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Publication Date: 20 Aug 2015
Publisher: SPCK Publishing
Page Count: 156
Author: Andrew Procter|Elizabeth Procter
ISBN-13: 9780281072422, 9780281072439

Practical Help for Stressed Christians

By Andrew Procter, Elizabeth Procter
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Stress is now a huge factor in modern living, with one-third of British workers likely to suffer from it some stage in their careers. Christians are not immune. Indeed it is arguable that they are even more vulnerable to overstress or burnout than secular people because of behavioural expectations relating to God, Church, society, work and the prevailing culture.
In order to address these particularities, each short chapter in this engaging book responds to a commonly asked question or typical statement, such as ‘How can I tell if I’m overstressed?’; ‘I’m so disillusioned and swamped at work. I don’t know how long I can carry on.’; ‘I’m not managing time for God as I used to.’ etc. The authors then offer basic information, followed by material for meditation or reflection; encouragement of some sort, and finally something for the reader to work on.
About the Author
The Revd Andrew Procter is on the Rochester Diocesan Council for Health and Healing and is the Bishop’s Advisor on the Paranormal. A professionally qualified counsellor, he is co-author, with Elizabeth, of Exploring God (Kevin Mayhew), Encountering Depression (SPCK) and The Essential Guide to Burnout (Lion).

Dr Elizabeth Procter has been a Consultant Psychiatrist in North Kent for 15 years. Together with Andrew she has vast experience of parish life, has headed up prayer counselling teams, and is a member of the Diocesan Council of Health and Healing and a Pastoral Adviser to the Bishop.
Press Reviews

Praise for the authors’ Encountering Depression (SPCK, 2011):
I just couldn’t put it down! This is a “must have” book. The insights brought by a very experienced priest and counsellor along with those of a gifted Christian psychiatrist bring a brilliantly complementary and illuminating approach.

- Dr Gareth Tuckwell, CEO of Burrswood

A treasure-house of wisdom.

- Professor Brian Thorne

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