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The Library Unbound: Milne Library News
The Library Unbound: Milne Library News
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With the semester coming to an end, finals week soon approaching, and all the uncertainty of next semester, everyone is stressed. To help here are some eBooks on how to better manage stress and how to prevent it in the future.
Please feel free to check out our Take a Break! Libguide for more ways to handle stress:
Vinay V. Joshi
Publication Date: 2005-02-17
Exploring the effects of physiological stress, this volume looks at ways to reduce these effects and to improve health overall. In addition to defining stress, the author discusses: personality types and temperaments; stress and reproduction; the immune system; depression; memory and stress; and ageing. He also provides practical tips on stress management techniques, including breathing exercises, massage and physical exercise.
Stress Management for Dummies
Publication Date: 2013-04-25
Tired of letting stress have a negative impact on your life? Easy. It's impossible to get through life without encountering stress. And unfortunately, most of us learn the incorrect ways to cope with it. Thankfully, Stress Management For Dummies gives you trusted, time-tested guidance on teaching your body and mind to properly cope with stress while keeping your sanity intact. Whether it's love, work, family, or something else that has you in the red zone, this updated edition of Stress Management For Dummies will help you identify the stress triggers in your life and cut them down to size -- all without losing your cool. Shows you how to use stress in a positive, motivational way instead of letting it negatively affect your life Teaches you to retrain your body and mind to react positively to stress Helps you overcome common stresses faced in modern life If you want to manage stress and get back to living a normal life, Stress Management For Dummies has you covered.
Mindfulness for the Next Generation
Holly Rogers; Margaret Maytan
Publication Date: 2012-07-18
College students and other young adults today are experiencing high levels of stress as they pursue personal, educational, and career goals. In recent years, there has been increased awareness of the seriousness of these struggles, which may increase the risk of psychological distress andmental illness among this age group now commonly referred to as "emerging adults." Scientific research has shown that practicing mindfulness can help manage stress and enhance quality of life, but traditional methods of teaching mindfulness and meditation are not always effective for thisdevelopmental stage.Mindfulness for the Next Generation is an easy-to-use guide that details a four-session mindfulness-based program, called "Koru," aimed at helping young adults cope with anxiety, navigate the tasks they face, and achieve meaningful personal growth. Authors Holly Rogers and Margaret Maytan, DukeUniversity psychiatrists and the developers of the Koru program, discuss the unique challenges this group faces, identify effective teaching techniques for working with them, and review the research supporting mindfulness for stress reduction in a scientifically rigorous yet reader-friendly way. Thebook explains the specific model created by the authors and describes each session in a "mini-manual" format. Mindfulness for the Next Generation is written for therapists, teachers, health professionals, and student service providers who work with college students and other emerging adults.
Seated Taiji and Qigong
Cynthia W. Quarta; Michelle Maloney Maloney Vallie (Foreword by)
Publication Date: 2012-02-15
Practising Taiji and Qigong is the perfect antidote to the stresses of modern life and a great way to stay healthy. Now caring professionals can help those with limited mobility to experience the benefits of Taiji and Qigong with this easy-to-follow guide. Covering everything caregivers need to know about Taiji and Qigong, this illustrated guide provides an explanatory introduction to these forms of exercises and shows how to build up a program from easy steps to more challenging ones. There are exercises to stimulate every part of the body, with variations to suit the patient's needs and preferences. All the movements are adapted from the same ancient principles guiding classic Taiji and Qigong and will help strengthen the body as well as provide contemplative relaxation. This book will show occupational therapists, physical therapists, nurses, activity directors, mental health practitioners, martial arts instructors, and anyone else working with people with physical disabilities and the elderly exactly how these simple techniques can make big improvements to a person's physical and mental wellbeing.
Overcoming Your Workplace Stress
Martin R. Bamber
Publication Date: 2013-03-01
Occupational stress affects millions of people every year and is not only costly to the individual - in terms of their mental and physical health - but also results in major costs for organisations due to workplace absence and loss of productivity. This Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) based self-help guide will equip the user with the necessary tools and techniques to manage work related stress more effectively. Divided into three parts, this book will help you to: understand occupational stress learn about a range of methods to reduce stress levels develop your own self-help plan. Overcoming Your Workplace Stress is written in a straightforward, easy-to-follow style, allowing the reader to develop the necessary skills to become their own therapist.
10 Steps to Mastering Stress
David H. Barlow; Ronald M. Rapee; Sarah Perini
Publication Date: 2014-03-03
In recent years health professionals have come to realize just how important controlling stress is for our wellbeing. Stress can interfere with many parts of our lives - it increases work absenteeism, can lead to relationship difficulties and interpersonal strain, and can increase the risk ofturning to artificial relaxation such as drugs and alcohol. Chronic stress also increases the risk of developing certain serious physical illnesses.This updated edition of 10 Steps to Mastering Stress: A Lifestyle Approach is a step-by-step program that will help you identify what is causing your stress, teach you proven calming techniques, and most importantly, show you how to think more realistically in ways that will reduce, rather thanincrease, your stressful reactions to daily events in your life. This program is based on nearly two decades of research, during which the authors have learned more about stress than was ever known before - and how to control it.While there are many stress books out there, this program differs from most for several reasons:*It has been scientifically developed and tested to ensure that it is the most effective way to master stress. Many other books are based simply on the authors' ideas and opinions.*Rather than simply listing random tips, this book describes a systematic program which lays out how to learn and integrate relevant techniques into your life in a step-by-step fashion.*Most importantly, the authors do not claim that the program will magically lift away your stress. Rather, the program reinforces the importance of making these techniques a part of daily life, making it a true lifestyle approach.Readers will learn valuable new skills--new ways of thinking, acting, and organizing their lives to reduce stress to a manageable level.
Fifty Activities for Managing Stress
Publication Date: 1992-01-01
Activities cover Understanding stress Types of stress Stress and performance Sources of stress Managing stress Training Objectives Identify the various forms of stress Decide which types of people may be susceptible to stress Examine the different sources of stress and the impact on people and their performance Examine the kinds of coping strategies that individuals and groups use and how these strategies affect performance
Stress and Work
Satish Chandra Pandey (Editor); D. M. Pestonjee (Editor)
Publication Date: 2013-08-06
Stress and Work focuses on the problem of stress from various angles and perspectives and provides empirical findings relevant to different occupational settings. It provides comprehensive research literature, which has been divided along the following theoretical perspectives: Occupational Stress and Burnout; Work-Family Conflict and Stress; Positive Stress Management; and Stress and Spirituality. This volume will be a resource-book for researchers and practitioners of management, psychology, sociology, and behavioral sciences. The prospective reader of human society and human nature will find this volume to be of immense utility.
Tracey J. Devonport
Publication Date: 2013-01-01
It is commonly acknowledged that stress and coping has an impact upon the productivity, health and well-being of individuals. As such, many domains of psychology are seeking to better understand the stress and coping dynamic to inform the construction of interventions intended to facilitate coping. This book is designed to profile the use of theory in guiding the structure, content and assessment of coping interventions across a range of applied domains. The domains addressed within the text include sport psychology, clinical psychology, organisational psychology, developmental psychology, police psychology and health psychology. This book brings together related issues regarding the application of theory to practice into a single source.
Performance under Pressure
Heidi Wenk Sormaz; Bruce Tulgan
Publication Date: 2003-01-01
This 160-page pocket guide is for self-managing stress and managing stress in others. Poses practical strategies for how to deal with time, anger, people, fatigue, evaluation pressures and more. This practical pocket guide for managers will teach you how to channel stress to enhance your own performance and the performance of those you manage.
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