ABC Relaxation Training: A Practical Guide for Health Professionals

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Springer Publishing Company, Aug 19, 1999 - Medical - 328 pages
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In this volume, Smith presents instructions for more approaches to relaxation than any other book on the market. The author provides word-for-word scripts for clinicians to teach them to implement all relaxation techniques using his ABC relaxation approach. The volume includes simple assessment questionnaires for determining relaxation needs and evaluating relaxation outcomes; precise instructions for making individualized relaxation tapes; and verbatim instructions for presenting tested ģfailproofī relaxation and stress management workshops.

Techniques include: progressive relaxation, autogenic training, self-hypnosis, breathing exercises, yoga, imagery / visualization, meditation, and prayer.

For clinical psychologists, psychotherapists, and trainers in the field of relaxation.

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Jonathon C. Smith, PhD, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, and founder and Director of the Roosevelt University Stress Institute. He has published numerous articles and 11 books on stress, relaxation, and mediation; and has taught stress management and relaxation to thousands of individuals, corporations, and clinics. Roosevelt University has granted Dr. Smith a Distinguished Professorship in order to conduct ABC relaxation research and develop the Stress Institute.

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