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cover image - Payne's Handbook of Relaxation Techniques Elsevier ebook on Vitalsource,5th Edition
ISBN: 9780702076527
Page Count: 432
Imprint: Elsevier
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Payne's Handbook of Relaxation Techniques Elsevier ebook on Vitalsource, 5th Edition

by Caroline Belchamber

Elsevier eBook on VitalSource

cover image - Payne's Handbook of Relaxation Techniques Elsevier ebook on Vitalsource,5th Edition
ISBN: 9780702076527
Page Count: 432
Imprint: Elsevier
List Price: $42.99
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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.


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    • Comprehensive and easy to follow toolkit
    • Relaxation techniques organised into somatic and cognitive approaches
    • Application to practice
    • Learning outcomes, key points, reflective activities and case studies in each chapter
    • Easy scripts to follow with step by step guidance
    • Three new chapters on COVID-19, palliative, supportive and end-of-life care, and long-term conditions
    • Fully updated references and evidence-base
  • Section 1- Setting the Scene

    1. States of Stress

    2. The State of Relaxation

    3. Preparing for relaxation

    Section 2- Somatic Approaches to Relaxation

    4. Breathing

    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

    14. Stretching

    15. Physical activity

    Section 3- Cognitive Approaches to relaxation

    16. Cognitive-Behavioural Approaches

    17. Self-Awareness

    18. Imagery

    19. Goal-DIrected Visualization

    20. Autogenic Training

    21. Meditation

    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

    28. Measurement

    29. Evidence from Research

    30. Combined Relaxation Techniques

    Section 6- Appendix Glossary & Index

    Appendix 1

    Appendix 2

    Appendix 3

    Appendix 4

    Glossary

    31. Index

  • Caroline Belchamber
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