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Stress Management


Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers: An Updated Guide to Stress, Stress-Related Diseases, and Coping
Combining cutting-edge research with a healthy dose of good humor and practical advice, Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers explains how prolonged stress causes or intensifies a range of physical and mental afflictions, including depression, ulcers, colitis, heart disease, and more. It also provides essential guidance to controlling our stress responses.

Well Stressed: How You Can Manage Stress Before it Turns Toxic
In her practical and accessible book Dr. Lupien shows how stress can and should be controlled, not avoided.

Managing Stress: Principles and Strategies for Health and Well-Being
This book provides a comprehensive approach to stress management honoring the integration, balance, and harmony of mind, body, spirit, and emotions.

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Achieving the Mind-Body-Spirit Connection: A Stress Management Workbook
This self-help workbook contains a combination of insightful content and original self-assessment exercises with the overall purpose of creating a sound and successful stress management program.

Overcoming Anxiety, Stress, and Panic: A Five Areas Approach
Part of the successful Overcoming series, Overcoming Anxiety, Stress and Panic is now updated with new workbooks on medication, planning for the future, and practioner recommendations and resources to ensure that it continues to remain an invaluable resource for psychiatrists, counsellors, selfhelp groups and all mental healthcare professionals.

Stress in Health and Disease 
This book focuses on various causes of stress and its neuro-cognitive and biological implications.

The Stress Less Workbook: Simple Strategies to Relieve Pressure, Manage Commitments and Minimize Conflicts
Easy-to-use worksheets, forms, and numerous examples show you step by step how to create a personalized anti-stress action plan. You'll learn where stress comes from, when it can actually be beneficial, and how it gets out of control.

The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook for Kids
Written by two child therapists, this book offers more than fifty activities you can do together as a family to help you and your child replace stressful and anxious feelings with feelings of optimism, confidence, and joy. You'll learn proven relaxation techniques, including deep breathing, guided imagery, mindfulness, and yoga, and then receive guidance for teaching them to your child.

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