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Imagine if you could . . .
Radically reduce stress Increase your physical vitality Improve your quality of life
Now you can. We live in an age of stress. Each day at work and at home as we struggle to take care of the basics, constant stress significantly affects our ability to lead healthy and happy lives. We struggle with stomach pain, headaches, mood swings, fatigue, depression, high blood pressure, and even heart failure. Not only does stress damage our physical and emotional well-being, but our relationships and productivity suffer as well. What, if anything, can we do to stop this cycle?
There is a multitude of books, magazine features, TV programs, videotapes, meditation classes, and seminars, all aimed at stopping stress. But until now there has never been a scientifically based program that not only starts working within seconds but also creates a foundation to help remove stress and the symptoms associated with it from your life for good.
Dr. Fred Luskin and Dr. Kenneth R. Pelletier spent years at the Stanford University School of Medicine developing ten proven skills for eliminating the stress, anxiety, and pain that occur in daily life. Delivering skills that have been honed and tested among a diverse group of Americans, Stress Free for Good is easy to use and starts working immediately. Offering more than just the promise of breaking even and eliminating daily stress, these ten skills provide a foundation for living a healthier and happier life. This is not only a practical and accessible guide to conquering the stress in our lives once and for all, it is also the last stress aid you will ever need.
In this clear, wise and sometimes very funny book, two expert doctors from Stanford University's School of Medicine discuss the causes and symptoms of stress, demonstrating that a life free of stress is possible without spending years on a psychiatrist's couch or on a treadmill. Describing how our bodies react under pressure, the authors explain the fight-or-flight response. Blood pressure goes up, digestion stops, breathing becomes labored, oxygen to the brain decreases and the cardiovascular system becomes inflamed. When the pressure is ongoing and unrelenting, serious illness and even death can ensue. Thirty years ago, Pelletier (Mind as Healer, Mind as Slayer), a pioneer in the holistic medicine movement, underscored the mind/body connection. Now, with Luskin, a fellow researcher, he has designed a program made up of 10 easy-to-follow "LifeSkills" proven to promote good health, happiness and optimal performance. The doctors explain skills, such as how to belly breathe, tense and release muscles, visualize loving and successful relationships, appreciate the little things, stop doing what doesn't work, slow down, and smile. Their forthright, non-judgmental descriptions of their patients' overwrought lifestyle choices also lend humor to the book. A workaholic farmer with diabetes laughs at himself, for example, when he realizes that his previous cure for stress was two or three helpings of dessert served with a big dollop of complaining. Such behavior is typical, the authors say: most of the diversions we use to relax don't solve the core problem of stress management. "You can relax your body in less than ten seconds and free your mind in the same amount of time," the book states. Halfway through, readers will be convinced that such magic is possible.