Stress, Well-Being and University Life provides a positive and supportive guide to understanding, preventing and managing the stress that can be associated with student life.

The book is structured around the main stressors that are likely to be encountered as a student, such as the initial adjustment to college life, financial difficulties, and the pressure of examination. Throughout, the emphasis is on achieving well-being, by minimizing the disruption caused by stress and learning from difficult experiences.

Three main strategies are investigated for handling stress:

Reducing the likelihood of encountering stressful situations; Learning how to handle stressful situations when they can't be avoided; Moving on from stressful experiences and achieving positive well-being

This guide will be a great help to any student troubled by the pressures of college. The highly practical strategies provided here will help to ensure that the reader gets the most from their time as a student, without the interference of unnecessary stress.

Ways of Handling Stress and Anxiety
Ways of handling stress and anxiety

(or, What can I do about the stuff that life is throwing at me?)

Emergency help for immediate stress. General methods for handling stress. Ways of preventing stress. Ways of achieving well-being.

This chapter begins with emergency help for immediate, urgent stressors. The following sections then give suggestions for getting less urgent stressors under control. After that, we deal with ways of preventing or reducing common stressors; finally, we discuss ways of achieving positive well-being, and moving your life towards where you want to be. There are further techniques, tips and exercises in the appendices, which you might find useful if you're in the middle of a stressful situation.

Emergency help for Immediate Stresses

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