What if you could tackle the stresses of modern life...without all the stress? Leading clinician-researcher Dr. Jonathan Abramowitz helps frazzled readers discover how good it feels to live without chronic worry and tension. By weaving an array of proven self-help methods into a personalized plan, readers learn to accomplish more - and stress less. This state-of-the-art workbook is packed with empowering stories, exercises, and self-quizzes. It provides fresh techniques and essential skills for getting the most out of each hour in the day, challenging all-or-nothing thinking and other unhelpful patterns, successfully balancing work and family demands, bringing harmony to strained relationships, and overcoming stress-related health problems.
"This extremely helpful, easy-to-read book provides a clear understanding of stress and how to manage it in your own life. Dr. Abramowitz is an internationally respected researcher and clinician who understands real people and how to help them. If I were asked to recommend one book for dealing with stress in relationships, at work, or in times of crisis, this would be it." - Donald H. Baucom, University of North Carolina, USA "Dr. Abramowitz will help you reduce stress of all kinds - with benefits for your mind, body, and relationships. The recommendations in this clear, powerful guide can help you get more out of life." - Robert L. Leahy, author of The Worry Cure "As a CPA, the closer it gets to April 15, the more stress I'm under. The Stress Less Workbook helped me quickly identify factors that increase my stress and ways to manage them. The book offers easy-to-read explanations of how stress affects your body and how to cope with it." - Ira B.
Jonathan S. Abramowitz, PhD, is Professor and Associate Chair of Psychology, Research Professor of Psychiatry, and Director of the Anxiety and Stress Disorders Clinic at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA. An award-winning expert on anxiety and stress-related disorders, Dr. Abramowitz is the author or editor of numerous books, including Getting Over OCD. He lives in Chapel Hill with his wife and two daughters
Part I: Stress: Familiar to Us All but Understood by Few. How Stressed Out are You? What Is Stress Doing to You? What,s Stressing You Out? What Can You Do about the Stress in Your Life? Part II: Reducing Your Stress. Solving the Problems in Your Life. Communicating Effectively. Time Management. Changing Your Stressful Thinking. Relaxing Your Body and Clearing Your Mind. Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle. Part III: Making Stress Management Techniques Work in Your Daily Life. Managing Stress at Work. Managing Relationship and Family Stress. Managing a Crisis. Living a Stress-Less Lifestyle.