Working It out: Using Exercise in Psychotherapy / Edition 1

Working It out: Using Exercise in Psychotherapy / Edition 1

by Kate F. Hays
     
 

Exercise is as valuable to the mind and psyche as it is to the body. But should you prescribe it to your clients? The answer is yes! In Working it Out, author Kate Hays describes how exercise can benefit a wide range of clients, from those acutely stressed to those with chronic distress, by alleviating stress and improving clarity and self-esteem. Exercise has a

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Exercise is as valuable to the mind and psyche as it is to the body. But should you prescribe it to your clients? The answer is yes! In Working it Out, author Kate Hays describes how exercise can benefit a wide range of clients, from those acutely stressed to those with chronic distress, by alleviating stress and improving clarity and self-esteem. Exercise has a direct impact on psychotherapy and may be assigned as "homework" for the client or as a medium of therapy itself. Illustrated with case examples, quotes from psychologists, and support from research and clinical studies, Working it Out is a must read for practitioners looking for new and effective ways to help clients.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557985927
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
IBasics of the Body-Mind Connection
1"Affective Beneficence": Exercise and Well Being3
2The Client, Exercise, and the Therapist11
3Theory and Practice in the Therapeutics of Exercise21
IIChoosing Exercise as a Therapeutic Tool
4The Process of Change37
5The Pragmatics of Exercise Initiation and Maintenance47
6Walking the Walk While Talking the Talk: Exercise with Clients59
IIIThe Psychological Benefits of Exercise with Specific Populations
7Overcoming Inertia: Exercise and Depression75
8Calm in Motion: Exercise for Anxiety87
9Staying Sane: Exercise and Stress Management, Self-Esteem, and Mastery97
10Loss and Gain: Exercise and Eating107
11Pacing Oneself: Exercise and Substance Abuse Recovery119
12"Burning Off Negative Thoughts": Exercise for People With Chronic Mental Illness129
13From Being Alive to Feeling Alive: Trauma Survivor Empowerment137
14Healthy and Strong: Exercise and Recovery From Medical Illness147
15Oxymorons and Stereotypes: Exercise and Diversity Issues153
16Having Fun: Exercise Across the Life Span167
17Beyond the Game: Athletes With Emotional Problems177
IVCaveats and Boundaries
18When Bad Things Happen to Good Sports: The Consequences of Overuse191
19Being Fit: Ethical Issues Relevant to Exercise and Therapy203
20The Next Steps: Education, Training, and Marketing215
Glossary: Exercise and Sport Psychology Terms225
App. AExercise and Sport Psychology Development Plan229
App. BA Brief History of Exercise and Sport Psychology239
App. CExercise History, Motivation Inventory, and Exercise Plan243
References247
Author Index267
Subject Index273
About the Author281

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