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1st Edition

Overcoming Your Workplace Stress
A CBT-based Self-help Guide

ISBN 9780415671781
Published June 1, 2011 by Routledge
256 Pages - 12 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

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.

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"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


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