Books: Three of a kind - What's Really Bothering You?

Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

How to Deal With Stress
Stephen Palmer and Cary Cooper
Kogan Page

A slim volume that covers everything from explaining exactly what stress is to how to run a stress self-audit. It gives an in-depth insight into the causes of stress and how to deal with them successfully. This is a no-nonsense guide that can help you to understand your own response to stressful situations. It gives practical steps on how to remain calm and in control. - Best of its kind

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living
Dale Carnegie

First published in 1948, this classic brims with folksy wisdom from the author of How to Win Friends and Influence People. Reissued recently, it's a measured take on how to stop stress monkeys worrying themselves into an early grave. It's a bit dated, but Carnegie's inimitable and reassuring style makes you feel you're in the hands of a capable expert. There's even a chapter called 'How to Avoid Fatigue - and Keep Looking Young!' What more could you ask for? - Could be useful

The Truth About Stress
Angela Patmore
Atlantic Books

If you want a different perspective on stress and 'stress management', this provocative analysis might meet with your approval. It's a well-written and well-researched book that provides much food for thought. Patmore unpicks the angst that surrounds the modern preoccupation with stress, and asks: is there really a stress problem? And are the people who claim to help everything they are cracked up to be? - Could be useful

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