The Science of Stress Management

While grounded in the science of stress, this work also helps readers employ those strategies that will best manage stress for better overall health.

Author: Amitava Dasgupta

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538101211

Category: Psychology

Page: 344

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Stress is an inevitable part of everyday life. Sometimes we manage it well. Other times, not so much. But understanding the role of stress in our overall health and wellness is essential to taking it head-on. It’s not just that stress can take over our thoughts; it can take over our bodies. From the flight or fight response to inflammation, from feeling anxious to feeling sick, it can deteriorate our bodies and our minds from the inside out. While many books promise tips on managing stress, this book takes it one step further to consider the science behind stress and how it affects our minds and bodies, offering evidence-based approaches to managing stress for optimum results. Amitava Dasgupta guides readers to a greater understanding of the mechanisms at work when stress is present and provides guidance for dealing with those physical and mental responses. While grounded in the science of stress, this work also helps readers employ those strategies that will best manage stress for better overall health.

Under Pressure

This book covers the fight-or-flight reaction to danger, how people cope with chronic stress, how trauma can affect the brain, the ways athletes put pressure to work and the surprising treatments scientists have found to manage stress in ...

Author: Tanya Lloyd Kyi

Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd

ISBN: 1525300075

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 76

View: 921

A scientific exploration of stress. Adolescents are no strangers to stress. Now they can learn the science behind that sweaty, heart-racing, under-pressure feeling. This book covers the fight-or-flight reaction to danger, how people cope with chronic stress, how trauma can affect the brain, the ways athletes put pressure to work and the surprising treatments scientists have found to manage stress in everyday life. It’s a perfect primer for young people on what normal stress is and isn’t — and how to deal with it either way. Dealing with stress can be tough. Learning the facts about it can make it manageable.

The Science of Stress

Most of the time, we just shrug it off, but as neuropsychiatrists Gregory L. Fricchione, Ana Ivkovic, and Albert Yeung gently remind us in this book: stress can be really, really bad for our health.

Author: Gregory L. Fricchione

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022633872X

Category: Science

Page: 176

View: 384

Our jobs and families; the deluge of e-mails, texts, and calls; the constant pinch on our time and money; the screaming match of politics and the threat of terrorism and war—there is no doubt about it, we are completely stressed out. Most of the time, we just shrug it off, but as neuropsychiatrists Gregory L. Fricchione, Ana Ivkovic, and Albert Yeung gently remind us in this book: stress can be really, really bad for our health. In fact, persistent stress is directly linked to chronic ailments like heart disease, diabetes, and depression, contributing to one of the biggest health challenges facing the world in the twenty-first century. Expertly but sensitively guiding readers through the latest research in the science of stress, they offer an illuminating and therapeutic look at our own worst enemy. As Fricchione and his colleagues show, alleviating stress is a task that no one physician can alleviate for us on his own. It is not the sort of problem that a surgeon can excise with a scalpel or an internist can eradicate with antibiotics. It requires everyone’s efforts—the healthy, the sick, doctors, nurses, psychologists, clergy, community leaders, and everyone else—to pull together to address the stress-induced drivers in our community that undermine our health. Clearly and accessibly exploring the latest in modern neuroscience and immunology, the authors examine what those drivers are and how they reduce the body’s metabolic reserve, making us more vulnerable to illness. They then look at the antidote: enhanced resilience, something we can achieve by smartly adjusting how we face the significant adversities that can spring up in so many facets of our lives. Offering innumerable insights on the personal and social causes of stress and the physiological effects they have, this book serves as an essential guide to show us how to alleviate stress and properly take care of ourselves. In doing so, it offers a crucial first step toward meeting the biggest health challenge of this century.

The Handbook of Stress Science

"[F]or those who are entering the field or who want to broaden their perspective, Ibelieve that this Handbook is indispensible. More than just a contribution to the field, theHandbook may well become a classic.

