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Author Smith, Jonathan C
Title Stress Management : A Comprehensive Handbook of Techniques and Strategies
Imprint New York : Springer Publishing Company, 2002
©2002
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Descript 1 online resource (279 pages)
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Preface -- List of Tables and Figures -- Part I: Stress Basics -- 1 Stress Competency and the Smith Stress Management Motivations Inventory -- 2 Stress Concepts -- Exercises -- 3 Crises, Catastrophes, and Acute Stress Disorder -- Part II: The Four Pillars of Stress Management -- 4 ABC Relaxation -- Section 1: Progressive Muscle Relaxation and Autogenic Training -- Section 2: Breathing and Stretching Exercises -- Section 3: Sense Imagery and Meditation -- Section 4: How to Make a Relaxation Recording: ABC Relaxation Scripting -- Section 5: Mini-Relaxation -- Section 6: Relaxation, Centering, and Stress Management -- Exercises -- 5 Problem Solving -- Step 1: Productive Problem Orientation -- Step 2: Initial Distress: Identifying Clear and Concrete Problem Cues -- Step 3: Defining the Problem in a Way Most Likely to Be Solved -- Step 4: Generating Alternative Solutions -- Step 5: Making the Decision -- Step 6: Taking Action: Cue-Response-Consequence -- Exercises -- 6 Thinking Realistically and Productively: The Smith Irrational Beliefs Inventory -- Section 1: Understanding the Role of Distorted Thinking -- Section 2: Catching Distorted Thoughts -- Section 3: Reality Checking -- Section 4: Cognitive Distortions and the Smith Irrational Beliefs Inventory -- Section 5: Check-Challenge-Select: Changing Distorted Thinking -- Section 6: Cognitive Approaches and Cue-Response-Consequences -- Section 7: Stopping Worry -- Exercises -- 7 Review and Rehearsal -- Section 1: Exposure -- Section 2: Desensitization -- Section 3: Stress Inoculation Training and Relapse Prevention -- Section 4: Processes Underlying Review and Rehearsal -- Section 5: When to Choose Exposure, Desensitization, or Stress Inoculation Training -- Exercises -- Part III: Interpersonal Skills: Relationships and Stress Management -- 8 Assertiveness -- Exercises
9 Empathic Listening -- Section 1: Empathy and Assertive Coping -- Section 2: Cue-Response-Consequences -- Section 3: What to Look for When Making Empathic Inferences -- Section 4: Empathic and Nonempathic Responding -- Section 5: Empathy and Gendlin's Focusing -- Section 6: Open-Ended, Problem-Solving, and Reality-Checking Empathy -- Exercises -- 10 Shyness and Social Anxiety -- Section 1: Characteristics of Shyness and Social Anxiety -- Section 2: Shyness -- Section 3: Social Anxiety -- Exercises -- 11 Conflict, Anger, and Aggression -- Section 1: Negative Assertions or Requests That Might Be Challenged (or Lead to Conflict) -- Section 2: Dealing with One's Own Anger -- Section 3: Dealing with Aggression and Hostility from Others -- Section 4: Negotiation -- Exercises -- Part IV: Task Completion Skills: Time Management, Procrastination, and Positive Beliefs -- 12 Time Management -- Section 1: The Great Myth of Multitasking (and Other Distorted Beliefs) -- Section 2: The Time Inventory -- Section 3: Goals and Priorities -- Section 4: Scheduling -- Exercises -- 13 Procrastination -- Section 1: Treating Procrastination -- Section 2: The Procrastination Protocol -- Section 3: Dealing with Procrastinators -- Section 4: Conclusions -- Exercises -- 14 Relaxation Beliefs, Active Coping Beliefs, and Philosophy of Life -- Appendix: The Factor Structure of the Smith Irrational Beliefs Inventory-A -- References -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z
Here is a comprehensive clinical manual focused on stress management and relaxation. It contains detailed descriptions of tactics for training the user in the methods of relaxation, positive thinking, time management, and more. Features validated self-tests (normed on over 1000 individuals), and first-time ever stress management motivations and irrational beliefs inventories. This hands-on resource is essential for practitioners introducing stress management techniques into their practice; students who are learning how to cope with stress; practitioners-in-training, and clinicians looking for a refresher course
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Smith, Jonathan C. Stress Management : A Comprehensive Handbook of Techniques and Strategies New York : Springer Publishing Company,c2002 9780826149473
Subject Stress management -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.;Relaxation -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.;Health -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
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