According to analyst Lecker, who runs a STRESSCONTROL Center in New York which advocates a STRESSCONTROL Program bolstered by a STRESSCONTROL System, the keys to the control of stress are: 1. The ability to focus on the problem. 2. The rehearsal of stress-alleviating methods. 3. ""Application of these methods in the face of situations which unnecessarily mobilize stress reactions."" And, in many instances, years of therapy. (At his center?) Lots of case histories and credos here to deal with ""Need-Fulfilling Roles: How to define and maintain them,"" ""The Seven Keys of Family Functioning--how they can help you reduce the stresses of family life."" Among the latter: ""constructing special alliances or sub-units that perform important team functions,"" and other such formula pap.