Stress Relief!

Chill, zone out, veg out, flake out, hang loose, lay back, get mellow. There's no need to stay stressed when you can find a little calm advice in the books, videos, and sound recordings available at the library!

The Stress Eating Cure: Lose Weight with the No-willpower Solution to Stress-hunger and Cravings

By Rachael F. Heller and Richard F. Heller

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Draws on 10 years of research to give a complete overview of stress eating and its biological origins and offer a three-day strategy for breaking free of cravings and hunger, in part by enjoying a big breakfast and measuring portions.
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Ultracalm: A Six-step Plan to Reduce Stress and Eliminate Anxiety

By Mark Hyman

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"...imple, powerful method for generating a peaceful and harmonious state in the body-mind--one that allows the body's natural healing intelligence to work at its most effective level. This new audio learning program from Dr. Hyman features: Guided mind-body techniques to directly address three major health conditions: stress, anxiety, and depression. An overview of the science behind mind-body medicine--why this field is now the most important medical frontier. Breathing meditations and visualization exercises for feeling calm, confident, and in good spirits. On-the-spot techniques for dealing with stressful situations."
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The Mindful Child: How to Help Your Kid Manage Stress and Become Happier, Kinder, and More Compassionate

By Susan Kaiser Greenland

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"...a groundbreaking book, the first to show parents how to teach these transformative practices to their children. Mindful awareness works by enabling you to pay closer attention to what is happening within you--your thoughts, feelings, and emotions--so you can better understand what is happening to you. The Mindful Child extends the vast benefits of mindfulness training to children from four to eighteen years old with age-appropriate exercises, songs, games, and fables that Susan Kaiser Greenland has developed over more than a decade of teaching mindful awareness to kids. These fun and friendly techniques build kids' inner and outer awareness and attention, which positively affects their academic performance as well as their social and emotional skills, such as making friends, being compassionate and kind to others, and playing sports, while also providing tools to manage stress and to overcome specific challenges like insomnia, overeating, ADHD, hyper-perfectionism, anxiety, and chronic pain. When children take a few moments before responding to stressful situations, they allow their own healthy inner compasses to click in and guide them to become more thoughtful, resilient, and empathetic."

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The 15 Minute Heart Cure: The Natural Way to Release Stress and Heal Your Heart in Just Minutes a Day

By ohn M. Kennedy and Jason Jennings

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"From a top cardiologist--simple stress-reduction techniques to prevent and reverse the four major kinds of heart disease The 15 Minute Heart Cure shows how stress can harm our cardiovascular system and offers practical, easy ways to dispel stress naturally, without spending a lot of time or money. It explains the stress-heart disease connection for the four major types of heart disease--heart attack, arrythmia, congestive heart failure, and cardiac valve disease-and equips you with the author's proven BREATHE technique to help you stop stress in its tracks."

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The Complete Workout & Stress Reduction Program

By Jane Fonda

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Actress Jane Fonda leads you in aerobics and guided relaxation exercises on this DVD.
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Relax-- You May Only Have a Few Minutes Left: Using the Power of Humor to Overcome Stress in Your Life and Work

By Loretta LaRoche

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"Loretta LaRochehas been called 'the Erma Bombeck of stress reduction'-and in the helpful and hilarious pages of this entertaining book, her enormous talent for finding the funny detail to defuse even the most difficult situation has never been sharper. Relax-- You May Only Have a Few Minutes Left is filled with practical exercises, hilarious anecdotes, and specific advice for coming to terms with today's ever-increasing stress levels--it's a remedy for anxiety and a prescription for laughter. In sections such as 'If You Don't Have to Suffer--Don't Practice,' 'My Mother the CEO,' and 'I'm Not Afraid of Heights, Just Widths,' Loretta dismantles our American predilection for taking ourselves too seriously and shows us how to live longer, happier lives using the healing power of the absurd."
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When Your Body Gets the Blues: The Clinically Proven Program for Women Who Feel Tired and Stressed and Eat Too Much

By Marie-Annette Brown and Jo Robinson

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"Millions of women don't feel their best and don't know why. They're not outright depressed, but they aren't really happy either. They eat too much or have gained weight lately. They find it hard to concentrate or have trouble sleeping. They feel tense, anxious, or irritable, or they're highly sensitive to criticism. They're tired and not very interested in sex (or even everyday life). When Your Body Gets the Blues offers a clinically proven solution. A simple, drug-free treatment known as the LEVITY program-- Light, Exercise, and Vitamin Intervention TherapY-- can help women think clearly, sleep soundly, cope easily with stress, reduce anxiety and depression, and lose unwanted pounds-- in 8 weeks or less! The author's easy-to-follow program includes self-quizzes, tips for increasing exposure to light and getting mood-elevating exercise even on dark or rainy days, and six recommended vitamins and minerals proven to relieve the Body Blues."

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The Self-nourishment Companion: 52 Inspiring Ways to Take Care of Yourself

By Matthew McKay, Catharine Sutker, Kristin Beck

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"In the frenzied pace of today's world, most people take care of everything and everyone else first, leaving self-nourishment for last. These 52 inventive, easy-to-follow recipes for relaxation include pampering ideas, mental vacations, sexy time-outs, mood boosters, and ways to create private time at home."

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The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You

By Elaine N. Aron

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Stating that hypersensitivity is an asset rather than a flaw, a guide for the one out of every five people who is highly subject to his or her surroundings offers coping methods while explaining how to benefit from sensitivity-related personality traits.

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