Controlling Stress and Tension takes a multifaceted, holistic approach to stress management. The first part of the book discusses the stress problem and our potential for achieving solutions to it. The next chapters examine potential stress-producing elements in everyday life. The remainder of the book offers techniques for alleviating stress and tension. Personal journal activities and self-assessments placed throughout the book encourage readers to apply the concepts they have learned to themselves. These activities are brought together at the conclusion of the book, helping readers develop their own stress-management program. The Seventh Edition is highlighted by a new art and photography program and journaling exercises incorporated into the book (in previous editions, journaling activities were offered in a separate supplement). Stress, Stressors, and Stress Management, Systems That Control Stress Arousal, The Body's Response to Stress, Stressful Emotions, Thoughts, and Beliefs, The Human Spirit, Patterns of Behavior, Demands and Expectations, Human-Environment Interaction, Relationships, Trauma and Terror, Stress in the Workplace, Breathing and Relaxation, Muscle Relaxation, Autogenics and Visual Imagery, Yoga and Stretch-Relaxation, Meditation, Physical Activity, Your Personal Stress Management Plan. For college instructors and students, or anyone interested in issues relating to stress management.Girdano, Daniel A. is the author of 'Controlling Stress and Tension', published 2004 under ISBN 9780805360295 and ISBN 0805360298.