Chronic stress is a serious problem for many people, and can lead to a host of health and mental health problems, such as heart disease, anxiety, and depression. If you’re one of millions who are feeling overworked, overstressed, and overloaded (and chances are, you are!) this much-needed workbook offers a refreshing new approach to help you find peace of mind and start living the life you truly want to live.
In this evidence-based guide, a psychologist offers an innovative strengths-based stress reduction plan grounded in positive psychology. You’ll find tips and strategies for identifying your key character strengths—such as perseverance, social intelligence, bravery, self-control, and more—and discover how these strengths can help you cultivate greater happiness, better relationships with others, and improve your overall health.
Character strengths are a unique catalyst for both happiness and stress management. The skills and practices offered in this workbook can be learned by anyone, because the capacity for these strengths exist in everyone—including you!
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|Publisher:||New Harbinger Publications|
|Product dimensions:||7.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Neal H. Mayerson, PhD, is chairman of the VIA Institute. He received his PhD in clinical psychology, and has worked in hospital, community mental health, and private practice settings for fifteen years. As a psychotherapist, he specializes in chronic pain, eating disorders, and couples therapy.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Your Strengths Can Reduce Stress 1
1 Your Current Stress and Well-Being Levels 17
2 Assess Your Strengths 41
Part 1 Cultivate A Strengths Mind-Set
3 Respond to Stress with Your Strengths 73
4 Learn to Spot Strengths 97
5 Make Strengths Habits to Turn Stress Around 111
Part 2 Ways Strengths Can Boost Your Daily Resourcefulness
6 Apply Strengths to Work and Health 135
7 Overcome Stress in Relationships 149
8 Engage the Present Moment to Build Confidence and Resilience 171
9 Find Meaning and Spread Goodness 187
Conclusion: Strengths Transform Stressful Challenges into Opportunities for Growth 197
Resources on Strengths 205
Niemiec resides in Loveland, OH.