It's the quintessential buzz word of modern life. It hangs on everyone's lips from the first miles of the morning commute until the screeching alarm clock starts yet another day. Countless articles and studies tell the same story: lives controlled by unmanaged stress end early and none too well. This book describes a simple, straightforward method readers can learn and practice to literally transform stress by shifting the heart's own rhythms. At the core of the HeartMath method of emotional regulation is the idea that, by focusing on positive feelings such as appreciation, care, or compassion, anyone can create dramatic changes in his or her heart rhythms. These changes precipitate a series of neural, hormonal, and biochemical events that dissipate stress and anger and lead to greater well-being. The benefits from using this system are remarkable and far-reaching: blood pressure drops, stress hormone levels fall, immune system activity increases, and anti-aging hormone levels rise. Through its interactive learning system, this book teaches readers to use the HeartMath method, enabling them to see and experience in real time how thoughts and emotions affect their heart rhythms. It teaches them how to engage their hearts to bring emotion, body, and mind into balance, and helps them stay in a zone of focused clarity, optimal health, and high performance. Changes brought about through this method are fast-acting and long-lasting, the perfect antidote to our chaotic and fast-paced lives. HeartMath is a registered trademark of the Institute of HeartMath.
It’s stressful being a teen! In Transforming Stress for Teens, leaders from the world-renowned Institute of HeartMath and Clemson University’s Youth Learning Institute team up to teach overwhelmed and stressed-out teens how to use HeartMath skills—proven-effective tools and techniques to help you manage daily stress and anxiety, and develop resilience by managing emotion. The teen years are a time of significant change and growth, and teens face numerous stressors like homework overload, conflict with friends and family, balancing school and other responsibilities, and dealing with the all-too-common feeling of being left out or of not belonging. Emotions can “drain your battery,” and many teens struggle when it comes to managing their everyday stress. Some withdraw or even turn to destructive behaviors in an effort to feel better. Following the success of Transforming Stress, this book is the first to provide teens with the life-changing, proven-effective HeartMath skills for reducing stress. Using these practical evidence-based concepts and techniques, this book will help you manage stress by showing you how to manage your emotions. And with these emotion regulation skills, like the relaxing heart-breathing technique, you’ll feel calmer, be more confident, think more clearly, bounce back from challenging situations, and enjoy life with a new understanding of what’s really important to you. Transforming Stress for Teens will help you recognize the mental, emotional, and physical impact of stress, and guide you toward finding balance, clarity, and self-assurance with the proven HeartMath tools. When you feel better, you do better—this book will show you how.
renowned motivational coach of world-class athletes turns his attention to those in the corporate world. In Stress for Success, business people get a practical, performance-based program to strengthen their physical, mental and emotional resilience. Loehr's 30-day program shows readers how to gradually make the kind of personal lifestyle changes that bring about the kind of high-level performance demanded of people at every level of the corporation. From the Hardcover edition.
Reflecting on the causes and impact of stress, a psychologist and biofeedback pioneer explains how to use our inner resources and the power of the mind to eliminate stress and achieve wellness, confidence, self-reliance, and personal excellence.
A routine for stress reduction and empowering positive thought, the Universal Form proposes that the highest levels of health and well-being can only be attained through the integration of mind, body and spirit. Originating from the 6th-century China, it can be practised anywhere.
