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  • Published: 24 January 2023
  • ISBN: 9780241600368
  • Imprint: Penguin Life
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $22.99

The Seven-Day Stress Prescription

Transform stress into resilience in one week

Our lives have become increasingly stressful. How can we turn this stress into strength and resilience?

Whether it's our to-do lists, deadlines, difficult conversations or crises small or large, our waking hours are filled with constant stressors. We can't eliminate stress - it will always be woven into our lives and part of everything from parenting and careers, to reaching big life dreams. However, this book will help you to 'stress better' and become more resilient.

World-renowned psychologist, Dr Elissa Epel, distils her years of research into a practical seven-day plan to transform our relationship with stress in just seven days. The secret to tackling stress is not to avoid it but to experience it differently. She offers simple, actionable, science-based techniques that offer immediate relief, such as how to:

· Expect the unexpected and learn to be flexible
· Control what you can and put down the rest
· Meet challenges with excitement
· Harness your stress response for resilience, better health, and longevity
· Gain perspective and let nature shrink stress
· Find deep rest and regenerative energy
· Discover and capture what brings you joy

Ultimately, stress is inevitable, but it doesn't have to wear us down. The Seven-Day Stress Prescription will equip you with a healthier mindset and the resources you need to turn stress into strength and a tool that helps us to grow.

  • Published: 24 January 2023
  • ISBN: 9780241600368
  • Imprint: Penguin Life
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $22.99

Praise for The Seven-Day Stress Prescription

'A powerhouse of science and practical, clear and feasible wisdom that applies to us all'

Psychology Today

'Elissa Epel is the authority on stress and it's machinations-how it can damage our health but more importantly, how we can use it for good'

Daniel Siegel, MD, Clinical Professor, UCLA, New York Times best selling author, Whole Brain Child, Brainstorm, No Drama Discipline

'A preeminent expert sheds light on how to handle the daily hassles of life. It's not just a manual for managing stress-it's a toolkit for preventing it'

Adam Grant, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Think Again

'Elissa Epel, one of our foremost stress researchers, presents a richly researched yet practical and straightforward program for abating and preventing the many deleterious impacts of stress, a modern epidemic in our daily lives. In today's highly stressed and fractured society, this book is salve for mind and body'

Gabor Maté, MD, author of The Myth of Normal

'Elissa Epel reveals a welcomed truth: to master stress is not to avoid it but to move through it. With simplicity and wisdom, Epel teaches readers how to navigate stress with vibrancy, vitality, and joy'

Esther Perel, psychotherapist, author and host of Where Should We Begin

'The Stress Prescription is an incredibly wise guide with simple, powerful advice. If you incorporate even one of these daily practices it will lower your stress and boost your emotional well-being and health'

Arianna Huffington, founder and CEO of Thrive Global

'Elissa Epel is the authority on stress and how we can transform it for good. She is a gifted teacher and translator of the mind-body mechanisms, making them accessible and useful'

Daniel J. Siegel, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Intraconnected

'The perfect prescription for this moment in time and outside of time'

—Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of MBSR (mindfulness-based stress reduction) and author of The Healing Power of Mindfulness and Mindfulness for All