Elsevier Updates Stress Management Handbook with New Meditation Techniques

One of eight new psychology titles, "Practical Stress Management, Seventh Edition" also covers financial stress and expands section on sleep

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwired - June 13, 2017) - Elsevier, the information analytics company specializing in science and health, today announced the seventh edition of Practical Stress Management: A Comprehensive Workbook by John Romas and Manoj Sharma. One of eight new psychology titles, this completely revised book includes new meditation techniques from around the world. The new edition also covers financial stress, and expands the section on sleep. It is accompanied by online MP3 files of guided relaxation techniques and ten new downloadable worksheets

Practical Stress Management: A Comprehensive Workbook, Seventh Edition, is a focused, personal, worksheet-based text that combines theory and principles with hands-on exercises to help readers manage the negative impact of stress in life. This practical and action-oriented approach allows the book to be used either as a text in a course or as a self-study/reference book.

Learn how to implement a stress reduction plan in this sample chapter.

Dr. Romas is currently a management and health consultant, as well as a professional counselor. He is professor emeritus and was former department chair in the Department of Health Science, Minnesota State University, Mankato. In addition to his background and experience in health education and promotion, Dr. Romas has expertise in counseling/ clinical psychology and career development. He has worked as a public school teacher/administrator, public health administrator/ educator, state health consultant, and small business manager. Dr. Romas has been a well-known speaker, presenter and health consultant for health care settings, educational organizations, government, business, and industry in the areas of personal performance, stress reduction, managing change, and health promotion. He is a former Licensed Professional Counselor with the State of Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health.

Dr. Sharma is a physician by initial training and received his Ph.D. in Preventive Medicine from the College of Public Health at The Ohio State University. He is currently a tenured full professor in Behavioral & Environmental Health at the Jackson State University (Mississippi) in the School of Public Health. Dr. Sharma has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in health behavior, health education, and health promotion in his career at eight different universities working as full-time or part-time faculty. He is a prolific researcher and has published nine books, 180 peer-reviewed research articles, and more 350 other publications. Dr. Sharma has worked on professional projects in 14 countries. His research interests are in developing and evaluating theory-based health behavior change interventions, community-based participatory research, and integrative mind-body interventions.

The eight new psychology titles are:

In order to meet content needs in psychology, Elsevier uses proprietary tools to identify the gaps in coverage of the topics. Editorial teams strategically fill those gaps with content written by key influencers in the field, giving students, faculty and researchers the content they need to answer challenging questions and improve outcomes. These new books, which will educate the next generation of psychologists, and provide critical foundational content for information professionals, are key examples of how Elsevier is enabling science to drive innovation.

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About Elsevier
Elsevier is a global information analytics company that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, more than 35,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professionals and business customers across industries. www.elsevier.com

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