Winner of an AJN Book of the Year Award!. This timely second edition is needed now more than ever. Overworked nurses in understaffed health institutions are experiencing considerable stress -- and anger -- which can take its toll in fatigue, physical health problems, depression, and substance abuse. This wise and eloquent book, written by the leading nurse expert on anger research, uses the stories of dozens of ordinary nurses and nurse leaders to describe the consequences of mismanaged anger. Specific strategies for channeling anger into personal and professional empowerment are described, along with ways to interact in a positive and assertive manner with patients, other nurses, doctors, and administrators to improve working conditions. Nurses at every level and in any setting will find this an inspiring and refreshing book.;chapter
AJN Book of the Year Award Winner! (Second Edition) "This book is a gem! It provides a wealth of well researched information to help the reader understand sources of stressÖ.It tackles very important issues that lead to burnout and provides an exceptionally comprehensive analysisÖ.This book is illuminating for clinicians." Afaf Meleis, PhD, DrPS(hon), FAAN Dean of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing This inspiring, award-winning title guides nurses to transform work-related stress and anger into strength and resilience. The profession has witnessed increasing workplace violence, conflicts with colleagues, and poor working conditions. In this book, Thomas demonstrates how anger can actually be a catalyst for personal and professional empowerment. In this new edition, Thomas discusses the causes and consequences of nurses' stress and anger, and presents new strategies to prevent and manage both, even under the worst conditions. She demonstrates how to forge stronger relationships with colleagues and patients, and solve work-related problems head-on. As a nursing educator, therapist, practitioner, and practicing RN, Thomas provides personal accounts of her own experiences as a nurse, struggling to meet the many challenges of the job. Key Features: Thoroughly updated with new research data and case studies Offers step-by-step guidelines on working towards remediation and healing Organized with bulleted lists and boxes highlighting key points Guidance on pursuing career movement, both vertical and horizontal Useful for nurses, hospital administrators, managers, and graduate students
In May 2004 prominent philosopher, author, and professor J. P. Moreland awoke in the middle of the night to a severe panic attack. Though often anxious by temperament and upbringing, Moreland had never experienced such an incident before. Thus began an extended battle with debilitating anxiety and depression. More than a decade later, Moreland continues to manage mental illness. Yet along the way he's moved from shame and despair to vulnerability and hope. In Finding Quiet Moreland comes alongside fellow sufferers with encouragement and practical, hard-won advice. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, nearly 20 percent of Americans suffer from mental illness, and people in the pews are not immune. Moreland explores the spiritual and physical aspects of mental illness, pointing readers toward sound sources of information, treatment, and recovery. Bracing and honest, Finding Quiet will validate the experiences of believers with mental illness, remind them they are not alone, and provide reassurance that they can not only survive but thrive again.
Transforming Depression argues that the prevalence of depression today results from the frenetic pace of modern life. A constant sense of being overwhelmed, fatigued, and stretched to the limit leads us to feelings of hopelessness and a lack of interest in normally pleasurable activities-the principal signs of depression. By using the HeartMath(r) techniques, readers will be able to tap into new reserves of energy and creativity and will find new ways to connect with the people in their lives. As a result, feelings of depression will lessen and dramatic change will take place for better health in mind and body.
For more than 30 years, Yoga Journal has been helping readers achieve the balance and well-being they seek in their everyday lives. With every issue,Yoga Journal strives to inform and empower readers to make lifestyle choices that are healthy for their bodies and minds. We are dedicated to providing in-depth, thoughtful editorial on topics such as yoga, food, nutrition, fitness, wellness, travel, and fashion and beauty.
TRANSFORMING YOUR STRESS INTO PEACE IS POSSIBLE* Stress surfaces in ruminating thoughts while driving, not being able make a decision or take an action. * Stress causes sleep deprivation.* Stress manifests in doubts and keeps you spinning in life. REFRAME YOUR VIEWPOINTS is based on a proven and professionally accepted technique that immediately turns a problem into an OPPORTUNITY. Reframing is the key tool to this learning guide that concurrently incorporates 8 strategies-contributing to the process of restoring your calm and personal health.Reframe Your Viewpoints: Harness Stress & Anxiety-Transform It into Peace & Confidence, delves into how anxiety develops, how it affects health, and how to manage it over time. Reframe Your Viewpoints offers discussion, illustrations, and examples of real life situations to demonstrate, bring to life and support the information and ideas presented in this holistic blueprint for a comprehensive change in one's life.
