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Relaxation, meditation, and mindfulness : a practical guide

Author: Jonathan C Smith
Publisher: New York : Springer Pub. Co., ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Based on a newly revised theory of relaxation, this book explains why hundreds of techniques used by professionals typically sort into six groups. The integration of these groups forms the core of the book. Smith's findings also reveal that not only can relaxation go beyond stress management, but that different families of relaxation have different effects."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan C Smith
ISBN: 0826127452 9780826127457
OCLC Number: 57434183
Description: ix, 368 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Basic concepts. Six families of techniques : an historical overview ; The relaxation engine ; The six access skills of relaxation ; The paths and landscapes of relaxation ; The destinations of relaxation : ten great goals ; Summary of ABC₂ relaxation theory : psychological relaxation theory --
The relaxation instruction manual. General instructions for all approaches to relaxation ; Yogaform stretching ; Progressive muscle relaxation ; Breathing exercises ; Autogenic training ; Imagery and relaxing self-talk ; Meditation and mindfulness --
Training issues. Overview of relaxation training formats ; Orientation ; Assessment tools ; Troubleshooting and enhancing relaxation --
Combination training formats. Scripting ; Abbreviated programs ; Workshops and group relaxation --
Special applications. Relaxation for children ; Relaxation and pain management ; Spirituality, religion, and relaxation.
Responsibility: Jonathan C. Smith.
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