Stress Management: Approaches for preventing and reducing stress
Discover stress-busting techniques that work.
Don’t let stress control you.
Control it instead.
Learn proven self-help strategies to lessen stress and bring calm back to your life.
Stress is inevitable. From frustration with traffic to fear brought on by a health scare, stress constantly intrudes in our lives. But the consequences of stress don't have to be inevitable as well. You can counteract the damaging effects of stress by calling upon your body’s rich potential for self-healing.
Stress Management, a Special Health Report from Harvard Medical School, gives you the tools you need to limit and lessen stress. With this insightful and instructive report, you’ll master skills that can help you repel the consuming effects of stress and reclaim and restore inner peace.
The report will show you how to elicit the relaxation response. This is the calming opposite of the stress response. It will help you explore cognitive restructuring, a strategy to change the way you look at things. And it will coach you to use visualization and meditation to effectively fend off stress.
Stress Management will help you identify the warning signs of stress, and explain what makes some people stress-resistant. It will alert you to the dynamic roles of nutrition, exercise, and social support, and provide you with tips for coping with work-related stress and stress from conflict with others.
Plus, a special section will show you how to take the sting out of 10 common stressors. You’ll be briefed on relaxation techniques for when you have only a minute. You’ll also get suggestions for communicating better, for lessening negative thoughts, and for bringing more joy to your life.
Inside Stress Management, you’ll discover…
- 3 simple mental exercises that boost happiness
- The toll chronic stress takes on the mind and body
- What to ask — and do — if you’re feeling burned out
- 6 smart strategies for taming caregiver stress
- How to find the right relaxation response technique for you
- Whether it’s more important to avoid pessimism or boost optimism
- Bonus: Calculate where you stand on the major life event stress scale