The Seven-Day Stress Prescription

The Seven-Day Stress Prescription


'Elissa Epel is the authority on stress and its machinations' Daniel J. Siegel, MD, New York Times-bestselling author of The Whole-Brain Child


Our lives have become increasingly stressful. Whether it's our to-do lists, deadlines, difficult conversations or crises small or large, our waking hours are filled with constant stressors. We can't eliminate stress - it will always be woven into our lives and part of everything from parenting and careers, to reaching big life dreams. However, this book will help you to 'stress better' and become more resilient.

World-renowned psychologist, Dr Elissa Epel, distils her years of research into a practical seven-day plan to transform our relationship with stress in just seven days. The secret to tackling stress is not to avoid it but to experience it differently. She offers simple, actionable, science-based techniques that offer immediate relief, such as how to:

· Expect the unexpected and learn to be flexible
· Control what you can and put down the rest
· Meet challenges with excitement
· Harness your stress response for resilience, better health, and longevity
· Gain perspective and let nature shrink stress
· Find deep rest and regenerative energy
· Discover and capture what brings you joy

Ultimately, stress is inevitable, but it doesn't have to wear us down. The Seven-Day Stress Prescription will equip you with a healthier mindset and the resources you need to turn stress into strength and a tool that helps us to grow.


  • 'A preeminent expert sheds light on how to handle the daily hassles of life. It's not just a manual for managing stress-it's a toolkit for preventing it'
    Adam Grant, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Think Again

About the author

Dr Elissa Epel

Dr Elissa Epel is a Professor, and Vice Chair, in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco. She is a renowned health psychologist who has conducted pioneering research into how stress can compromise our health, all the way down to the cellular level, and how to improve wellbeing and slow ageing. She was elected to the National Academy of Medicine, is the past President of the Academy of Behavioural Medicine Research, and a leader of mental health initiatives at the University of California Center for Climate Health and Equity. She studied psychology and psychobiology at Stanford University and clinical and health psychology at Yale University. Her research has been featured in TEDMED, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Her first book, The Telomere Effect, was a New York Times bestseller and was translated into over 30 languages. She loves the excitement of discovery research, the satisfaction of collaboration and mentoring, and the deep rest states and joy that come from nature and retreats.
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