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Many people request good books and resources on the topic of stress management.  It is impossible to have read or reviewed them all.  Listed below are good books and other resources which have I have used and do recommend. 

Scroll down this list to find recommended resources on stress management such as :

  • books
  • journals
  • organizations and workshops
  • training programs to become certified in Stress Management Education
  • sources for videos, games, and other stress management resources


Benson, H. (1992). The Wellness Book.

Charlesworth, E. & Nathan, R. (1984). Stress Management. 

Earle, R., Imrie, D., & Archbold, R. (1989). Your Vitality Quotient.

Edwards, M. (2003). MindBody Cancer Wellness.
This self-help stress management manual covers relaxation techniques, imagery, and self-care strategies.

Friedman, M. & Ulmer, D. (1984). Treating Type A Behavior and Your Heart. 

Hanson, P. (1985). The Joy of Stress. 

Kabat-Zinn, J. (1990). Full Catastrophe Living. 

McGonigal, K.  (2015).  The Upside of Stress.  Why Stress Is Good For You, And How To Get Good At It.

Nathan, R., Staats, T., & Rosch, P. (1987). The Doctor's Guide to Instant Stress Relief.

Posen, D. (1994). Always Change a Losing Game.

Roskies, E. (1987). Stress Management for the Healthy Type A. A Skills Training Program. 

Sapolsky, R.M. (1998) Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers. An Updated Guide to Stress, Stress-Related Disorders, and Coping..

Wilson, B. & Childre, D. (2006) The HeartMath Approach to Managing Hypertension. 

Youngs, B. & Youngs, J.L. (2001) A Taste-Berry Teen's Guide to Managing the Stress and Pressures of Life.

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Everly, G. (1989). A Clinical Guide to the Treatment of the Human Stress Response. 



International Journal of Stress Management is produced by the International Stress Management Association (ISMA) and published quarterly by the Educational Publishing Foundation, 750 First Street NE, Washington D.C. 20002-4242. Subscription information can be found at   Subscription inquiries may be e-mailed to or telephone (800) 374-2721.

Since March 2003, the APA has been publishing The International Journal of Stress Management in both hard copy and electronic versions.




Canadian Institute of Stress , Suite 1500, 150 York Street, Toronto Ontario M5H 3S5, telephone (416) 236-4218,

International Stress Management Association (ISMA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to working for a less stressful world. It seeks to advance education and research in the broad interdisciplinary stress management field which includes business and industry, dentistry, education, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychiatry, psychology, and speech therapy. Workshops, lectures and information are offered to the public. It produces the International Journal of Stress Management quarterly. For further information visit web site (U.S.A. branch) or (United Kingdom).

The Stress Management Society provides information on stress, including stress management resources in the United Kingdom.

The American Psychological Association and NIOSH usually have an annual Work, Stress, and Health conference.
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The Stress Management and High Performance Clinic offers a Relaxation and Stress Management Skills Training Program for the public.


STRESS MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATION and training for health professionals

The Biofeedback Certification Institute of America (BCIA) offered Stress Management Education Certification exams until spring 1998. Unfortunately they have not continued with the examination and certification process due to heavy demands on their resources and manpower. They are indefinitely offering continuing education credits through BCIA stress management workshops. To inquire about their upcoming stress management workshops for continuing education credits (which may count toward stress management certification if this certification is reinstituted) contact B.C.I.A. at



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