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Manage your stress for a happier life. [BOOKS ON PRESCRIPTION]

Manage your stress for a happier life. [BOOKS ON PRESCRIPTION]

Looker, Terry; Looker, Terry; Gregson, Olga

Free yourself from stress and learn how to regain calm and be in control with this new and updated edition of a practical, popular and easy-to-follow guide

Book. English.
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Published London: Teach Yourself, 2010
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Details

Statement of responsibility: Terry Looker and Olga Gregson
ISBN: 1444107410, 9781444107418
Note: Previous ed.: published as Managing stress. 2008.
Note: Book Prescription Scheme.
Note: Books on Prescription.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xxiv, 248 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Subject: Stress management.; Health and Fitness.
Added Entry: Books on prescription.; Book Prescription Scheme.

Contents

  1. Foreword
  2. Introduction
  3. 1. Stress: a 21st century problem
  4. 2. What is Stress?
  5. 3. The Stress Response
  6. 4. Signs of Stress
  7. 5. Stress and Health
  8. 6. Stress and Performance
  9. 7. Sources of Stress
  10. 8. Personal Stress Management Planning
  11. 9. Improving coping ability
  12. 10. Altering Demands
  13. 11. Learning to Relax
  14. 12. Lifestyle Review
  15. 13. Modifying Type A behaviour
  16. 14. Improving Personal Life Skills
  17. 15. Your Personal Stress Management Plan
  18. Taking it further
  19. Foreword
  20. Introduction
  21. 1. Stress: a 21st century problem
  22. 2. What is Stress?
  23. 3. The Stress Response
  24. 4. Signs of Stress
  25. 5. Stress and Health
  26. 6. Stress and Performance
  27. 7. Sources of Stress
  28. 8. Personal Stress Management Planning
  29. 9. Improving coping ability
  30. 10. Altering Demands
  31. 11. Learning to Relax
  32. 12. Lifestyle Review
  33. 13. Modifying Type A behaviour
  34. 14. Improving Personal Life Skills
  35. 15. Your Personal Stress Management Plan
  36. Taking it further

Author note

DR OLGA GREGSON graduated from the University of Wales in 1974 with an Honours Degree, then specialised in behaviour and visual perception at the Victoria University of Manchester, where she received her Doctorate in 1981. From there she joined the Department of Biological Sciences at the Manchester Metropolitan University where she is Senior Lecturer in physiology and behaviour. Her teaching and research interests and publications are in stress, physiology and health. Dr Gregson is Fellow of the International Stress Management Association.

PROFESSOR TERRY LOOKER graduated from London University in 1969 with an Honours Degree and received his Doctorate in 1972 from Guys Hospital Medical School. He joined the Department of Biological Sciences at the Manchester Metropolitan University in 1973 and was appointed Head of Department in 1989. He lectures and researches in the areas of cardiovascular physiology, stress and health. In 1985 he studied the theory, diagnosis and treatment of Type A behaviour with Dr Meyer Friedman in San Francisco, USA. Professor Looker is Vice-President and Fellow of the International Stress Management Association, Fellow of the Institute of Biology and Chairman of the Governing Council of the National Register of Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists.

Description

Teach Yourself - the world's leading learning brand - is relaunched in 2010 as a multi-platform experience that will keep you motivated to achieve your goals. Let our expert author guide you through this brand new edition, with personal insights, tips, energising self-tests and summaries throughout the book. Go online at www.teachyourself.com for tests, extension articles and a vibrant community of like-minded learners. And if you don't have much time, don't worry - every book gives you 1, 5 and 10-minute bites of learning to get you started.

- Free yourself from stress
- Learn how to find work-life balance
- Feel mentally and physically healthy
- Assess and treat your stress with the free 'biodots' included.

This book explains why you feel stressed and how to do something about it. It includes a free package of 'biodots', which will help you diagnose and manage your stress; it will also explain the causes of your tension, and show you all the different strategies you can use to deal with it. It explains how better physical health can lead to better mental health, gives practical information on things like decluttering and work-life balance, and reveals what the new discoveries of NLP and similar techniques can do to help you banish stress forever.