Author: Andrew Baum, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826117717

Category: Psychology

Page: 704

View: 612

"[F]or those who are entering the field or who want to broaden their perspective, Ibelieve that this Handbook is indispensible. More than just a contribution to the field, theHandbook may well become a classic."--PsycCRITIQUES "The editors fully achieved their goal of producing a state-of-the-science stress reference for use by investigators, educators, and practitioners with clinical and health interests."--Psycho-Oncology "This is an important book about the scientific study of stress and human adaptation. It brings together both empirical data and theoretical developments that address the fundamental question of how psychosocial variables get inside the body to influence neurobiological processes that culminate in physical disease." From the Foreword by David C. Glass, PhD Emeritus Professor of Psychology Stony Brook University Edited by two leading health psychologists, The Handbook of Stress Science presents a detailed overview of key topics in stress and health psychology. With discussions on how stress influences physical health-including its effects on the nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, and immune systems-the text is a valuable source for health psychologists, as well as researchers in behavioral medicine, neuroscience, genetics, clinical and social psychology, sociology, and public health. This state-of-the-art resource reviews conceptual developments, empirical findings, clinical applications, and investigative strategies and tools from the past few decades of stress research. It represents all major approaches to defining stress and describes the themes and developments that characterize the field of health-related stress research. The five sections of this handbook cover: Current knowledge regarding the major biological structures and systems that are involved in the stress response Social-contextual contributions to stress and to processes of adaptation to stress, including the workplace, socioeconomic status, and social support The concept of cognitive appraisal as it relates to stress and emotion psychological factors influencing stress such as, personality, gender, and adult development The evidence linking stress to health-related behaviors and mental and physical health outcomes Research methods, tools, and strategies, including the principles and techniques of both laboratory experimentation and naturalistic stress research

The Science of Stress

The Science of Stress is a trustworthy reference of established fact that explains the current scientific understanding of stress in clear concise summary.

Author: Gregory Fricchione

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781782404071

Category: Stress (Physiology)

Page: 176

View: 239

33% of Americans and 35% of British people feel they are living with extreme stress. One in five Germans experiences stress on a regular basis. 60% of China’ s white-collar workers admit to suffering stress-related issues, and workplace stress costs the Australian economy $14.2 billion dollars annually. Stress is a global pandemic that is increasingly proven to be a direct precursor to a large range of non-communicable diseases such as heart disease, ulcers, depression, and abdominal obesity. The Science of Stress is a trustworthy reference of established fact that explains the current scientific understanding of stress in clear concise summary. From why some stress is useful and how one can be sick with nerves, to understanding fear and explaining voodoo death, this book leads the reader through the many obvious and not so obvious ways our stress responses affect our minds and bodies.

Stress Management for Life A Research Based Experiential Approach

This book gives readers the experience of real stress relief and empowers readers to prevent stress for the rest of their lives. Stress Management for Life is a life-changing experience.

Author: Michael Olpin

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0357364171

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 432

View: 511

STRESS MANAGEMENT FOR LIFE: A RESEARCH-BASED EXPERIENTIAL APPROACH, 5th Edition is a text that students will keep and use long after they finish the class. Many will share it with their stressed-out friends and family. In an easy-to-understand, friendly style, readers will not only learn how stress happens, based on leading-edge science, but more importantly, what works to turn off their stress and the symptoms that accompany chronic stress. This book gives readers the experience of real stress relief and empowers readers to prevent stress for the rest of their lives. Stress Management for Life is a life-changing experience. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Unstressed

In the midst of daily stress and turmoil, this book exposes the power of our emotions to heal us—and offers new hope for reclaiming contentment, connection, and a greater sense of well-being.

Author: Alane K. Daugherty

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1684032857

Category: Self-Help

Page: 216

View: 506

In the midst of daily stress and turmoil, this book exposes the power of our emotions to heal us—and offers new hope for reclaiming contentment, connection, and a greater sense of well-being. Do you feel stressed out during the day and lie awake at night worrying? You’re not alone. In today’s hectic, fast-paced world, stress and anxiety have become a default way of being—as natural to us as breathing air. And because stress is an inevitable part of life, one of the most important things you can do for yourself is to learn how to manage and heal it. This book offers proven ways to help you counter the negative effects that stress has on the body and mind. You’ll also discover practical skills and clinically proven strategies grounded in mindfulness, neurobiology, and positive psychology to help you cultivate deep sense of emotional resilience. Using the author’s innovative HEART tools (Heartful Engagement And Re-focusing Training), you’ll learn to manage stress by harnessing the power of positive emotions—such as gratitude, compassion, empathy, and hope—leading to a feeling of expansiveness and possibility, and a lived sense of calm, happiness, and vitality.

