Stress has been described as a modern epidemic and the number one threat to the physical health, emotional well-being, and productivity of modern men and women. This book goes beyond simplistic and mechanical explanations of the stress response to a comprehensive view of how the mind, body, and emotions interact to create stress. We are given a wealth of practical techniques to relax both body and mind and to restore health and harmony to our lives. Exercise, diet, meditation, relaxation procedures, breathing techniques, and guidelines for a healthy lifestyle are presented in a manner that is easy to understand and lends impetus to immediate application.
Most importantly, this book thoroughly examines the role of the mind in the stress problem. The mind is seen as both the cause of stress and the ultimate arena for managing stress. Drawing on the perspectives of contemporary psychology as well as on traditional wisdom, a range of strategies are presented for changing self-talks, increasing self-awareness, and ultimately, for quieting the restless mind. It is this "Quiet Mind" that is calm, peaceful, and confident amidst change and turmoil. And it is the "Quiet Mind" that takes us beyond stress management to positive personal growth.
Publisher: Himalayan Institute
Copyright: 1988, Current printing 1993
5.5" x 8.5"
About the Author
John Harvey, PhD is a licensed psychologist who currently serves as director of psychology at Allied Services Rehabilitation Hospital in Scranton, Pennsylvania. For more than twenty- five years, Dr Harvey has practiced and taught relaxation and self-development techniques. The editor of the anthology The Quiet Mind, and a contributor to The Big Book of Relaxation, he resides in Honesdale, Pennsylvania, with his wife and children.