To serve the increasing numbers of individuals who have survived interpersonal and domestic violence, or as refugees, have sought asylum from political violence, armed conflict, or torture, Transforming the Legacy presents an innovative relationship-based and culturally informed couple therapy practice model that is grounded in a synthesis of psychological and social theories. This unique couple therapy model encompasses three phases of clinical practice: Phase I entails a process of establishing safety, stabilization, and a context for changing legacies of emotional, sexual, and/or physical abuse. Phase II guides reflection on the trauma narrative. The goal of phase III is to consolidate new perspectives, attitudes, and behaviors. Within these phases, the model—illustrated with rich case studies—focuses on specific issues, including: intersubjectivity between the client and clinician (such as transference and countertransference, vicarious traumatization, and racial identity development); intrapersonal, interactional, and institutional factors; the role of the "victim-victimizer-bystander" dynamic in the couple and therapeutic relationships; preserving a locus of control with clients; flexibility in decisionmaking regarding clinical processes; and specific practice themes, such as the composition of a couple, the role of violence, parenting, sexuality, affairs, dual diagnoses, and dissociation. A dramatic departure from formulaic therapeutic approaches, this biopsychosocial model emphasizes the crafting of specific treatment plans and specific clinical interventions to show how couple therapy can transform the legacies of childhood traumatic events for a wide range of populations, including military couples and families, gay lesbian/bisexual/transgendered couples and families, and immigrant and refugee couples and families. This thorough attention to issues of cultural diversity distinguish Transforming the Legacy from the current literature and make it an invaluable resource for clinicians in a wide range of professional disciplines.
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Many smart students are struggling in school, whether they are in 1st grade or high school. Reading comprehension, homework and standardized tests are the main causes of stress. In The 3D Learner, Transform Stress to Success for Your Child, the Halperts describe how they themselves went through the process of discovering their children learned differently, and understanding the issues that needed to be addressed for their children to be successful in school and life. Terms like dyslexia, learning disability, ADHD, CAPD and others are labels that describe what is wrong, but rarely lead to positive solutions. Most smart struggling students learn differently, and have some combination of attention, eye teaming, auditory and related issues, and medication is often suggested as the main way to address attention issues. The Halperts identify students who learn differently as 3D Learners. They learn best when material is presented in a hands-on visual way. These learners often achieve success when they are taught to their strengths and their challenges are identified and addressed. Parents are given tools on how and what to look for, in order to help their child transform stress to outrageous success. Underlying issues such as attention, processing, sequencing, and memory are described in a way that parents can relate to and understand. Solutions for setting goals, communicating effectively with teachers and professionals to create a collaborative and positive environment are some of the topics described. Transforming stress to outrageous success for your child takes time and effort from all involved. Once parents understand the issues their child is experiencing, and how they can make the difference, the future will look much brighter.
The Perfect Antidote to Anxiety Feelings of anxiety can sap your energy, joy, and vitality. But now the scientists at the Institute of HeartMath® have adapted their revolutionary techniques into a fast and simple program that you can use to break free from anxiety once and for all. At the core of the HeartMath method is the idea that our thoughts and emotions affect our heart rhythms. By focusing on positive feelings such as appreciation, care, or compassion, you can create coherence in these rhythms-with amazing results. Using the HeartMath method, you'll learn to engage your heart to bring your emotions, body, and mind into balance. Relief from anxiety, optimal health, and high performance all day long will follow. (HeartMath® is a registered trademark of the Institute of HeartMath.)
In this penetrating volume, Paul DeHart Hurd combines more than half a century of experience and current scholarship with his vision for improving the middle school science curriculum. While others have failed to center adolescents in science curricula, Hurd recognizes the biological, social, and emotional needs of this population. Looking toward the future to properly educate students now, Hurds curriculum presents todays youth with the culture of science and technology that has import in their lives. The end result? An important contribution to the study of curriculum and a substantial pedagogical tool from an eminent thinker.