The Age of Stress

We are living in a stressful world, yet despite our familiarity with the notion, stress remains an elusive concept. In The Age of Stress, Mark Jackson explores the history of scientific studies of stress in the modern world.

Author: Mark Jackson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192514997

Category: Psychology

Page: 328

View: 452

We are living in a stressful world, yet despite our familiarity with the notion, stress remains an elusive concept. In The Age of Stress, Mark Jackson explores the history of scientific studies of stress in the modern world. In particular, he reveals how the science that legitimates and fuels current anxieties about stress has been shaped by a wide range of socio-political and cultural, as well as biological, factors: stress, he argues, is both a condition and a metaphor. In order to understand the ubiquity and impact of stress in our own times, or to explain how stress has commandeered such a central place in the modern imagination, Jackson suggests that we need to comprehend not only the evolution of the medical science and technology that has gradually uncovered the biological pathways between stress and disease in recent decades, but also the shifting social, economic, and cultural contexts that have invested that scientific knowledge with meaning and authority. In particular, he argues, we need to acknowledge the manner in which enduring concerns about the effects of stress on mental and physical health are the product of broader historical preoccupations with the preservation of personal and political, as well as physiological, stability.

Stronger

In this book, Dr. Amit Sood, a world renowned expert on resilience, wellbeing, stress management, and mindfulness, shares unique insights on the extremely important concept of stress resilience.

Author: Amit Sood

Publisher: Global Center for Resiliency and Wellbeing

ISBN: 9780999552513

Category: Mind and body

Page: 110

View: 827

Think about someone around you who has had a lot of rough and tumble but no one can beat this person's spirit or love of life. That person is strong, in other words resilient. Resilience is doing well when you shouldn't be doing well. Resilience is the core strength you use to lift the load of life. What makes some of us more resilient than others and why care about it? In this book, Dr. Amit Sood, a world renowned expert on resilience, wellbeing, stress management, and mindfulness, shares unique insights on the extremely important concept of stress resilience. This book will help you learn why resilience is best captured as a story and not definitions, provide a bird's eye view of resilience research, share the difference between stress management and resilience, look at examples of resilience in nature, look at how vulnerability can be a resilience factor, explore the four domains of resilience, delve into the fascinating science of genetics and neurobiology as it applies to resilience, and help you explore your own unique resilience. Dr. Sood will also provide you information on how resilience can enhance your physical, emotional, occupational, and social wellbeing. All of this and more is captured in an easy to browse, friendly tone that you can read and assimilate in a single long lazy afternoon.For more information about resilience and Dr. Sood, please visit resilientoption.com and resiliencetrainer.com.

Stress Management

The text then provides a critical examination of the elements of the stress process, extracts supporting research for a rationale of stress management and describes various stress management techniques and their effectiveness.

Author: Wolfgang Linden

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452238669

Category: Psychology

Page: 232

View: 469

Stress Management: From Basic Science to Better Practice examines documented pathways between stress and health and develops the scientific foundations for sound interventions. The book begins with a broad review of the term 'stress' and its importance for health. The text then provides a critical examination of the elements of the stress process, extracts supporting research for a rationale of stress management and describes various stress management techniques and their effectiveness.

Stress and the Brain

First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Author: Steven E. Hyman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317970969

Category: Psychology

Page: 350

View: 974

First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Stress in the Modern World Understanding Science and Society 2 volumes

An ideal resource for students researching the impact of stress on both physical and psychological health, this comprehensive two-volume set addresses scientific theories about stress, describes common symptoms and effects, identifies ...

