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The relaxation & stress reduction workbook

Author: Martha Davis; Elizabeth Robbins Eshelman; Matthew McKay
Publisher: Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, ©2008.
Series: New Harbinger self-help workbook.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 6th edView all editions and formats
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This book broke new ground when it was first published in 1980, detailing easy, step-by-step techniques for calming the body and mind in an increasingly overstimulated world. Now in its sixth edition, this workbook, highly regarded by therapists and their clients, remains the "go-to" source for stress reduction strategies that can be incorporated into even the busiest lives. This new edition is updated with powerful  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular Works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martha Davis; Elizabeth Robbins Eshelman; Matthew McKay
ISBN: 9781572245495 1572245492
OCLC Number: 191732428
Description: xv, 371 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: 1. How you react to stress : Sources of stress ; Fight-or-flight response ; Chronic stress and disease ; Schedule of recent experience ; Prevention ; Symptoms checklist ; Tactics for coping with stress ; Tactics for coping with stress inventory ; Knowing your goal ; Symptom-relief effectiveness ; Symptom-relief effectiveness chart ; Further reading --
2. Body awareness : Background ; Body inventory ; Stress-awareness diary ; Record of general tension ; Further reading --
3. Breathing : Background ; Symptom-relief effectiveness ; Time to master ; Instructions ; Preparing to do breathing exercises ; Breathing basics ; Special considerations ; Breathing for tension release and increased awareness ; Breathing for symptom control or release ; Final thoughts ; Further reading ; Recordings --
4. Progressive relaxation : Background ; Symptom-relief effectiveness ; Time to master ; Instructions ; Special considerations ; Further reading ; Recordings --
5. Meditation : Background ; Symptom-relief effectiveness ; Time to master ; Instructions ; Exercises ; Special considerations ; Further reading ; Recordings --
6. Visualization : Background ; Symptom-relief effectiveness ; Time to master ; Instructions ; Basic tension and relaxation exercises ; Special considerations ; Further reading ; Recordings --
7. Applied relaxation training : Background ; Symptom-relief effectiveness ; Time to master ; Instructions ; Special considerations ; Further reading ; Recordings --
8. Self-hypnosis : Background ; Symptom-relief effectiveness ; Contraindications ; Time to master ; Instructions ; Special considerations ; Further reading --
9. Autogenics : Background ; Symptom-relief effectiveness ; Contraindications ; Time to master ; Instructions ; Special considerations ; Further reading ; Recording --
10. Brief combination techniques : Background ; Symptom-relief effectiveness ; Time to master ; Instructions ; Further reading ; Recordings. 11. Focusing : Background ; Symptom-relief effectiveness ; Time to master ; Instructions ; Suggestions for focusing on special problems ; Special considerations ; A real-life example of the power of focusing ; Final thoughts ; Further reading ; Websites --
12. Refuting irrational ideas : Background ; Symptom-relief effectiveness ; Time to master ; Instructions ; Refuting irrational ideas ; Special considerations ; Further reading --
13. Facing worry and anxiety : Background ; Symptom-relief effectiveness ; Time to master ; Instructions ; Instructions for imagery exposure ; Special considerations ; Turn worry into problem solving ; Problem-solving worksheet ; Final thoughts ; Further reading --
14. Coping skills training for fears : Background ; The five steps of coping skills training for fear ; Symptom-relief effectiveness ; Time to master ; Instructions ; Special considerations ; Further reading --
15. Anger inoculation : Background ; Symptom-relief effectiveness ; Time to master ; Instructions ; Special considerations ; Further reading --
16. Goal setting and time management : Background ; Limits of multitasking ; Symptom-relief effectiveness ; Time to master ; Instructions ; Clarifying your values ; Setting goals ; Developing an action plan ; Evaluating how you spend your time ; Combating procrastination ; Organizing your time ; Further reading ; Recordings --
17. Assertiveness training : Background ; Symptom-relief effectiveness ; Time to master ; Instructions ; Further reading --
18. Work-stress management : Background ; What causes work burnout? ; Symptom-relief effectiveness ; Time to master ; Five steps toward managing your work stress ; Final thoughts ; Further reading ; Websites --
19. Nutrition and stress : Background ; Symptom-relief effectiveness ; Time to master ; Twelve steps to positive eating ; Self-assessment ; Taking charge of your nutritional well-being ; Set your personal positive eating goals now ; Final thoughts ; Further reading ; Other resource ; Websites --
20. Exercise : Background ; How does exercise reduce stress? ; What is the evidence? ; Types of exercise ; Symptom-relief effectiveness ; Time to master ; Developing your own exercise program ; Choosing the best type of exercise for yourself ; Establishing goals ; Sample exercise program ; Special considerations ; Further reading ; Television programs, videos, and DVDs ; Websites ; Community resources ; Training resources for long-distance activities --
21. When it doesn't come easy: getting unstuck : Taking responsibility for your decisions ; Confront your excuses ; Confronting roadblocks to stress management and relaxation ; When symptoms persist ; Persistence pays.
Series Title: New Harbinger self-help workbook.
Other Titles: Relaxation and stress reduction workbook
Responsibility: Martha Davis, Elizabeth Robbins Eshelman, Matthew McKay.
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Offers proven-effective worry and anger models. This book features chapters including "Facing Feelings", which focuses on mindfulness and acceptance, and "Coping with Anger". It covers time  Read more...

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"This text remains, after twenty years, the clearest, best-organized, and most readable book on stress management. It has achieved the status of the 'classic' self-help reference in the field." Read more...

 
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