Stress awareness

For stress awareness month we have put together a book list, offering different types of techniques and advice in how to cope and overcome stress.

Mindfulness for dummies, Shamash Alidina

A cutting-edge meditation therapy that uses self-control techniques, mindfulness has taken off across the globe as a way of overcoming negative thoughts and emotions and achieving a calmer, more focused state of mind. Written by a professional mindfulness trainer, this practical guide covers the key self-control techniques designed to help you achieve a more focused and contented state of mind, while maximizing the health benefits of mindfulness-from reducing stress, anxiety, and high blood pressure to overcoming depression and low self-esteem and battling chronic pain and insomnia.

The pressure principle, Dave Alred

For many, their success is down to one man: Dr Dave Alred MBE, widely acknowledged as one of the best coaches on the planet. A pioneer in performance psychology, he nurtured Jonny Wilkinson into rugby’s most feared kicker, and has helped Premiership footballers, number one golfers and England cricketers deliver on the biggest stage. Now Dave Alred is finally ready to share his eight ground breaking principles, distilling his life’s work into this accessible, inspirational book. From cultivating a no-limits mind-set to unleashing the performance-enhancing powers of language, THE PRESSURE PRINCIPLE will help you produce your best in work and at home.

Stress, Phillip Cowell & Lorraine Millard

Stress takes a multitude of forms and, sometimes, is not even recognised as stress at all, but is accepted as the pressures of normal life. This book looks at the different kinds of stress and shows how mindfulness-based interventions can help both identify and deal with it.

Overcoming anxiety, Gill Hasson

Worries and anxieties are familiar to us all. Worrying can be helpful when it prompts you to take action and solve a problem but unrelenting doubts, fears, and negative possibilities can dominate your mind, affect your ability to manage your everyday life and wellbeing, your sleep and appetite, your social life, and your ability to concentrate. But it doesn’t need to be like this, there are ways that you can manage this spiral of unhelpful thoughts and difficult feelings.

Manage your stress for happier life, Terry Looker

Free yourself from stress – Learn how to find work-life balance – Feel mentally and physically healthy – Assess and treat your stress with the free ‘biodots’ included. This book explains why you feel stressed and how to do something about it. It includes a free package of ‘biodots’, which will help you diagnose and manage your stress; it will also explain the causes of your tension, and show you all the different strategies you can use to deal with it. It explains how better physical health can lead to better mental health, gives practical information on things like decluttering and work-life balance.

Beating stress, anxiety and depression, Janet Stephenson

The epidemic of stress, anxiety and depression that is sweeping the Western world is accompanied by huge social, economic and personal costs. This accessible and groundbreaking book is designed to help sufferers, their families and health professionals. The authors, both former sufferers, argue that the medical profession’s current approach is not working. They dispel the fear and prejudice surrounding mental illness and present a new, effective programme for dealing with stress, anxiety and depression.

The stress test, Ian Robertson

In The Stress Test , clinical psychologist and cognitive neuroscientist Professor Ian Robertson, armed with over four decades of research, reveals how we can shape our brain’s response to pressure and answers the question: can stress ever be a good thing? The Stress Test is a revelatory study of how and why we react to pressure in the way we do, with real practical benefit to how we live.

The worry solution, Martin Rossman

The Worry Solution teaches you how to relieve stress and anxiety by training your imagination. Using the very latest findings from neuroscience combined with simple techniques, this acclaimed guide will help you re-programme the conversation between the thinking and feeling parts of your brain. Discover how to significantly reduce worry and anxiety, and enhance your confidence and happiness for the rest of your life.

Stress control, Jim White

This book will teach you to become your own therapist: ? Learn about stress and how it affects you ? Follow straight-forward steps to get an instant sense of control ? Develop a set of linked skills for long-term stress management ? Boost your wellbeing ? Feel in control of your future This accessible, jargon-free book combines clinically proven methods from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), positive psychology and mindfulness to give you the tools you need to improve your mind, your body and your life.

The science of stress, Albert S. Yeung, Ana Ivkovic & Gregory L. Fricchione

33% of Americans and 35% of British people feel they are living with extreme stress. One in five Germans experiences stress on a regular basis. 60% of China’s white-collar workers admit to suffering stress-related issues, and workplace stress costs the Australian economy $14.2 billion dollars annually. Stress is a global pandemic that is increasingly proven to be a direct precursor to a large range of non-communicable diseases such as heart disease, ulcers, depression, and abdominal obesity. The Science of Stress is a trustworthy reference of established fact that explains the current scientific understanding of stress in clear concise summary.

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