Learn to Relax: A Practical Guide to Easing Tension and Conquering Stress

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Chronicle Books, May 1, 1998 - Self-Help - 159 pages
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We all need to relax. If only it were as easy as it sounds! Now, with this beautifully illustrated and practical volume, anyone can learn to let go. Offering almost 30 ingenious and easy-to-do exercises tailor-made for busy people, plus original illustrations to aid visualization and a friendly text that's low on jargon, Learn to Relax presents effective ways to ease tension at work, at home, or on the road. Stress counselor Mike George suggests simple techniques for breathing, massage, anxiety control, time management, sleep enrichment, detachment, and meditation, all designed to calm the mind. Drawn from both Eastern and Western traditions, this book's easy yet highly effective strategies reveal how we can put problems in perspective, deepen self-awareness, and celebrate the positive in life. Practical and inspirational in the style of Teach Yourself to Dream, Learn to Relax is the only accessible illustrated relaxation book on the market -- and an indispensable guide for anyone who wants to rediscover the essential art of relaxation.
  

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Review: Learn to Relax: A Practical Guide to Easing Tension and Conquering Stress

User Review  - Jennifer Jackson - Goodreads

The exercises in this book are eye opening. It got me through a very rough time in my life. If you have a tendency to live life "always on" some day it can be a super tool to help you learn to ... Read full review

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User Review  - badangel717 - Overstock.com

It teaches you to center yourself and just relax and the water color pictures themselves are relaxing on their own. LOVE IT!!!! Read full review

Contents

Introduction
8
Perspectives on Stress
14
The Emotional Rodeo
20
Sileacing the Bu 2 5
26
The Rock in the Stream
32
Creative Visualization
38
Esercise 4 An Imnginory Balloan Ride 29
50
Tension Traits
56
The Fitness Paradox
62
The Gift of Hands
68
Stillness Breath and Calm 41
75
Mind Power
117
Inner Space
124
Bihliography I
155
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About the author (1998)

Mike George is a renowned teacher of meditation and stress consultant who lectures around the world, and for clients such as General Motors and Mitsubishi. He lives in the United Kingdom.

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