8 Keys to Stress Management (8 Keys to Mental Health)

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W. W. Norton & Company, Mar 25, 2013 - Self-Help - 224 pages
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Easy strategies for dealing with the near-universal experience of stress.

Stress has become a near-universal experience as well as a rising public health concern.

According to many measures, people today are dealing with stressors that are greater in number and severity than in the past several decades, and this stress is taking a toll on our collective wellness.

Bringing considerable content from her popular stress management Web site on About.com, Elizabeth Scott distills information about stress management into central ideas and strategies for consumers. These include learning to reduce the stress response and stressors, practicing long-term resilience habits, and putting positive psychology research into action. These various perspectives provide a multilayered framework for understanding stress and approaching stress management that is inspirational, action-oriented, and backed by foundational and recent knowledge in the field.

The quick-to-read “8 keys” format of the book can be utilized on many levels so that busy readers can quickly find relief from stress.
 

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Contents

Become Aware of Your Stressors
20
Learn to Quickly Reverse Your Stress Response
41
Take Care of Your Body
57
Get into the Right Frame of Mind
79
Cut Down on Stressors When Possible
101
Put Positive Psychology into Action
128
Practice LongTerm ResilienceForming Habits
145
Creating an Action Plan
167
Resources
185
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Elizabeth Anne Scott is an award-winning blogger and wellness coach with an MS in counseling. She has helped thousands of people through her writing and stress management workshops.

Babette Rothschild, MSW, has been a practitioner since 1976 and a teacher and trainer since 1992. She is a bestselling author of six books, all published by WW Norton and translated into more than a dozen languages. She is also the creator and Series Editor of the 8 Keys to Mental Health Series. After living and working for 9 years in Copenhagen, Denmark she returned to her native Los Angeles where she is writing her next books while she continues to lecture, train, consult, and supervise professional psychotherapists of all sorts worldwide.

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