Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Seven Proven Steps to Less Pain and More Energy

Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Seven Proven Steps to Less Pain and More Energy

by Fred Friedberg
     
 

A Lifestyle Balance Program for Less Pain and More Energy

If you're struggling with fibromyalgia or CFS, this book can help you. It offers an evidence-based improvement program that can help you achieve a healthy balance between activity, rest, and leisure-a balance that can significantly reduce pain and fatigue and increase your energy. In this book, author Fred

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A Lifestyle Balance Program for Less Pain and More Energy

If you're struggling with fibromyalgia or CFS, this book can help you. It offers an evidence-based improvement program that can help you achieve a healthy balance between activity, rest, and leisure-a balance that can significantly reduce pain and fatigue and increase your energy. In this book, author Fred Friedberg, a clinical psychologist and a leading researcher in chronic fatigue, first explains how lifestyle impacts the severity and persistence of fibromyalgia and CFS. He then goes on to show how the seven step lifestyle balance program can help you to function and feel better.

In step one, you'll learn how to use active relaxation techniques to lessen ongoing stress. Better sleep, anger management, and activity pacing make up steps two, three, and four. Step five focuses on overcoming worry and guilt, and you'll learn how low-effort pleasurable activities can ease pain and fatigue in step six. Finally, in step seven, the importance of finding and maintaining personal support is covered. This effective lifestyle-focused program has brought relief to many others like you who have struggled with these misunderstood illnesses-illnesses that modern medicine cannot cure. You can start on the path to a better quality of life today!

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572244597
Publisher:
New Harbinger Publications
Publication date:
06/28/2006
Series:
Unassigned Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 8.82(h) x 0.46(d)

Meet the Author

Fred Friedberg, PhD is a clinical psychologist in practice for 20 years and an assistant professor in the School of Medicine at Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, on Long Island, NY. He has authored two popular books, Coping with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Do-It-Yourself Eye Movement Technique for Emotional Healing. Currently, he is the principal investigator of a five-year behavioral study of chronic fatigue syndrome funded by the National Institutes of Health. His published scientific articles have appeared in American Psychologist, Journal of Clinical Psychology, Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, Clinical Infectious Diseases, Journal of Neuropsychiatry, Archives of Neurology, Journal of Psychosomatic Research, Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, and Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. In addition, he has conducted professional workshops for the American Psychological Association, the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, and the Society of Behavioral Medicine. His website is: www.lifebalance7.com.

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