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Managing Stress : Principles and Strategies for Health and Well-being (Paperback) (Brian Luke Seaward)

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Based on the concept of holistic wellness, this textbook combines wisdom from various world cultures; insights on the integration, balance, and harmony of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual factors; theories and research studies from health psychology, psychoneuroimmunology, and holistic healing; and practical approaches to becoming resilient to stress. It addresses stress and its relationship to physiology and disease, as well as the sociology of stress; mental, emotional and spiritual aspects, including stress-prone and stress-resistant personality traits; coping strategies like reframing, behavior modification, journal writing, expressive art therapy, humor therapy, creative problem solving, communication skills, and managing time and money; and 12 relaxation techniques, such as breathing, mindfulness, yoga, mental imagery and visualization, music therapy, massage therapy, tai chi, muscular relaxation, autogenic training and clinical biofeedback, exercise, nutrition, and ecotherapy. This edition has new information on the human microbiome and stress; Lyme disease; DNA, stress, and aging; inflammation; social stress in the US; insomnia; technostress due to the repeated use of screen devices; happiness; and environmental issues. It has a closer examination of panic attacks, fear, vulnerability, and shame, and new sections on the trend in adult coloring books, laughter yoga, creativity and fear, the coping technique of Hawaiian forgiveness, and the executive function of the brain and how it compares to the left brain/right brain understanding of consciousness. This edition also includes a new companion website with access to an ebook and relaxation and meditation audio and video files, along with The Art of Peace and Relaxation Workbook, Ninth Edition and other resources. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 584
Genre: Psychology
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Author: Brian Luke Seaward
Language: English
Street Date: August 4, 2017
TCIN: 52220352
UPC: 9781284126266
Item Number (DPCI): 248-43-4264
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