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Eliminate stress from your life forever : a simple program for better living
Atkinson, William, 1951-
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Publication Information:
New York : AMACOM, American Management Association, [2004]

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xvi, 171 pages ; 23 cm
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RA785 .A86 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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To most people, stress is a fact of life. Even most books about stress treat it as a chronic problem to be ""managed"" or ""reduced."" But in Eliminate Stress from Your Life Forever , author William Atkinson shows readers how to keep stress from entering their lives in the first place. Based on more than two decades of research and interviews, the book combines physical, spiritual, and psychological approaches into an easy-to-implement 100-day program designed to eliminate stress once and for all - regardless of circumstances. Readers will learn how to identify where their stress is coming from, how it affects their overall health, and how to change the beliefs and behaviors that trigger stress. Most importantly, Eliminate Stress from Your Life Forever will show them how to build - in just minutes a day - the permanent physicaland psychological stress resistance that will give them a lifetime of health, well-being, and happiness." "

Author Notes

William Atkinson has been a full-time business and health writer for over 25 years

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Part I Stress: A Multidimensional Enemyp. 7
Chapter 1 When Your Body Wears Out, Where Are You Going to Live?p. 9
Effects of Temporary and Chronic Stressp. 10
Stress Hormonesp. 11
Physiological Effects of Chronic Stressp. 12
Death by Stressp. 18
Summaryp. 19
Chapter 2 Slicing and Dicing Stress--Categories, Causes, and Perceptionsp. 20
Categories of Stressp. 20
Causes of Stressp. 22
Perceptions of Stressp. 26
Summaryp. 30
Chapter 3 The Stress Personalityp. 32
Assessment of the Situationp. 32
Situational Stress: An Examplep. 40
Assessment of Yourselfp. 42
Summaryp. 48
Part II Basic Stress-Prevention Strategiesp. 49
Chapter 4 Stress and Healthp. 51
Sleepp. 51
Nutritionp. 55
Exercisep. 61
Relaxationp. 63
Summaryp. 65
Chapter 5 Rebuilding Attitudes and Perceptionsp. 67
Changing Your Assessment of the Situationp. 67
Changing Your Assessment of Yourselfp. 74
Summaryp. 90
Chapter 6 Additional Strategiesp. 91
Personality Type and Stressp. 91
Other Ways to Deal with Stress Beforehandp. 98
Ways to Deal with Stress During Stressp. 102
Ways to Deal with Stress Afterwardp. 104
Summaryp. 106
Part III Advanced Stress-Prevention Strategiesp. 107
Chapter 7 Generating Positive Energy from Chip. 109
Understanding Chip. 109
Chi Kungp. 113
Abdominal Breathingp. 115
Chi Kung Practicep. 118
Chi Kung and Stressp. 127
Summaryp. 128
Chapter 8 Meditation to Reduce Stressp. 129
Sensory Deprivationp. 130
Brain Wavesp. 135
Meditationp. 138
Summaryp. 142
Chapter 9 The Spiritual Road to Stress Preventionp. 143
Spiritual Beliefs and Habitsp. 144
Summaryp. 150
Part IV Your 100-Day Programp. 151
Part 1 Sleep Strategiesp. 151
Part 2 Improving Your Dietp. 152
Part 3 Reducing Bad Dietp. 152
Part 4 Exercise and Relaxationp. 153
Part 5 Entertainmentp. 153
Part 6 Communicationp. 154
Part 7 Changing Your Assessment of the Situationp. 154
Part 8 Changing Your Assessment of Yourselfp. 155
Part 9 Embracing Spiritualityp. 157
Notesp. 159
Indexp. 165
About the Authorp. 173