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If you feel permanently exhausted, wrung out, trapped, angry and dissociated you may be experiencing symptoms of burnout. Do you feel you are working harder and longer but achieving less? Do you constantly feel under the weather, or suffer persistent aches, pains, niggles and minor illnesses that won't go away? Living in a constant state of low-level stress, with an increasing reliance on our stress hormones to keep us going, can lead to adrenal exhaustion. One of the difficulties with burnout is that its build-up can be very gradual and it's all too easy to hit crisis point without realising that this is where we've been headed for weeks, if not for months or years. In From Burnout to Balance, Harriet Griffey helps readers to reclaim their life by recognising their own signs of stress, managing these and avoiding their escalation through positive lifestyle changes, and ensuring basic self-care measures every day - adequate sleep, regular nutritious meals, exercise and relaxation - to keep body and mind resilient, all helps. Featuring a quiz on how to recognise burnout, information on how to understand what is the root cause of any issues, a 24-hour crisis plan and four-week programme to help you recover your life, this book is essential reading for anyone who is experiencing symptoms or burnout and wants to live a calm, happy, stress-free life.
Pinpoint and embrace your quiet moments with Everyday Calm, a journal to track and analyze how much peace you are experiencing each day. Constantly going at full speed with no reprieve can have drastically negative effects on your physical health, your mental state, and your relationships. Finding your individual sense of calm can have a great impact on how you approach everyday life, improve your treatment of others, and develop your self-care and personal growth. Everyday Calm explores the concept of calm-what it means to live slow, be still, and intimately connect with what's happening to you both internally and externally on a constant basis. By doing this, you can begin to work on repairing the most important relationship of all-the one with yourself. One of the best ways to refresh yourself and find inner peace is to expel any stress, anxiety, or harmful thoughts through writing, a literal way of drawing out the bad and storing it someplace other than your body or mind. This beautiful journal helps you do just that. These and more mindful tools help you chart your progress: Writing prompts to help form emotional, physical, and mental habits, for example: What are you grateful for? How do you look after your body? When are you in your best headspace? Daily meditation guides to help you reconnect with your surroundings, such as: What's the weather like right now? List four things you can hear. Breathe in through your nose for four seconds, and then out through your mouth for another four seconds. Repeat this four times. Monthly self-care trackers to log the frequency of your favorite activities Big picture discussions on how to keep calm in your life Embrace the peace and tranquility you deserve with Everyday Calm.
This book is for people who are struggling with the multiple demands of jobs that never seem to end and the complexities of their home lives. Struggling on without thinking through how to make it work can lead to exhaustion, unhappiness, burn-out or depression. Time To Breathe presents practical ideas that come out of Dr Bill Mitchell's clinical experience in getting people back to a zone of better energy, balance, fulfilment and more balanced ways of thinking about themselves. Through case studies of the everyday lives of people in many walks of professional life, we see how many of us can accidentally set off down a pathway that takes us away from our previously healthy robust selves - often without recognising it. When we can no longer stabilise our emotions and protect our energy we become overwhelmed, and rather than confident become self-doubting, guilty and anxious. This book describes three key building blocks of a balancing system to keep us within the energised healthy zone, in spite of the pressures we are under at work and at home. These are: self-awareness, an understanding of the physiology of energy, and a willingness to lead a more decisions-based life for better balance and effective working. Together, these form an overarching empowered mindset, freeing us from the mental habits that lead us to de-prioritise time for ourselves. And leading to far happier outcomes than feeling trapped and helpless, or walking away from career paths into which we have invested years of our lives.
In our modern lives, we are frequently under chronic stress. We pay a huge physical and mental price to be constantly bathed in stress hormones. It raises your blood pressure and directly harms your cardiovascular system. It depresses your immune system and allows chronic illnesses to overwhelm you - causing pain, disability and even death. Basically, stress prevents you from experiencing life's many pleasures. Learning to rapidly reduce stress levels, both mentally and physically, is vitally important to maintaining our health in an increasingly overwhelming world. This book, with its accompanying stress-reduction audio download, will help you deeply relax. It will enable you to release the acute and chronic tension you constantly carry in your body and mind, remove the blocks and obstacles to your inner peace and contentment, and prevent stress-related illness and disease. This book was previously published under ISBN 9781781806272.
Use these strategies to warm your heart and open your mind to the power of happiness. Happiness is like the answer to a riddle. The more we want it and the more we seek it, the more elusive it becomes. And yet, when we are least conscious of looking for it, it can envelop us in a warm sense of contentment and belonging, making a single moment precious and valuable beyond measure. Scientists will tell us that happiness has the power to heal and to extend life. It is the ingredient we all seek to make our lives complete. Happiness makes us feel glad to be alive and this book offers you a more joyous approach to living and thinking; a shift in approach that may reframe your view of the world. Simple things you can do to reconsider your life - consciously - so that you can decide whether now is the time when you can be happier. It shares the experiences of others and provides the closest we might have to a happiness 'formula'. The good news is, happiness is within everyone's grasp.
