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Publication Date: 23 Sep 2005
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Sheldon Press
Page Count: 128
Author: Kenneth Hambly
ISBN-13: 9780859699464

Coping with a Stressed Nervous System

By Kenneth Hambly
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This book offers relief for your nervous system and help for both body and mind. Our central nervous systems are only designed to take so much stimulus. Too much, and they become overloaded, resulting in malfunction and illness of various kinds. This is a precisely targeted book which focuses on the autonomic nervous system - the part of the nervous system we all take for granted as it guides us through the routine actions of breathing, heart rate and so on. Dr Kenneth Hambly and psychologist Alice Muir look at 'autonomic overload' - that is, when the sensitive nervous system becomes overworked and stressed, resulting in common symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, breathing problems, and stomach upsets. Autonomic overload, according to Dr Hambly, accounts for the large numbers of people who visit their doctors but leave again without a diagnosis. "What the young family doctor discovers is that major illnesses are rare, but sickness isn't." How to heal body and mind at this deep level is the subject of this book.
About the Author
Alice Jane Muir was born in the 1950s, on an Ayrshire farm, the youngest of eight children. A love of reading and writing goes back as far as she can remember, with poems and short stories being a first passion, but she has been writing all her life. Her first writing success was at the age of 14, in a Charles Frank (telescope manufacturer in Glasgow) essay competition. After beginning work as a physics teacher, various humerous poems published in an award winning community newsletter followed, and then a place in the Scottish Open Poetry Competition in 1982. Further training in psychology followed and Alice was the first to use the term 'Stress Adviser' in 1994, creating and researching a bespoke training course for this new role. Hundreds of 'Stress Advisers' all over the UK and overseas have been trained by Alice since then. Her first book was a collaboration with GP and author, Dr Kenneth Hambly in 1997, 'Stress Management in Primary Care', and in 1999, she won the British Psychological Society Postgraduate Student Writer of the Year Award. Many books have followed mainly on subjects such as stress, relaxation and related topics. Two of Alice's comedy sketches have been broadcast on BBC Radio, and she has written a book on post-natal depression in conjunction with ITV's 'This Morning'. Alice is a Chartered Psychologist, qualified teacher of psychology, physics, science and mathematics, and is an experienced trainer, author, university lecturer and Life Coach. She is a member of the British Psychological Society, the General Teaching Council, the Society of Authors, the Association for Coaching, and is a Fellow of the International Stress Management Association (ISMA UK). Alice is currently Features Editor on ISMA's quarterly journal 'Stress News' and has had a regular 'Web is the Word' column in this journal since 2004.

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