Stress is part and parcel of life. We all get it. Think of blood pressure. If you are alive, you have blood pressure. If you are alive, you have stress. If your blood pressure gets too high, you should do something about it. The same is true with stress and this book will help you to control it.Stress can be a mixture of anxiety, depression, panic feelings, poor sleep, low self-confidence, low self-esteem and a poor sense of wellbeing. It is one of the most common problems in the world today. But controlling your stress doesn't have to mean expensive therapy or a long waiting list for a referral to a service. This book will teach you to become your own therapist:* Learn about stress and how it affects you* Follow straight-forward steps to get an instant sense of control* Develop a set of linked skills for long-term stress management* Boost your wellbeing* Feel in control of your futureThis accessible, jargon-free book combines clinically proven methods from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), positive psychology and mindfulness to give you the tools you need to improve your mind, your body and your life.
Jim White is an internationally-recognised expert in CBT and common mental health problems. He devised the large-class Stress Control approach over twenty years ago as an attempt to efficiently improve outcomes for individuals. The class has now become widely available across the world. Jim has presented at many national and international conferences and events and acted as a National Advisor to the Scottish Government. He has published over 40 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has written two influential books on stress management - Stress Pac, Harcourt Brace, 1997; and Treating Anxiety and Stress, Wiley, 2000. He co-edited The Oxford Guide to Low-intensity CBT Interventions, Oxford University Press, 2010 and contributed four chapters. He worked for over thirty years as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with the NHS and was the originator of the highly innovative and successful 'Glasgow Steps' approach to common mental health problems. He is now a Director of Stress Control Ltd.