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Paradoxical Relaxation: The Theory and Practice of Dissolving Anxiety by Accepting It

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This book describes the method of Paradoxical Relaxation, a method initially used and studied by researchers at Stanford University in the Department of Urology for the treatment of male and female chronic pelvic pain syndromes. This method has been one of the major components of the Wise-Anderson Protocol for pelvic pain, popularly known for many years as the Stanford Protocol. Paradoxical Relaxation was designed by David Wise to assist patients to profoundly relax, who were experiencing both pain and anxiety. ...
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Overview


This book describes the method of Paradoxical Relaxation, a method initially used and studied by researchers at Stanford University in the Department of Urology for the treatment of male and female chronic pelvic pain syndromes. This method has been one of the major components of the Wise-Anderson Protocol for pelvic pain, popularly known for many years as the Stanford Protocol. Paradoxical Relaxation was designed by David Wise to assist patients to profoundly relax, who were experiencing both pain and anxiety. The strength of the method of Paradoxical Relaxation is that it addresses the microphysical and psychological events that are obstacles to profound relaxation, especially for individuals who experience anxiety and physical distress.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780972775588
  • Publisher: National Center for Pelvic Pain Research
  • Publication date: 1/10/2010
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 502,946
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author


David Wise, Ph.D. is the co-author of the best-selling book, A Headache in the Pelvis describing the Wise-Anderson Protocol, a new treatment for chronic pelvic pain syndromes, which he co-developed at Stanford University with Dr. Rodney Anderson. He is the director of the National Center for Pelvic Pain Research, conducts research, and treats patients with pelvic pain in a monthly six-day clinic in California. He treats patients with a variety of anxiety-related disorders using Paradoxical Relaxation.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 If you want to learn how to relax, you can 13

Chapter 2 Overview of Paradoxical Relaxation 45

Chapter 3 On the shoulders of giants: the background of Paradoxical Relaxation 69

Chapter 4 Relaxing tension by accepting it 81

Chapter 5 Using Paradoxical Relaxation in difficult circumstances 105

Chapter 6 Residual tension and the default inner posture 119

Chapter 7 Understanding the role of attention training in Paradoxical Relaxation 145

Chapter 8 Practice makes perfect 173

Chapter 9 Catastrophic thinking and Paradoxical Relaxation 183

Chapter 10 Pleasure anxiety 199

Chapter 11 Dissolving inner resistance to relaxation by accepting the inner resistance 219

Chapter 12 Preparation and logistics 233

Chapter 13 Medication and other issues 241

Chapter 14 Paradoxical Relaxation for an anxiety state 253

Chapter 15 Paradoxical Relaxation for anxiety-related disorders 273

Chapter 16 Conclusion 299

Chapter 17 Contact 301

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