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Relaxation For Dummies.

Author: Shamash Alidina; Cary L Cooper
Publisher: Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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New ways to embrace relaxation every day!Relaxation For Dummies provides a straightforward guide to understanding the importance of relaxation in our readers' day-to-day lives. Covering a variety of simple relaxation techniques, including meditation, breathing techniques, hypnotherapy, guided imagery and yoga, this book shows readers how to use physical and emotional relaxation to combat a range of issues including  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Alidina, Shamash.
Relaxation For Dummies.
Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Shamash Alidina; Cary L Cooper
ISBN: 9781119951148 1119951143
OCLC Number: 769343034
Notes: Managing Stress in Your Workplace.
Description: 1 online resource (403 pages)
Contents: Relaxation For Dummies; About the Author; Dedication; Author's Acknowledgments; Table of Contents; x; xi; xii; xiii; xiv; xv; xvi; xvii; xviii; Foreword; xx; Introduction; 2; About This Book; Conventions Used in This Book; What You're Not to Read; 3; Foolish Assumptions; How This Book Is Organised; 4; 5; Icons Used in This Book; 6; Where to Go from Here; Part I: Introducing Relaxation; Chapter 1: Discovering Relaxation; Understanding Relaxation; Discovering the Benefits of Relaxation; Letting Relaxation into Your Life; Chapter 2: Understanding Stress; Explaining the Science of Stress. Discovering the Sources of Your StressConsidering your personality; Measuring Your Stress; Chapter 3: Planning Your Journey into Relaxation; Getting Ready for Relaxation; Creating a Relaxation Plan; Part II: Exploring Relaxation Techniques Using Your Body; Chapter 4: Trying Progressive Relaxation; Discovering Progressive Relaxation; Understanding Muscle Tension and Relaxation; Exploring Progressive Relaxation; Integrating Relaxation Throughout Your Day; Overcoming Problems in Progressive Relaxation; Chapter 5: Practising Breathing Techniques; Discovering the Power of Your Breath. Understanding Your BreathingExploring Relaxing Breathing Exercises; Combining Breathing Techniques; Chapter 6: Using Physical Activity to Relax; Seeing How Exercise Leads to Relaxation; Finding the Right Exercise Routine for You; Discovering Some Popular Exercises; Trying Mindful Exercise; Chapter 7: Yoga, T'ai Chi and Qigong; Practising Yoga for Relaxation; Trying T'ai Chi and Qigong to Relax; Chapter 8: Massage, Acupressure and Reflexology; Discovering Massage; Exploring Self-Massage to Relax Your Body; Trying Acupressure and Foot Reflexology. Part III: Discovering Relaxation Techniques Using Your Mind and HeartChapter 9: Guided Imagery, Self-Hypnosis, Autogenics and Music; Using Guided Imagery or Visualisation; Discovering Autogenics; Sussing Out Self-Hypnosis; Using Music to Relax; Chapter 10: Meditation; Uncovering the Basics of Meditation; Discovering Mindfulness Meditation; Exploring Relaxation Response Meditation; Exploring Alternative Meditations; Chapter 11: Spirituality and Prayer; Creating Spiritual Relaxation; Using Prayer to Relax; Chapter 12: Managing Your Mind; Using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques to Relax. Making Your Thinking OptimisticUsing Problem-Solving Techniques to Relax; Chapter 13: Improving Your Attitude; Developing Gratitude; Discovering Laughter, Humour and Play; Practising Self-Compassion; Part IV: Everyday Relaxation; Chapter 14: Finding Ways to Sleep Serenely; Understanding Sleep; Preparing to Sleep; Dealing With Insomnia; Chapter 15: Discovering Relaxation at Home; Breaking Down Barriers to Relaxation at Home; Finding Relaxation at Home; Trying a Relaxation Diet; Using Your Senses to Relax; Developing Your Social Support Network; Chapter 16: Find Relaxation at Work.

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New ways to embrace relaxation every day!Relaxation For Dummies provides a straightforward guide to understanding the importance of relaxation in our readers' day-to-day lives. Covering a variety of simple relaxation techniques, including meditation, breathing techniques, hypnotherapy, guided imagery and yoga, this book shows readers how to use physical and emotional relaxation to combat a range of issues including stress, anxiety, phobias and fears. The book is accompanied by an audio CD that provides accompanying relaxation exercises for readers to follow. Relaxation For Dummies:Shows readers.

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