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Great information and ideas about Stress Management
on November 3, 1999
This book is FILLED with information presented in a fun and completely intelligible format! Although I've read numerous articles and books on stress, I've never found one as practical and clearly defined as this book. There are mini-questionnaires throughout the chapters that are quick and fun to take, and very worthwhile. In addition Dr. Elkin cites and summarizes the most recent studies and literature. He has a talent for explaining complicated concepts in a way that reaches the reader. I was previously familiar with some of the literature that was mentioned in the book, such as Jon Kabat-Zinn's book, but Dr. Elkin's explanations crystallized the concepts for me.
I particularly enjoyed the section about worrying! Dr. Elkin's words explained it, made me laugh about it, and then gave me wonderful suggestions for dealing with it. A book like this can actually change your life!