After learning the skills in this book, you’ll: • Respond quickly to early signs of stress • Approach, not avoid, stressful tasks and events • Cope effectively with life events that contribute to stress • Change the catastrophic ...
Author: Christy Matta
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Life is stressful, and that’s not always a bad thing. A certain amount of stress actually helps us work more productively and take action in a crisis. But recurrent and prolonged stress can paralyze us or lead us to feel exhausted, angry, or overwhelmed. The skills presented in The Stress Response can dramatically change the way you process stress. And they don’t take much time to learn. Drawn from a technique therapists use called dialectical behavior therapy, these powerful strategies can help you manage the slings and arrows of life more gracefully and effectively. After learning the skills in this book, you’ll: • Respond quickly to early signs of stress • Approach, not avoid, stressful tasks and events • Cope effectively with life events that contribute to stress • Change the catastrophic thoughts and biases that make stress worse • Practice soothing strategies for calming your body’s stress response
Author: George S. Everly Jr.Publish On: 2011-11-01
Barely more than twenty years ago the inquiry into the nature and implications of the psychophysiologic stress response seemed to be restricted to laboratory animals.
Author: George S. Everly Jr.
Barely more than twenty years ago the inquiry into the nature and implications of the psychophysiologic stress response seemed to be restricted to laboratory animals. Today, however, scientists from a wide range of disciplines are studying stress and its implications for human health and disease. This may be because our technical ability actually to measure the phenomenon has increased, as has our understanding of human psychophysiology. Just as important, how ever, may be the fact that we have entered a new era of disease. According to Kenneth Pelletier, we have entered upon an era in which stress plays a dominant role in the determination of human disease. Pelletier has stated that up to 90% of all disease may be stress-related. Whether this estimation seems inflated or not, the fact remains that clinicians of all kinds, including physicians, psychologists, physical therapists, social workers, and counselors, are daily being confronted with clients suffering from excessive psychophysiologic stress arousal. This fact has created a need to know more about the stress response and its treatment. Although more and more health-care professionals are directly or indirectly working with clients who manifest excessive stress, there has been no text previously written which attempted to condensE' between the covers of a single volume a practical, clinically compre hensive discussion of what stress is (as best we currently understand it) and how to treat it when it becomes excessive.
Author: George S. Jr. EverlyPublish On: 2006-04-06
This updated edition covers a range of new topics, including stress and the immune system, post-traumatic stress and crisis intervention, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD), ...
Author: George S. Jr. Everly
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This updated edition covers a range of new topics, including stress and the immune system, post-traumatic stress and crisis intervention, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD), Crisis Management Briefings in response to mass disasters and terrorism, Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM), spirituality and religion as stress management tools, dietary factors and stress, and updated information on psychopharmacologic intervention in the human stress response. It is a comprehensive and accessible guide for students, practitioners, and researchers in the fields of psychology, psychiatry, medicine, nursing, social work, and public health.
Based on the foundation established by these laboratories, the research reflected in this book focuses on elucidating the interactions between photosynthesis and the environment, with special emphasis on the molecular aspects of these ...
Author: Kimiyuki Satoh
Sixteen topics from the results of the research project "Molecular Mechanisms for Responses of the Photosynthetic Apparatus to the Environment," are documented in this excellent and timely work. Photosynthesis research has a long history in Japan, and many Japanese laboratories working in this field have been very active and productive. Based on the foundation established by these laboratories, the research reflected in this book focuses on elucidating the interactions between photosynthesis and the environment, with special emphasis on the molecular aspects of these interactions. The major purpose of the research was to identify specific genes required for (a) repair of the organisms from stress-induced damage to the photosynthetic machinery and (b) acclimation of photosynthetic processes to specific changes in environmental conditions. Once specific genes were identified, the effects of expression (and overexpression) of these genes in transgenic plants on acclimation processes were analyzed. Through the analysis of transgenic plants and cyanobacteria, the volume clarifies a number of molecular mechanisms by which plants acclimate to environmental variations, and the factors that govern recovery from stress-induced damage, especially with respect to the photosynthetic apparatus. A treatize on stress physiology and photosynthesis, the book also indicates the agricultural usefulness of transgenic plants and microalgae which are produced to study the molecular mechanisms of the tolerance of plants to changes in their environment.
This book makes a novel synthesis of the molecular aspects of the stress response and long term adaptation processes with the system biology approach of biological networks.
Author: Peter Csermely
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book makes a novel synthesis of the molecular aspects of the stress response and long term adaptation processes with the system biology approach of biological networks. Authored by an exciting mixture of top experts and young rising stars, it provides a comprehensive summary of the field and identifies future trends.
This clinical work has provided the background for a greatly expanded discussion of treatment technique and a new chapter on therapeutics of stress response syndromes.
