This is a new addition to the popular 'Introduction to Coping with' series of self-help booklets. Written by the author of the popular self-help title Overcoming Stress, An Introduction to Coping with Stress offers a first step in CBT-based self-help. We all know what stress feels like, and indeed what it feels like when we have too much stress in our lives. Too much stress can have a negative impact on us, almost without our noticing it. It can affect our family life, friendships and other relationships, our work life and our physical and emotional wellbeing. This self-help guide uses CBT strategies to help the reader to recognise what happens to us when we are under stress and how we can change how we feel, think and act in order to regain a more balanced outlook on life and manage it more effectively. This practical booklet is also an ideal resource for health professionals and carers.
Dr Brosan is the author of Overcoming Stress, An Introduction to Coping with Anxiety and An Introduction to Coping with Depression along with Brenda Hogan, and An Introduction to Coping with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. She is a Consultant Psychologist, and Head of the Psychological Treatment Service in Cambridge. She is an Affiliated Lecturer at the University of Cambridge. She and her colleagues have created a pioneering service in primary care based on self-help approaches to help alleviate a range of common psychological problems.