Forward by Babette Rothschild
Stress has become a near-universal experience as well as a rising public health concern.
According to many measures, people today are dealing with stressors that are greater in number and severity than in the past several decades, and this stress is taking a toll on our collective wellness.
Bringing considerable content from her popular stress management Web site on About.com, Elizabeth Scott distils information about stress management into central ideas and strategies for consumers. These include learning to reduce the stress response and stressors, practicing long-term resilience habits, and putting positive psychology research into action. These various perspectives provide a multilayered framework for understanding stress and approaching stress management that is inspirational, action-oriented, and backed by foundational and recent knowledge in the field.
The quick-to-read "8 keys" format of the book can be utilized on many levels so that busy readers can quickly find relief from stress.
Elizabeth Anne Scott is a wellness coach, author, health educator, and award-winning blogger with training in counseling, family therapy, and health psychology. Ms. Scott holds a B.A. in psychology, an M.S. in counselling with a specialization in family therapy, and coursework toward a Ph.D. in health psychology that includes some positive psychology education, as well as additional education in wellness coaching. She has also completed courses in mindfulness and wellness coaching and has become certified in Quality of Life Therapy and Coaching (QOLTC). This education provides a background that covers not only the basics and history of stress theory, but recent education in newer fields that add a new piece to the stress management puzzle. Her writing style combines solid research with actionable steps in clear but engaging language that readers of all backgrounds can find accessible.
With a passion for helping others create healthier, happier lives through simple and effective techniques, as well as personal experience in overcoming major challenges, Elizabeth Anne Scott shares tools and information that can transform your life.
Babette Rothschild, MSW, LCSW, has been a practicing psychotherapist since 1976. Author of 8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery and the best-selling The Body Remembers, and member of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, she gives lectures and professional trainings around the world. She lives in Los Angeles
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