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Stress impacts all facets of our lives and it is having devastating effects on the global economy. Effects such as reduced productivity and the huge burden being placed on healthcare systems around the world.
Research has revealed that stress can destabilise our DNA, thereby compromising our genetic integrity, leading to the increase in many of the diseases we as a society are grappling with. Stress on an ongoing basis is one of the biggest challenges faced by the human race but in short bursts it can actually offer tremendous potential to grow, break personal barriers and excel. This book is therefore one of resilience not avoidance.
Full of tools and skills to buffer the adverse effects of stress and enhance functionality and health, The Stress Code is a response to the global call for stress management solutions. Supported by extensive scientific research, the book offers comprehensive and structured insights and interventions to assist in thriving in adversity.
Do you feel overwhelmed, tired, anxious or wired?
Stress is an unavoiadable part of modern life but, while we cannot avoid life's pressures, we can change our reaction to them. If you are stuck in a vicious cycle of stress and fatigue, The Stress Cure will show you how to 'reset' your mind and body to achieve a calmer, more resilient and balanced approach to life.
The Stress Cure will show you how to:
The Stress Cure offers a unique blend of practical solutions and includes a thirty day action plan, quick fixes to feel better now and rapid relaxation techniques that really work. Written by Susannah Lawson, an expert in stress management, and nutritionist and psychologist Patrick Holford, it offers a comprehensive and effective programme that will help you thrive, not just survive, in today's fast and ever-changing world.
Want to really understand the health and wellness benefits of massage? Interested in practising massage at home or considering taking a course? Let this book be your guide on everything from effleurage to epineuria. Annotated anatomy and physiology illustrations show you how different levels of pressure work the muscles, and the profound effect massage can have on the nervous system and on cardio and lymphatic health. Learn how to prepare physically and mentally, and get the lowdown on oils and massage beds, diffusers and candles. And if you're receiving a massage, find out why drinking water before and after is important and how focusing on breathing enhances muscle relaxation. All the core strokes and massage techniques that form the foundation of massage practice are shown photographically with detailed annotations and integrated arrows showing the direction and application of pressure. Learn about the key disciplines, from Swedish to shiatsu, reflexology and hot stone therapy. Access over 30 bespoke massage sequences, tailored to treat specific complaints and special client groups, such as pregnant women, babies, and those recovering from surgery. Become an expert in the simple but profoundly effective power of touch and share its miraculous health benefits.
Discover how to transform your home and your life with Mrs Hinch. _______ 'Doing for household chores what Marie Kondo did for tidying. A step-by-step guide to achieving a spotless and immaculately tidy home' Daily Mirror 'My new cleaning goddess' Allison Pearson, Daily Telegraph 'The sensation' Sun _______ Cleaning - aka hinching - doesn't have to be that job you dread, not when Mrs Hinch is here to show you her sparkly ways. At over 2 million followers and counting, she has taken the nation by storm with her infectiously addictive charm, clever tidying tips and passionate belief in cleaning. Mrs Hinch invites you into her home and while inside you'll discover how a spot of cleaning is the perfect way to cleanse the soul. She'll even share the story of Mr and Mrs Hinch and their 'dorgeous' boy, Henry. Inside you'll find out: - How cleaning can soothe anxiety and stress - Mrs Hinch's must-haves - Step-by-step guides to hinching your home - And so much more! With the help of her cloth family, Mrs Hinch will help you turn your house into a home. Whether you're a daily duster or looking for a monthly makeover, Hinch Yourself Happy shows you how to create not only a cleaner house, but a calmer you. If you want your kitchen to sparkle like Meghan Markle, then this is the book for you.
Written with profound empathy by a psychologist who not only specialises in PND but has herself suffered from it, this book tells it like it is. Postnatal distress is becoming more prevalent and it is estimated that one in three women may suffer from it. It knows no boundaries and affects women of all ages, religions, ethnic, social and economic backgrounds. But although devastating and debilitating, PND can be overcome. Empowering her readers with pertinent information and wise counsel drawn from her own extensive research as well as the case files of the many women she has counselled, Linda Lewis takes them through the terrifying journey that was hers, and leaves them with a powerful message: you will recover. Learn how to: Bring back the joy and happiness you thought you have lost forever; recognise symptoms and gain an understanding of what is happening to you; beat the shame and misunderstanding; avoid long-term difficulties; explain your feelings to your loved ones so that they can give you the support you need to overcome this devastating condition. Filled with positive suggestions based on personal experience, this book is an indispensable tool for recovery.
