Stress Psychology
Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness
Full Catastrophe Living
Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness
Paperback      ISBN: 0385303122

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"Stress. It is everywhere around us. Even worse, it gets inside us: sapping our energy, undermining our health, and making us more vulnerable to anxiety, depression, and disease. Now, based on Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn's renowned mindfulness-based stress reduction program, this groundbreaking book shows you how to use natural, medically proven methods to soothe and heal your body, mind, and spirit. By using the practices described within, you can learn to manage chronic pain resulting from illness and/or stress related disorders...discover the roles that anger and tension play in heart disease... reduce anxiety and feelings of panic...improve overall quality of life and relationships through mindfulness meditation and mindful yoga. More timely than ever before," "Full Catastrophe Living is a book for the young and the old, the well, the ill, and anyone trying to live a healthier and saner life in today's world.

Don't Panic: Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks
Don't Panic
Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks
3rd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0061582441

The authority on panic and anxiety--newly revised and expanded.

Are you one of the more than nineteen million Americans who suffer from anxiety? Don't panic. Newly revised and expanded, this edition offers a straightforward and remarkably effective self-help program for overcoming panic and coping with anxious fears. With insight and compassion, Reid Wilson, Ph.D., demystifies anxiety attacks and provides indispensable advice, including:

  • how a panic attack happens, what causes it, and how it can affect your life
  • how to recognize, manage, and control the moment of panic
  • how to control the chronic muscle tensions that increase anxiety
  • how to conquer fear and face problems with confidence
  • how to decide which medication is right for you
  • how to establish reachable goals and rediscover the joy of living
Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives
Margin
Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives
Paperback      ISBN: 1576836827
Margin is the space that once existed between ourselves and our limits. Today we use margin just to get by. This book is for anyone who yearns for relief from the pressure of overload. Reevaluate your priorities, determine the value of rest and simplicity in your life, and see where your identity really comes from. The benefits can be good health, financial stability, fulfilling relationships, and availability for God's purpose.
The Fearless Flier's Handbook: The Internationally Recognized Method for Overcoming the Fear of Flying
The Fearless Flier's Handbook
The Internationally Recognized Method for Overcoming the Fear of Flying
Paperback      ISBN: 1580080294

As many as one in five people is afraid of flying. For some, the fear is so paralyzing that they have never boarded a plane. For others, flying is a necessary evil-they'll do it because they have to, but it's torture. They white-knuckle their way through the flights they have to take or avoid air travel and miss out on promotions, business opportunities, and the thrill of visiting new places with friends and family. This book provides a sensible, tested alternative, with proven strategies that have helped hundreds of people overcome their fears and head happily skyward.Based on the Australian airline Qantas's world-renowned "Fearless Fliers" course, THE FEARLESS FLIER'S HANDBOOK is filled with soothing facts and step-by-step exercises for turning fear into calm and confidence.

The ABC's of Stress: A Submarine Psychologist's Perspective
The ABC's of Stress
A Submarine Psychologist's Perspective
Hardcover      ISBN: 0275942333

Benjamin B. Weybrew has developed the ABC model of stress built upon a foundation of nearly three decades of stress research with nuclear submariners. With its connotation as a fundamental or elementary principle of stress dynamics, the ABC model is based upon three basic concepts in learning and vector psychology: Antecedent conditions, Behavior, and Consequences. This model integrates Lewin's topological psychology with the major learning and perceptual theories. One of the major features of the book is the inclusion of preventive and therapeutic strategies for acute and chronic Patterns of Stress Reactivity or POSR. These intervention techniques have heuristic value for the researcher and teacher alike, while being described in language readily understood by the lay reader.

To sum up, the ABC model of stress is based upon three basic facts of human behavior: (1) a person's behavior has a directional component symbolized by vectors in ABC; (2) these goal-directed vectors contain channelled energy; and (3) when this energy intersects environmental impediments or barriers (stressors) of differing degrees of permeability or inertia, then POSR of varying intensity are likely to occur. Stress management strategies are straightforward, beginning with the identification and ranking of stressors and then applying the most appropriate of the thirty-six intervention procedures described in the book. Suitable for all stress researchers and for psychologists who deal with the management of stress, as well as graduate students.

