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Stress Management With HKPropel Access

Stress Management With HKPropel Access

Developing Resilience in an Evolving World

$166.95 CAD


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    Everyone experiences stress in their lives. While it is a natural response to challenges, stress can have debilitating effects on both physical and mental health. Stress Management offers a fresh look at, and effective strategies for, managing stress and building resilience across six dimensions of wellness: physical, emotional, intellectual, social, spiritual, and environmental. This foundational text takes a holistic approach to managing stress, detailing the effects of stress on the body and outlining techniques that examine root causes and proactive responses to stressors.

    Stress Management offers a range of coping strategies that will help students formulate a well-rounded plan to tackle stress from multiple angles—before it occurs, while it is occurring, and after it occurs. That model is centered on four primary pillars:
    • Source management—reducing or eliminating stress at its source
    • Relaxation—employing techniques for breathing, meditation, and rest to focus the mind and relax the body
    • Thought management—adopting a thought process to better manage the stressor
    • Prevention—avoiding stress when possible
    The book also offers practical tools to help students learn how to identify their triggers, practice self-care, and leverage support, including knowing when to seek professional help when necessary. To further aid in applying the strategies to their own lives, the text includes these features:
    • Case studies with discussion questions that prompt students to consider real-world scenarios and contemplate ways to solve those stressors
    • Research Spotlight elements that present current issues and hot topics related to stress
    • Online learning tools, delivered through HKPropel, including audio mini lectures and short interviews, self-discovery activities, chapter quizzes that are automatically graded and provide immediate feedback, and vocabulary flash cards and quizzes
    Stress Management is a timely and highly practical book that offers students a deeper understanding of stress and its effects on overall wellness. It guides them in putting together a stress management plan that will help them be healthy in all aspects of their lives.

    Note: A code for accessing HKPropel is included with all new print books.


    Text for undergraduate health and wellness courses, first-year experience seminars, and general education courses.
    Part I. Introduction to Stress and Well-Being

    Chapter 1. Understanding Health and Wellness
    Defining Health and Wellness
    Influences on Wellness
    Dimensions of Wellness
    Mind–Body Connection
    Proactive Ways to Manage Stress

    Chapter 2. Understanding Stress
    Stress and Stressors
    Stress Response Stages
    Types of Stress
    Optimal Levels of Stress
    Stress Reactivity
    Societal Stress

    Chapter 3. Stress and the Body
    Nervous System
    Endocrine System
    Reproductive System
    Cardiovascular System
    Enteric Nervous System
    Renal System
    Musculoskeletal System
    Respiratory System
    Immune System
    Integumentary System

    Part II. Managing Stress Using Dimensions of Wellness

    Chapter 4. Physical Wellness
    Physical Activity
    Healthy Eating
    Rest, Relaxation, and Sleep

    Chapter 5. Emotional Wellness
    Function of Emotions
    Emotions and Stress
    Basic Emotions
    Managing Emotions
    Choosing Optimism
    Positive Self-Talk

    Chapter 6. Intellectual Wellness
    Benefits of Intellectual Wellness
    Intellectual Wellness and Stress
    Enhancing Intellectual Wellness
    Goal Setting and Stress
    SMART Goals
    Problem Solving
    Changing Distorted Thinking
    Resilience and a Growth Mindset

    Chapter 7. Social Wellness
    Benefits of Social Wellness
    Social Support and Stress
    Interpersonal Communication
    Managing and Resolving Conflict

    Chapter 8. Spiritual Wellness
    Spirituality and Religion
    Components of Spiritual Wellness
    Spiritual Wellness and Stress

    Chapter 9. Environmental Wellness
    Environmental Wellness and Stress
    Personal Surroundings
    Built Environment
    Air Quality

    Part III. Practical Strategies for Managing Stress

    Chapter 10. Mind–Body Approaches
    Meditation and Mindfulness
    Breath Work
    Art Therapy
    Movement Therapy

    Chapter 11. Proactive Approaches
    Strengths-Based Approach to Stress Management
    Identifying Your Triggers
    Practicing Self-Care
    Planning and Prioritizing
    Managing Your Time
    Managing Your Resources
    Leveraging Support
    Knowing When to Seek Professional Help
    Pardess Mitchell, EdD, MCHES, is a professor at Harper College in Palatine, Illinois, where she also serves as department chair. She teaches a variety of courses, including health, women’s health, community health, drugs in our culture, and public health, all of which cover the topic of stress management.

    Pardess Mitchell recently coauthored Drugs Across the Spectrum, Ninth Edition (Cengage, 2024) and has contributed to other textbooks, including Access to Health and Health: The Basics (both from Pearson). She received her bachelor’s degree in health education from the University of Maryland, her master's degree in health education from Southern Illinois University, and her doctorate in education, curriculum and instruction from Northern Illinois University.

    All ancillaries are free to adopting instructors through HKPropel.

    Instructor guide. Specifically developed for instructors who have adopted Stress Management, the instructor guide includes a sample syllabus, chapter summaries, teaching tips, activities, projects, assignment guides, web links for further exploration, a list of student materials assignable in HKPropel, essay questions and answer guides, citations for articles mentioned in the mini audio lectures, and printable classroom material.

    Test package. Contains over 330 questions in true-false, fill-in-the-blank, essay and short-answer, matching, multiple-choice, and multiple-response formats. The files may be downloaded for integration with a learning management system or printed for use as paper-based tests. Instructors may also create their own customized quizzes or tests from the test bank questions to assign to students directly through HKPropel. Multiple-choice and true-false questions are automatically graded, and instructors can review student scores in the platform.

    Chapter quizzes. Contains ready-made quizzes (10 questions each) to assess student comprehension of the most important concepts in each chapter. Each quiz may be downloaded or assigned to students directly through HKPropel. The chapter assessments are automatically graded, and instructors can review student scores in the platform.

    Presentation package. Features more than 240 PowerPoint slides of text, artwork, and tables from the book that can be used for class discussion and presentation. The slides in the presentation package can be used directly within PowerPoint or printed to make handouts for students. Instructors can easily add, modify, and rearrange the order of the slides.

    Instructors also receive access to all student materials in HKPropel. For Stress Management, this includes audio mini lectures with accompanying quizzes, self-discovery worksheets, chapter review questions, vocabulary study activities, and vocabulary review quizzes.

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