The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook: Easyread Super Large 20pt Edition

Front Cover, Sep 16, 2009 - Self-Help - 488 pages
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This workbook teaches you clinically proven stress-management and relaxation techniques. Each technique is presented with concise background information followed by step-by-step exercises. As you practice these techniques, you will gain new insight into your personal stress response and learn how to reestablish balance and a sense of well-being in your life. Use this workbook as a guide. Read chapters 1 and 2 first. They are the foundation upon which all of the other chapters are built. Then you will know enough about stress and your personal reactions to stress to decide which chapters will be most helpful for you to read next. Chapters 3 through 10 teach techniques for relaxation. Chapters 11 through 15 will help you with your stressful thoughts and feelings. Chapter 16 assists you in managing your time more effectively so that you can free up time to relax and do more of what is most important to you. From chapter 17 you can learn to communicate more assertively and chapter 18 gives you many options to deal with environmental and interpersonal stress at work. Chapters 19 and 20 teach the basics of nutrition and exercise. Chapter 21 gives you some suggestions on how to increase motivation, deal with problems that come up along the way, and stick to your plan. Stress and tension are present in your life every day. Stress management and relaxation can be effective only if you make them a daily part of your lifestyle. As you are learning the skills in this book that are pertinent to you, practice them repeatedly to ensure that you will be able to carry them out anytime you need to, without having to refer to written materials. Regular conscious practice can lead to habits of regular relaxation and stress reduction at an unconscious level.----The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook

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How You React to Stress xii How to Get the Most Out of This Workbook
Body Awareness 42 2 Body Awareness
Breathing 56 3 Breathing
Progressive Relaxation 93 4 Progressive Relaxation 5 Meditation 111 5 Meditation
Visualization 164 6 Visualization
Applied Relaxation Training 190 7 Applied Relaxation Training 8 SelfHypnosis 214 8 SelfHypnosis 9 Autogenics 262 9 Autogenics
Focusing 290 10 Brief Combination Techniques

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