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Alice Jane Muir
|Notes:||"First published in UK 2009 by Hodder Education"--Title page verso.
"Previously pub. as Teach yourself relaxation"--Title page verso.
|Description:||xx, 279 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)|
|Contents:||acknowledgements dedication introduction 01 relaxation - a skill with a long history benefits of relaxation uses of relaxation how to relax why telling yourself to relax is difficult relaxation techniques 02 relaxation, stress and tension explained what is relaxation? the stress response brainwaves getting tension levels right causes of tension what is stress? are we more stressed today? stress and anxiety panic attacks 03 coping with stress and tension slow down and make time for relaxation exercise and lifestyle thinking style sorting out your priorities cushioning yourself and feeling good work stress what about medication? 04 vulnerability to tension or stress hot spots personality attitudes previous experiences ways of coping with stress 05 relaxing your body understanding helps you to relax changes in breathing symptoms of hyperventilation basic relaxation prerequisites progressive muscle relaxation autogenic training a good night's sleep aids to relaxation 06 relaxed body language body language relaxation on the go making things better cultural differences 07 a relaxed mind and calm thinking how to relax the mind relaxed thinking thinking more positively gaining a sense of control thinking errors 108 relax your mouth and eyes using sounds guided imagery 08 relaxing mind and body together meditation mindfulness yoga t'ai chi petting an animal qigong neuro-linguistic programming cognitive behaviour therapy 09 more alternative and complementary therapies massage reflexology acupuncture biofeedback Alexander technique reiki emotional freedom technique humour and smiling 10 making the most of the Internet and modern technology for beginners think before you click non-computer-based equipment podcasts on the Internet biofeedback using a computer social networking sites blogs and blogrolls 11 relaxation and your feelings a dual approach 166 anger your triggers coping with your anger coping with someone else who is angry jealousy dealing with criticism and put-downs giving criticism anxiety obsessive compulsive disorder 12 relaxation in situations preparing to do anything which might make you tense coping with authority figures interview skills pointers for exams or tests making a presentation, speech or short talk 13 relaxation and your mood reasons for mood problems what you can do to help yourself coping with depression dealing with low moods 14 what now? relaxation as a way of life motivation and persistence visualization the big picture personal action plan taking it further index|