HelpGuide.Org Stress management
Helpguide.org is a nonprofit organization created by the Rotary Club of Santa Monica CA. Besides providing practical tips and information about stress management, the Helpguide.org website has pages devoted to other areas of mental health that may be of interest to Service Members, including alcoholism, parenting, and caring for family members with dementia or Alzheimer's.
This stress management website, by Mind Tools, offers information on educational materials on stress plus simple techniques that can be incorporated into the busy lifestyle to reduce and manage stress. It is somewhat geared toward job stress.
Oklahoma State University Stress Management Website
Oklahoma State University has put together a list of stress management articles and websites that are accessible from this site. Many of the articles target specific sources of stress from reducing the stress of public speaking to talking to children about war and deployment.
This British website, recommended by NIH, is full of practical advice to reduce and manage stress. It also offers alternative stress reduction information on topics including aromatherapy and color therapy for stress.
Systematic Stress Management: The Proven Way to Relax
This is the stress management website of the U.S. Navy.
University of Maryland Medical Center Stress Management Webpage
This stress education website provides an in-depth report on the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of stress.
MedlinePlus brings together information from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. This website provides links to overviews of stress and stress management techniques, self-checks, tutorials, videos and research.
The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook (5th Ed.). Martha Davis, Elizabeth R. Eshelman & Matthew McKay. New Harbinger Publications, 2000.
Simple, concise, step-by-step techniques for: breathing, progressive relaxation, meditation, worry control, coping skills, etc.
10 Simple Solutions to Stress: How to Tame Tension And Start Enjoying Your Life. Claire Michaels Wheeler. New Harbinger Publications, 2007.
Based on positive psychology, mind-body medicine, and cognitive behavioral therapy, the ten simple solutions in this book offer powerful antidotes to stress.
Comprehensive Stress Management. Greenberg, Jerrold S. McGraw-Hill Publishing, 2004.
Examines the many types of stress and how to cope with it in today's world. Discusses the latest research findings on physical, psychological and spiritual aspects of stress and offers coping skills.
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Relaxation Drill: Releasing Stress. From a forthcoming Military OneSource audio by Heidi J. Bauer, MSW, LCSW, a clinical therapist with a focus on service members and their families.
Recognizing and Dealing with Stress. What stress is, its causes, and how to alleviate it.
Children and Stress. How stress affects children and ways parents can teach them to manage stress.
Couples and Stress. How stress can affect couples and what you can do to keep your relationship strong when one of you is under stress.
Walking to Fight Stress. Listen to Dr. Miriam Nelson, PhD, author of Strong Women Stay Young, Men Beat Arthritis, and other bestsellers talk about how to fight stress with walking. Dr. Nelson also offers tips on how to start a walking program of your own.
Tension Relieving Exercises. Follow along to an easy, quick stretching routine that you can do anywhere.
Just Breathe. Dr. Gloria Deckro, a physician and counselor who specializes in stress management, shares breathing techniques that can help you fight stress any time, any place.
Guided Relaxation. Use this 10-minute guided relaxation lead by Dr. Gloria Deckro to regain a sense of calm and feel more relaxed.
VIDEO: Yoga for Stress Management: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/yoga/MM00650