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.

Now What? A Summary, Reflections, and Recommendations

Now what? A summary, reflections, and recommendations

Small enzymes of consciousness can have large catalytic effects for a whole culture. Anyone who has made yogurt knows that.

—Former Canadian Ambassador James George, 1995 (cited in Colombo, 2000)

Major Conclusions

An extensive body of literature, ranging from basic biology to epidemiology to social policy and to clinical practice, has been reviewed to extract critical information for a discourse on the stress management construct and the application of this knowledge for the design of useful, replicable, and transparent intervention programs. Conclusions from core questions raised throughout this book are first listed in a compressed form representing what could be called an “executive summary.” A more detailed discussion and suggestions for clinical practice and research ...

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