Effective techniques and step-by-step exercises for mental and physical relaxationDr. C. Eugene Walker’s relaxation techniques have helped thousands of people find relief from tension and stress. In this updated edition of his bestselling Learn to Relax, Walker explains how creative problem-solving and decision-making can keep you from feeling overwhelmed and improve your ability to cope with everyday worries.
Inside, you’ll find specific techniquesmany of them newthat have proven successful in conquering anxiety. Also new to this edition are over 40 stress management exercises to help you better understand the concepts and apply them to your own needswhether your periods of stress are brief and mild or you suffer from more severe, long-lasting bouts of anxiety. Fast, simple, and effective, Learn to Relax lets you beat stress and gain control of your life. Praise for the First Edition: "A very clear and well-written book on anxiety that briefly and authoritatively presents many techniques that can be helpful to almost any reader."Albert Ellis, PhD, bestselling author of How to Make Yourself Happy: And Remarkably Less Disturbable
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About the Author
C. EUGENE WALKER, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and consultant. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of Oklahoma Medical School and the author or editor of over twenty books.
Table of Contents
What Is Anxiety?
Existential Anxiety and Creative Living.
Life Structuring and Engineering.
Realistic Goal Setting.
Problem Solving, Decision Making, and Brainstorming.
Nutrition and Exercise.
Recreation and Escape.
Friends and Communication.