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  1. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction - Topic Overview

    What is mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR)? MBSR is a program that helps you learn to calm your mind and body to help you cope with illness,pain,and stress. MBSR teaches "mindfulness," a focus only on things happening in the present moment. For example,you may sit quietly and think only about how your body feels. You might focus only on the sounds around you or how your food tastes ...

  2. Interactive Tool: How Well Do You Bounce Back? - Health Tools

    Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Interactive tools are designed to help people determine health risks, ideal weight, target heart rate, and more. Resiliency quiz ...

  3. Interactive Tool: How Well Do You Bounce Back? - What's next?

    Improving your resiliency skills does not happen overnight. Resiliency develops through gradual, small changes in your outlook on life and careful self - evaluation. Some people can begin this shift on their own, while others may find a counselor or therapist helpful. For more information, see the topic Stress Management.Copyright 2003, Al Siebert, reproduced with permission. This assessment was .

  4. Interactive Tool: How Well Do You Bounce Back? - What does this tool measure?

    Click here to find out how resilient you are.This tool measures your resiliency-your ability to bounce back from stressful situations. People who are resilient recover quickly from disruptive change, illness, or misfortune without being overwhelmed or acting in destructive ways.The tool uses the values you enter to calculate your score. The calculation is based on those personality factors-such ..

  5. Interactive Tool: How Well Do You Bounce Back? - What does your score mean?

    Your score will appear as one of the following:You are very resilient. You have the characteristics needed to bounce back from the worst situations. You are more resilient than most. You are probably able to handle most of life's challenges well.You are moderately resilient. You can deal with stress and change in your life, but you could improve.You are not very resilient. While you have some ...

  6. Interactive Tool: What Is Your Stress Level? - What does this tool measure?

    Click here to find out your stress level.Although everyone responds differently, major life changes are some of the biggest causes of stress, both positive and negative. This interactive tool gauges your stress level based on the number of life changes you have had recently. Your score indicates a rough estimate of your current stress level and the likelihood that you will have health problems ...

  7. Interactive Tool: What Is Your Stress Level? - What does your score mean?

    After you take this interactive quiz, you will be better able to see how much stress life changes are causing you. Your score will appear as one of the following:You have low stress.You have mild stress.You have moderate stress.You have high stress.If you have a moderate or high stress level, you are more likely to develop a stress - related illness in the near future.As with all screening tools,

  8. Interactive Tool: What Is Your Stress Level? - What's next?

    There are a number of things you can do to cope well with life stress. For more information on stress and what you can do about it, see the topics Stress Management and Managing Job Stress.Adapted with permission from: Miller MA, Rahe RH (1997). Life changes scaling for the 1990s. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 43(3): 279–292. ...

  9. Interactive Tool: What Is Your Stress Level? - Health Tools

    Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Interactive tools are designed to help people determine health risks, ideal weight, target heart rate, and more. Life change stress test ...

  10. Massage Therapy - Topic Overview

    What is massage?Massage is rubbing the soft tissues of the body, such as the muscles. Massage may be helpful in reducing tension and pain, improving blood flow, and encouraging relaxation. Massage therapists usually apply pressure with their hands, but they can also use their forearms, elbows, or feet. There are at least 80 different types of massage. Some are gentle, and some are very active and

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