Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Trim: 6⅜ x 9¼
978-1-5381-1798-9 • Hardback • August 2019 • $33.00 • (£25.00)
978-1-5381-1799-6 • eBook • August 2019 • $29.50 • (£22.99)
Diane Hartingh Price, MSOD, is an integrative health coach and co-creator of Write To Be Well and thegetwellproject.com. She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.Susan Ives McCollum, LPC, is a licensed psychotherapist in the Washington, D.C. area and co-creator of Write To Be Well and thegetwellproject.com. She lives in Purcellville, Virginia.
Introduction: How Writing Changed Our Lives
Section 1: The Journey from Stress to Wellbeing
1. Stress: Your Hidden Threat
2. Writing: Your Passport to Health and Well-Being
Section 2: Write to Be Well
3. Your Story: Tell It!
4. Your Future: Picture It!
5. Your Plan: Action Script It!
6. Your Life: Get Well, Be Well!
Section 3: The Art of Living
7. Career Quandary
8. Single-Parent Juggle
9. Too Sweet to Handle—Managing Diabetes
10. Grief, Death, Dying, and Living
Section 4: Stay Well
11. Build Your Habit with Intention
12. Make It Work for You
About the Authors
I have known and worked with Diane and Susan over many years. I have watched them face tough issues of life on many levels. They discovered early on how to learn from life experience. This books is filled with solid theory, great illustrations, but even more it is a book that could be used in small group and by an individual who wants to have a successful process for working through life concerns, truly a self analytic process with substance.
— D. Mark Cooper, Clinical Pastoral Educator; Author of "Mapping Your Adventure: Discovering Integrity in a Life Review"
Write Your Stress Away: Tame the Tension in Your Life is an outstanding book, offering readers distinctive ways to achieve well-being through the art of writing. Authors Diane Hartingh Price and Susan Ives McCollum roll out an outstanding step by step approach. The book is filled with mindful exercises and techniques that not only reduce stress, but outline how to create a lifestyle that's reflective, affirming and, ultimately, meaningful.
— Deborah Serani, Psy.D; Author of "Living with Depression"
With a clear, accessible approach, backed by ample evidence, Diane and Susan have created a breakthrough system for us all to heal our stress through writing. Write Your Stress Away will guide you step by step, making it easy to connect to your own wise inner counselor!
— Mara Bishop, MS, author of "Inner Divinity: Crafting Your Life with Sacred Intelligence"
In Write Your Stress Away the authors connect with you immediately and teach you about a topic we are all too familiar with, stress. Their authentic approach will leave you feeling more powerful and focused more on your strength than your stress.
— Rob Fazio, Author of "Simple is the New Smart"
The Write To Be Well method presented in “Write Your Stress Away” is a powerful tool to help patients assess and address their stress in a meaningful way. By following the clear guidelines as outlined in the book, patients can tap into a practical method that doesn’t involve costly medications or supplements. It is not necessary to be a writer or even enjoy writing to benefit from the Write To Be Well method and unlock your innate ability to understand and tackle the core issues that are maintaining stress and preventing healing. I highly recommend this book.
— Michael O. Citron, MD - FoundationMED
Excellently written and researched, Write Your Stress Away: Tame the Tension in Your Life is an accessible, evidenced-based, and effective resource for getting beyond what you thought you could not get over. I highly recommend adding this book to your nightstand and its method, Write to be Well, to your self-care practice.
— John F. Evans, MAT, MA, Ed.D, National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach
Our 21st century culture comes with more variations on stress than at any other time in recent history. Write Your Stress Away provides a welcome compilation of leading-edge theory and practice on expressive writing for holistic stress management. Compelling case studies illustrate a cohesive model for healing.... An important contribution to the therapeutic writing literature.
— Kathleen Adams, LPC, founder/director, Center for Journal Therapy and Therapeutic Writing Institute, Author, "Journal to the Self" and editor, "Expressive Writing: Foundations of Practice"
Stress can be considered as the number one killer in modern society because chronic stress is related to cardiovascular diseases (official number 1 killer in developed countries), stroke and many mental illnesses including chronic depression. There is no way to avoid stress in daily life, so we need to adopt effective stress management strategies. “Write Your Stress Away: Tame the Tension in Your Life” by Diane Hartingh Price and Susan Ives McCollum is a unique approach for effective stress management. All informations provided in the book are backed by solid science and their practical tips to reduce stress can be adopted easily in daily life. This book is a must for all stressed out people
— Amitava Dasgupta, Ph.D, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, The University of Texas McGovern Medical School at Houston