Managing Stress

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-07-01
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

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This journal allows students to identify common causes of stress in their lives and develop skills to manage them. Writing in this journal for a period of weeks or months, and then reading over the passages, will help students sort through personal, social, or even global issues.This journal is the perfect companion to any stress management course or workshop.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introduction: The Importance of Journal Writingp. xv
Journal Summary Excerptsp. xix
Journal Themes
Top Ten Stressorsp. 2
Who Am I?p. 4
Optimist or Pessimist?p. 6
Self-Talkp. 8
How Was Your Day Today?p. 10
Boosting the Immune Systemp. 12
Vision Questp. 14
Twenty-Five Great Ways to Relax!p. 16
Guided Mental Imageryp. 18
Dreams: The Language of Symbolsp. 20
Creative Problem Solvingp. 22
A Gift from the Seap. 24
The Susan Boyle Factorp. 26
Synchronicityp. 28
Values Assessment and Clarificationp. 30
Too Much Information!p. 32
One: A Holy Momentp. 34
Anger: The Fight Responsep. 36
Fear: The Flight Responsep. 38
My Personal Totem Polep. 40
Mandala of the Human Spiritp. 42
Sticks and Stonesp. 44
Instant Gratificationp. 46
Perfection vs. Excellencep. 48
Creativity Revisitedp. 50
Inspiration vs. Influencep. 52
Stress Barometer Checkp. 54
Dreams Revisitedp. 56
Art Therapyp. 58
Confrontation of a Stressorp. 60
Economic Meltdown: A Personal Fiscal Crisis?p. 62
Thinking vs. Feelingp. 64
My Positive Attributesp. 66
Unwritten Letters: A Resolution Processp. 68
Giving Your Power Away … Don't!p. 70
Communication Skills Revisitedp. 72
A Log Cabin Experience: Creative Writingp. 74
The Things I Take for Grantedp. 76
Words from a Song: Reflections on a Personal Relationshipp. 78
Information Grazingp. 80
Water: The Essential Nutrientp. 82
Bridging the Hemispheres of Thoughtp. 84
Do You Suffer from Affluenza?p. 86
Emotional Weil-Beingp. 88
Trust!p. 90
Mental Well-Beingp. 92
Compassion in Actionp. 94
Healthy Locus of Controlp. 96
Freedom and Responsibilityp. 98
Boundaries and Barriersp. 100
Role Models and Heroesp. 102
One Personal Wishp. 104
Below The Surface: The Power of Sub-Personalitiesp. 106
Control: A Double-Edged Swordp. 108
Conversations with Godp. 110
The Child Withinp. 112
The Garden of Edenp. 114
Got a Hunch? Cultivating Your Intuitionp. 116
Victimhoodp. 118
Energy: The Life Forcep. 120
Healthy Pleasuresp. 122
Adaptationp. 124
Spiritual Well-Beingp. 126
Positive Affirmation Statementsp. 128
Embrace the Shadowp. 130
Humor Is the Best Medicine: Things That Make Me Smile and Laughp. 132
Playing in the Garagep. 134
A Traumatic Experiencep. 136
Cyber Addictionsp. 138
Good Grief!p. 140
Archetypes and Symbolsp. 142
Time and Moneyp. 144
Poetry in Motionp. 146
When Your Biography Becomes Your Biologyp. 148
No Regretsp. 150
What Did You Say?p. 152
The Meaning of Lifep. 154
The Pursuit of Happinessp. 156
The Male Enigmap. 158
Guilt and Worryp. 160
My Inner Resourcesp. 162
Mother Earthp. 164
From a Distancep. 166
Labelsp. 168
Behaviors I'd Like to Changep. 170
Sweet Forgivenessp. 172
Defining Momentsp. 174
Lovep. 176
My Body's Rhythmsp. 178
Lessons Learnedp. 180
The Holographic Universep. 182
Self-Esteem: The Bottom Linep. 184
Tattoo You?p. 186
The Power of Suggestionp. 188
Here Comes the Judgep. 190
Walking in Balancep. 192
Are You Self-Medicating?p. 194
Friends in Needp. 196
Terrorism in the Twenty-First Centuryp. 198
Health of the Human Spiritp. 200
Global Warming Revisited: The Climate's A-Changingp. 202
Light at the End of the Tunnelp. 204
Letting Go of Stressp. 206
Reflections: Your Journal Summaryp. 208
Referencesp. 210
Journal Writing: Additional Resourcesp. 212
Additional Journal Exercisesp. 214
About the Authorp. 220
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