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Overcoming Your Workplace Stress

A CBT-based Self-help Guide, 1st Edition

By Martin R. Bamber


256 pages | 12 B/W Illus.

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Occupational stress affects millions of people every year and is not only costly to the individual – in terms of their mental and physical health – but also results in major costs for organisations due to workplace absence and loss of productivity. This Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) based self-help guide will equip the user with the necessary tools and techniques to manage work related stress more effectively.

Divided into three parts, this book will help you to:

  • understand occupational stress
  • learn about a range of methods to reduce stress levels
  • develop your own self-help plan.

Overcoming Your Workplace Stress is written in a straightforward, easy-to-follow style, allowing the reader to develop the necessary skills to become their own therapist.


"This book is not just another book identifying the problems of workplace stress but an outstanding self-help guide that is based on cognitive behavioural therapy. It is focused on the individual, and what you can do to help yourself cope with the stress-related issues in your job… a must read for the many out there who are finding they just can't cope!" - Professor Cary L. Cooper, Lancaster University, UK

"This book declares itself to be a self-help guide for people experiencing occupational stress. It is authoritative, thorough, and practical. I have recommended it to clients and have received mainly positive feedback." - Private Practice, Winter 2011

Table of Contents

Part I: Understanding Occupational Stress. Occupational Stress and its Consequences. Identifying the Causes of Your Occupational Stress. Part II: Interventions for Occupational Stress. Primary Level Interventions Aimed at Improving Your Work Environment. Living a Healthy Lifestyle. Developing Effective Time Management Skills. Developing Assertiveness Skills. Developing Effective Interpersonal Skills. Developing Relaxation Skills. Changing the Way You Relate to Your Work. Overcoming Stress Syndromes. Part III: Pulling it all Together. Developing a Self-help Plan. Summary and Conclusions.

About the Author

Martin R. Bamber is a consultant clinical psychologist, Professional Head of Psychological Therapies for North Yorkshire and York NHS Primary Care Trust and director of MRB Clinical Psychology Services Ltd, a private practice based in York, UK. He is also author of CBT for Occupational Stress in Health Professionals (Routledge).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Human Resources & Personnel Management
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Counseling
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health

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