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By the bestselling author of Positive Living, here comes the only anti-stress book anyone will ever need. Total Stress Relief is a self-help guide which will help you tackle everyday challenges in a constructive way. As stress is unavoidable, we need to learn to deal with it rather than running away from it, or turning to drugs or alcohol to cope with it. Stress resilience can be learned, even in the most challenging circumstances. The exercises presented here constitute a holistic approach to modern stress management. Not only are they are effective; they are simple and designed not to take up a lot of time, so that they can be easily fitted around the obligations of even the busiest day. The reader is guided to use the suggested programmes at different levels of intensity, according to his or her individual needs. Total Stress Relief looks at stress management as a form of personal development that helps the reader grow stronger, more competent and ultimately more confident in dealing with the ups and downs of modern life.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780749924232
ISBN-10: 0749924233
Format: Paperback
(215mm x 135mm x 15mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Piatkus Books
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 29-May-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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UK Kirkus Review » Thank goodness for a stress self-help book that isn't full of in-your-face mateyness. The last thing most stress victims need (but they too often get) is a strident guru full of 'you can do it' blather. Vera Peiffer, herself once a sufferer from stress, recognizes that a sympathetic understanding of the problem is worth a whole library full of blarney. Here she outlines the methods she has found to be helpful in her own life, and which have also helped others. She writes like a friend rather than a therapist - one passing on sound advice, not prescribing treatment. Peiffer is the author of other holistic books including her bestselling Positive Thinking, which was also notable for dispensing with flim-flam. The latest book covers a lot of ground despite its comparative brevity. Heart problems, smoking and diet are all brought into the stress equation, and there is encouragement for those who have previously tried and failed to be 'cured' of stress-related ailments. Peiffer points out that while some people thrive on stress, others don't handle it as well. The one element common to everyone is stress as a fact of everyday life. The secret is in learning to control it and make yourself its master. 'Stress resilience can be learned, even in the most challenging circumstances,' Peiffer promises, and goes on to outline a series of exercises that sometimes seem so obvious that you wonder why you never thought of them yourself. They can be carried out anywhere and by people of any age. While stress is a growing problem in modern times, so is depression. Indeed, the two often go together. The method of tackling this double blight, according to Peiffer, is straightforward and something that can be tried at different levels of intensity until the victim finds what best suits his or her needs. Peiffer knows her stuff, and better still she knows how to pass it on without condescension or false bonhomie. One of the best books of its type. (Kirkus UK)


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Author Biography - Vera Peiffer

Vera Peiffer has a degree in psychology and is a qualified analytic hypnotherapist and health kinesiologist with a highly successful private practice in London's Harley Street. She runs workshops in England, Germany, Italy and the USA.

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