Stress Resources

Stress:

Books:

Fogg, Eric. How To Crush College, The Unorthodox Guide to Adding Sleep, Reducing Stress, Double Majoring, Graduating Early and getting way more out of the college experience. 2013.

Lucier, Kelci Lynn. College Stress Solutions: Stress Management Techniques to Beat Anxiety, Make the Grade, Enjoy the Full College Experience. Avon, Massachusetts: Adams media, 2014.

Seaward, Brian. Managing Stress: Principles and Strategies for Health and Well-Being. Eighth Edition. Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett Learning, 2015.

Journals & Articles:

Kelly, J. & Coons, H. (2014). Stress won’t go away? Maybe you are suffering from chronic stress.American Psychological Association.

Tovian, S., Thorn, B. et al. (2014). Stress effects on the body. American Psychological Association.

Bergland, C. (2014). Chronic Stress Can Damage Brain Structure and Connectivity. Psychology Today

Curry, N. and Kasser, T. (2005). Can Coloring Mandalas Reduce Anxiety? Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 22(2) pp81-85.

Videos:

The Science of Stress, National Geographic. 

Tools:

SMART Goals: Our SMART Goals sheet helps you to create achievable goals surrounding stress
Stress Assessment: This assessment tool assists you in identifying your stress level.

Apps:

Calm: A free website and app that plays relaxing music and provides guided meditation options.
Breathe2Relax: This app will lead you through personalized diaphragmatic breathing exercises.

Time Management:

Books

Staffan Teberg, and Francesco Cirillo. Pomodoro Technique Illustrated: The Easy Way to Do More in Less Time. Raleigh, N.C.: Pragmatic helf, 2009. 

Apps:

Rescue Time: A program that tracks time spent on applications and websites, giving you an accurate picture of your day.
Focus booster: A program that is a digital pomodoro timer and timesheet.

Sleep:

UChicago Sleep Metabolism and Health Center
Mayo Clinic: Sleep aids: Understand Over-the-Counter Options
Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School:
National Sleep Foundation

Tools:

Sleep Diary: Learn about your sleep patterns and habits by completing a daily sleep diary.
Bedtime Calculator: This tool counts backwards in sleep cycles and tells you when to go to sleep and when to wake up, so you don’t wake up mid-cycle.
F.lux: This software aims to decrease the amount of blue light that is emitted by your electronic screens.

Books:

Stevenson, Shawn. SLEEP SMARTER. 21 Proven Tips To Sleep Your Way To A Better Body, Better Health, Bigger Success. No ed. 2014. Print.

Silberman, Stephanie A. The Insomnia Workbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Getting the Sleep You Need. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 2008. Print.

Journals & Articles:

Taffinder, NJ, McManus, IC, Gul, Y, Russel, RCG, Darzi, A. “Effect of sleep deprivation on surgeons’ dexterity on laparoscopy simulator.” The Lancet.
Sutherland, Stephani. “Bright Screens Could Delay Bedtime.” Scientific American.
Heffernan, Margaret. “Too Little Sleep: The New Performance Killer.” CBS News, 2011.
Sleep-Wake Cycle, Its Physiology and Impact on Health. National Sleep Foundation

Building Resilience, Personal Transformation, and Happiness:

Books:

Lickerman, Alex. The Undefeated Mind: On the Science of Constructing an Indestructible Self. Deerfield Beach, FL: Health Communications, 2012. 

Nemeth, Maria. The Energy of Money: A Spiritual Guide to Financial and Personal Fulfillment. New York: Ballantine Group, 1999.

Holden, Robert. Happiness Now!: Timeless Wisdom for Feeling Good Fast. Carlsbad, Calif.: Hay House, 2007. 

Siegel, Daniel J. Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation. New York: Bantam, 2010.

If you or someone you know is in need of additional support with stress or sleep concerns please contact Student Counseling Service or Student Health Service to setup an appointment.

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