Payne's Handbook of Relaxation Techniques: A Practical Guide for the Health Care Professional

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-01-01

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Payne's Handbook of Relaxation Techniques provides the health care professional with a practical introduction to a variety of approaches to relaxation, both somatic and cognitive, that may usefully contribute to patient care.Rosemary Payne is an experienced clinical therapist with a deep understanding of the problems facing the busy practitioner. In the 4 th edition she combines her experience with that of Marie Donaghy, author, professor of Physiotherapy and member of the British Psychological Society. They aim to provide a quick and informative guide to selecting the most appropriate relaxation technique for each client. Payne's handbook of Relaxation Techniques has with the past 3 editions established itself as a unique source book for all those health professionals involved in teaching relaxation. Each technique is easy to teach and use. Helping the clinician to select the appropriate technique. All the methods are suitable for use with both small groups and individuals. Focuses on the practical aspects of relaxation techniques in relation to patient care. Includes cognitive approaches (e.g., self-awareness, imagery, autogenics, meditation, and positive self-talk). Also includes somatic approaches (e.g., progressive relaxation, stretching and the Mitchell method). Provides ready-to-use schedules and scripts for working with clients. Discusses the pitfalls as well as the benefits of each method. Fully illustrated with both line drawings and photographs. Evidence-based text is supported by up-to-date references. Aimed at all Health Professions practitioners: Manual Therapists, Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, Complementary Therapists, Clinical Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Osteopaths, Naturopaths. Completely reorganizedNew authorUpdated throughout; references and latest evidence in practiceNew chapter on MindfulnessNew photographs

Table of Contents

Preface to the fourth edition
Preface to the first edition
Setting the scene
Relaxation: What is it?
Stress: What is it?
Preparing for relaxation
Somatic approaches to relaxation
Progressive relaxation
Progressive relaxation training
A tense-release script
Passive muscular relaxation
Applied relaxation
Behavioural relaxation training
The Mitchell method
The Alexander technique
Differential relaxation
Physical activity
Cognitive approaches
Cognitive-behavioural approaches
Goal-directed visualization
Autogenic training
Benson's method
Mindfulness-based meditation
Brief techniques
Working towards best practice
Evidence from research
Drawing the threads together
Appendices, Glossary, References and Index
Table of methods and their suggested applications
Training courses and contact information
Events and 1995 life change unit (LCU) values for the Recent Life Changes Questionnaire
PAR-Q Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire
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