Using Psychology to Cope with Everyday Stress
By Michael A. Church Ph.D. and Charles I. Brooks, Ph.D.

2019 brings a new book from Michael Church and Charles Brooks: Using Psychology to Cope with Everyday Stress.

In your daily life you are regularly confronted with challenges that bring you stress. You lose loved ones, you get bored and frustrated at work, you have kids, you get a dog, you care for elderly parents, the water heater breaks, a storm damages your house, your neighbor is a pain, and on the list goes. These and other stressors arouse troublesome emotions like anxiety, jealousy, anger, love, depression, and grief.

If you're like many folks, as you struggle to cope with stress you make some poor choices: you decide your emotions are the enemy, and you struggle to deny them; you try to avoid facing stressful events and search in vain for happiness; you overlook the reality of the present and focus on past comforts; you develop irrational thoughts that make you the center of it all.

In Using Psychology to Cope with Everyday Stress we show you how to cope without making these mistakes. We show you how to become passionate about your life, how to connect with others, act more purposively, and follow a life path that will help you feel productive and bring you a sense of satisfaction.

Coping with Stress

The Power of Stress Enhancement:
How to Use Stress to Your Advantage
By Michael A. Church Ph.D. and Charles I. Brooks, Ph.D.

Subtle suicide and many other psychological problems have their roots in an inability to deal with stress. In fact, virtually all emotional dysfunctions can be boiled down to one question: What are you avoiding?

In The Power of Stress Enhancement, we show you how to stop avoiding stress. We show you how to use the energy of stress to commit yourself more fully to your life.

Using case studies from our files, The Power of Stress Enhancement shows that the only two things in life you can directly control are your thoughts and your actions. Our book can help you accept that basic fact. You can get on the road to healthy psychological functioning, and develop resistance to dangers like subtle suicide and other emotional problems.