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The history of stress management has largely been reactive. By that we mean stress management was initially conceived of as a means to manage stress that had become “excessive.” More forward thinkers also saw that stress management could be proactive and preventive in nature as the construct evolved. We may be standing at the point in the evolution of the stress management construct where we can see the last iteration, i.e., its “final frontier.” From our 57 combined year perspective having watched this field emerge and evolve, we believe the final frontier in the science and practice of stress management is human resilience.

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Everly, G.S., Lating, J.M. (2013). Resilience: The Final Frontier. In: A Clinical Guide to the Treatment of the Human Stress Response. Springer, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-5538-7_7

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