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Relaxation Techniques By Rosemary A. Payne

Relaxation Techniques
by Rosemary A. Payne

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This text covers the theory and practice of mental and physical relaxation methods. It is intended for health care professionals such as occupational therapists and physiotherapists. The book coves the theory surrounding stress and relaxation and covers both "muscular" and "cognitive" techniques.
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Relaxation Techniques: A Practical Handbook for the Health Care Professional by Rosemary A. Payne

This book is addressed to health care professionals such as nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech therapists and social workers. GPs and psychologists also may find it useful. It can equally be used by lay people since it is written in a non-jargon style. The methods chosen are those which lend themselves to presentation in small group settings. It begins with a review of some of the theory surrounding stress and relaxation. This is followed by a chapter on general procedure which is applicable to all methods. Chapter three discusses stress, beginning with a further passage of theory and moving on to consider a variety of practical coping skills. The following 18 chapters each deal with a specific technique. Twelve chapters are, broadly speaking, concerned with physical or "muscular" techniques and six deal with "cognitive" or psychological methods. There follows a chapter concerning "on-the-spot" techniques for dealing with stressful situations, using skills drawn from earlier lessons. Relaxation in the antenatal context is the subject of chapter 23. Assessment is addressed in chapter 24, and the final chapter looks at a few topics not already covered: the relation between the approaches themselves, some ways in which they can be combined and a brief reference to approaches which are not included.

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Table of Contents

SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION Theoretical Background. General Aspects of Relaxation Training. Stress SECTION 2: PHYSICAL METHODS of RELAXATION Progressive Relaxation. Progressive Relaxation Training. A Tense-Release Script. Passive Muscular Relaxation. Applied Relaxation. Behavioural Relaxation Training. Physiological Relaxation. The Mitchell Method. The Alexander Technique. Differential Relaxation. Stretchings. Physical Exercise. Breathing SECTION 3: MENTAL APPROACHES to RELAXATION Self-Awareness. Imagery. Goal-Directed Visualization. Autogenic Training. Meditation. The Relaxation Response SECTION 4: MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS 'On-The-Spot' Techniques. Relaxation in Pregnancy and Childbirth. Assessment and Research. Drawing the Threads Together Appendix. References. Index

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Relaxation Techniques: A Practical Handbook for the Health Care Professional by Rosemary A. Payne
Rosemary A. Payne
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Elsevier Health Sciences
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