Part I: STRESS AND ITS IMPACT. 1. Understanding Stress. 2. Stress and Your Body. 3. Stress and Your Mind. Part II: Stress on Campus. 4. Stress on Campus. 5. Your Personal Environment, Time, and Money. 6. Relationships, Social Health, and Stress. Part III: Managing Stress. 7. Personal Change. 8. Psychological Approaches. 9. Stress-Resistant Health Habits. 10. Spirituality, Life Balance, and Resilience. 11. Occupational and Environmental Stress. Part IV: Stress Reduction and Relaxation Techniques. 12. Breathing, Relaxation, and Guided Imagery. 13. Mindfulness, Meditation, and Self-Hypnosis. 14. Physical Techniques. 15. Complimentary, Alternative, and Creative Therapies.
Dianne Hales is one of the most widely published and honored health writers in the country. Her bestselling textbooks include AN INVITATION TO HEALTH, AN INVITATION TO WELLNESS, and AN INVITATION TO PERSONAL CHANGE. Her most recent trade book is LA PASSIONE: HOW ITALY SEDUCED THE WORLD. Others include the award-winning compendium of mental health information CARING FOR THE MIND: THE COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO MENTAL HEALTH; THINK THIN, BE THIN (with Doris Helmering); JUST LIKE A WOMAN: HOW GENDER SCIENCE IS REDEFINING WHAT MAKES US FEMALE; THE MIND-MOOD PILL BOOK; INTENSIVE CARING: NEW HOPE FOR HIGH RISK PREGNANCY (with Dr. Timothy Johnson); HOW TO SLEEP LIKE A BABY; THE U.S. ARMY TOTAL FITNESS PROGRAM; NEW HOPE FOR PROBLEM PREGNANCIES; and THE COMPLETE BOOK OF SLEEP. The President of Italy named Hales a Cavaliere dell'Ordine della Stella della Solidarieta Italiana" (Knight of the Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity) in recognition of her bestselling book LA BELLA LINGUA as an "invaluable tool for promoting the Italian language." Her other writing awards include prizes from the American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychological Association, the National Women's Political Caucus, California Psychiatric Society, CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder), Council for the Advancement of Scientific Education, and the New York City Public Library. Her latest general audience book is the biography MONA LISA: A LIFE DISCOVERED." Julia Hales earned her bachelor's degrees in psychology and sociology from the University of California, Davis, and a master's in counseling psychology with an emphasis in marital and family therapy from the University of San Francisco. Her counseling experience includes work as a school therapist and researcher, as well as in treatment centers, hospitals, and universities. Her clinical expertise centers on individual and group therapy for children, adolescents, and adults with developmental and mental disorders, as well as crisis intervention, psychological assessment, and social skills training.