-of-mind I have ever experienced. I also noticed that the relief is immediate but after several days of occasional reflection the insight is deeper and so is the sweet peace. The implications are pretty staggering. This means I can be my own counselor. I no longer feel that I have to depend on anyone else for my happiness or to help me "figure things out emotionally."In my mind, this is what all my years of reading the Bible and religion should have done(bring me peace and tremendous desire to work hard). Instead, they just made me feel worse about myself and not motivated to do anything but apologize for even living. This book did for me what the Bible, religion, NLP, "Law of Attraction" books and all the other, seemingly endless, psychology books could not do. In a way, to me, this book is the Rosetta Stone for all of Psychology. What is the point of Psychology/Psychiatry? To provide insight that is totally convincing to yourself and that destroys the negative beliefs you are holding. In NLP terms, this technique allows me to to reframe-on-demand anything I want(far easier and more effective than "Mind-Lines"). And have the insights and peace-of-mind stick. If doubt creeps in, I just do another worksheet. I can now thankfully throw away my NLP books, Tony Robbins, Wayne Dyer, Think and Grow Rich, the "Law of Attraction" scam books(including "The Secret" and Joseph Murphy) and all the rest. Why couldn't they get to the point in a simple, elegant and intensely practical way like this author has? Thank you, sir.

5-0 out of 5 stars I'm Dealing With Life's Stresses in a More Intelligent Way
I recommended this book to all of my friends, and we are all a little shocked by our change in attitude when encountering stressful events.For instance, we used to spend a lot of time telling each other how stressed out we were,how burned-out we felt.... Now we practice the ActiveInsight exercises in Andrew Bernstein's book, and we are all so much more comfortable with life's irksome events. Even my husband thinks I'm different (especially in traffic jams).

This book is so thoughtful, and the author's voice is warm and cogent and caring.I can't recommend it highly enough. ... Read more

17. Stress Free for Good: 10 Scientifically Proven Life Skills for Health and Happiness
by Frederic Luskin, Ken Pelletier
Paperback: 240 Pages (2006-01-01)
list price: US$13.99 -- used & new: US$4.81
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Asin: 0060832991
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Ten Minutes to Learn One Minute to Practice Ten Seconds to Work

Imagine if you could . . .

  • Radically reduce stress
  • Increase your physical vitality
  • Improve your quality of life

Now you can. We live in an age of stress. Each day at work and at home as we struggle to take care of the basics, constant stress significantly affects our ability to lead healthy and happy lives. We struggle with stomach pain, headaches, mood swings, fatigue, depression, high blood pressure, and even heart failure. Not only does stress damage our physical and emotional well-being, but our relationships and productivity suffer as well. What, if anything, can we do to stop this cycle?

There is a multitude of books, magazine features, TV programs, videotapes, meditation classes, and seminars, all aimed at stopping stress. But until now there has never been a scientifically based program that not only starts working within seconds but also creates a foundation to help remove stress and the symptoms associated with it from your life for good.

Dr. Fred Luskin and Dr. Kenneth R. Pelletier spent years at the Stanford University School of Medicine developing ten proven skills for eliminating the stress, anxiety, and pain that occur in daily life. Delivering skills that have been honed and tested among a diverse group of Americans, Stress Free for Good is easy to use and starts working immediately. Offering more than just the promise of breaking even and eliminating daily stress, these ten skills provide a foundation for living a healthier and happier life. This is not only a practical and accessible guide to conquering the stress in our lives once and for all, it is also the last stress aid you will ever need. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A must buy for happiness!
One of the best books on what one needs to do to have a long, happy, healthy life. So well written by 2 top authors. Easy to read and digest.

4-0 out of 5 stars Nothing new here but ultimately good
Though the majority of this book contained suggestions that were not new to me, I did enjoy reading it if for nothing else than as a reinforcement and a reminder.

5-0 out of 5 stars Simple Strategies for Relaxation!
The instructions in this book are clear and concise and the advice is hopeful and uplifting. I was assigned this book for class, but I found myself enjoying every line of text and I applied the techniques to calm my own life and stress responses. We (as a society) are surprisingly uneducated on how to handle the common stressor's of the modern world and I don't know a single soul who wouldn't benefit from reading this book! The author writes with a joyous tone as he guides us toward an improved lifestyle. I highly recommend Stress Free for Good!

