Stress Management: From Basic Science to Better Practice examines documented pathways between stress and health and develops the scientific foundations for sound interventions. The book begins with a broad review of the term 'stress' and its importance for health. The text then provides a critical examination of the elements of the stress process, extracts supporting research for a rationale of stress management and describes various stress management techniques and their effectiveness.

Elements of the Stress Process and Implications for Stress Management

Elements of the stress process and implications for stress management

I wish you love at home, happiness in your work, and success with your stress.

—Peter G. Hanson, physician and author, Stress for Success, 1989

The founder of modern stress research, Hans Selye, spent a lifetime trying to better understand the biology of stress and published hundreds of scientific papers and dozens of books on his findings. As stress concepts developed and matured, he took a much broader perspective that moved stress research from an initial, purely experimental science to a popular concept, to human applications, and to the integration of stress biology with a philosophy of life. In the seminal The Stress of Life, Selye (1956, p. ...

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