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Manage Your Stress

Overcoming Stress in the Modern World

Joseph Shrand, MD, with Leigh M. Devine, MS

St. Martin's Griffin

This book aims to give readers a full understanding of the how and why of the human stress response. While once a vital ancient survival tool, our biological stress response may now be in overdrive when confronted by the modern world around us.  Research has repeatedly shown that stress can cause physical illness if undetected and unmanaged.

And  is not always your stress that gets in the way of your success and happiness.  Usually it is someone else's stress that gets in the way of  your success and happiness.  What can  you do to help someone else with their stress so you can both be more successful?

Dr. Shrand addresses the deeper biological and survival reasons we experience stress, exploring ways to relieve your own stress but at the same time breaking new ground when he demonstrates how helping someone else with their stress actually helps you to be more successful -- because you are seen as benefactor, a person of value. 

The underlying biological roots of stress have to do with survival -- we feel stress when we worry we are inadequate to the task ahead of us.  If we feel  inadequate can we still retain our value to the group on which we depend, or will be cast out to fend for ourselves in a world of predators.  Managing your stress in the modern-day world has to include managing the stress of those around you, and this book will show you how! This book provides readers with psychological and physical strategies necessary to keep stress from undermining their health, their joy, and the happiness of those around them. These simple and practical strategies help relieve our stress, and the stress of those around us.

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chapter 1
 
 
A Response to Your World
 
 
For nearly a decade Jennifer supported herself and four kids as a shrimp-net maker. But after the oil-rig explosion in 2010 shut down Gulf fishing, Jennifer couldn’t find other work and was forced to accept charity for the first time. Her hardest moments came at Christmas when she had little to give her children. While things had been tough before, Jennifer recalls that her stress level was at least manageable. “If I only had to worry about my car breaking down here and there, I’d still be pretty
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  • Joseph Shrand, MD, with Leigh M. Devine, MS

  • Dr. Joseph Shrand is an Instructor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and the Medical Director of CASTLE (Clean and Sober Teens Living Empowered), a brand new intervention unit for at-risk teens

    which is part of the highly respected High Point Treatment Center in Brockton, MA. Dr. Shrand is triple Board certified in adult psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, and a diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine.

     

    Currently he also teaches psychiatry residents-in-training as a member of the Brockton VA staff, and has been an Assistant Child Psychiatrist on the medical staff of Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Shrand has served as Medical Director of the Child and Adolescent outpatient program at McLean Hospital, has run several inpatient psychiatric units, and was until recently the Medical Director of the Adult

    Inpatient Psychiatric Unit for High Point Treatment Centers in Plymouth. He is also the Medical Director of Road to Responsibility, a community based program that tends to adults with significant

    developmental disability and serves on various Boards involved in national mental health issues as well as global fair-trade concerns.He helped to design the Independence Academy, the first sober high school on the South Shore of Massachusetts, and currently sits on the Steering Committee.

  • Joseph Shrand
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Manage Your Stress

Overcoming Stress in the Modern World

Joseph Shrand, MD, with Leigh M. Devine, MS

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St. Martin's Griffin

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