About the Book
The main objectives of this book is to acquaint readers with the spectrum of health and illness, to identify and manage stress, to learn approaches to enhance well-being and also to acquaint readers with strategies for preventing illnesses, to promote and to manage health and well-being. This book is designed for students and researchers, interested in applying psychological insights and principles of health and wellbeing to their own lives. Having six chapters, the first Chapter elaborates the studies of psychological interpretation of health, illness and well-being in western and eastern perspectives. Chapter two covers an overview of the health and well-being models that have played a vital role in the development of health psychology. Chapter three examines concept, nature, sources, symptoms and measurement of stress, the process and style of coping up also. Chapter four reviews stress management techniques to overcome stressful life. Chapter five deals with the mental and physical illness while sixth chapter deals with different approaches and strategies applied to promote our health and well-being.
About the Author
Ravi Krishnan is an American trained Counseling Psychologist, with over 25 years of clinical experience in the field of Mental Health, Counseling, training, teaching and supervision. He has done M.A (Psychology) and Ph.D from Karnataka University, Dharwar. He has served as a Psychologist in Dubai Health Care City and various Clinics in Dubai. In these positions, he provided Individual and Couple therapy on various mental health and life issues to a diverse range of multicultural clients. He has also worked as a referral provider for several corporates and work place institutions in the UAE for their EAP programs. In addition, due to his passion to serve the under privileged, he continues to provide therapeutic services to Indian citizens who cannot afford psychological services under the Crisis Prevention Program (CPP) and thus he helped to establish under the patronage of the Indian Consulate, Dubai for the past ten years.