StrThe has been called the epidemic of the twenty-first century. By 2020 it is estimated that five out of the top ten diseases worldwide will be stress-related. Yet, as human beings we need stress to function at our best and to reach our potential. Modern life is stressful and making stress work for you is one of the most important skills of today’s world. Learning to identify and manage stress is a skill for life and will lead you to enjoy good physical and mental health, and improve your performance and quality of life no matter what pressures you encounter.
The Stress Handbook is about well-being and recovery. It will show you how to manage your life stress in your own way. By looking at the science behind stress and drawing on more than twenty years of experience working with stress and stress-related illnesses, the author will show you how to:
- Identify your stress triggers
- Modify your stress reaction
- Control common thinking errors
- Approach self-care with compassion and understanding
- Manage the pressures of life
- Work on your personal life stress management plan
Full of practical advice and examples drawn from years of clinical practice, The Stress Handbook will give you the life skills to make stress work to your advantage no matter what stress comes your way.
About the Author
Dr Abbie Lane is a consultant psychiatrist and associate professor at UCD. For almost twenty years she led a clinic specialising in stress assessment and management based at St John of God Hospital in Dublin. In 2013 she set up her own practice, The Gulliver Clinic, and now provides assessment and advice to individuals and groups. She is also an Associate Dean of St Patrick’s Mental Health Service.
Dr Lane has published extensively, both nationally and internationally, and has collaborated with major institutes in London, Sweden and the US. She collaborated with Brenda O’Hanlon on Stress: The CommonSense Approach (1998) and co-edited Understanding Mental Health (2005).