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Stress Reduction Resources

Does This Situation Describe Your Concern?

The Center for Work and Family Life is available to help in the following ways:

  • practicing better self-care
  • activating and expanding your support sytem
  • applying and integrating the information found in these book & web resources into your daily living
  • connecting you with providers or community resources that specialize in this topic

Please call CWFL to request personalized assistance on this topic

Our phone is 213-821-0800

Reading List Notations:

Green font indicates books that have been read by Center for Work and Family Life staff.

The Center does not specifically recommend or endorse any particular literature, nor does the absence of books from this list represent a recommendation against such works.

The Center for Work and Family Life would like to thank and give credit to the Stanford University Faculty and Staff Help Center, which was instrumental in helping to assemble this reading list.

Web Resources Notations:

The links listed are being provided as additional resources for you. Most of these are not affiliated with the Center for Work and Family Life.

Neither the Center, nor the University, is responsible for these websites, their content or the referral information they provide. As such, we encourage you to be an educated consumer in using the links to take you to the resources available for that topic.

If you have any questions, comments or find information on this page that is incorrect or no longer current, please contact us at (213) 821-0800 or at

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Smoking Cessation

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Smoking Cessation


Reading List

Borysenko, Joan (1987). Minding the Body, Mending the Mind. New York: Addison Wesley.

Kabat-Zinn, Jon (1990). Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness. New York: Dell.

Note: Based on the principles of mindfulness and breathing, with particular emphasis on managing chronic pain

Luskin, Frederic, & Pelletier, K. (2005). Stress Free For Good: 10 Scientifically Proven Life Skills for Health and Happiness. New York: HarperCollins.

O'Hara, Valerie (1996). Five Weeks to Healing Stress: The Wellness Option. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.

Note: A practical workbook, with charts for recording progress

Sapolsky, Robert (1994). Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers. New York: W. H. Freeman.

Note: An explanation of how stress affects the body and mind; based on scientific research

Web Resources

Center for Work and Family Life: The Relaxation Page

Center for Work and Family Life: Stress Reduction