In a world where being "stressed-out" is all too common, some individuals have learned to become stress-resistant. Dr. Flannery has studied these effective copers for twelve years and created project SMART (Stress Management and Relaxation) as a way to help others develop the skills to become stress-resistant through good diet, exercise, relaxation, and problem-solving skills.
"Unlike other programs that treat stress as a problem of isolated individuals, Dr. Flannery's Project Smart recognizes the importance of relationships in health and healing. Becoming Stress Resistant offers practical strategies that can be used effectively to change the quality of life."&mdash'Judith Herman, M.D., Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge Hospital, Cambridge, MA
Raymond B. Flannery Jr., Ph.D., FAPM, is the author of six other books including Preventing Youth Violence: A Guide for Parents, Teachers, and Counselors; Violence in America: Coping with Drugs, Distressed Families, Inadequate Schooling, and Acts of Hate; and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: The Victim's Guide to Healing and Recovery. Dr. Flannery is a licensed clinical psychologist, associate clinical professor of psychology, department of psychiatry, Harvard Medical School.