Thorough, nuanced and substantive, and at the same time concise, breezy and easy to digest, Spiritual Practice for Crazy Times is chock full of instructions, guidelines, exercises, and recommendations. In challenging times (like the ones we're living in right now), spiritual practice isn't a luxury, it's an absolute necessity. Expert teacher Philip Goldberg offers a hands-on guide based on his decades of scholarship and practical experience, giving readers a wide range of tools and techniques - from meditation to cognitive reframing to 'spiritual space management' - to relieve their minds and refresh their souls. The book draws from authoritative texts and teachers from every spiritual tradition, especially the empirical methods of the yoga tradition. It also brings in contemporary experience, psychological insights and scientific research. In times when millions feel acute stress, anxiety and hopelessness, an effective spiritual practice is exactly what we all need.
'This is a beautiful, beautiful book, and I can't recommend it enough.' Sue Perkins Emma Mitchell has suffered with depression - or as she calls it, 'the grey slug' - for twenty-five years. In 2003, she moved from the city to the edge of the Cambridgeshire Fens and began to take walks in the countryside around her new home, photographing, collecting and drawing as she went. Each walk lifted her mood, proving to be as medicinal as any talking therapy or pharmaceutical. In Emma's hand-illustrated diary, she takes us with her as she follows the paths and trails around her cottage and further afield, sharing her nature finds and tracking the lives of local flora and fauna over the course of a year. Reflecting on how these encounters impact her mood, Emma's moving and candid account of her own struggles is a powerful testament to how reconnecting with nature may offer some answers to today's mental health epidemic. While charting her own seasonal highs and lows, she also explains the science behind such changes, calling on new research into such areas as forest bathing and the ways in which our bodies and minds respond to plants and wildlife when we venture outdoors. Written with Emma's characteristic wit and frankness, and filled with her beautiful drawings, paintings and photography, this is a truly unique book for anyone who has ever felt drawn to nature and wondered about its influence over us.
Give Way: Coping with Social Stress in the Connected World examines stress from a social angle and explores how social connections can both cause and relieve stress. Readers learn how coping with social stress can involve giving way or yielding via compromise. Additionally, the text provides myriad ways to connect, communicate, and cultivate a sense of belonging. Opening chapters explore social support from a biological and cultural perspective. Subsequent chapters examine the ongoing tension between our desire to distinguish ourselves as individuals and our need for belonging and group membership. Readers learn how recognize and manage social stress and are provided with opportunities to evaluate the social support in their lives. Social stratification and stereotyping; values and beliefs; gender, language, and politics; social stress as it relates to the family; technology and communication; narrative therapy; media and statistical literacy; and more are covered. Give Way is a sequel to Mind the Gap: Managing Stress in the Modern World, but can also serve as a standalone text. It is a valuable resource for courses in psychology or sociology that emphasize stress management, as well as individuals interested in personal learning and development.
- Is stress taking over your life? - Are you worn out, flat out or continually going all out? - Can you be more own-worse-enemy than own-best-friend? Keeping up with life's demands can be relentless. Stress can morph you into someone you don't want to be, living a life you don't want to live. If you're feeling overwhelmed, stressed out, and can't see the wood for the trees - fear not! Stresshacking is full of simple strategies to help you: * See the light at the end of your stress tunnel * Overcome your overwhelm * Find breathing space in your busyness * Turn self-sabotage into self-care * Make friends with your fears, your challenges, and everything else that stands in your way! For nearly 20 years mindset and wellbeing coach Louise Lloyd has been helping people to hack stress, limits, and mindsets. She understands the challenges people face and provides practical and effective tools to help even the busiest of people get their life on track. It's time to get your life, your mind, and your mojo back!
For use with the Stress Management for Adolescents program. Each student participating in the program will need a copy of this manual. It contains stress reduction exercises, writing activities, helpful illustrations, worksheets, home practice notes, and examples of stressful situations commonly faced by adolescents. Sold in packets of five, not available individually.
Filled with warmth, humor, and honesty, Keeping Your Smile is a resource for anyone who cares for children and who wants to manage their own stress, tension, or anxiety before burnout becomes an overarching obstacle in their daily interactions with children. Jeff A. Johnson, a child care professional who wrote about his own burnout in Finding Your Smile Again, offers strategies, activities, tips, and tools help caregivers and educators work with children with passion and maintain a satisfying career in the field. Included are profiles of several professionals who have experienced burnout and survived to become stronger, better care providers.