Frédéric Chapelle, Benoît Monié

Good and Bad Stress: A How-to Manual Publication date : April 3, 2008

This book offers a complete programme to face and overcome stress.

Family and professional responsibilities, minor mishaps, and a thousand trivial daily worries: life is filled with stressful situations that ultimately take their toll on health and morale. But stress cannot be eliminated — for life is stress.

In this book, you will learn how to take charge of your own life, relax, breathe properly, communicate better, organise and manage your time, and lead a healthier life.

The detailed tools provided here will enable students, athletes, business managers and parents to avoid stress and to improve their own lives and those of their families and co-workers.

Originally published in the self-help series (“Guides pour s'aider soi-même”), which is based on principles that have been proven to be highly effective, this book offers the necessary tools and practical advice to understand stress and take action.

Frédéric Chapelle is a physician and psychiatrist and the president of the French Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapy.

Benoît Monié, a clinical psychologist and sophrologist, specialises in the psychological preparation of top-level athletes.

They are both university lecturers and the directors of a consulting firm specialising in communication and stress management. They are based in Toulouse.