This book review is part of a series that covers the topic of Stress Management. Stress Management is the skills, methods, and techniques involving in managing and reducing stress either a day-to-day basis or on a long term scale. Barbara Schiffman is the Official Guide to Stress Management.

Principles and Practice of Stress Management, Third Edition , by David H. Barlow (Foreword), Paul M. Lehrer (Editor), Robert L. Woolfolk (Editor), Wesley E. Sime (Editor), is a valuable resource for people interested in Stress Management, and it is available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

"This unusually comprehensive volume provides exceptionally broad coverage of a wide variety of stress management methods. Chapters are well organized and include theoretical foundations, reviews of the empirical literature, discussion of clinical issues, and illustrative case studies. This book will be a valuable resource for clinicians and researchers and a useful text for graduate courses on stress management."--Ruth A. Baer, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky

"This third edition reclaims the preeminent position of this work as the primary text in the field. I have dozens of works on stress management on my shelves, but this one is among the most valuable and useful. I rely on it extensively in teaching and recommend it to my students as a vital reference and professional guide. The many new chapters and chapter updates make this revision particularly valuable. I have been looking forward to a great third edition, based on its predecessors, and my expectations were clearly met."--Mark S. Schwartz, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Psychology (Emeritus), Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida

"This splendid third edition is especially welcome. It provides a comprehensive update of theoretical and empirical foundations of stress management, giving close attention to the practical needs of clinicians. And at a time of renewed interest in complementary and alternative medicine, its coverage of research and clinical issues provides a model for all to consider in the development and evaluation of new approaches in health care."--David Shapiro, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences (Emeritus), UCLA School of Medicine, and Psychophysiology Laboratory, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute

"In 1984, when the first edition of this work appeared, stress management was new. By 2007 an impressive knowledge base has emerged. This updated third edition remains the authoritative leader in the field--essential reading for established clinicians, researchers, and advanced clinical students whose concerns include contemporary biofeedback and body-mind interactions."--Cyril M. Franks, PhD, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

"It is always a pleasure to peruse a cleverly crafted book by editors who are guided by a vast array of research data and clinical findings, backed up by extensive personal experience. Lehrer et al. continue and amplify the fine tradition of scholarship demonstrated in prior editions of this exemplary work."--Arnold A. Lazarus, PhD, private practice, Skillman, New Jersey

"In this third edition of their classic text, Lehrer et al. have assembled a distinguished group of experts to produce a volume that is both comprehensive and timely. It covers all of the major theoretical perspectives on stress and stress management, and provides an ideal balance between reviewing the latest scientific findings and offering detailed, practical, step-by-step descriptions of various treatment approaches. This is a perfect text for students or clinicians who are looking for one book on the topic of stress management, as well as for researchers who study this area."--Martin M. Antony, PhD, Department of Psychology, Ryerson University, and Director of Research, Anxiety Treatment and Research Centre, St. Joseph's Healthcare, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Product Description
Now in a thoroughly revised and expanded third edition, this successful clinical reference and text provides a comprehensive review of effective stress management techniques and their applications for treating psychological problems and enhancing physical health and performance. Leading experts present in-depth descriptions of their respective methods, including detailed case examples and step-by-step implementation guidelines. The third edition has been restructured and extensively rewritten to reflect significant empirical, theoretical, and clinical advances. New chapter topics include mindfulness meditation, neurofeedback, EMDR, breathing retraining, heart rate variability biofeedback, exercise therapy, Qigong, sport psychophysiology, and basic mechanisms of stress and relaxation.

Author's Bio: 

This book review is part of a series that covers the topic of Stress Management. The Official Guide to Stress Management is Barbara Schiffman. Barbara Schiffman, C.Ht., is a Life Balance Coach and Certified Hypnotherapist based in Southern California. She's also the host/producer of the Internet radio show
LIVING IN BALANCE at and a Certified Leader of Simple Abundance® Workshops. She is the creator of the Life Energy Tune-Up Workbook/CD Kit and the New Moon*New Beginnings Meditation CD Kit which are based on her life balance teleclasses. Barbara works with groups and individuals all over the world in person and by phone. Visit her website for info on her programs, services, products and resources.

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