Undoing Perpetual Stress by Richard O'ConnorOur brains weren't built for this. Twenty-first-century life evolves at a breakneck pace--and with it, stress seems to multiply by the day. We work long, harrowing hours. We fret over our families and finances. Our e-mail beeps and our cell phones ring. But our nervous systems were never meant to handle so many stressors. In this groundbreaking book, psychotherapist Richard O'Connor explains how a wide range of common problems--both emotional and physical--are actually side effects of modern life, and how you can undo their damage. Combining expertise with down-to-earth language, Undoing Perpetual Stress explains how you can recognize the hidden effects of stress on your brain and body understand your inner sanity in conflict with a crazy world develop self-control over how you think, act and feel when stressed regain a sense of meaning and purpose in your life You already know how to "do" stress. With the help of this book, you can undo it, too.
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 155.9042 OCO
Publication Date: 2005
Control stress : stop worrying and feel good now! by Paul McKennaRead this book and, as a result of having greater control over the stress in your life, you will feel better and live longer. Your immune system will be stronger, your stamina will be significantly increased, and you will make better decisions. Better still, the overall quality of your life will be significantly enhanced! [Description supplied by publisher]
Call Number: Health Science Library: Positive Living 158.1 MCK
Publication Date: 2009
Mindfulness in Eight Weeks by Michael ChaskalsonThis revolutionary 8 week step-by-step guide to Mindfulness is the first ever publication of a hybrid of the two most popular approaches to Mindfulness currently sweeping the world. Recommended by the UK's National Institute for Health and Excellence and prescribed by the NHS, Mindfulness is fast becoming a revered and popular method used by healthcare professionals and lay people alike to help alleviate anxiety, depression and stress. Expert instructor, Michael Chaskalson - who has over three decades of practical experience with mindfulness and co-taught the programme for some time with John Jeasdale (one of the founders of MBCT) - brings new ease to the art of practising it in this do-it-yourself programme. In the book - which is endorsed by bestselling market-leader Finding Peace in a Frantic World author Mark Williams as well as by John Teasdale, Michael guides the reader in an eight week course that is a hybrid of the two most popular approaches: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), offering an easy-to-follow course that you can practise in your own time and within the comfort of your own home. Broken down into eight weeks (and with audio materials available to download to support home practice) with chapters such as "Mindfulness for the Breath", "Staying Present" and "How Can I Best Take Care of Myself", reading this book is as near as you can get to bring a participant on a teacher-led mindfulness course without actually being on one. With step-by-step instructions carefully coordinated for each week, Mindfulness in Eight Weeks promises to have you up to speed in under two months. This is THE revolutionary 8 week plan to detox, de-stress and de-clutter your mind.
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 616.891425 CHA
Publication Date: 2014-09-11
Mindfulnessat Work by Anna BlackWork-related stress is an all-too-common part of modern life.The rise of digital media means that many people never really "switch off" from work and the culture of presenteeism causes us to spend more time at work than ever before. Many workers spend a lot of time either ruminating on previous problems or worrying about future work-related issues. By applying the principles of mindfulness--an ancient Buddhist practice--to our working lives, we can become aware of our habitual negative thoughts and behaviors and learn to recognize and manage the warning signs of stress. Anna Black suggests short and simple meditations that can be used throughout the working day to strengthen focus and concentration, enhance working relationships, and improve empathy--all of which help you to perform well and keep calm at work, whatever your job. Anna's suggestions are applicable to both office-based workers and those who work from home and she covers a range of topics including working mindfully with others, paying mindful attention in meetings, and using meditation to cope with stressful situations.
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 158.7 BLA
Publication Date: 2014-09-11
The Stress Cure by Patrick Holford; Susannah LawsonStress is very much part of life in the 21st century, and has overtaken the common cold as the major reason for taking time off work. But while we cannot avoid life's pressures, we can influence the degree to which they affect us, and how we react. This book will show you how. It examines why we become stressed, how the stress response is unique to each of us and why stress, particularly when combined with fatigue, can create a vicious circle that has serious implications for our long-term health. So, what's the answer? As you'll discover, there is no single solution; instead the authors suggest a unique blend of practical solutions that include: * Uncovering your stress triggers and stress response * Learning how to reframe negative beliefs * Effective time management that includes relaxation and fun * Becoming more resilient by tuning up your stress hormones * Utilising the power of sleep and exercise * Beating the sugar and stimulant trap * Fuel-up to feel good - discover the key nutrients for energy and resilience With a section on quick fixes to feel better now, as well as guidance on putting together a long-term action plan, The Stress Cure will empower you to take back control and live a healthier, more balanced life.
