I took this book out of the library about a month ago or something.
Read a little bit of it today, it is not necessarily going to make people feel better, if it is depression which one has, since there is some suggestion of how ones own stress response affects others, if feeling depressed, I would guess that this might mean feeling added pressure, not to affect others, people might not need that if one is inclined to think a lot already, about the consequences of things.
Anyway....sorry....getting off topic, I never agree with everything in self-help books, and sometimes I agree with some of it. When I browsed though the book today, I looked at: a chart talking about levels of pressure. I was generally interested in the parts about peoples ways of dealing with stress, as I see stress in other people as well sometimes and was comparing some of the different types of reactions, and likening it to my own experiences and that which I might see in another person.
I don't necessarily agree with these sterotypes, but find it helped me gain some understanding, from my own perspective. There was a bit about short term, long term stress management. Stress related behaviour was quite an interesting topic for me, managing your own behaviour.
There was a bit about 'food'. I read abit about low blood sugar. Talking to people. Responses to feeling overwhelmed. Body language etc.
Just gave me something to think about really. I probably won't work on the excersizes in the book, but to have some understanding of the situation of stress, helped me.
One of the reasons I wanted to share it as well, is that, I realise that in some cases, stress might be very difficult to handle, and if it can help to know what to do, sooner rather than later, that could be a beneficial thing. Not saying to anyone that the book tells you that, if you are in crisis, get help, simple as.
Hope you are having a Good day C :)
Post Edited (HappyBean) : 5/12/2014 4:27:22 PM (GMT-6)