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Calm at work
Wilson, Paul, 1949 October 21-
Publication Information:
New York : Plume, 1999.

Physical Description:
xii, 334 pages ; illustrations ; 21 cm
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Central Library HF5548.85 .W55 1997 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Are you feeling pressured by the daily grind? Are tension and worry getting you down? Whether you're a trainee or a CEO, a bored part-timer or a burned-out workaholic, Paul Wilson , author of the international bestseller The Little Book of Calm , offers simple, straightforward techniques for overcoming stress on the job and making your life a more tranquil place. You'll get through the workday feeling relaxed, positive, and fulfilled. So take a deep breath and discover:* How to use visualization and affirmation to overcome anxiety* How to control time, depressurize deadlines, and end procrastination* The best ways to handle superiors and co-workers* How to remain calm in a crisis--and who you can turn to for help* Calm-inducing programs for leaders, managers, and junior executives* The six steps to lasting calm Wilson also includes deep-breathing routines and simple exercises for instant relief from tension, stress, and anxiety. The next time work-place anxiety rises and you need relief, New Woman puts it best--"plenty of new-age gurus claim they have the answers to a stress-free life...but when the word comes from a 45-year-old businessman who hustles each day in the tension-packed business world, the advice somehow has more credibility."

Author Notes

Paul Wilson is a self-described spiritual "uncomplicator." Wilson is also known for bein a teacher, author, musician and more. He previously wrote a syndicated newspaper column on meditation and peacefulness that had a weekly audience of several million readers. He is most known for writing over a dozen books with the word 'calm' in the title. His books have been translated into two dozen languages and sold over 10 million copies.

Table of Contents

A Personal Notep. xi
The First Steps to Calm
How To Use This Bookp. 3
Would Somebody Please Tell Me What Happened?p. 6
How Susceptible Are You?p. 12
Who has most reason to complain?p. 13
What does it mean to be 'stressed'?p. 14
Putting the Fun Back Into Workp. 26
Invest in calmp. 28
Discount the silly excusesp. 30
1 Take This First Stepp. 35
2 Life-Changing Choicesp. 36
1. Your life prioritiesp. 36
2. Your circumstancesp. 40
3 Employers to Choose Fromp. 41
How to choose your employerp. 42
4 Sanity-Saving Understandingsp. 47
1. The Shared nature of workp. 47
2. The nature of businessp. 48
3. The purpose of employmentp. 49
4. The power of the individualp. 50
5 Life-Enriching Pieces of Advicep. 52
1. Look on the bright sidep. 52
2. Assume responsibility for yourselfp. 52
3. Do your own job firstp. 53
4. Have a lifep. 54
5. Learn to breathep. 55
6 Areas Where You Can Make a Differencep. 56
1. Behaviourp. 56
2. Attitudep. 57
3. Circumstancep. 57
4. Procedurep. 58
5. Planningp. 58
6. Decision-makingp. 59
7 Causes of Stress in the Workplacep. 60
1. Timep. 62
2. Controlp. 66
3. Selfp. 70
4. Socialp. 79
5. Changep. 84
6. Physicalp. 85
7. Lifestyle habitsp. 87
Your Portfolio of Calm Solutions
First, Make a Decisionp. 91
Second, Take a Calm Breathp. 94
Breathe deeplyp. 96
Breathe slowlyp. 101
Listenp. 102
Third, Send Your Subconscious to Workp. 105
Managing your subconsciousp. 110
Four Tools of the Subconsciousp. 114
1. Visualisationp. 115
2. Affirmationp. 118
3. Self-hypnosisp. 121
4. Assumptionp. 127
When the Cause is Timep. 130
Controlling timep. 131
Depressurising deadlinesp. 137
Procrastinationp. 139
Overworkp. 142
Information overloadp. 147
Your timep. 153
When the Cause is Controlp. 157
Take control of your lifep. 158
When the Cause is Youp. 170
Plan to be calmp. 171
A positive changep. 182
Dealing with worriesp. 191
B-type transformationsp. 205
Drive controlp. 209
Take the time to be calmp. 215
Secure is a state of mindp. 222
When the Cause is Socialp. 226
Getting what you wantp. 231
Handling superiorsp. 254
Slipstreamingp. 260
When the Cause is Changep. 265
When the Cause is Physicalp. 273
Calm the buildingp. 274
De-stressing the workplacep. 280
Calm associationsp. 286
A calm mind in a calm bodyp. 291
The ups and downs of workplace tensionp. 302
When the Cause is your Lifestylep. 312
Longer-Term Calm Solutions
Now, for the Serious Stuffp. 321
The six ways to lasting calmp. 322
The calm techniquep. 325
Help!p. 332
Calm in a crisisp. 332
Stay Calmp. 334
The Calm Centrep. 334

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