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This is a fresh innovative diversion from traditional ‘how-to-do it’ books dealing with stress and time. Aimed at today’s professionals, as well as students and members of the general public, overburdened by stress and anxiety and failing to master their time schedules. The book offers a novel, scientifically supported, and unique approach in helping the readers fully understand the nature of stress and anxiety and the concept of time. In its practical contribution the book provides a variety of easy to learn and to apply techniques aimed to help the readers’ ability to successfully control their stress and effectively manage their time. Basically an enjoyable, ‘must’ download and read book.
Part One – Control your stress
What is stress?
Our nervous systems and the physiology of stress
The ‘fight or flight’ response
The role of the adrenal glands
Causes of stress
Different types of stress
Symptoms – effects of stress
The ‘burn-out’ syndrome
A brief view of anxiety
A glimpse into type ‘A’ personality
Stress reduction strategy and techniques
Use of alcohol, cannabis and prescribed drugs
Meditation and Transcendental Meditation ‘T.M.’
Progressive muscle relaxation technique
Holistic wellness approach
Part Two – Manage your time
Before we discuss...time
Some classic ‘time’ related quotes
Mechanical or ‘public’ time
The demographics of lifespans
Philosophic view of time
Goals in a time perspective
‘Things to do’ list
Types of time
Biological ‘prime time’
A ‘thief’ named procrastination
About the Author -
As an academic, Dr Georgios P. Piperopoulos (rtd) Professor of Communications and Public Relations received his Bachelor’s, Master’s and Ph.D. degrees studying sociology and psychology at American, German and Austrian Universities. Spanning an academic life of over four decades in American, European and Greek Universities he designed and taught undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education courses in industrial sociology, social and organizational psychology, social problems and social pathology, communication, public relations and leadership. He has recently retired from his professorial chair in the Department of Business Administration at the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, Greece. .
He has developed and taught Leadership, Communication, Stress Management and Psychological Operations courses at the Supreme Joint War College of the Hellenic Armed Forces; at the Hellenic Police Continuing Education Centre and at the United Nations Peace Serving Operations Training Centre (in Greece).
He is Visiting Professor at Newcastle University Business School during the academic year 2013-2014 and he has been Visiting Professor, since the academic year 2010, with Sheffield University International Faculty, (The City College of Thessaloniki), in the Department of Business and Economics. He is a life member of the American Psychological Association, and has been a member of the American Sociological Association, the British Psychological Society, the New York Academy of Sciences (Psychology), the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, the International Association of Business Communicators and the Hellenic Psychological Society.
As a practitioner, he has held a variety of top managerial posts in large multinational enterprises such as Goodyear, Hellas and public organizations in the USA as Executive Director Spectrum House, Inc in Massachusetts (now Spectrum Health Services), and Director of Planning Progress for Providence, R.I. War on Poverty Programs. He has also provided services as a management consultant on employee communications and corporate public relations for a number of multinational and large national enterprises in Greece and to two Greek Premier League football teams (Apollon and Heracles of Thessaloniki).
He has been listed in the Who Is Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities, Who is Who in the World, Who is Who in Europe and Who is Who in Greece.
He has published several textbooks and best selling popular books in Greek and English and authored hundreds of articles and editorials in leading Greek Newspapers and magazines including the Greek American New York based newspapers Herald Tribune and Atlantis. He is a frequent guest on Greek TV and radio programs as a commentator and, for several years, he presented his own TV program titled ‘I Communicate Therefore I am’ in Greek National and Regional TV channels and Radio stations. He has appeared frequently as a guest commentator in English Language International News programs originating in Athens.
His daughter Dr Anastasia Natasha Piperopoulou lives with her husband and son in Athens and serves as a psychologist in a public school for training and educating adolescents with special needs. His son Dr Panagiotis Piperopoulos is a lecturer at the Newcastle University Business School in the UK.
This book is a primer about stress, stress-related disease, the mechanisms of coping with stress and ways to manage our time effectively. How is it that our bodies can adapt to some stressful emergencies, while other ones make us respond with the “fight or flight” response? Why are some of us especially vulnerable to stress-related diseases and what does that have to do with our personalities? Medication, once considered the treatment of choice, is losing favor as more and more sufferers complain of unpleasant side effects and its quick-fix nature. Now, thanks to fresh research and insights into brain anatomy, effective, practical strategies have emerged allowing us to manage day-to-day anxiety on our own without medication. Addressing physical, emotional, and behavioral symptoms, Dr. Georgios P. Piperopoulos, a leading academic-practitioner, provides specific stress reduction and time management strategies. Breathing techniques to biofeedback and autogenic training are included. This is a great book for those who don’t want to see a therapist or those who need some extra encouragement and practice to overcome their stress and anxiety and gives specific instructions on how to overcome stress and manage our time effectively.