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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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What You Will Learn in this Chapter

  • To explain the concept that the way you view the problem is the problem.

  • To practice using reframing strategies as a method for shifting your frame of reference.

  • To explain how reframing lowers stress and facilitates problem solving.

  • To enumerate the importance of being willing to give up being right.

  • To explain the value of seeking win-win outcomes.

  • To practice stepping into the shoes of another person.

  • To practice optimistic thinking using the chapter guidelines.

  • To explain how optimism relates to stress resistance.

  • To practice cognitive restructuring techniques to challenge irrational thinking.

There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.

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