Relaxation, Meditation, & Mindfulness

Relaxation, Meditation, & Mindfulness

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Based on a newly revised theory of relaxation, ABC2 Relaxation Theory, devised by the author, this book explains why hundreds of techniques used by professionals typically sort into six groups. The integration of these groups forms the core of the book. Smith's findings also reveal that not only can relaxation go beyond stress management, but that different families of relaxation have different effects. Rich with practical suggestions and concrete illustrations of application, this comprehensive training guide details the following techniques: Yoga Stretching Progressive Muscle Relaxation Breathing Exercise Autogenic Suggestion Imagery/Relaxing Self-Talk Meditation (including Mindfulness) Special applications include: relaxation with children relaxation and pain management relaxation, spirituality, and religionA Mental Health Practitionera#39;s Guide to New and Traditional Approaches Jonathan C. Smith, PhD. disengagement. Clinically, one might view R-State Disengagement at least in part as low-level, potentially adaptive dissociation. Our research (Smith, 2001) has frequently found that individuals under high levels of stress or pain, or displaying above-average levels ... A substantial literature has developed on the dimension of a€œself-efficacy, a€ a dimension of perceived personal competence.

Title:Relaxation, Meditation, & Mindfulness
Author:Jonathan C. Smith, PhD
Publisher:Springer Publishing Company - 2005-03-04


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