ERIC Number: ED345168
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
Managing Anxiety and Stress. Second Edition.
Archer, James, Jr.
This self-help book provides information about stress and stress management. The first part focuses on awareness of stress. A number of activities are included to help the individual understand and analyze stress reactions. Information is provided about stressors, performance stress, cumulative stress, and several other aspects of stress reactions. Also included is information about negative effects of excessive stress including physical, psychological, and behavioral difficulties. Finally an approach to managing stress which requires an understanding of the stress interaction model is discussed. The second part focuses on relaxation approaches to stress management. Approaches focus on body relaxation. A format for assessing current relaxation methods is presented, as well as information on several specific approaches to relaxation. A discussion on meditation, and a presentation of progressive deep muscle relaxation are also included. The third part focuses on nutrition and exercise. Principles and suggestions are provided for improving dietary habits and developing an effective exercise program. The fourth part focuses on mind approaches to stress management. Four different aspects of cognitive processes as they relate to stress management are examined. Actual thinking processes are examined, and modifying inaccurate thinking to improve stress management is discussed. The fifth part examines broader life-style issues. The focus is on how choices are made about important life issues, and how these choices influence one's personal environment. (LLL)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Exercise, Life Style, Nutrition, Relaxation Training, Self Help Programs, Stress Management, Stress Variables
Accelerated Development Inc., 3400 Kilgore Ave., Muncie, IN 47304-4896 ($21.95).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A