Progressive Muscle Relaxation: The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook Chapter Singles
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Progressive Muscle Relaxation: The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook Chapter Singles

by Martha Davis, Elizabeth Robbins Eshelman, Matthew McKay
     
 

If you suffer from anxiety, or symptoms of anxiety, there are real steps you can take to change the way your body responds. For example, progressive relaxation of muscles can reduce your pulse rate, blood pressure, and can work in much the same way as anti-anxiety medication. In this New Harbinger Self-Help Essential, you will learn to distinguish

Overview


If you suffer from anxiety, or symptoms of anxiety, there are real steps you can take to change the way your body responds. For example, progressive relaxation of muscles can reduce your pulse rate, blood pressure, and can work in much the same way as anti-anxiety medication. In this New Harbinger Self-Help Essential, you will learn to distinguish between tense and relaxed muscles, progressively relax all of the muscles in your body, and relax quickly in stressful situations.

New Harbinger Self-Help Essentials provide simple, effective exercises that you can use now to make lasting changes. This Essential is drawn from The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook, which details 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.

The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook has been awarded The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Seal of Merit — an award bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781608828234
Publisher:
New Harbinger Publications
Publication date:
05/03/2008
Series:
New Harbinger Self-Help Essentials
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
8
Sales rank:
519,243
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author


Martha Davis, PhD, was a psychologist in the department of psychiatry at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Santa Clara, CA, where she practiced individual, couple, and group psychotherapy for more than thirty years prior to her retirement. She is coauthor of Thoughts and Feelings and The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook.


Elizabeth Robbins Eshelman, MSW, is a licensed clinical social worker who worked as a staff operations consultant for the marketing and internet services group of the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan. She is now retired and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is preparing to become a certified coach for executives and other individuals and plans to use skills and techniques from this book in her practice.

Matthew McKay, PhD, is a professor at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. He has authored and coauthored numerous books, including The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook, Self-Esteem, Thoughts and Feelings, When Anger Hurts, and ACT on Life Not on Anger. He has also penned two fiction novels, Us and The Wawona Hotel. McKay received his PhD in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, and specializes in the cognitive behavioral treatment of anxiety and depression. He lives and works in the Bay Area.

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