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Table of contents - Pg. v

Contents Acknowledgements Introduction 1 1 ix What is stress? 7 Simple definition 7; Pressure and stress 8; Costs of stress 10; How do you cope with stress? 15; Are you in control? 18; Health locus of control 20; The biology of stress 21; Summary 25 2 A working model of stress, coping and resilience 27 A model of stress, coping and resilience 28; Helpful versus unhelpful troublesome negative emotions 36; Important: choice of interventions 39; Summary 40 3 Changing your thinking 41 Changing your thinking: it isn't a modern concept! 41; As simple as ABC! 42; Thinking errors 46; Helpful challenging questions 61; `Pros and cons' 70; Stress thought record 74;