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The quintessential stress management text for undergraduate students, Essentials of Managing Stress balances key concepts and academic theory with real-life applications and exercises, allowing students to integrate theory and practice in their own lives. The only textbook of its kind to comprehensively address the relationship between mind, body, and spirit, this fully revised and updated Third Edition includes all-new sections on the sociology of stress and communication skills, with special emphasis on high-tech communications, screen addictions, and social networking. Essentials of Managing Stress also covers environmental disconnect, compassion fatigue, and mindfulness.Key features of this new edition include: Over 80 personal exercises, questionnaires, and inventories designed to help the reader/student adapt life skills into his or her personal health behaviors, including ten all-new exercises Fully updated content and references section A comprehensive all-new chapter on communication with a special emphasis on high-tech communication A brand-new section on the sociology of stress A focus on holistic health practices, including yoga, meditation, and breath awareness Skills and strategies for integrating stress management into a busy, high-pressure lifestyle A reader-friendly approach that balances practical tips with theory and concepts