Practical Stress Management A Comprehensive Workbook

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-01-28
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Practical Stress Managementis a focused, personal, worksheet-based text that combines theory and principles with hands-on exercises to help you manage the negative impact of stress in your life. The Sixth Editionhas been completely updated and provides students with online access to MP3 files of guided relaxation techniques and downloadable worksheets. As a practical tool for recognizing and preventing stress, the action-oriented approach enables you to make personal change through self-reflection and behavior change techniques. The workbook emphasizes a positive approach to stress management, covering topics such as relaxation techniques, coping with anxiety, managing anger, communication skills, and exercise and nutrition. In this edition, the authors cover financial stress and expand their section on sleep. Worksheets and Thoughts for Reflection boxes help you determine your own level of stress and apply effective stress management techniques.

Author Biography

John A. Romas, MPH, PhD is Professor Emeritus at Minnesota State University–Mankato and is now in private practice. While at Minnesota State, Romas was a professor and chair of the Department of Health Science. He taught stress and health courses and conducted workshops and seminars on managing change and promoting health for public schools, state agencies, healthcare organizations, and businesses.


Manoj Sharma, CHES, PhD, is a professor in the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services at University of Cincinnati. He has served as a physician or health consultant for many organizations, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the European Union. He has written widely in the fields of stress management and community health and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Stress.

Table of Contents

1. Understanding Stress

2. Enhancing Awareness about Managing Stress

3. Relaxation

4. Effective Communication

5. Managing Anger and Resolving Conflicts

6. Coping with Anxiety

7. Eating Behaviors for Healthy Lifestyles

8. Regular Physical Activity and Exercise

9. Efficient Time Management

10. Implementing a Stress Reduction Plan

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