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Essentials of Managing Stress + Navigate 2 Companion Website Access, 5th Edition

  • Brian Luke Seaward
  • ISBN-10: 1284180727
  • ISBN-13: 9781284180725
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2021 Published
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About the Product

Every new print copy of Essentials of Managing Stress, Fifth Edition includes access to the Navigate Student Companion Website. Written for the one-term or shorter course, Essentials of Managing Stress, Fifth Edition teaches practical skills and techniques to handle the daily stressors in life. As one of the fastest growing health crises worldwide, award-winning author Brian Luke Seaward explores stress management from a holistic framework, involving all aspects of mind, body, spirit, and emotions. Using simple, down to earth concepts, the text uncovers both the theory and effective application of stress management techniques and various aspects of personal wellness. The integrated workbook includes numerous exercises in each chapter which urge students to assess their personal stressors and overall wellness. All workbook exercises are also included on the Navigate Student Companion Site as writable PDFs. The Navigate Student Companion Site also includes audio introductions by Brian Luke Seaward, audio relaxation files, practice quizzes, an interactive glossary, and web exercises.


  • Includes new information on digital toxicity, micro-aggressions, inappropriate humor, the microbiome, stress and inflammation, and more.

  • Includes new and updated workbook exercises throughout.

  • A reader-friendly approach balances practical tips with theory and concepts.

  • Instructor resources include test bank, PowerPoint slides, and Instructor Manual.

Table of Contents

Part I: The Wellness Mandala: Holistic Stress Management
Chapter 1: The Nature of Stress
Chapter 2: The Body: The Battlefield for the Mind's War Games
Chapter 3: The Emotions: From a Motivation of Fear to a Motivation of Love
Chapter 4: The Mind: The Psychology of Stress
Chapter 5: The Spirit: Health of the Human Spirit

Part II: Effective Coping Skills
Chapter 6: Reframing: Creating a Positive Mind-Set
Chapter 7: Comic Relief: The Healing Power of Humor
Chapter 8: Simple Assertiveness and Healthy Boundaries
Chapter 9: Time and Money: Effective Resource Management
Chapter 10: Expressive Art Therapy
Chapter 11: Creative Problem Solving
Chapter 12: Communication Skills (in the Information Age)
Chapter 13: Additional Coping Skills

Part III: Effective Relaxation Techniques
Chapter 14: The Art of Calm: Relaxation Through the Five Senses
Chapter 15: The Art of Breathing
Chapter 16: The Art of Meditation
Chapter 17: The Power of Mental Imagery and Visualization
Chapter 18: Soothing Sounds: Music to Relax By
Chapter 19: Massage Therapy and Bodywork
Chapter 20: Hatha Yoga
Chapter 21: Self-Hypnosis and Autogenics
Chapter 22: Nutrition: Eating for a Healthy Immune System
Chapter 23: Physical Exercise: Flushing Out the Stress Hormones
Chapter 24: Ecotherapy: The Healing Power of Nature
Chapter 25: Additional Relaxation Techniques

Part IV: Designing Your Personal Relaxation Program
Chapter 26: Designing Your Personal Relaxation Program