Hierdie boek - geskryf deur 'n sielkundige wat nie net in nageboortelike distres (NGD) spesialiseer nie, maar ook daaraan gely het - draai nie doekies om nie. NGD kom al meer voor en daar word gereken dat tot een uit elke drie vroue daardeur geraak word. Dit kan enigeen tref, ongeag ouderdom, ras, en sosiale, ekonomiese en gondsdienstige agtergrond. Maar al is dit vernietigend en belemmerend, kan NGD oorkom word. Linda Lewis bemagtig haar lesers met pertinente inligting en wyse raad gebaseer op haar uitvoerige navorsing asook die leers van die talle vroue wat berading by haar ontvang het. Sy deel haar eie angswekkende ervaring van NGD met jou, met die kragtige boodskap: jy kan van NGD herstel. Leer hoe om: Die vreugde en lewenslus wat jy dink jy vir altyd verloor het, terug te kry; simptome te herken en te verstaan wat met jou gebeur; die skaamte en wanopvattings hok te slaan; langtermyn probleme te voorkom; en jou gevoelens aan jou geliefdes te verduidelik sodat hulle jou die onderskraging kan gee wat jy so nodig het om hierdie uitmergelende toestand te oorkom. Met sy hope positiewe voorstelle wat uit persoonlike ervaring gebore is, is hierdie boek waarlik 'n onmisbare hulpmiddel op die pad na herstel.
Based on her popular Instagram feed of the same name (144k followers and counting), Recipes for Self-Love is a book by Amsterdam-based artist Alison Rachel of empowering images of and for women, and accompanying mediations on feminism, self-care, boundaries, intersectionality, sexuality, anxiety, ritual, beauty, individuality, and self-expression. Featuring all-new images in her bright, distinctive style in a gifty full-color package (7 x 7" POB), Recipes for Self-Love is the ultimate appreciation gift for the powerful, incredible women in your life (or for yourself).
'If you find yourself constantly worrying, this book is for you. Dr Mike offers a two-week plan to help you naturally boost your brain health and reclaim your vitality.' - Om Yoga magazine Everything in our increasingly busy lives is setting us up to feel drained and frazzled. And while the short-term effects may not seem like an urgent problem, over the long term, exhaustion can be life-threatening. In this book, written in his trademark down-to-earth style, Dr Mike Dow explains that there is a way to thrive in this busy, modern world without medicating our anxiety and insomnia with pills and more pills. He shares common sense advice, nutritional tips, recipes, cognitive behavioural tools, supplements, breathing techniques, self-hypnosis and mindfulness to help us manage our anxiety, overcome insomnia and achieve mental clarity.
Charlamagne Tha God, New York Times bestselling author of Black Privilege and always provocative cohost of Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club, reveals his blueprint for breaking free from your fears and anxieties. Being "shook" is more than a rap lyric for Charlamagne, it's his mission to overcome. While it may seem like he's ahead of the game, he is actually plagued by anxieties, such as the fear of losing his roots, the fear of being a bad dad, and the fear of being a terrible husband. In the national bestseller Shook One, Charlamagne chronicles his journey to beat those fears and shows a path that you too can take to overcome the anxieties that may be holding you back. Ironically, Charlamagne's fear of failure-of falling into the life of stagnation or crime that caught up so many of his friends and family in his hometown of Moncks Corner-has been the fuel that has propelled him to success. However, even after achieving national prominence as a radio personality, Charlamagne still found himself paralyzed by anxiety and distrust. Here, in Shook One, he is working through these problems-many of which he traces back to cultural PTSD-with help from mentors, friends, and therapy. Being anxious doesn't serve the same purpose anymore. Through therapy, he's figuring out how to get over the irrational fears that won't take him anywhere positive. Charlamange hopes Shook One can be a call to action: Getting help is your right. His second book "cements the radio personality's stance in making sure he's on the right side of history when it comes to society's growing focus on mental health, while helping remove the negative stigma" (Billboard).
Learn to take your place among people without fear
Dr Claire Weekes is acclaimed throughout the world for her work on nervous illness. Together for the first time in one volume, 'More Self Help for Your Nerves' and 'Peace from Nervous Suffering' help to forge an understanding of nervous illness and create a recovery programme to instill confidence and happiness.
As a companion to the international bestseller, 'Self Help for Your Nerves, 'this book offers hope and understanding as Dr Claire Weekes explores the common and inevitable patterns of nervous illness, as well as offering great insight into the most common kind of nervous suffering – the anxiety state, or nervous breakdown.
