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The Relaxation And Stress Reduction Workbook

Sixth Edition
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New Harbinger
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April, 2008
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9781572245495
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$34.95 CAD
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Meditation, in essence, is an effective way to face and ease stress. Yet stress has many faces, as do our personalities, and so there are many approaches to relaxation and stress reduction. Explaining proven stress-management techniques in a step-by-step format, this workbook is widely recommended by therapists, nurses, and physicians.

Reflecting current research, the fifth edition of this classic reference work (considered
North America’s stress reduction bible) substantially revises and updates this material that has helped thousands of people worldwide reduce stress and live healthier, saner lives.

The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook: Fifth Edition retains the clear, simple, and thorough presentation found in previous editions. Each technique presented comes complete with history, symptom effectiveness, time for mastery, further reading suggestions, exercises and homework. And the book’s organization is such that readers are able to select techniques that work best for them and tailor them to create their own relaxation and stress reduction programs.

Written by two psychologists and a social worker, this popular workbook answers questions and teaches skills in personal stress reactions, body awareness, breathing, progressive relaxation, meditation, visualization, self-hypnosis, autogenics, brief combination techniques, biofeedback, refuting irrational ideas, goal setting and time management, assertiveness training, nutrition, exercise, quick relaxers, coping skills training, and “When It Doesn’t Come Easy—Getting Unstuck.”

It’s the right tool for the job, if stress is the issue. And even if it’s not (and who can say that stress is not endemic to this culture?), the skills taught here are just plain good for life, sanity, and health.

Also by Matthew McKay is The Daily Relaxer, a shorter, quicker version of some practices from the workbook.

 

 

 

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Since its first publication in 1980, The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook has become the most indispensable resource for effective and up-to-date techniques for relaxing the body and calming the mind. No other book offers easy-to-use, step-by-step instructions for using progressive relaxation, autogenics, self-hypnosis, visualization, mindfulness, acceptance ... and the list goes on. If it means relaxation, it's in this newly revised and updated edition. Since its first publication in 1980, The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook has become the most indispensable resource for effective and up-to-date techniques for relaxing the body, calming the mind, and refreshing the spirit. Therapists recommend the book to their clients; you pass it on to their friends. More than half a million copies have helped millions of people take the edge off their stressful lives and find the peace they need to foster happiness and success. The overwhelming popularity of this book is the result of its comprehensive yet simple and straightforward adaptation of all the most effective relaxation techniques. No other book offers easy-to-use, step-by-step instructions for using progressive relaxation, autogenics, self-hypnosis, visualization, mindfulness, acceptance and more. This revision will significantly update and simplify this timeless classic. The authors provide the most proven-effective worry and anger models based on the latest research. They have simplified many of the chapters so that you only get the best treatment methods in the most accessible manner. Two new chapters include "Facing Feelings," which focuses on mindfulness and acceptance, and "Coping with Anger." The chapter on time management will be revised to include information on how to unplug from our wealth of electronic communication conveniences when necessary. The book also includes an updated resources section and subject index.Since its first publication in 1980,The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook has become the most indispensable resource for effective and up-to-date techniques for relaxing the body and calming the mind. No other book offers easy-to-use, step-by-step instructions for using progressive relaxation, autogenics, self-hypnosis, visualization, mindfulness, acceptanceand the list goes on. If it means relaxation, it's in this newly revised and updated edition.

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