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Guide to Stress Reduction book summary


7 Overall

9 Applicability

6 Innovation

6 Style


This is the latest version of a bestseller that has been in print for more than 25 years. John Mason is clear and persuasive about why constant stress is an inappropriate (if natural) part of modern life. The techniques for learning to relax and letting go of stress make a lot of sense, and tapes of the various methods are available to buy from the author’s associated Web site. Some of the medically related claims about the benefits of stress reduction are somewhat less convincing, but taken as a practical approach to becoming healthier and happier through relaxation, this book is a proven winner. getAbstract recommends it to anyone suffering from undue stress in their working life or at home.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why being under constant stress is unhealthy and unnecessary;
  • How you can use various methods and techniques to relieve stress;
  • Why deep breathing is central to so many stress reduction processes;
  • How you should use life goals as part of your journey to abolish stress.

About the Author

L. John Mason has consulted on stress management and biofeedback therapy since 1977. He also provides executive coaching services and lectures.



Side Effects of Stress
Our ancient ancestors had to worry about becoming a meal and so had to be aware of every movement and sound around them. Stress evolved as a response to help them either flee from the cause of their stress or fight it. In our modern world, we assume we must simply...

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