How to be Human is the only manual you need to help you upgrade your mind as much as you've upgraded your iphone. 'With this marvellous book, Ruby Wax has confirmed her position as one of the most readable, inspirational and engaging writers in the field of human mental health, happiness and fulfilment.' Stephen Fry "It took us 4 billion years to evolve to where we are now - completely brilliant and yet, some might say, emotionally dwarfed. The question is: can our more empathetic side catch up in time to save us and the world? I've got nothing against smarts, but it's smarts without emotional awareness that got us into this position of being able to nuke each other into oblivion and rape the earth for oil." With a little help from a monk (who tells us how our mind works) and a neuroscientist (who tells us how our brain works), Ruby Wax answers every question you've ever had about: evolution, thoughts, emotions, the body, addictions, relationships, sex, kids, the future and compassion. Filled with witty anecdotes from Ruby's own life, and backed up by smart science and practical mindfulness exercises, How to be Human is the only manual you need to help you upgrade your mind as much as you've upgraded your iphone. 'Ruby has beautifully fused neurology and spirituality and given us a means to cope with operating both a mind and a brain. If this mental upgrade works then all other books will become defunct as we repose in bliss.' Russell Brand 'How to Be Human is, without exaggeration, a lifeline; wise, practical and funny, it is a handbook for those in despair. It is actually for everyone alive, for the curious, or disillusioned or muddled or just plain happy.' Joanna Lumley
What is the connection between crawling through a jungle and your `to do' list? What can ejecting out of a stealth bomber teach you about the importance of thinking the worst? What can surviving in extreme situations teach us about surviving everyday life? John Hudson, Chief Survival Instructor to the British Military, knows what it takes to survive. Combining first-hand experience with 20 years of studying the choices people have made under the most extreme pressure, How to Survive is a lifetime's worth of wisdom about how to apply the principles of survival to everyday life. The cornerstone of military survival (surviving anything) is understanding the relationship between effort, hope and goals - a mindset that can be transposed anytime, anywhere. In How to Survive you will learn how this template for survival can be applied to any situation in your everyday life. Through gripping first-hand accounts of near disaster and survival stories from across the extreme world you will learn that by following these principles you can develop the mindset that will allow you to make better decisions under pressure, which are as equally applicable to first dates and presentations as to climbing Everest and getting lost at sea.
From John Gray, author of the phenomenal multi-million copy bestseller Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, comes the definitive book for men and women seeking lasting love in the face of modern pressures. Why Mars and Venus Collide is the most important relationships manual since Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus redefined the boundaries of male and female relationships. Men and women are different - we all know that. But if our genes have stood still then social changes have not. Overworked, stressed-out and time-poor, we can barely keep up with the frenzied pace of our lives - and our relationships are breaking down as a result. In Why Mars and Venus Collide, John Gray, the best-selling relationships author of all time, shows how everyone can strengthen their relationships and make them last. He explains: * Why couples fight - the physiological reasons why females and males behave differently under stress, * How to stop fighting, * How to seek support - and find it, * How to lower your stress levels in everyday life, * How to communicate equably and amicably, even when you're raging inside. Now repackaged to relate to a new generation of readers, Why Mars And Venus Collide proves why John Gray is known as the greatest living authority on how men and women relate.
Who hasn't felt better after a walk in the woods, a picnic alfresco or a swim in the sea? There is something soul-soothingly simple and refreshing about being in nature, about making the most of the great outdoors, being mindful of Mother Nature's gifts and grabbing spring and summer - and those blue sky, brisk days of autumn and winter - with both hands. But sadly it is a skill we are losing. We are becoming creatures wrapped in walls and trapped by to-do lists, hibernating while the world sprouts, grows and changes. From a simple walk in the woods and countryside couples therapy to DIY natural beauty products and how to bring the outdoors to your home, Forest Therapy will provide seasonal tips to help you reconnect with nature. This book is not just for mountain climbers or white water rafters - it is for uninspired fathers wanting to reconnect their families, bookworms looking to shake off their cobwebs, cooped-up kids needing to let off steam, stressed-out professionals wanting to stop and smell the flowers and worn-down mums needing a rejuvenating boost. We all know getting outside is good for us. Our ancestors did it. We should too. This book will help you live your most unforgettable, fabulous alfresco life.