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 155.9042 HOL
CBT strategies to help understand and manage your reactions. Easy to read
Overcoming Panic by Vijaya Manicavasagar; Derrick SiloveOvercome the crippling effects of panic attacks and agoraphobia Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by feelings of panic that seem to come from nowhere and yet feel terrifyingly real? Do you avoid certain situations because you think you'll experience a panic attack? If so, this step-by-step self-help course can give you the necessary skills to overcome and prevent such attacks and the associated agoraphobia. Based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques and the authors' many years of experience and expertise in treating this disabling condition, it offers an indispensable guide for anyone affected, including sufferers, their friends and families, psychologists and those working in the medical profession. Explains the many forms and causes of panic Contains a complete self-help program and monitoring sheets Based on clinically proven techniques of cognitive therapy
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 616.85223 MAN
More help for your nerves by Claire WeekesFirst published in 1984 and now reissued, an explanation of how nervous symptoms and experiences can develop. The author maintains that stress can produce symptoms and experiences that gradually become more important than the original cause of the illness. [Description supplied by Amazon]
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 616.85 WEE
Publication Date: 1995
How to stop worrying by Frank Tallis.Worry is a natural warning system. It's your brain's way of warning that something is wrong and needs to be dealt with. But sometimes things get out of hand, and worrying starts to spoil your enjoyment of life and even to affect your health. In this easy-to-read manual, Dr Frank Tallis explains how to understand your fears, and how to control your worry and make it work for you in a positive way. [Description supplied by publisher]
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 152.46 TAL
Publication Date: 2009
How to Stop Worrying and Start Living - What Other People Think of Me Is None of My Business by Simeon Lindstrom"How To Stop Worrying and Start Living - What Other People Think Of Me Is None Of My Business: Learn Stress Management and How To Overcome Relationship Jealousy, Social Anxiety and Stop Being Insecure"Stress is a lot like love - hard to define, but you know it when you feel it. This book will explore the nature of stress and how it infiltrates every level of your life, including the physical, emotional, cognitive, relational and even spiritual. You'll find ways to nurture resilience, rationality and relaxation in your every day life, and learn how to loosen the grip of worry and anxiety. Through techniques that get to the heart of your unique stress response, and an exploration of how stress can affect your relationships, you'll discover how to control stress instead of letting it control you. This book shows you how.Here Is What You Will Learn After Reading This Book: A deeper understanding of what stress really is and the role it plays in our lives The real sources of our anxiety and how to take ownership of them A real-world solution to living with less stress Dating and relationships without stress and worry Ways to bring tranquility and balance into your home and family life And much more! Here's A Preview Of Chapter 1:This book is not just another "anti-stress" book. Here, we will not be concerned with only reducing the symptoms of stress. Rather, we'll try to understand exactly what stress is and the role it plays in our lives. We'll attempt to dig deep to really understand the real sources of our anxiety and how to take ownership of them. Using the power of habit and several techniques for smoothing out the stressful wrinkles in our day-to-day lives, we'll move towards a real-world solution to living with less stress, more confidence and a deep spiritual resilience that will insulate you from the inevitable pressures of life. We will address physical, emotional, relational, spiritual, and cognitive and behavioral symptoms of stress. This book will be a little different from most stress-management tools on the market today. While most stress solutions offer relief for symptoms in only one or two of the above areas, this book will show you how all five areas are important, and a successful stress solution will touch on each of them. By adopting a trusting, open and relaxed attitude, we'll bring something more of ourselves to relationships of all kinds. This books will take a look at dating and relationships without stress and worry, as well as ways to bring tranquility and balance into your home and family life. Again, this book is not about eradicating stress from your life forever. We'll end with a consideration of the positive side of negative thinking, and how we can use stress and worry to our advantage.
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 158.1 LIN