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Bored and stuck at home? Check out CCPL’s recommendations for some great books from Hoopla on Stress Management. These publications were chosen for their quality of content and accessibility in digital format – so you do not have to leave home to enjoy these great reads!

Stress by Kate Middleton

How to De-Stress Without Doing Less

Stress is a growing problem in modern life, with three out of five visits to the doctor attributed to stress-related problems. But what is it? Who does it affect? And what can be done about it? This lucid and helpful book guides us through the symptoms and causes of stress, emphasizing that being stressed is not a sign of ‘being weak’ but an unavoidable challenge of twenty-first century life – in fact, often the most motivated and successful people experience the highest levels of stress. Debunking the myth that you have to clear your calendar to feel less stressed, Dr Kate Middleton provides tried-and-tested techniques for handling this challenge effectively. Because handling stress well will help you feel better and achieve more, even if it won’t make you super(wo)man.

Stress Relief for Disasters Great and Small by Georgia Witkin

This valuable prescriptive guide, organized by timeline, addresses such questions as: How can we tell when the normal becomes abnormal? When should we worry? How do we know what’s coming next?

Dr. Witkin provides both strategies and support for the unique, acute anxiety and chronic emotional and physical fall-out that results from trauma, whether caused by the events of 9/11 or the loss of a loved one. She emphasizes that the process is the same for any type of disaster, and spells out what she calls “the sequence of recovery after disaster”-knowing what to do and what feelings to expect and when. Most important, StressRelief™ includes more than 80 specific prescriptions to help you help yourself and others, from day one to year one and beyond.

Stress by June Hunt

Stress: Running on Empty will help you to discover how to balance stress, how to find peace in the midst of chaotic circumstances, and how to avoid becoming a mess because of stress. Are the effects of a crazy busy schedule weighing you down? Do you feel that if you have just one more pressure added to your life, you will break? If we’re not careful, stress can come between us and our relationship with others and with God. 4 Things You Need To Know About STRESS

  • Stress begins in the mind.
  • Living in the fast lane takes its toll on your body, on your emotions, and on your relationships.
  • The lies of legalism and perfectionism can keep you in a “stress mess.”
  • Stress can be a monster, but stress can also be a motivator.

Look for all 36 titles in the Hope For The Heart Biblical Counseling Library. These mini-books are for people who seek freedom from codependency, anger, conflict, verbal and emotional abuse, depression, or other problems.

Stress Management by Edward A. Charlesworth, Ph.D., Ronald G. Nathan

A Comprehensive Guide to Wellness

This is the 30th Anniversary edition of the book that started the revolution in stress management and wellness. We live in an age of anxiety, a century of stress and an era of terrorism. Today, 95 million Americans suffer from stress. STRESS MANAGEMENT: A Comprehensive Guide to Wellness (Ballantine Books Trade Paperback and BookBaby eBook) helps identify the specific areas of stress in our lives – familial, work-related, social, emotional – and offers proven techniques for dealing with every one of them. The benchmark of stress management guides since its publication in 1982, these new editions of STRESS MANAGEMENT also feature updated information on how men and women differ in response to stress, statistics on disorders and drugs, the ways that terrorism and the information age impact stress, and the key benefits of spirituality, alternative medicine, exercise, and nutrition. Additionally, STRESS MANAGEMENT can help you to: Test your personal responses to daily stress – and chart your progress in controlling it. Learn specific techniques for relaxation – from “scanning” to “imagery training”. Discover how to deal with life’s critical moments without stress. Embark on a program to improve your physical health as a major step toward stress management. Discern which types of stress must be reduced and which kinds you can turn into positive motivation. With a wealth of practical advice everybody can use to immediately reduce the presence of stress in their life, STRESS MANAGEMENT is a valuable resource to help lead a productive, healthy, and happy life. From the Preface Over thirty years ago we wrote the first book to use the term “stress management” outside of structural engineering. The winds of change blustering through every area of life then, bit they are now approaching hurricane force. Such dramatic change is inherently stressful. In response, self-help books have exploded from a handful about stress reduction to over 2,000 listed under “stress management” as a subject heading on Internet bookstores. We consider it an honor that our general readers have kept the editions of this book in continuous demand for over three decades and that medical and nursing schools, as well as colleges and universities, continue to use it as a resource to train future generations of health care professionals. It is indeed a privilege to share what we knew then and what we have learned both personally and professionally over the last thirty years. We believe that people want to do more with their lives than merely cope with the overwhelming costs of ever-mounting stress. They are seeking the newest and most effective ways of taking control of their lives, preventing disease, and enhancing their well-being. Those who are successful seem comfortable in almost any situation. Their lives are full and yet unhurried. They look relaxed and confident, even when they are making critical decisions or meeting important people. Physically fit and seldom tired, they project a sense of optimism and quiet strength. They are also preventing the very diseases that pose some of the greatest challenges to modern medicine. More and more twenty-first century illnesses have been shown to be related to the “lifestyles of stressed and harried.” These lifestyles often include overeating, under-nourishing, smoking, drinking in excess, under-exercising, hurrying, and worrying about everything from work to world crises. It is estimated that as many as 75 percent of all medical complaints are stress-related. The list of these disorders is long and still growing: migraine and tension headaches, high blood pressure, rapid and irregular heartbeats, immune dysfunction, insomnia, back pain, muscle aches, and skin disorders, as well as many psychiatric disorders.