Understand, overcome and break free from worry and anxiety Bestselling personal development author, Gill Hasson is back and this time she's here to help with something that affects everyone at some point in their life, Anxiety. 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. Overcoming Anxiety explains how to manage anxiety and stop it from taking over; it teaches you the skills you need to lead a more peaceful, stress-free life. Overcoming Anxiety: * Provides practical strategies and techniques to manage your anxiety * Discusses how to break free from negative cycles and move forward in a positive way * Contains real-life examples from anxiety sufferers * Explores what it takes to handle immediate anxiety events and longer term, low-level background' anxiety and worry About the Author Gill Hasson is the bestselling author of the Mindfulness Pocketbook, Mindfulness, How to Deal with Difficult People and Emotional Intelligence. Gill teaches adult education courses in personal development and is an Associate Tutor for the University of Sussex where she teaches career, personal development and academic study skills. Gill is also a freelance journalist and writes articles on personal development and relationships for a variety of magazines, including Psychologies and Take A Break, and for a number of websites.
A Comprehensive, Holistic Guide to the Conventional Medical and Self-Care Treatments for Anxiety Disorders
In a world that values excess, the pressure to succeed never ends. As a result of our fast-paced and high-stakes society, anxiety can take over our lives.
For approximately 20 million American adults a year, anxiety symptoms such as dizziness, stammering, heart palpitations, trembling, and shaking can be extremely debilitating. Unlike other books on anxiety, this book offers a holistic program that includes not only conventional psychiatric and psychological treatments, but also provides nutrition, fitness, environmental, herbal, stress reduction/healing, and relationship self-care approaches.
"Living Well with Anxiety" contains helpful advice for a wide range of anxiety disorders: social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and various phobias. With a comprehensive resource section that contains relevant websites and e-mail addresses, audiocassettes and CDs for relaxation, and descriptions of related books, this book provides vital help for anyone experiencing anxiety.
"This interesting, easy to read, and useful book can make a
great gift to a friend or colleague who leads a hectic and
demanding life and who wants to 'get control.'"
Intense stress is an integral part of modern life and it seems to be getting worse. In controlled doses, stress helps individuals to think faster and perform better but left unchecked and unbalanced it leads to fatigue, helplessness and a variety of unfortunate health complications. With people working harder, anxious about job loss and the faster pace of life, stress is increasing.
"The Little Book of Stress Relief" is a practical book that changes the fundamental thinking and habitual lifestyle choices that contribute to heightened stress levels. There are helpful tips for making informed choices, adjusting how we think and taking the necessary steps to regain control.
Organized into 52 short chapters -- one for each week of the year -- of 2 to 3 pages in length, the book uses stories and analogies to describe specific causes of stress, and provides simple concrete things to overcome them. Easy-to-follow activities and exercises lead to the right amount of sleep, deal with procrastination and perfect the art of setting priorities. The book's layout allows readers to follow the tips in any order.
Here is a sampling of the topics in "The Little Book of Stress Relief" Do You Know Your Signs of Stress? Unrealistic Expectations Peer Pressure and Corporate Culture How to Leave Work at Work Burnout Dealing with Information Overload and Technostress Dealing with Clutter Money and Stress Reframing Other People's Problems Dealing with Anger New Year's Resolutions
"The Little Book of Stress Relief" is a helpful, inspiring and practical guide to alleviating a big problem.
**Over 2 million copies sold** The Little Book of Calm is your pocket-sized stress antidote, full of advice to follow and thoughts to inspire, such as: - Imagine every day is a holiday. Do one little thing that stimulates this holiday mood every day - Barricade yourself from interruption for one hour every day - Forgive on the spot - Breathe less - a deeply relaxed person only breathes 5-8 times a minute Designed to be carried around and dipped into whenever your feel your stress levels rising, The Little Book of Calm is perfect for fans of Matt Haig, Fearne Cotton or Haemin Sunim.
Life can be tough. With so many decisions to make at such a critical time, it's easy to feel weighed down. What's more, there is the pressure to gain good grades, to find a good job, to be a good person. Your mind may feel clogged up with no way to filter your circulating thoughts and pressures. From a young age we are taught the significance of a solid education and a fruitful career, yet with such an emphasis on academic and monetary success we often fail to prioritise a healthy mind and body. It is essential to know how to deal with life's many challenges; Mindfulness for Students will help you. Through insightful ideas and personal anecdotes, this book will introduce you to the many benefits and applications of mindfulness - from mindful breathing, eating, exercising, sleeping, studying and communicating. There will be opportunities within each chapter to have a go at mindful meditations ranging from three to twenty minutes. There is no right or wrong approach, just what works for you. Mindfulness is a way of being, and this book will help you lay the foundations for a mindful future. Choose to be mindful and live your life in the moment, living fully and wholeheartedly, aware of self and others.
