From the Back Cover
Manage Stress Before It Turns Toxic
Based on scientific research that will help you
Understand stress and make it your ally
Recognize the four factors that make a situation stressful
Identify your stressors and reduce their impact
Discover methods to cope with stress and restore your equilibrium
Address Your Stress
Contrary to popular belief, stress is not a sickness. In fact, it's essential to human survival. However, if we allow stress to become chronic, we expose ourselves to potentially grave consequences, including depression, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.
In Well Stressed, Dr. Sonia Lupien explains the science behind stress. Drawing on two decades of clinical research into the effects of stress on the human brain and body, she explains the four factors that underlie any stressful situation and how to manage them.
Armed with a real understanding of what stress is, you'll be able to tame it or even use it in some situations to optimize your performance and physical health. Well Stressed will help you address your stress head-on and get your mind and body balanced again.
About the Author
About the Author
Dr. Sonia Lupien is the founder and director of the Centre for Studies on Human Stress (www.humanstress.ca). She has a PhD in neuroscience from the Université de Montréal and completed postdoctoral studies at UC–San Diego and Rockefeller University of New York. She is now a full professor in the department of psychiatry in the faculty of medicine at the Université du Québec à Montréal. In 2002, she received Canada's Top 40 Under 40 Award, and in 2003 Dr. Lupien was voted one of the Top 10 Canadians Who Make a Difference by Maclean's magazine.