4-0 out of 5 stars Mostly Common Sense
But I most say that there are three suggestions that I found to be helpful- not a cure all but these three offered me a bit of peace of mind so I would say its worth the cash. Book is a quick read.

5-0 out of 5 stars Simple to understand and do
Practice what the book says on a regular basis and you will get to be less stressful. It has helped me and I like the realistic approach of the book. ... Read more

18. 10 Simple Solutions to Stress: How to Tame Tension And Start Enjoying Your Life
by Claire Michaels Wheeler
Paperback: 192 Pages (2007-02)
list price: US$15.95 -- used & new: US$3.11
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Asin: 1572244763
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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It’s practically the watchword of modern American life. We all know we should learn to manage it. We know that it can shorten our lives, age us prematurely, make us fat. We know it can cause a host of physical and psychological problems, from heart disease to impotence—but we all seem to keep suffering from it. One more thing we all know is that, ultimately, we are responsible for reducing the stress we experience each day. This little book offers ten simple solutions any of us can use to make this important change once and for all.

Based on positive psychology, mind-body medicine, and cognitive behavioral therapy, the ten solutions in this book take stress management to an unprecedented level of effectiveness. These short assessments, lifestyle enhancement tips, and emergency stress rescue techniques help you to cope effectively with stress and to reduce its frequency in your life. More than just lowering blood pressure and being generally happier, the techniques in this book can lead you to physical wellness and foster a greater sense of purpose, joy, and fulfillment. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars 10 Simple? Solutions
I don't know exactly how simple any solution is for anyone to employ; however, I thought this book introduced some viable solutions aside from the standard techniques of breathing, meditating, visualizing...techniques.I will be conducting a class on relaxation and stress management and have found that this book adds to my original ideas for the class.I would highly recommend this book for that reason and also because it is short and to-the-point.

5-0 out of 5 stars book purchased through amazon.com

2-0 out of 5 stars It stressed me out that this didn't help!
The advice in here is pretty meaningless.I thought it would offer more practical tips, but it didn't.At least for me.

5-0 out of 5 stars excellent
A very comprehensive book analyzing the causes of stress.Especially good is the chapter on nutrition but all of the material presented is worth multiple re-reads. Very well organzed and easy to follow. There are some good quizes to help the reader pinpoint his or her own issues.

5-0 out of 5 stars Help yourself
The trouble with stress is that you don't have time to learn coping skills when you are truly stretched beyond your limits. That's why Dr. Wheeler's book can be so helpful. Once I got past the Type A compulsion to read the entire book cover to cover, I realized I could have been nibbling at my troubles bit by bit. "10 Simple Solutions" is written in such a way that you can pick and choose the advice you need -- and the book is packed with useful, proven information. I recommend it. ... Read more

19. How To Reduce Workplace Conflict And Stress: How Leaders And Their Employees Can Protect Their Sanity And Productivity From Tension And Turf Wars
by Anna Maravelas
Paperback: 223 Pages (2005-08)
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Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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An alarming 88% of Americans cite hostility, desk-rage, and workplace incivility as top concerns. How to Reduce Workplace Conflict and Stress will help executives, supervisors, and managers-and the people that work for them-protect pride, profit and productivity from these disabling emotions. Protect your career and workplace from the hidden costs of workplace tension and hostility. With How to Reduce Workplace Conflict and Stress, you will learn how to:

* Handle the daily onslaught of frustration without losing momentum, mood or confidence.* Avoid the conflict and cynicism that drains profits, resources, and relationships.* Discover why anger makes people irrational, lonely, and depressed and how to quickly calm agitated colleagues and customers.* Experience the fiscal and personal benefits of being "hard on the problem and soft on the people."* Replace bitterness about the past with shared responsibility for the future.* Create a blame-resistant, emotionally resilient workforce.

"This is the insider's guide for navigating the frustrations, irritability, and incivility of organizational life. This book nails the problem and provides a beautiful, ground-breaking solution - one that restores pride and protects profits." - Ken Blanchard, co-author of The One Minute Manager and The One Minute Apology. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A Fabulous Environment Is Good For The Bottom Line?
This book contains recent research proving that an environment that supports people is good for the bottom line.Doesn't sound like Rocket Science, right?But many business (and other) leaders who create oppressive environments to boost the bottom line are obviously not aware that by doing that, besides making everybody miserable, they are wasting money as well.This book is a good argument for building progressive positive environments where everybody wins and it's good for the bottom line too.I love this book!

