The Relaxation Response

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Harper Collins, Aug 1, 1976 - Health & Fitness - 240 pages
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When Dr. Herbert Benson introduced this simple, effective, mind/body approach to relieving stress twenty-five years ag, his book became an instant national bestseller. Since that time, millions of people have learned the secret--without high-priced lectures or prescription medicines. The Relaxation Response has become the classic reference recommended by most health care professionals and authorities to treat the harmful effects of stress.

Discovered by Dr. Benson and his colleagues in the laboratories of Harvard Medical School and its teaching hospitals, this revitalizing, therapeutic approach is now routinely recommended to treat patients suffering from heart conditions, high blood pressure, chronic pain, insomnia, and many other physical ailments. It requires only minutes to learn, and just ten to twenty minutes of practice twice a day.

 

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User Review  - Chrisanne - Goodreads

This book is well worth a read. The author presents the history of various forms of meditation as well as his research succinctly. The process of training yourself to reach the relaxation response is ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jayne - Goodreads

A clear and simple reminder about a powerful and practical method of slowing down. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
47
Section 3
59
Section 4
65
Section 5
69
Section 6
83
Section 7
101
Section 8
125
Section 9
155
Section 10
169
Section 11
183
Section 12
189
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About the author (1976)

Herbert Benson, M.D. is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School and Chief of the Division of Behavioral Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Mind/Body Medical Institute. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

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