The Relaxation Response

Author: Herbert Benson
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0380006766
Size: 80.35 MB
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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.

Beyond The Relaxation Response

Author: Herbert Benson MD
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 059313771X
Size: 77.86 MB
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A practical stress-reduction program that uses meditation and spirituality to help you relieve headaches, lower blood pressure, fight insomnia, and decrease anxiety. "Workable and tested solutions for liberating the mind and body from tension, despair, and panic that predispose the human organism to disease." —Norman Cousins, author of Anatomy of an Illness In just minutes a day, you can easily master the techniques that have helped millions conquer or alleviate stress. Employing neither drugs nor doctors, Dr. Herbert Benson’s program is considered by many to be the most beneficial step forward in personal health and well-being in our time. Using what Dr. Benson calls the Faith Factor—a combination of meditation and religious or philosophical convictions—you can: • Reduce overall stress • Relieve headaches, backaches, and chest pains • Lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels • Fight insomnia • Decrease anxiety • Achieve greater inner peace and emotional balance

Relaxation Revolution

Author: Herbert Benson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 143914866X
Size: 40.62 MB
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Discusses the most recent scientific developments that prove the author's theory that simple relaxation techniques have a tremendous effect on the body's physical health.

The Effect Of The Relaxation Response On The Positive Personality Characteristics Of Paraprofessional Counselors

Author: David Bole
ISBN: 9780530007144
Size: 45.31 MB
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Abstract: This study focuses on the use of a specific meditation technique to enhance client outcomes by cultivating positive regard, genuineness, present centeredness in paraprofessional counselors. Dissertation Discovery Company and University of Florida are dedicated to making scholarly works more discoverable and accessible throughout the world. This dissertation, "The Effect of the Relaxation Response on the Positive Personality Characteristics of Paraprofessional Counselors" by David Nelson Bole, was obtained from University of Florida and is being sold with permission from the author. A digital copy of this work may also be found in the university's institutional repository, [email protected] The content of this dissertation has not been altered in any way. We have altered the formatting in order to facilitate the ease of printing and reading of the dissertation.

A Clinical Guide To The Treatment Of The Human Stress Response

Author: George S. Everly Jr.
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461307414
Size: 33.39 MB
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In 1981, Plenum Press published a text entitled The Nature and Treatment of the Stress Response by Robert Rosenfeld, M. D. , and me. That text attempted to do what no other text from a major publisher had previously attempted, that is, to create a clinically practical guide for the treatment of excessive stress and its arousal-related syndromes-this to be captured between the same covers in combination with a detailed, clinically relevant pedagogy on the neurological and endocrinological foundations of the stress re sponse itself. That volume has enjoyed considerable success having found markets among practicing professionals and clinical students as well. The fields of psychosomatic medicine, health psychology, behavioral medicine, and applied stress research have appreciably expanded their boundaries since the publication of the aforementioned volume. Although remarkably little of the clinical utility of that volume has been eroded with time, it was felt that an updated and more integrative clinical textbook needed to be offered to practicing clinicians and students within clinical rather than simply create a second edition of training programs. Therefore, was made to create a significantly revised the original volume, the decision and expanded volume that would cover many of the same topics as the original volume but would provide a primary emphasis on the treatment of excessive stress and that would employ an integrative phenomenological model to facilitate that end. This present volume entitled A Clinical Guide to the Treatment of the Human Stress Response is the result.

Women And Stress Research

Author: James Harry Humphrey
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 9781594546754
Size: 51.34 MB
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Stress has increasingly become associated with greater susceptibility to various illnesses. The condition is also costly from an economic and financial perspective, but such costs hardly reflect the human costs of emotional trauma and physical suffering that result from the illness. Women today are in a situation where both the monetary and human effects of stress take their toll as women face unprecedented pressures in accommodating the demands of home and career and personal family stresses that often result. In addition to this, while women are prone to the same stressors as men, they are confronted with potentially unique physical and psychological stressors of their own. They may also become stress carriers as in the abusive husband and unfair boss relationship. Ironically, despite these differences women live longer than men, although collectively they are reported to have more symptoms, illnesses, intake of drugs and doctor-hospital visits. This outstanding new book by a pioneer in stress research presents an essential analysis of this increasingly relevant subject.

Chilling Out The Psychology Of Relaxation

Author: Christine L. B. Selby
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610697707
Size: 62.50 MB
Format: PDF
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This appealing, accessible reference volume enables readers to easily understand what creates and constitutes stress—an unavoidable part of modern life—and learn about the psychology behind relaxation. • Focuses on examples and applications from everyday life rather than abstract, academic theories to ensure that the information is highly accessible and relevant to readers seeking to understand how their stressful lives may be harming them and wanting specific strategies for improvement • Includes real-world scenarios that demonstrate the positive and negative effects of different relaxation techniques in different circumstances • Features a glossary of unfamiliar technical terms related to physiology, psychology, and psychological diagnosis • Includes contributions from scholars debating major issues related to the psychology of relaxation

A Clinical Guide To The Treatment Of The Human Stress Response

Author: George S. Jr. Everly
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0306478005
Size: 48.93 MB
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This updated edition covers a range of new topics, including stress and the immune system, post-traumatic stress and crisis intervention, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD), Crisis Management Briefings in response to mass disasters and terrorism, Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM), spirituality and religion as stress management tools, dietary factors and stress, and updated information on psychopharmacologic intervention in the human stress response. It is a comprehensive and accessible guide for students, practitioners, and researchers in the fields of psychology, psychiatry, medicine, nursing, social work, and public health.