A unique, evidence-based approach to help you make important life decisions with clarity and confidence. As a twenty-something, you may feel like you are being pulled in dozen different directions. With the daily tumult, busyness, and major life changes you experience as a young adult, you may also be particularly vulnerable to stress and its negative effects. With so much going on, you need a guide to help you navigate with less stress and more ease.
Strategies to not only manage stress, but transform stress into an asset that will help you succeed in your academic career. This guide will help you develop a deeper understanding of what stress is, it's positive and negative effects on physical and emotional health, and how it's a natural, and at times, helpful, part of the college experience. Accessible yet comprehensive, this guide will prepare you to navigate the stressors of academic life like a pro, transforming stressful situations into opportunities for growth and success.
Instead of adventure, liberation, and a triumphant march into adulthood, many college students experience shame, regression, and social and academic failure. Yet by understanding themselves better and making reasonable changes, students can grow from these challenges and turn bad choices into wiser personal and educational decisions. Focuses on issues common to college settings-anxiety and depression, drug and alcohol abuse, laziness and work avoidance, body-image problems, and unhealthy relationships-detailing coping strategies and professional resources that best respond to each crisis. Reorienting the expectations of parents and students while providing the tools for overcoming a variety of hurdles, Leibow shows how college can still become one of the best times of our lives.
Welsh poet Gwyneth Lewis shares her personal story of wrestling with clinical depression and describes what she learned along the way about coping with the disease. The text is aimed primarily at those who are currently depressed and are struggling to recover. The emphasis throughout is on the healing power of self-acceptance and truth-telling. By drawing on her own experience of struggling with the affliction, by highlighting ways of coping, ways of truth-telling, and ways of thriving, in a straightforward, robust fashion full of casual wisdom and easy wit, Gwyneth re-embarks on a journey that nearly killed her first time round and returns with this, perhaps the first truly undogmatic, undemanding, downright useful book about depression.
"For too long I have lived life on comfort mode, making choices for life engagement based on safety, ease, and convenience. It has left me very little wiggle room, just a small parcel of real estate upon which to live, move, and have my being. It's not quite the abundant life Jesus was offering." Erin Straza has gone on a journey of self-discovery, awakening to her own inherent drive for a comfort that cannot truly fulfill or satisfy. She depicts her struggles with vulnerability and honesty, and shares stories of other women who are on this same path. Straza also provides practical insights and exercises to help you find freedom from the lure of the comfortable.This detox program will allow you to recognize pseudo versions of comfort and replace them with a conviction to embrace God's true comfort.
Meet the anger gremlin: a troublesome pest whose favorite meal is your anger, and the more he eats the angrier you get! There's only one way to stop him: starve him of angry feelings and behaviors, and make him disappear. The tried-and-tested program, based on effective cognitive behavioral therapy principles.
Celebrated trailblazer Kate Bornstein bravely and wittily shares personal and unorthodox methods of survival in an often cruel world in this much-needed unconventional approach to teenage suicide prevention for marginalized youth who want to stay on the edge, but alive. Features 101 alternatives to suicide that range from the playful (moisturize), to the irreverent (disbelieve the binary), to the highly controversial (get laid, please). Bornstein fervently encourages readers to give themselves permission to unleash their hearts' desires.
This edition of an underground classic marks out new territory in college participatory education. Its purpose remains the same: to encourage students to educate themselves by calling their attention to the college experience as a whole: the personal, social, intellectual, and spiritual demands and opportunities presented by college life.
Everyone feels socially awkward at times, but for some people shyness can become an overwhelming problem, limiting social and career opportunities, and severely restricting life goals. Rooted in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques, Coping Successfully with Shyness is packed full of advice on what to do if you feel disempowered or embarrassed. It looks at how to understand and manage those feelings of discomfort, and how to rebuild confidence in a lasting way.
Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed with anxiety, and unable to cope?Do you wish you could just tell panic attacks to get lost?You are not alone, and with a little bit of help, you’ll be able to learn methods of letting go of anxiety and soothing your mind, so you can be your best self in every situation. Packed with tips, suggestions and quotes, this book will help give you the strength to feel more at ease and LIVE LIFE TO THE FULL.
As a university student with High-Functioning Autism, Haley Moss offers essential tips and advice in this insider's guide to surviving the Freshman year of college. Chatty, honest and full of really useful information, Haley's first-hand account of the college experience covers everything students with Autism Spectrum Disorders need to know.
A preparation guide for students and their families that explains everything they need to know about the college experience including classroom behavior, study skills, self-reliance, accessing support services, and when parents should and shouldn't get involved. Offering practical advice and strategies, this is a useful handbook that students can refer to again and again throughout their college years guiding them on their paths to becoming the inventors, scientists, engineers, and computer entrepreneurs of the future.