Personal Stress Management,
1st Edition

Dianne Hales, Julia Hales

ISBN-13: 9781133364313
Copyright 2018 | Published
322 pages | List Price: USD $162.95

Don’t be a Stress Head! Manage the pressures of college life with PERSONAL STRESS MANAGEMENT: FROM SURVIVING TO THRIVING. This book equips you with the insights and skills you need to conquer the demands ahead, and give you relief when stress levels rise. Written by health and psychology experts, this book delivers specific strategies for tackling common campus stressors, including academics, time management, and relationship issues. You’ll learn helpful, easy strategies for changing your perspective and responding to stress with confidence and resilience, empowering you to manage even the most difficult situations and come out on top--in the classroom, in the workplace, and in life. PERSONAL STRESS MANAGEMENT: FROM SURVIVING TO THRIVING engages you with practical tools you can use immediately, incorporating the latest insights from neuroscience, exercise physiology, nutrition, and medicine, while highlighting healthy habits like regular exercise and good nutrition to prevent burnout.


1. Understanding Stress.
2. Stress and Your Body.
3. Stress and Your Mind.
Part II: Stress on Campus.
4. Stress on Campus.
5. Your Personal Environment, Time, and Money.
6. Relationships, Social Health, and Stress.
Part III: Managing Stress.
7. Personal Change.
8. Psychological Approaches.
9. Stress-Resistant Health Habits.
10. Spirituality, Life Balance, and Resilience.
11. Occupational and Environmental Stress.
Part IV: Stress Reduction and Relaxation Techniques.
12. Breathing, Relaxation, and Guided Imagery.
13. Mindfulness, Meditation, and Self-Hypnosis.
14. Physical Techniques.
15. Complimentary, Alternative, and Creative Therapies.

  • Dianne Hales

    Dianne Hales is a widely published and esteemed journalist and author. In addition to more than 30 editions of college textbooks related to health, she is the author of 16 trade books, including LA PASSIONE: HOW ITALY SEDUCED THE WORLD; MONA LISA: A LIFE DISCOVERED; LA BELLA LINGUA; JUST LIKE A WOMAN; and CARING FOR THE MIND. Her books have been translated into many languages, including Chinese, Japanese, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Swedish, Danish and Korean. Hales is a former contributing editor for Parade, Ladies’ Home Journal, Working Mother, and American Health, and she has written more than 1,000 articles for national publications. She has received writing awards from the American Psychiatric Association and the American Psychological Association; an EMMA (Exceptional Media Merit Award) for health reporting from the National Women’s Political Caucus and Radcliffe College; three EDI (Equality, Dignity, Inclusion) awards for print journalism from the National Easter Seal Society; the National Mature Media Award; and awards from the Arthritis Foundation, California Psychiatric Association, CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder), Council for the Advancement of Scientific Education, and New York Public Library.

  • Julia Hales

    Julia Hales earned her bachelor’s degrees in psychology and sociology from the University of California, Davis, and a master’s in counseling psychology with an emphasis in marital and family therapy from the University of San Francisco. Her counseling experience includes work as a school therapist and researcher, as well as in treatment centers, hospitals, and universities. Her clinical expertise centers on individual and group therapy for children, adolescents, and adults with developmental and mental disorders, as well as crisis intervention, psychological assessment, and social skills training.

  • Pressure Gauge: Each chapter starts with a check-up to help readers assess their own lives and the stress they’re experiencing. A variety of topics ask students about the health of their relationships, the level of stress they feel in the workplace, how mindful they tend to be, and more.

  • Quick Topics: A number of short topics in the readings present intriguing topics for students to consider and research further, or simply relate to their personal circumstances.

  • Tension Relievers. These stress relief tips appear throughout the text to offer students practical and actionable steps they can take today to reduce their stress levels.

  • Stress Management Toolkit. Unique and interactive, this handy feature equips students with a range of coping strategies, which they customize to specific situations and stressors, for effective relief whenever and wherever it’s needed.

  • Awareness Builders. Each chapter includes a “Reflection” and a “Technique,” each designed to deepen a student’s self-understanding of topics that correlate with stress levels, including internal versus external, gratefulness, healthy habits, and others.

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