Higher Education

Stress Management for Life: A Research-Based Experiential Approach, 3rd Edition

  • Michael Olpin Weber State University
  • Margie Hesson South Dakota State University
  • ISBN-10: 1111987254  |  ISBN-13: 9781111987251
  • 416 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2007
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $146.25
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About

Overview

STRESS MANAGEMENT FOR LIFE: A RESEARCH-BASED EXPERIENTIAL APPROACH, THIRD EDITION emphasizes experiential learning and clearly explains the "how to" of stress management and prevention. Michael Olpin and Margie Hesson offer students more than just a book about stress; they offer students a life-changing experience. This text empowers students to experience personal wellness by understanding and managing stress. The authors encourage students to personalize the information in the text through practical applications and a "tool-box" of stress-reducing resources, including the stress relief audio files and student activities, both found on the CourseMate Website. Well-researched, this text gives stress-related topics a real-life context and helps motivate students to manage stress in a way that accommodates their lifestyle, values and goals.

Features and Benefits

  • Stress Busting Behavior boxes contain quick activities to engage students in applying the chapter content to their own lives.
  • Stress Management Lab assignments help students synthesize and apply important concepts from each chapter.
  • Updated Research Highlights and Culture Connections, and FYI boxes provide the latest in Stress Management research.

Table of Contents

PART I: GETTING STARTED
1. Stress in Today's World.
2. Self-Assessment.
PART II: UNDERSTANDING STRESS
3. The Science of Stress.
4. The Mind/Body Connection.
PART III: STRESS-PREVENTION STRATEGIES
5. Power of Perceptions.
6. Thinking and Choosing.
7. Mindfulness.
8. Managing Emotions.
9. The Importance of Values.
10. Spirituality.
11. Time and Life Management.
12. Money Matters.
13. Social Support, Relationships and Communication.
14. Creating a Healing Environment.
15. Healthy Lifestyles.
PART IV: STRESS-REDUCTION TECHNIQUES
16. Introduction to Relaxation.
17. Take a Breath.
18. Autogenics.
19. Progressive Relaxation.
20. Guided Imagery -: Use Using Your Imagination.
21. Meditation.
22. Yoga.
23. Alternative and Complementary Health.
24. More Stress Reduction Strategies.
Glossary.
Photo credits.
Index.

What's New

  • New! Cengage Learning's Health CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the text, including the audio files for the Stress Relief Relaxation Exercises and the Student Activity Manual. Relaxation Exercises give students a variety of ways to unwind and relax quickly and effectively. The Student Activity Manual encourages critical thinking and honest personal reflection on topics relating to the chapter content.
  • New! "Real People, Real Stories" vignettes at the beginning of each chapter, as well as student stories and author anecdotes integrated throughout each chapter, present real-life experiences that help students connect key concepts to their own lives.
  • New! Time Tips boxes provide quick suggestions for managing time collected from students.
  • New! At the end of each chapter, Online Resource Menus highlight the major resources related to that chapter.
  • New! Journal exercises, including writing prompts compiled by author Margie Hesson, give students the opportunity to reflect and put their stress management skills into action.
  • New content includes a College Health Assessment, the FIT formula, myths about stress, and expanded content on the effects of the economy and the environment on stress levels.

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Bundle: Text + Health CourseMate with eBook Printed Access Card

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Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111956308 | ISBN-13: 9781111956301)

Cengage Learning's Health CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. This valuable resource provides access to an interactive eBook, tutorial quizzes, relaxation exercises, and the student activities manual.

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Online Instructor's Manual with Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 1111679517 | ISBN-13: 9781111679514)

The Instructor's Manual & Test Bank provide valuable resources that can be adapted to your specific course needs. The Instructor's Manual includes student objectives, key terms, expanded chapter outlines, discussion questions, and learning activities that are relevant to each chapter. The Test Bank contains a variety of true/false, multiple choice, matching, and short answer test questions.

ExamView®  (ISBN-10: 1133104533 | ISBN-13: 9781133104537)

ExamView® allows you to create, deliver, and customize tests and study guides (both print and online) in minutes. See assessments onscreen exactly as they will print or display online. Build tests of up to 250 questions using up to 12 question types and enter an unlimited number of new questions or edit existing questions. The ExamView is available on DVD or on the Instructor Companion Site.

Online Student Activities Manual  (ISBN-10: 1111679509 | ISBN-13: 9781111679507)

Available for students on the Health CourseMate website, the Online Student Activities Manual is a comprehensive resource that provides students with chapter-by-chapter outlines, activities, handouts, labs, and journal exercises.