Author: Mardi Jon Horowitz
Publisher: Jason Aronson
In this revised and expanded second edition, Dr. Horowitz places special emphasis on treatment. The chapters on diagnosis, theory and therapeutic technique have been extensively revised. In ten years since the publication of the first edition, Dr. Horowitz has continued to direct the Centre for the Study of Neurosis at the Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute of the University of California, placing particular emphasis on psychotherapy of stress response syndromes. This clinical work has provided the background for a greatly expanded discussion of treatment technique and a new chapter on therapeutics of stress response syndromes. Mental health professional who want to be effective with patients experiencing the stress of bereavement, traumatic accident, medical illness or other life events should find this book a useful guide.
Alcohol intoxication has long been believed to have tension or stress-reducing qualities.
Author: Darin J. Erickson
Alcohol intoxication has long been believed to have tension or stress-reducing qualities. The stress response dampening effect of alcohol has been seen in a number of studies employing a variety of doses, types of stressors, and experimental paradigms. Alcohol has also been shown to influence attention, whereby alcohol intoxication decreases the ability to divide attention across multiple stimuli. The primary goal of the current study was to examine the role of attention as a possible mediator between alcohol and a dampened stress response. In addition, a secondary goal was to incorporate an improved experimental design and powerful new statistical techniques to address a number of concerns and test a comprehensive model of alcohol and stress. Results were mixed. First, the stress response dampening effect of alcohol was seen for pulse transit time and self-reported anxiety, but not for heart rate and skin conductance. Second, change in attention mediated some of the relationship between alcohol intoxication and dampened pulse transit time response, but was unrelated to stress dampening of self-reported anxiety. Incorporating heterogeneity in the models appears promising as a way to better understand the variance in stress response dampening and may help better understand the etiology and provide clearer targets for prevention efforts.
Bachelor Thesis from the year 2016 in the subject Psychology - Cognition, grade: 1,3, University of Hamburg (Kognitionspsychologie), language: English, abstract: Individuals differ in their tendency to shift towards habitual behavior after ...
Author: Gerrit Karpowski
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
Bachelor Thesis from the year 2016 in the subject Psychology - Cognition, grade: 1,3, University of Hamburg (Kognitionspsychologie), language: English, abstract: Individuals differ in their tendency to shift towards habitual behavior after stress. Mindfulness is an individual characteristic that does not only influence the stress response, but also cognitive processes. Therefore, effects of trait-mindfulness on the balance between goal-directed and habitual behavior after a stress induction were investigated. During this study, forty-seven healthy male and female participants mainly without meditation experience, were exposed to either a laboratory acute stress induction or a control procedure before they performed in a two-staged instrumental learning paradigm and completed a mindfulness questionnaire. Participants learned the acquired discriminations and a congruence effect, as predicted, was found. Moreover, explicit knowledge was highly indicative of level of goal-directedness. The stress manipulation was successful. Stressed individuals did not shift more towards habits. Mindfulness did not predict the level of goal-directedness, neither did it affect stress responses. Future studies might incorporate a mindfulness intervention or compare differently experienced meditators. This could help to approve mindfulness as a potential intervention to reduce cognitive shifts towards habits, which play a major role in development of pathological behavior.
As already mentioned in the book, the key when it comes to managing stress and reducing stress is the way we react to those stressful situations.
Author: Marlon Winthrop
Publisher: Independently Published
Before you can transform your life by embracing stress management and stress reduction techniques, you need to understand what stress actually is, what are the common stress triggers and how stress and anxiety can negatively impact your lifestyle and interfere with every single area of your life. We become stressed due to the hectic times that are imposed on us by modern society. Many people are simply stressed out just thinking about the common everyday life situations which are truly unavoidable. As already mentioned in the book, the key when it comes to managing stress and reducing stress is the way we react to those stressful situations. This means that the main key when it comes to managing stress and anxiety is mastering our emotional response to stressful situations. By using different mindfulness techniques and strategies, you can live a healthier, more productive life. Before we get to those strategies and techniques that will help balance your body and your mind, you need to understand what stress is, what brings stress and what can be done to feel better in those crisis times. Before you can actually learn how to manage stress, you need to understand what happens in your brain during the onset of stressful emotions and feelings are triggered. Those scales of the reaction which differ from one individual to another are known as stress responses which are mainly determined by how different individuals perceive and react to different stressful situations. The stress response is also our personal ability to cope with different stressors. By different stressful events, everyone's stress response differs as individuals perceive and cope with stress differently. This means that our stress response, in fact, determines our overall well-being, our body and mind balance. Those common life stressors can include different environmental, physical, mental as well as both real or imaginary events. When it comes to an individual's stress response, there is a physical component included which is primarily mediated via highly complex interaction between our immune, hormonal and nervous systems. Everyone has experienced some type of stressful situations. In fact, all of us have demands and obligations which will prompt different responses when it comes to those demands. However, how we act and respond to them, in fact, determines our own stress levels.