Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Ask us!

Tough Topics to Discuss

This guide offers resources for topics that may be difficult to discuss. It includes books, ebooks, videos, college resources and community links.

Helpful Resources: 

RVCC Advising & Counseling - Free, personal short-term counseling is available to students. We recognize your college years can be challenging and we want to support you and help you have a productive, rewarding and satisfying college experience.

Monday 8:30am - 6pm
Drop-In Hours no appointment needed 8:30am - 5:30pm

Tuesday 8:30am - 6pm
Drop-In Hours no appointment needed: 8:30am - 5:30pm

Wednesday 8:30am - 6pm
Drop-In Hours no appointment needed: 8:30am - 5:30pm

Thursday 8:30am - 6pm
Drop-In Hours no appointment needed: 8:30am - 2pm & 4 - 5:30pm

Friday 8:30am - 5pm
Drop-In Hours: no appointment needed: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Location: College Center, 1st Floor, C165
Phone: (908) 526-1200 Ext. 8336 or 8330
For Personal Counseling Concerns, Email: personalcounseling@raritanval.edu

Videos available to watch online:

You will be prompted to log in with your student G# and password

EBooks available to read online:

Stress Management for Dummies

Stress Management for Dummies

Stress management for dummies gives you trusted, time-tested guidance on teaching your body and mind to properly cope with stress while keeping your sanity intact. Whether it's love, work, family, or something else that has you in the red zone, this updated edition of Stress Management For Dummies will help you identify the stress triggers in your life.

Stress and Young People

Stress and Young People

This guide is aimed at helping young people to identify and understand stress and its impacts on their mental and physical health. It features a range of tips, strategies and tools for managing and reducing stress, including relaxation techniques. The title also dedicates a chapter to handling exam stress, showing readers how to reduce stress caused by study pressures and most effectively prepare for exams. Learn how to stress less and be at your best under pressure.

The Naked Roommate : and 107 other issues you might run into in college

The Naked Roommate : and 107 other issues you might run into in college

This booik is packed with real-life advice on everything from managing money to managing stress. Hilarious and outrageous, with stories from students on over 100 college campuses this book covers the basics, and then some, 

Books available at Evelyn S. Field Library:

Books on managing stress can be found in the library collection upstairs in the following sections:

BF575 - BF723   This section focuses on stress in our society and how it effects us in general or by gender or by ethnic differences.
RA785   This section focuses on relaxation techniques.

Principles and Practices of Stress Management

Principles and Practices of Stress Management

A comprehensive review of effective stress management techniques and their applications for treating psychological problems and enhancing physical health and performance. Leading experts present in-depth descriptions of their respective methods, including detailed case examples and step-by-step implementation guidelines.  Chapter topics include mindfulness meditation, neurofeedback, EMDR, breathing retraining, heart rate variability biofeedback, exercise therapy, Qigong, sport psychophysiology, and basic mechanisms of stress and relaxation.

Guide to Stress Reduction

Guide to Stress Reduction

The increasingly frenetic pace of modern life can take a heavy toll on our physical and mental well-being, and we all have the headaches, backaches, and insomnia to prove it.  This book presents a comprehensive program of exercises designed to alleviate stress with techniques such as autogenics, visualization, meditation, biofeedback, and desensitization.

Learn To Relax

Learn To Relax

This book provides techniques and step-by-step exercises for mental and physical relaxation in addition to demonstrating how creative problem-solving and decision-making can keep you from feeling overwhelmed and improve your ability to cope with everyday worries.

Tai Chi Health For Life

Tai Chi Health For Life

This is a comprehensive guide dealing with why tai chi is effective at helping millions improve their health, relieve stress and reverse the effects of aging, and helps advanced students upgrade their practice and beginners choose the appropriate style and teacher.

The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook

The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook

This workbook is designed to teach stress management and relaxation techniques and exercises. It includes chapters on how you react to stress, body awareness, progressive relaxation, meditation, self-hypnosis, thought stopping, goal setting and time management, assertiveness training and various other issues.

The Science of Stress Management

The Science of Stress Management

This book guides readers to a greater understanding of the mechanisms at work when stress is present and provides guidance for dealing with the physical and mental responses. While grounded in the science of stress, this work also helps readers employ those strategies that will best manage stress for better overall health.

10 Simple Solutions to Stress

10 Simple Solutions to Stress

This book provides practices and stress-rescue techniques to help you cope effectively with stressful moments throughout your day.