Adversity, Stress, and Psychopathology
Adversity, Stress, and Psychopathology
Hardcover      ISBN: 0195121929

"Adversity" involves exposure to unpropitious or calamitous circumstances. It occurs in extreme situations such as prolonged combat or natural disasters, both of which affect whole groups or communities of people simultaneously. It is found as well in more individually targeted events such as child abuse, bereavement, rape, physical illness, marital separation or divorce, unemployment, and homelessness. Exposure to adversity is not randomly distributed in society. It varies, for example, with gender, ethnic or racial background, and socioeconomic status. And some types of adversity can be precipitated by an individual's own actions.
In this volume, the leading investigators review research on the nature of adversity and its relationship to major types of psychopathology including schizophrenia, depression, alcoholism and other substance-use disorders, antisocial personality disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and nonspecific distress. These relationships are examined in terms of theoretical concepts of life stress that describe the characteristics of the ongoing situation in which adverse events occur and the factors of personality and coping ability that also affect psychiatric outcomes. The authors sift through firm and infirm findings and critically evaluate existing theory and research strategies and provide and integrative theoretical framework. No other book offers as comprehensive and authoritative a discussion of the role of psychosocial stress in causing mental disorders.

All Grown Up and No Place to Go: Teenagers in Crisis
All Grown Up and No Place to Go
Teenagers in Crisis
Paperback      ISBN: 0201483858

Once our society set aside time for adolescents to grow from children to adults, to become accustomed to their expanding bodies and minds. Now the markers that defined passage--differences in dress, behavior, and responsibilities--have vanished. The institutions that guarded adolescence, such as family and schools, now expect "young adults" to deal with adult issues. Those trends leave teens no time to be teens.All Grown Up and No Place to Go spotlights the pressures on teenagers to grow up quickly. The resulting problems range from common alienation to self-destructive behavior. Quoting teenagers themselves, Elkind shows why adolescence is a time of "thinking in a new key," and how young people need this time to get used to the social and emotional changes their new thinking brings. Many of his ideas, such as the "imaginary audience" that makes teens so self-conscious, have become seminal in adolescent psychology.Already there are more than 175,000 copies of All Grown Up and No Place to Go in print. In this thoroughly revised edition, Elkind also explores the "post-modern family" in which teenagers are growing up. He helps parents and those who work with youth and understand teens in crucial ways, because the root of so many adolescent frictions is the gap between what teenagers need and what our culture provides.

Animal Disease and Human Trauma: Emotional Geographies of Disaster
Animal Disease and Human Trauma
Emotional Geographies of Disaster
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0230506976

Many disasters are approached by researchers, managers and policymakers as if they have a clear beginning, middle and end. But often the experience of being in a disaster is not like this. This book offers non-linear, non-prescriptive ways of thinking about disasters and allows the people affected by disaster the chance to speak.

Bereavement and Health: The Psychological and Physical Consequences of Partner Loss
Bereavement and Health
The Psychological and Physical Consequences of Partner Loss
Paperback      ISBN: 0521287103

Bereavement and Health offers the first comprehensive review of what is known about the impact of bereavement on surviving partners. Drawing on the work of psychologists, sociologists, epidemiologists, and psychiatrists, the authors offer a theoretically coherent perspective focused on conjugal love. After thoroughly discussing different stress and depression models of bereavement, they present their own theoretical approach, emphasizing social contacts and the interpersonal nature of grief. The psychological and medical consequences of grief are then examined. In evaluating their relevant findings, they consider important methodological issues that often have been neglected in research on bereavement. The Stroebes' combination of theoretical integrtion and methodological rigor will make Bereavement and Health a standard text for years to come.

Bereavement and Health
Bereavement and Health
Hardcover      ISBN: 0521244706

Bereavement and Health offers the first comprehensive review of what is known about the impact of bereavement on surviving partners. Drawing on the work of psychologists, sociologists, epidemiologists, and psychiatrists, the authors offer a theoretically coherent perspective focused on conjugal love. After thoroughly discussing different stress and depression models of bereavement, they present their own theoretical approach, emphasizing social contacts and the interpersonal nature of grief. The psychological and medical consequences of grief are then examined. In evaluating their relevant findings, they consider important methodological issues that often have been neglected in research on bereavement. The Stroebes' combination of theoretical integrtion and methodological rigor will make Bereavement and Health a standard text for years to come.