These ten simple techniques-drawn from cognitive behavioral therapy, mind-body medicine, and positive psychology-can help anyone avoid anxiety-related problems and feel more vibrant and healthy by managing stress.
It's practically the watchword of modern American life. We all know we should learn to manage it. We know that it can shorten our lives, age us prematurely, make us fat. We know it can cause a host of physical and psychological problems, from heart disease to impotence-but we all seem to keep suffering from it. One more thing we all know is that, ultimately, we are responsible for reducing the stress we experience each day. This little book offers ten simple solutions any of us can use to make this important change once and for all.
Based on positive psychology, mind-body medicine, and cognitive behavioral
therapy, the ten solutions in this book take stress management to an unprecedented
level of effectiveness. These short assessments, lifestyle enhancement tips,
and emergency stress rescue techniques help you to cope effectively with stress
and to reduce its frequency in your life. More than just lowering blood pressure
and being generally happier, the techniques in this book can lead you to physical
wellness and foster a greater sense of purpose, joy, and fulfillment.
Claire Michaels Wheeler, MD, Ph.D., is an instructor at Oregon Health and Science School of Medicine and Portland State University, as well as a faculty member for the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, DC.