Special Section:
How to Handle the Holidays

Reprinted from PN December 2002

Two articles in the December 2002 PN/Paraplegia News show you how to decompress from all that holiday stress and how to banish those seasonal blues.

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Frequentlyand especially during the holiday seasonit seems too many things are going on around you and you have no way to deal with all the daily hassles. Although no one can eliminate stress from life, there are some ways of reducing its impact on your health. Under Stress? Decompress! describes two specific methods of dealing with stress: relaxation techniques and time-management skills.

For many of us, the holidays mean a time of visiting with family and friends as well as the stress of last-minute shopping, cooking, and decorating our homes. As people in the mental-health fields have long realized, the holidays traditionally represent the single busiest time for professionals who work with people prone to sadness and depression. In How to Banish the Blues, Stanley J. Ducharme, Ph.D., offers helpful suggestions for those times when you find yourself feeling down.


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