The new edition of this highly regarded text will help you understand and apply the most appropriate psychological interventions and relaxation techniques for people experiencing anxiety, depression and psychological distress.
Easy to follow for healthcare professionals, students and the general public across a variety of settings. The text provides evidence-based techniques for addressing the person’s needs in a personalised manner, thereby achieving better outcomes. The range of strategies covered includes talking therapies, breathing techniques, mindfulness and physical activities.
The text has been edited by Dr Caroline Belchamber to incorporate a new section on application in practice, which covers COVID-19, long-term conditions, palliative, supportive and end of life care.
Section 1- Setting the Scene
1. States of Stress
2. The State of Relaxation
3. Preparing for relaxation
Section 2- Somatic Approaches to Relaxation
5. Progressive Relaxation
6. Progressive Relaxation training
7. A tense release Script
8. Passive Muscular Relaxation
9. Applied Relaxation
10. Behavioral Relaxation Training
11. Differential Relaxation
12. Alexander Technique
13. Mitchell Method
15. Physical activity
Section 3- Cognitive Approaches to relaxation
16. Cognitive-Behavioural Approaches
19. Goal-DIrected Visualization
20. Autogenic Training
22. Bensons Relaxation Technique
23. Mindfulness Based Mediation
24. Brief Relaxation Techniques
Section 4- Application in practice
25. Long-Term Conditions
26. Palliative, Supportive and end of life
27. Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Section 5- Working towards best practice
29. Evidence from Research
30. Combined Relaxation Techniques
Section 6- Appendix Glossary & Index
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- © Elsevier 2021
- 30th June 2021
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- eBook ISBN:
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