Author: Serena Wadhwa

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610696077

Category: Self-Help

Page: 634

View: 240

An engaging exploration of the scientific theories and medical conditions relating to stress and an examination of case studies that suggest ways to manage, reduce, and prevent stress in everyday life. • Examines the impact of stress on both physical and psychological health and from both theoretical and practical perspectives • Provides broad, detailed coverage that explains what stress is, the effects of stress, and effective—and ineffective—methods of coping with or reducing stress • Includes personal accounts from individuals who explain how a specific coping strategy worked for them, thereby providing suggestions of how readers may be able to improve the quality of their own lives

The Science of Occupational Health

This book offers the reader practical guidance on health promotion and preventive strategies at both individual and organizational levels.

Author: Sir Ulf Lundberg

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444391114

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 923

The Science of Occupational Health is an evidence-based resource for all members of the health care team working with those affected by work-based stress - whether individuals suffering physical or psychological symptoms, or organizations trying to provide optimum conditions for healthy and productive employees. The authors offer a unique psychobiological perspective, discussing the modern workplace as a cause of stimulation and well-being, as well as of distress and illness. They provide a rigorous but highly accessible scientific account of the effects that stress has on mind and body, with key chapters on 'Responses to Stress', 'Stress-Related Health Problems', and 'Stress Hormones at Work'. This book offers the reader practical guidance on health promotion and preventive strategies at both individual and organizational levels. It concludes with a discussion of present occupational conditions around the world, and predictions of likely trends in the future.

Stress Less

A veteran health and science journalist reveals how stress accelerates the aging process by affecting everything from mood to one's genes and explains how women can reverse the damage.

Author: Thea Singer

Publisher: Hudson st Press

ISBN: 9781594630606

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 311

View: 648

A veteran health and science journalist reveals how stress accelerates the aging process by affecting everything from mood to one's genes and explains how women can reverse the damage.

The Oxford Handbook of Stress and Mental Health

This handbook is currently in development, with individual articles publishing online in advance of print publication.

Author: Kate L. Harkness

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190681772

Category: Psychology

Page: 768

View: 967

This handbook is currently in development, with individual articles publishing online in advance of print publication. At this time, we cannot add information about unpublished articles in this handbook, however the table of contents will continue to grow as additional articles pass through the review process and are added to the site. Please note that the online publication date for this handbook is the date that the first article in the title was published online.

Under Pressure

In the engaging, anecdotal style and reassuring tone that won over thousands of readers of her bestseller Untangled, clinical psychologist Lisa Damour examining the science of stress and anxiety and the many facets of girls' lives where ...

Author: Lisa Damour

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1786493985

Category: Family & Relationships

Page:

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Though anxiety has risen among young people overall, recent research studies confirm that it has skyrocketed in girls since the turn of the century. So what's to blame? And how can we help these girls? In the engaging, anecdotal style and reassuring tone that won over thousands of readers of her bestseller Untangled, clinical psychologist Lisa Damour examining the science of stress and anxiety and the many facets of girls' lives where stress hits them hard: - The parental expectations they face at home - Pressures at school - Social anxiety among their peers - Social pressures on social media Exploring the multiple layers of girls' lives, Damour shows us the critical steps we can take to shield them from the toxic stress to which both our culture and also we, as their caregivers, subject them. Readers familiar with Damour's bestseller Untangled or from her New York Times journalism will need to read this important new contribution to understanding and supporting today's girls - and tomorrow's young women.

Resilience

This inspiring book presents ten factors to help anyone become stronger and more resilient to life's challenges.

Author: Steven Southwick

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108441661

Category: Medical

Page: 250

View: 855

This inspiring book presents ten factors to help anyone become stronger and more resilient to life's challenges.

The Science of Insolvency

Congress. House. Committee on Science and Technology (2007). Subcommittee
on Investigations and Oversight. Stress Tests Are Not New or Unusual Major
banks and bank regulators have been using stress tests — a computer simulation
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Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Technology (2007). Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Bank assets

Page: 63

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Introduction to the Science of Language

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false analogy ; proper fluence of climate in causing names Damasippas and ...

Author: Archibald Henry Sayce

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Comparative linguistics

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The Science of Utterance

What are the derivative forms of stress ? What is thorough stress ? What is
compound stress ? What is intermittent stress ? Explain the different movements
of voice ? Explain quantity ? Wbat are inflections ? Explain the rising THE
SCIENCE OF ...

Author: Carrie Dean

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Elocution

Page: 124

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