The Stress Solution by Arthur P. Ciaramicoli, EdD, PhD

Using Empathy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Reduce Anxiety and Develop Resilience

Therapeutic tools for fighting the anxiety, fear, and depression caused by stress”We work too much, sleep too little, love with half a heart, and wonder why we are unhappy and unhealthy,” writes clinical psychologist Arthur Ciaramicoli. In The Stress Solution, Ciaramicoli provides readers with simple, realistic, powerful techniques for using empathy and cognitive behavioral therapy to perceive situations accurately, correct distorted thinking, and trigger our own neurochemistry to produce calm, focused energy. He developed this approach over thirty-five years of working with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, and addictions. Over and over again, he has helped sufferers overcome old hurts and combat performance anxiety, fears, and excessive worry. Ciaramicoli’s pioneering approach offers new promise to readers facing a variety of stress-based concerns.

The Female Stress Survival Guide by Georgia Witkin

Everything Women Need to Know

Part of the Dr. Georgia Witkin Stress Books series

In this new Third Edition updated to address 21st-century concerns, the noted stress expert, psychologist, author, and TV commentator has thoroughly revised and expanded her classic bestseller, which has sold over 200,000 copies and been translated into 9 languages. “New stresses, such as mastering the computer or kids returning home, have not replaced the old stresses-just multiplied them,” Dr. Witkin writes. She shows us how we can learn to cope and conquer, helps us identify “the female stress syndrome,” teaches us to use stress to our advantage, and, most important, she describes clearly many proven physical and mental techniques for successful stress management. Comprehensive and thoughtful, refreshingly honest, spiced with real-life anecdotes, quizzes, checklists, and a “female stress questionnaire,” Dr. Georgia Witkin covers a wide range of concerns for women of all ages, including chapters on family, love and sex, teens, aging, men, and much more.

The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook by Martha Davis, Elizabeth Robbins Eshelman, Matthew McKay

Now in its seventh edition-with more than one million copies sold worldwide-The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook remains the go-to resource for stress reduction strategies that can be incorporated into even the busiest lives. The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook broke new ground when it was first published in 1980, detailing easy, step-by-step techniques for calming the body and mind in an increasingly overstimulated world. Now in its seventh edition, this fully revised and updated workbook-highly regarded by therapists and their clients-offers the latest stress reduction techniques to combat the effects of stress and integrate healthy relaxation habits into every aspect of daily life. This new edition also includes powerful self-compassion practices, fully updated chapters on the most effective tools for coping with anxiety, fear, and panic-such as worry delay and defusion, two techniques grounded in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)-as well as a new section focused on body scan. In the workbook, you’ll explore your own stress triggers and symptoms, and learn how to create a personal action plan for stress reduction. Each chapter features a different method for relaxation, explains why the method works, and provides on-the-spot exercises you can do when you feel stressed out. The result is a comprehensive yet accessible workbook that will help you to curb stress and cultivate a more peaceful life.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction by Linda Lehrhaupt, Petra Meibert

The MBSR Program for Enhancing Health and Vitality

Practicing mindfulness helps us meet life’s challenges with gentleness and clarity. By fully engaging in the present moment as best we can, we nurture our capacity to approach difficulties with less judgment and water the seeds of wisdom and openheartedness in ourselves. This book offers a concise and thorough immersion in the eight-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course developed by Dr. Jon Kabat­-Zinn. It features straightforward instruction in the main exercises of MBSR – sitting meditation, walking meditation, eating meditation, yoga, body scan, and informal, everyday practices. MBSR has been shown to help alleviate symptoms associated with chronic illness, anxiety, pain, burnout, cancer, and other stress-related conditions. The authors, two leading MBSR teacher trainers, provide step-by-step instructions as well as illustrative real-life examples. Readers embarking on a course in MBSR will find clear guidance, trainers will gain a valuable tool for their teaching, and anyone experiencing or receiving treatment for challenges of mind, body, or spirit will find practical, inspirational help.

Stressed Or Depressed by Archibald Hart, Catherine Hart Weber

A Practical And Inspirational Guide For Parents Of Hurting Teens

This book will inspire and equip parents to help their hurting teens. The well-known and widely respected author team of Dr. Catherine Hart Weber and Dr. Arch Hart helps parents discover and identify nervousness, irritability, negativity, and low self-esteem, and determine whether their teen’s symptoms are caused by physical problems, raging hormones, stress, or depression. Offering practical suggestions, spiritual solutions, and encouragement, this resource helps parents and teens face their own feelings of fear, anger, and hurt.

Be free of Anxiety and Stress by Maria Chan

Stress is a very dangerous and debilitating condition – over time, with too much stress and anxiety, you can put your health at risk and this is never a good thing. Because everything we do is an emotional challenge, it’s very easy to become stressed out especially when you are having “one of those weeks” but there are ways to avoid serious stress overkill.

By using the ideas in this book, you will find it easier to do three things:
– Understand why you are stressed
– Understand how you can stop being so stressed
– Use a variety of techniques to relieve your stress and make your life easier to manage