A Christian approach to lessening stress and managing it more effectively is delivered with good humor and compassion in this supportive guide. Distilling years of counseling experience and a wealth of stress management training, it offers easily understood and implemented techniques that will work wonders for Catholics and other Christians who struggle with tension and frustration in their daily lives. Methods for using the sacraments, prayer, scripture, and medallions or icons to center the mind and focus intention are offered to those seeking relief from anxiety and despair--whether due to the many little stressors of daily life or more extreme tests of faith. Checklists, quizzes, and questionnaires serve as reality checks and reminders of God's love and point the way to putting things in perspective.
GregoryK.Popcak, PhD is a leading author of Christian counseling books, including Beyond the Birds and the Bees, The Exceptional Seven Percent, A Marriage Madefor Heaven, and Parenting With Grace. He isacohost of Fully Alive!, a daily call-in radio show on the Catholic Network; the host of Heart, Mind, and Strength on the Ave Maria Radio Network; and the founder of Pastoral Solutions Institute, a provider ofCatholic counseling services worldwide. He lives in Steubenville, Ohio.