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Journal  (ISBN-10: 1111988692 | ISBN-13: 9781111988692)

NEW to this edition, the Journal provides a valuable resource for student reflection on a variety of themes related to stress management. Written by author Margie Hesson, the Journal allows students to choose from a number of different writing prompts that will help them to identify and confront the stress in their lives.

List Price = $41.95  | CengageBrain Price = $41.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $31.50

Global Health Watch 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111377332 | ISBN-13: 9781111377335)

Updated daily, Global Health Watch is a focused portal into the Health and Wellness Resource Center and an ideal resource for classroom discussion and research projects. This resource center keeps courses up-to-date with the most current news on health and wellness. Students get access to information from trusted academic journals, news outlets, and magazines, as well as statistics, videos, primary sources, case studies, and much more. Bundled at no additional charge with any Cengage Learning title, the Global Health Watch can also be purchased as a standalone item.

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Global Health Watch, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1111377316 | ISBN-13: 9781111377311)

Updated daily, Global Health Watch is a focused portal into the Health and Wellness Resource Center and an ideal resource for classroom discussion and research projects. This resource center keeps courses up-to-date with the most current news on health and wellness. Students get access to information from trusted academic journals, news outlets, and magazines, as well as statistics, videos, primary sources, case studies, and much more. Bundled at no additional charge with any Cengage Learning title, the Global Health Watch can also be purchased as a standalone item.

List Price = $24.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $18.00

Student Supplements

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111956308 | ISBN-13: 9781111956301)

The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in one place. Cengage Learning's Health CourseMate includes an interactive eBook, valuable study tools, relaxation exercises, student activities manual, and more!

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The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in your health course in one place. Read your eBook, take notes, review flashcards, view videos, and take practice quizzes—all online with MindLink for CourseMate.

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Online Student Activities Manual  (ISBN-10: 1111679509 | ISBN-13: 9781111679507)

Available on the Health CourseMate website, the Online Student Activities Manual is a comprehensive resource that provides you with chapter-by-chapter outlines, activities, handouts, labs, and journal exercises.

List Price = $19.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $14.75

Journal  (ISBN-10: 1111988692 | ISBN-13: 9781111988692)

NEW to this edition, the Journal provides you with a valuable resource for reflection on a variety of themes related to stress management. Written by author Margie Hesson, the Journal allows you to choose from a number of different writing prompts that will help you to identify and confront the stress in your life.

List Price = $41.95  | CengageBrain Price = $41.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $31.50

Global Health Watch 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111377332 | ISBN-13: 9781111377335)

Use Global Health Watch to stay current in your course. You will get access to a variety of trusted academic journals, newspapers, and magazine articles as well as videos, primary sources and much more.

List Price = $32.00  | CengageBrain Price = $32.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $32.00

Global Health Watch, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1111377316 | ISBN-13: 9781111377311)

Use Global Health Watch to stay current in your course. You will get access to a variety of trusted academic journals, newspapers, and magazine articles as well as videos, primary sources and much more.

List Price = $24.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $18.00

Blackboard MindLink for CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285371739 | ISBN-13: 9781285371733)

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Michael Olpin

Michael Olpin is a full professor and the Director of the Health Promotion Program at Weber State University. He has studied and researched the science of stress management for over 30 years. He received his Ph.D. in Health Education from Southern Illinois University, his M.A. in health promotion, and his B.A. in organizational psychology from Brigham Young University. He has taught at several universities across the nation, including West Virginia University, Virginia Tech, Concord University, Southern Illinois University, Brigham Young University, and Weber State University. Mike's teaching includes many areas of health and wellness, but his primary focus is on stress management, mind/body health, peak performance, mental and emotional wellness, health research methods, and wellness coaching. He has presented papers and spoken at many conferences, workshops, and seminars around the country. In addition to these speaking engagements, he also consults with sports teams and athletes, individuals, and other community groups. He is the founder and Director of the Stress Relief Center at Weber State University where he conducts research and works with thousands of students, faculty, staff, and community members in helping them reduce their stress and reach peak performance. His website, StressManagementPlace.com focuses on stress management and wellness education. He has authored and co-authored two general-audience books on stress management.

Margie Hesson

Margie Hesson is a Registered Nurse and an Instructor in the College of Nursing at South Dakota State University, where her teaching focus areas are stress management, epidemiology, population-based health care, and complementary/alternative health care. She is endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses Association as a Certified Holistic Stress Management Instructor and is the author of two general-audience books on stress and healthy living and a contributing author to numerous textbooks. In addition to more than 40 years' experience as a nurse and a teacher, she has been director of corporate health promotion and is active as a health ministry consultant to churches. She presents and consults on stress management and health promotion topics at state, national, and international levels.