Coping with Stress in a Changing World

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McGraw-Hill Companies,Incorporated, Jun 30, 2006 - Self-Help - 432 pages
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Stress doesn't just happen. It is a dynamic process involving you, a potential stressor, and a specific environment and set of circumstances. Coping with Stress in a Changing World will teach you how to manage all three elements of this process. The book uses the very practical, easy-to-learn Five Rs of Coping Model to help you become more stress resistant. The Five Rs--Rethink, Reduce, Relax, Release, and Reorganize--will empower you with a variety of strategies across five different levels of coping. Manage stressors with each strategy or in combination. These strategies alert you to potential stressors before they become full-blown stressors.

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What Is Stress?
The Emotional and Intellectual Basis of Stress
The Environmental and Occupational

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About the author (2006)

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

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