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The Stress Management Glossary

Learn all about the different components to stress and stress management with this glossary of terms. I add new definitions weekly, so come back often and increase your knowledge.

Acute Stress
The Definition Of Acute Stress, With Related Information—From The Stress Management Glossary at About.com

Adrenalin
The Definition Of Adrenalin, With Related Information—From The Stress Management Glossary at About.com

Aggressiveness in Communication: How To Deal With Relationship Aggression
The Definition Of Aggressiveness, With Related Information—From The Stress Management Glossary at About.com

Aromatherapy
The Definition Of Aromatherapy, With Related Information—From The Stress Management Glossary at About.com

Assertiveness
The Definition Of Assertiveness, With Related Information—From The Stress Management Glossary at About.com

Attributional Style
The Definition Of Attributional Style, With Related Information—From The Stress Management Glossary at About.com

Autogenic Training
The Definition Of Autogenic Training, With Related Information—From The Stress Management Glossary at About.com

Autonomic Nervous Functions
The Definition Of Autonomic Nervous Functions, With Related Information—From The Stress Management Glossary at About.com

Autonomic Nervous System
The Definition Of the Autonomic Nervous System, With Related Information—From The Stress Management Glossary at About.com

Autosuggestion
The Definition Of Autosuggestion, With Related Information—From The Stress Management Glossary at About.com

Biofeedback
The Definition Of Biofeedback, With Related Information—From The Stress Management Glossary at About.com

Burnout
The Definition Of Burnout, With Related Information—From The Stress Management Glossary at About.com

Chronic Stress
The Definition Of Chronic Stress, With Related Information—From The Stress Management Glossary at About.com

Cortisol: How It Relates To Stress
The Definition Of Cortisol, With Related Information—From The Stress Management Glossary at About.com

Deep Muscle Relaxation
The Definition Of Deep Muscle Relaxation, With Related Information—From The Stress Management Glossary at About.com

Double-Medicating
The Definition Of Double-Medicating, With Related Information—From The Stress Management Glossary at About.com

Emotion-Focused Coping Techniques for Stress Relief
Emotion-focused coping techniques can help with virtually all stressors. These strategies can build emotional resilience to stressors you face now and in the future. Learn more about emotion-focused coping, problem-focused coping, and other strategies for stress relief.

Emotional Eating
Learn more about emotional eating and how it affects you. Find resources on the causes, effects and prevention of emotional eating

Epinephrine
The Definition Of Epinephrine, With Related Information—From The Stress Management Glossary at About.com

Eustress
The Definition Of Eustress, With Related Information—From The Stress Management Glossary at About.com

Explanatory Style
The Definition Of Explanatory Style, With Related Information—From The Stress Management Glossary at About.com

Family Therapist (M.A, M.S., M.F.T. or M.F.C.C.)
The Definition Of Family Therapist (M.A, M.S., M.F.T. or M.F.C.C.), With Related Information—From The Stress Management Glossary at About.com

Fight-Or-Flight Response
The Definition Of Fight-Or-Flight Response, With Related Information—From The Stress Management Glossary at About.com

Flow
'Flow', or 'being in the zone', is a state of mind that can provide significant stress relief and health benefits. Find out more about flow and stress management, and find resources for creating a state of flow in your life.

Guided Imagery
The Definition Of Guided Imagery, With Related Information—From The Stress Management Glossary at About.com

Journaling
The Definition Of Journaling, With Related Information—From The Stress Management Glossary at About.com

All About Job Strain and Job Strain Management
Job strain is distinct from job stress, though both can cause mild to serious health problems. Learn about job strain, and see how you can manage and mitigate its negative health effects.

Kava Kava
The Definition Of Kava Kava, With Related Information—From The Stress Management Glossary at About.com

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (L.C.S.W, L.I.S.W., CSW-C or L.I.C.S.W.)
The Definition Of Licensed Clinical Social Worker (L.C.S.W, L.I.S.W., CSW-C or L.I.C.S.W.), With Related Information—From The Stress Management Glossary at About.com

Life Coach
The Definition Of a Life Coach , With Related Information—From The Stress Management Glossary at About.com

Life Structures for Stress Relief
Life structures are simple to set up, and can cut down on untold amounts of stress. Learn about life structures, and why they're a favorite stress relief tool for the life coaches and their clients.

What Is A Mental Health Day and How Can It Help You?
What is a mental health day, and how can one help you? Learn more about mental health days and stress relief.

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
Mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is gaining popularity and showing great promise with a variety of presenting problems. Learn about the benefits of mindfulness based cognitive therapy and find related resources, as well as other stress management resources.

Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy
Mindfulness-based psychotherapy is gaining popularity and showing great promise with a variety of presenting problems. Learn about the benefits of mindfulness-based psychotherapy, and find related resources, as well as other stress management resources.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) has been gaining popularity and shows many promising benefits. Learn more about mindfulness-based stress reduction and find resources for using it in your life.

Music Therapy
The Definition Of Music Therapy, With Related Information—From The Stress Management Glossary at About.com

Negative Attributional Style
The Definition Of Negative Attributional Style, With Related Information—From The Stress Management Glossary at About.com

Negative Explanatory Style
The Definition Of Negative Explanatory Style, With Related Information—From The Stress Management Glossary at About.com

Over-Medicating
The Definition Of Over-Medicating, With Related Information—From The Stress Management Glossary at About.com

Positive Attributional Style
The Definition Of Positive Attributional Style, With Related Information—From The Stress Management Glossary at About.com

Positive Explanatory Style
The Definition Of Positive Explanatory Style, With Related Information—From The Stress Management Glossary at About.com

Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR)
The Definition Of Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR), With Related Information—From The Stress Management Glossary at About.com

Psychiatrist
The Definition Of Psychiatrist, With Related Information—From The Stress Management Glossary at About.com

Psychologist
The Definition Of Psychologist, With Related Information—From The Stress Management Glossary at About.com

Psychoneuroimmunology And Stress
Psychoneuroimmunology is a field that is growing in popularity, and provides us with important information about stress and health. Learn more about PNI, important findings in the field, and how you can use this information to increase your own wellness.

Psychosomatic
Learn about psychosomatic and stress related illness, and find resources to stay healthy when you're under stress.

Relaxation Response
The Definition Of Relaxation Response, With Related Information—From The Stress Management Glossary at About.com

Solution-Focused Coping: Benefits and Strategies
Solution-focused coping strategies can be very effective for stress relief. Learn about the multiple ways that solution-focused coping can be used, and find strategies that can fit the stressors in your life.

Staycation - The Definition of Staycation
What is a staycation? Learn about staycations, and find resources for creating a staycation that’s far better than a traditional vacation.

What Are Tolerations, And How Do They Affect Stress?
Tolerations can impact your stress level, but, like stress, they can be managed and minimized. Learn more about tolerations and how to successfully manage them.

Visualizations
The Definition Of Visualizations, With Related Information—From The Stress Management Glossary at About.com

What Are Stressors?
What are stressors? And how are they best managed? Here's what you need to know about stressors, how they are distinct from 'stress', and how to effectively manage stressors in your life.

What Is a Stress Response?
What is your body's stress response, and why is it triggered? Why do some people experience stress when others don't? Get answers to all of your stress response questions here!

Zen
The Definition Of Zen, With Related Information—From The Stress Management Glossary at About.com

All About Catecholamines
What are catecholamines? Learn more about catecholamines and how they affect you, and find resources for stress management from About.com's Stress Management Site.

What Is Feng Shui, and How Does It Impact Stress?
What is Feng Shui, and how does it impact stress? Learn more about Feng Shui and its use for stress relief here.

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