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Stress Mastery: The Art of Coping Gracefully by Ph.D. LAUREL BRUCATO, Ph.D. DOMINIC BRUCATO, Ph.D. JUAN R. ABASCAL

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Stress Mastery versus Stress Management

You may have noticed that we have called our book Stress Mastery rather than using the more common term, stress management. This is not just a semantic difference. We really see a difference between the ability to achieve mastery over stress and the ability to merely manage your stress. The key is not just surviving stress, but thriving from stress. The term stress management is suggestive of “one more thing to do.” As if you didn't have enough things to do already! Stress mastery is more a part of the fabric of your life. It is not work, not another thing to do. It is a craft. It is a way of taking the raw material of the stresses of life and creating a reality in which you can live. With the passage of ...

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