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent and impacting
This book changed the environment in our workplace from a place of hostility, gossip, fear and low productivity to a place where there is true appreciate for one another and for those served.Ms. Maravelas provides realistic stories and attainable processes for creating positive change.Her book is engaging, funny, realistic and practical.We tried other ways to build a positive work environment but true change came after applying her techniques.A must read for every leader, parent, and employee!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Spot On
Looking at the other reviews, it's hard to come up with something that hasn't already been said.Still, this book deserves it, so I'll give it a shot.

Perhaps the greatest strength of Anna's book is its applicability.There's solid theory and enough data to back up the assertions, but every chapter is rounded out with a healthy volume of practical advice.A lot of books start out with this in mind, but often fail to deliver past a "well that *sounds* nice" level.The tips outlined in How To Reduce Workplace Conflict and Stress are as simple to implement as they are powerful.

Conversely, a lot of books lay out a vision of how we should behave, but fail to substantiate their claims.And again, where many other books stumble, this one delivers.We learn not only how to, say, put someone in a constructive state of mind, but also why it works and how frequently (hint: it's pretty frequent).We don't just learn that we have trouble reasoning when we're angry, we learn why.This lends a lot of credibility to Ms. Maravelas's claims and a lot of strength to the book as a whole; you don't just need to take her advice on faith - she's already done the hard part for you.

As others have noted, this book's scope extends well beyond workplace conflict; it's applicable to family life, school, social groups, political circles... pretty much anything where people could plausibly come into conflict, which is, well, pretty much everywhere.Difficult to recommend this book highly enough.

4-0 out of 5 stars How To Reduce Workplace Conflict and Stress
This is an excellent book for managers of any experience level.It helps teach you techniques on how to avoid conflict at work and actually get your employees working for you, not against you.It is a bit hard to follow at first with all of the statistics, but once it gets to the practical application it is very insightful.It also has stories of real life work situations where Anna has been a consultant and helped various companies work better together.

5-0 out of 5 stars Focusing on Solutions instead of Blame
This book knocked my socks off!Gets right to the heart of a critical issue in an elegant way.Maravelas spells out how we can untangle assumptions that are at the root of most conflicts.She shows how to focus on the underlying cause of our frustrations - our own assumptions, misperceptions, and misunderstandings about others' behavior and how we can address the actual problem or issue, instead of allowing ourselves to be distracted and drained by useless `Cycles of Blame.'Tremendous! ... Read more

20. Comprehensive Stress Management
by Jerrold Greenberg
Paperback: 480 Pages (2008-10-09)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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This personable and easy-to-read text is designed to help students identify, understand and combat the stressors that most affect their lives. In his informal, anecdotal style, author Jerrold Greenberg introduces and discusses the latest research findings on the physical, psychological, and spiritual aspects of stress, as well as the appropriate coping skills. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Super!
I had lost this college textbook on a plane trip and needed a new one quickly.I was very pleased at the price, which was less than the original, and the speed with which I recieved it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good advice
This is a very comprehensive review of stress management techniques. When combined with an active program of mindfulness meditation, then you will certainly have a winning combination. If you would like to learn more about mindfulness meditation to compliment this book thenI also recommend 'The Path of Mindfulness Meditation' available through Amazon.

4-0 out of 5 stars Very easy to read and applicable techniques
Greenberg's latest edition of Comprehensive Stress Management is very easy to follow. With short chapters and a friendly tone, the content is very applicable for college students. I have been using this text in my stress management courses and the students have found it to be quite helpful. The lab exercises at the end of each chapter help the students connect the content to their own lives as they navigate through stress in college. Additionally, providing an extensive and lucid reference list at the end of each chapter is an excellent resource for all students. Although some of my students have found a few of the chapters self-explanatory, Greenberg does an excellent job of encompassing all aspects of understanding stress management. My Choice - My Life: Realizing Your Ability to Create Balance in Life

4-0 out of 5 stars pmoseley
The book was in great condition, hardly any wear or tear that I could find on or in it. It arrived in plenty of time before class started. I will order from this person again.

5-0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive Stress Management book
I ordered this book because it was required for a college course I am taking.However, I have found that it is, overall, a good book, in general, to have.It goes into specifics on stress and how to manage it.If you are a stressful person and have a hard time figuring out how to manage it all, this is the book for you!Or even if you have loved ones that you know that have issues with stress or certain ailments, this book goes into what you can do to help. ... Read more

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