Stress Management, a compact disc by Jon Seskevich 1. I could use some good stress for a change. 1:17 Jon shares insight about the nature of stress. 2. Individual make-up 2:45 A discussion about individual differences. 3. Signs of stress & ineffective coping 4:40 Key signals that you have too much stress and a review of ways to lower stress that don't really work. 4. What works for stress 20:53 Many valuable and effective ways to lower stress. 5. Methods of relaxation survey 5:45 A description of many types of relaxation techniques. 6. Relaxation breathing instruction 3:00 Instructions for relaxation breathing. 7. Relaxation breathing practice 15:09 Settle back and let yourself learn to relax. 8. Soothing imagery exercise 18:40 You create a favorite place to visit in your imagination. About Jon Seskevich RN, BSN, BA, CHTP Jon Seskevich, a University of North Carolina nursing grad is a nurse clinician in one of the country's foremost academic medical centers in Durham, North Carolina. Since 1990, Jon has provided a stress and pain management education and consultation service for patients, families and staff. He works throughout the medical center with patients who have complex and challenging health conditions. Jon serves as a resource for hospital staff in dealing with the challenges inherent in the changing health care system. A Great 100 in NC Nursing award winner in 2006, he was nominated for the Fetzer Foundation Norman Cousin's Mind/Body Medicine Award in 1996. In 1998 he received the Friends' of Nursing, 'Excellence in Nursing Practice' award, and the 'Alumnus of the Year' award from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Nursing, Alumni Association in 1997. This popular speaker has given over 300 presentations, lectures, workshops and classes that teach stress reduction, mind-body, and complementary therapies to hospital patients, health care professionals, community and church groups, and high-school and college students. This CD has been provided to over 30,000 people dealing with illness and recovery. Jon began his own meditation practice in 1972. In 1975, at age 23, he started his training as a teacher of meditation and healing under the mentorship of meditation expert, psychologist, spiritual teacher and writer, Ram Dass (Richard Alpert, Ph.D.), who wrote about Jon in 1996: 'His recognition of the need for both a spiritual dimension in healing work and grounded, responsible social action in spiritual work have defined his career in nursing. To that career he has brought a creative energy for integrating, in mind-body healing, meditative practices with stress reduction, healing touch with traditional nursing practices and a spiritual perspective for patients facing traumatic illness. 'The integration of spiritual dimensions in his work is very personal for Jon. His own inner work takes the form of being fully present for both patients and fellow staff members, and offering a very warm, heart-full human dimension to what are too often impersonal medical procedures.' 'Jon is truly a brilliant example of compassion in action. He not only serves his patient community, but seems tireless in his willingness to share and teach, and to explore innovative techniques for humanizing nursing for nurses and patients alike.'