Controlling stress and tension: a holistic approach
This text is appropriate as a main text for Stress Management courses taught out of Health Education, Psychology, Nursing, and Physical Education departments at four-year schools. This text is designed to translate scientific stress concepts into an understandable, practical format. It presents a holistic approach to health that stresses the relationship between mind, body, and emotion in stress management. Written with students' needs in mind, the text helps students discover their problems through self-assessment exercises.
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SYSTEMS THAT CONTROL STRESS AROUSAL
THE BODYS RESPONSE TO STRESS
What Causes Stress and What Is Your Stress Profile?
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