The Relaxation & Stress Reduction: Workbook Sixth Edition


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By Martha Davis
Trade paperback book
ISBN 9781572245495
370 pages, 8.00 x 10.00″

The definitive guide for stress management.

The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook broke ne ground when it was first published in 1980, detailing easy, step-by-step techniques for calming the body and mind in an increasingly overstimulated world. Now in its sixth edition, this workbook, highly regarded by therapists and their clients, remains the “go-to” source for stress reduction strategies that can be incorporated into even the busiest lives.

This new edition is updated with powerful relaxation techniques based on the latest research, and draws from a variety of proven treatment methods, including progressive relaxation, autogenics, self-hypnosis, visualizations, and mindfulness and acceptance therapy.

In the first chapter, you’ll explore your own stress triggers and symptoms, and learn how to create a personal plan for stress reduction, explain why the method works, and provides on-the-spot exercises you can do to apply that method when you feel stressed. The result is a comprehensive yet accessible workbook that will help you to curb stress and cultivate a more peaceful life.

Simple, concise, step-by-step directions for:

  • Mindfulness
  • Breathing
  • Progressive Relaxation
  • Meditation
  • Acceptance
  • Focusing
  • Self-Hypnosis
  • Visualization
  • Refuting Irrational Ideas
  • Worry Control
  • Coping Skill
  • Exercise
  • Nutrition
  • Anger Management
  • Time Management
  • Assertiveness
  • Work-Stress Management
  • Quick Relaxers

About the author’s:

Martha Davis, PhD, worked as a psychologist at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center Department of Psychiatry in Santa Clara, CA, where she did individual, couple, and group psychotherapy. She is now retired and living in Northern California with her family. She has co-authored Thoughts & Feelings, Messages, and The Message Workbook.

Elizabeth Robbins Eshelman, MSW, is a licensed clinical social worker who worked as a staff operations consultant for the marketing and internet services group on the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan. She is now retired and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Matthew McKay, PhD, is a professor at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. He has authored and co-authored more than twenty-five books, including Self-Esteem, When Anger Hurts, and ACT on Life Not on Anger.

Additional information

Weight 1.70 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 8 × 1 in


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