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The Stress Response: How Dialectical Behavior Therapy Can Free You from Needless Anxiety, Worry, Anger, and Other Symptoms of Stress

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Life is stressful, and that’s not always a bad thing. A certain amount of stress actually helps us work more productively and take action in a crisis. But recurrent and prolonged stress can paralyze us or lead us to feel exhausted, angry, or overwhelmed. The skills presented in The Stress Response can dramatically change the way you process stress. And they don’t take much ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published April 1st 2012 by New Harbinger Publications
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Lucie Paris
May 21, 2012 Lucie Paris rated it liked it
To be honest, this is not the kind of reading that appeal to me. But then, like everyone, I have deadlines to meet, co-workers that I often want to shake, a maddening boss, some justified or unjustified fears that come to rot my daily life. So when this book shows up, I thought it would not hurt to take a look …

Concrete explanations and lot of exercises little binding but that require to put a little good will to help us better understand ourself. They help us to identify our sources of anxiety
One of the things I can say off the bat about "The Stress Response" is that it is easily accessible and well organized about what stress is, how it relates to emotions, and how to examine emotional triggers that may lead to negative reactions brought on by stress. It is consistent information with respect to how instructions on mindfulness and cognitive vetting of emotional triggers approach dealing with variant stressors. Yet, I think approaches within "The Stress Response" don't take into cons ...more
Jun 14, 2012 Maxie rated it really liked it
Stress Response by Christy Matta

Stress Response is a wealth of user friendly information written by Christy Matta and supported with empirical research without being complicated. The reader gains a better understanding of how they react to overwhelming The strategies suggested by Ms. Matta throughout the book will require the reader to focus and journal the events that cause them moments of irritability, anger, sadness, confusion and hostility. The strategies suggested by Christy Matta for recog
Jul 13, 2012 GONZA rated it liked it
This is a useful book that mixes Dialectical Behavior Therapy with do it yourself techniques to face and manage stress in its various forms. As a psychotherapist I do not think it is enough but is a good starting point to check our strategies and probably move forward with the right help.

Questo è un utile libro che mischia la terapia comportamentale dialettica con delle tecniche "fai da te" di auto aiuto per affrontare e gestire lo stress in tutti i suoi vari aspetti. Come psicoterapeuta non cre
Feb 10, 2015 Jennifer rated it really liked it
This is the kind of book to keep handy and use when stressed rather than to read once through. The exercises etc look pretty helpful.
Lisa J
Aug 21, 2015 Lisa J rated it it was ok
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Be prepared for the usual DBT homework if you buy this book. Get a journal to go along with it, you'll need it. The unfortunate thing is that you need to -constantly- think of these exercises in order to get anything out of it. You can't sit down at the end of the day and try to write something; it needs to be on the top of your brain every moment of the day. I'm sorry, but I have a life first.
May 24, 2013 Alex rated it really liked it

The Stress Response offers readers a dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) approach to overcoming stress-related symptoms that decrease readers' quality of life and lead to unhealthy avoidance behaviors. By learning the core DBT techniques: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness; readers can learn to process stress in healthy and productive ways.

Jan 12, 2016 Joanne rated it really liked it
This book is very helpful in teaching how to relax and boost happiness. It is well laid out, making it easy to follow the necessary exercises and techniques. It teaches mood control; and the breathing exercises are particularly effective for reducing stress levels. I think, with practice, this book will be very useful for making long lasting changes to my life.
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