Written by Akaya McElveen
Willimantic, Conn. - Nanette Tummers, professor of health and physical education at Eastern Connecticut State University, has authored a new book titled "Stress Management: A Wellness Approach." The book, which is drawn from leading research and best practices from experts in the field of positive psychology, presents practical tools for managing stress in six dimensions: physical, emotional, intellectual, social, spiritual and environmental. In addition, Tummers' book, "Teaching Stress Management: Activities for Children and Young Adults," published in 2011, was recently translated into Chinese. Tummers has authored four books since 2009, including "Preparing Children and Teens for Healthy, Balanced Living" (2009) and "Teaching Stress Management to Children and Young Adults" (2011).
Tummers presents stress management from a holistic viewpoint in "Stress Management: A Wellness Approach." She considers not only the symptoms of stress but also challenges readers to look at all life circumstances including: physical, emotional, intellectual, social, financial, cultural and spiritual areas. "Stress Management" draws heavily from leading research and the best practices from experts in the field. The book includes resources for further exploration of issues in stress management.
"Stress Management helps us manage stress in today's fast-paced, ever-changing climate: social, culture, politics, economics, technology and media," says Tummers. "It explores key issues of stress and stress management and offers evidence-based research and practical tools for coping with changes and stress in healthy and positive ways."
Tummers has developed and taught traditional and online stress management courses at the university level since 2005. She has taught stress management courses to other populations as well, including high-risk populations, cancer patients and athletes.
Tummers also trains educators in providing stress management activities for K-12 students. She remains active in conducting research in positive psychology, peer mentoring and stress management and has presented on these topics at the national conferences.