Principles and Practice of Stress Management, Third Edition

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Paul M. Lehrer, Robert L. Woolfolk, Wesley E. Sime
Guilford Press, Aug 16, 2007 - Psychology - 734 pages
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Structured for optimal use as a clinical reference and text, this comprehensive work reviews effective stress management techniques and their applications for treating psychological problems and enhancing physical health and performance. Leading experts present in-depth descriptions of progressive relaxation, hypnosis, biofeedback, meditation, cognitive methods, and other therapies. Tightly edited chapters examine each method's theoretical and empirical underpinnings and provide step-by-step guidelines for assessment and implementation, illustrated with detailed case examples. The volume also explains basic mechanisms of stress and relaxation and offers research-based guidance for improving treatment outcomes.

 

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Contents

Conceptual Issues Underlying Stress Management
3
The Psychology of Relaxation
38
Origins Principles and Clinical Applications
57
Abbreviated Methods
88
Mechanisms Findings
125
The Autogenic Training Method of J H Schultz
151
Autogenic Biofeedback Training in Psychophysiological Therapy
175
Psychophysiological Perspectives on StressRelated and Anxiety Disorders
209
Mindfulness Meditation
393
Qigong Therapy for Stress Management
428
Yoga as a Therapeutic Intervention
449
Cognitive Approaches to Stress and Stress Management
465
A Preventative and Treatment Approach
497
Applications to Stress Management
519
Pharmacological Approach to the Management
579
Sport Psychophysiology and Peak Performance Applications
615

Biofeedback Training to Increase Heart Rate Variability
227
Neurofeedback for Stress Management
249
A Systems Perspective on Respiratory Retraining
291
Exercise Therapy for Stress Management
333
Section E Methods Based on Eastern Meditative
361
Differential Effects of Stress Management Therapies on Emotional
638
Stress Management and Relaxation Therapies for Somatic Disorders
682
Research on Clinical Issues in Stress Management
703
Index
723
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