This practical book will inspire and encourage students to shape new habits and make stress-management a natural part of their everyday routine. Each of the fifty 'Ways' in this book is a starting point, offering suggestions of things to do and think about, alongside opportunities to reflect on, choose and commit to new ideas and actions. It shows students how to recognise helpful and unhelpful stress, identify their stress triggers and develop coping mechanisms to ease and manage stress. Throughout, it encourages students to take charge of their wellbeing and strike a healthy study-life balance. Packed with supportive guidance, this book will help students to stay on top of stress during their time at university.
This groundbreaking book explains why women experience burnout differently than men - and provides a simple, science-based plan to help women minimize stress, manage emotions and live a more joyful life. The gap between what it's really like to be a woman and what people expect women to be is a primary cause of burnout, because we exhaust ourselves trying to close the space between the two. How can you 'love your body' when everything around you tells you you're inadequate? How do you 'lean in' at work when you're already giving 110% and aren't recognized for it? How can you live happily and healthily in a world that is constantly telling you you're too fat, too needy, too noisy and too selfish? Sisters Emily Nagoski, Ph.D., the bestselling author of Come as You Are, and Amelia Nagoski, DMA, are here to help end the cycle of overwhelm and exhaustion, and confront the obstacles that stand between women and well-being. With insights from the latest science, prescriptive advice, and helpful worksheets and exercises, Burnout reveals: * what you can do to complete the biological stress cycle - and return your body to a state of relaxation. * how to manage the 'monitor' in your brain that regulates the emotion of frustration. * how the Bikini Industrial Complex makes it difficult for women to love their bodies - and how to fight back. * why rest, human connection, and befriending your inner critic are key to recovering from and preventing burnout. Eye-opening, compassionate and optimistic, Burnout will completely transform the way we think about and manage stress, empowering women to thrive under pressure and enjoy meaningful yet balanced lives. All women will find something transformative in these pages - and be empowered to create positive and lasting change.
How to defeat stress, worry, and anxiety to achieve more in business and life. From the international bestselling author of "Self-Confidence. "
Are You A Worrier?
Do you seem to worry more than most? Do you find that insignificant things stress you out? Do you sweat the small stuff and the big stuff too? Well, now's the time to stop worrying and start living.
Worry, stress, anxiety - whichever label you prefer to use - can have consequences that impact not only our lives, but the lives of others around us. When we worry it's like the engine of our mind is constantly being revved up. It doesn't allow us time to switch off and rest. It tires you out. And when you're tired you're less likely to think straight. And when you're not thinking straight it's easy to make stupid mistakes and confuse priorities...
But relax. There is a way forward.
In "How Not to Worry "Paul McGee shows us that there is a way to tackle life's challenges in a calmer and more considered way. It is possible to use a certain degree of worry and anxiety to spur us on towards positive, constructive action, and then leave the rest behind. With down to earth, real life advice, "How Not to Worry" helps us understand why worrying is such a big deal and the reasons for it, exposing the behavioural traps we fall into when faced with challenges. It then helps us to move on with tools and ideas to deal with our worries in a more constructive way.
Managing the Motherload is a practical system for sanity from a happy, ultra-productive and sometimes tired mother of five. This four-part system will help readers create a life that they love while allowing all the items on their to-do list to flourish in their own time. In the book, mediation guide, popular YouTuber and yoga instructor Rebekah "Bex" Borucki features her favourite healing and stress-reducing modalities, including her signature 4-minute meditations. As a birth doula and meditation and yoga guide, Bex offers a wealth of personal and professional experience in managing the demands of motherhood and the need for self-care and stress management. 'I want every woman who reads this book to come away with a feeling of confidence in finding her own way as a mother and a human being.' - from the author
Ten to Zen is a simple, effective and fuss-free guide to help you start your day in the right head-space to prepare for the challenges it may bring.
Each morning most of us will spend about ten minutes in the shower, ten minutes making and eating breakfast but no time at all clearing our minds. Ten to Zen uses a combination of four therapeutic models – Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychotherapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy – in a simple, easy-to-follow programme.
You will learn:
> How to settle your mind quickly
> How to focus and retrain your brain on dealing with stress
> How to restructure unhelpful patterns of thinking
> How to develop ways of communicating that are more effective
Ten to Zen was developed by Owen O'Kane to encourage new principles for living based on his experience as a psychotherapist and his many years of caring for the dying in the field of palliative care, which has hugely influenced how he works and how he views life.
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