Practical Stress Management: A Comprehensive Workbook, Seventh Edition, is a focused, personal, worksheet-based text that combines theory and principles with hands-on exercises to help readers manage the negative impact of stress in life.
As a practical tool for recognizing and preventing stress, the action-oriented approach enables the student to make personal change through self-reflection and behavior change techniques. This approach allows the book to be used as a text in a course or as a self-study/reference book.
In this edition, the authors cover financial stress and expand their section on sleep. The book is accompanied by online MP3 files of guided relaxation techniques and downloadable worksheets. In addition, worksheets and thoughts for reflection boxes help users determine their own level of stress and apply effective stress management techniques.
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1. Understanding Stress 2. Enhancing Awareness About Managing Stress 3. Relaxation 4. Effective Communication 5. Managing Anger and Resolving Conflicts 6. Coping With Anxiety 7. Eating Behavior for Healthy Lifestyles 8. Regular Physical Activity and Exercise 9. Efficient Time Management and Sound Financial Management 10. Implementing a Stress Reduction Plan
Dr. John A. Romas, MPH, Ph.D., a University of Michigan Graduate, is professor emeriti within the Department of Health Science, Minnesota State University-Mankato. Before retiring in 2010, he was the former department chair administrator of the Health Science Department. In addition to his background and experience in health education and promotion, Dr. Romas has training in counseling psychology and career development. He has worked as a public school teacher/administrator, public health administrator/educator, state health consultant, and small business owner/manager. He has been a well-known speaker, presenter, and health consultant for health care, business, educational organizations, government, and industry in the areas of personal performance, stress reduction, managing change, and health promotion. His Licensure as a Professional Counselor was earned with the State of Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health.
Manoj Sharma Professor & Program Coordinator, Social & Behavioral Health, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV, United States.
Dr. Manoj Sharma, MBBS, Ph.D., MCHES® is a public health physician with a medical degree from the University of Delhi and a doctorate in Preventive Medicine from The Ohio State University. He is currently a tenured Full Professor & Program Coordinator of the Social & Behavioral Health program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in the School of Public Health. In his career, spanning over 30 years, he has trained/taught over 6,000 health professionals. He has worked for local health departments; state health departments/agencies; federal government agencies; non-profit agencies; professional organizations; and international agencies including governments of other nations in his career. He has been awarded several prestigious honors including American Public Health Association's Mentoring Award, ICTHP Impact Award, J. Mayhew Derryberry Award, William R. Gemma Distinguished Alumnus Award at the Ohio State University among others. His research interests are in developing and evaluating theory-based health behavior change interventions, obesity prevention, stress-coping, community-based participatory research, and integrative mind-body-spirit interventions.