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Stress Management

We all face demands in our life that cause stress. We respond to stress through our autonomic nervous system, and we can also learn to calm down our nervous systems. Here are a variety of resources to help you manage stress.
  1. Biofeedback

A Simple Form of Meditation
The "relaxation response" is a simple form of meditation that anyone can use. Using this technique daily can decrease stress in your life and help you focus.

Getting Together with Family
The holidays and other family times can be stressful. Here are some tips to help.

Coming to Our Senses - Full Review
Jon Kabat-Zinn's book "Coming to Our Senses" expands on his earlier work, and reminds readers to mindfully consider the present moment in the wider world around us.

Stress Management and Serenity
A prayer by Reinhold Niebuhr has helped thousands with a simple idea.

Managing Acute Stress: Diaphragmatic Breathing
Learn about the fight-or-flight response and diaphragmatic breathing.

How to Calm Down in Under a Minute
Learn about a quick way to relax when you need it most.

How to Meditate
It's easy to do. Learn a simple technique to help you relax and focus your mind.

Why are Natural Environments Special?
Nature helps us relax. What is it about these natural environments?

How to Meditate Mindfully
Another meditation technique. It started as a Buddhist practice, but you can do it too.

How to Worry Less
Worrying doesn't help, so learn how you can let go of worry.

About Stress Management
Information from the About.com Guide to Stress Management.

Managing Stress - The Relaxation Response
Learn about this form of meditation that can help you calm down.

Managing Stress - Too Much of a Good Thing?
Moderate stress can be positive, but too much is a problem.

Stress Information from MEDLINE Plus
The National Library of Medicine has compiled links and resources on stress. The focus is in government resources, but there is other good stuff here too.

Stress and Anxiety Research Society
This is a multidisciplinary, international organization of researchers who share an interest in problems of stress, coping, and anxiety.

Transcendental Meditation
Transcendental meditation is a form of meditation popularized by the Beatles. It can be a powerful relaxation technique, but treat their claims of unique benefits with skepticism.

American Institute of Stress
The American Institute of Stress, a nonprofit organization, provides free information on stress and stress management.

Burn-out Busters
From FriedSocialWorker.com, some wise advice.

An Ancient Method to Help With Anxiety

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