The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook
Title: The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook
Author: Martha Davis, Elizabeth Robbins Eshelman, & Matthew McKay
This best-selling classic workbook for beating stress offers comprehensive, step-by-step directions for the most popular relaxation techniques including mindfulness meditation, progressive muscle relaxation, thought stopping, stress inoculation, autogenics, and more.
The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook broke new ground when it was first published in 1980, detailing 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.
This new edition is updated with powerful relaxation techniques based on the latest research, and draws from a variety of proven treatment methods, including progressive relaxation, autogenics, self-hypnosis, visualization, and mindfulness and acceptance therapy.
In the first chapter, you’ll explore your own stress triggers and symptoms, and learn how to create a personal plan for stress reduction. Each chapter features a different method for relaxation and stress reduction, explains why the method works, and provides on-the-spot exercises you can do to apply that method when you feel stressed. The result is a comprehensive yet accessible workbook that will help you to curb stress and cultivate a more peaceful life.