Paradoxical Relaxation

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-01-10
  • Publisher: Natl Center for Pelvic Pain
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This book describes the method of Paradoxical Relaxation, a relaxation method initially used and studied by researchers at Stanford University in the Department of Urology as part of a new treatment protocol for male and female chronic pelvic pain symptoms. This pelvic pain protocol, of which Paradoxical Relaxation is a major component, was originally called the Wise-Andreson Protocol and has been popularly known as the Stanford Protocol. Book jacket.

Author Biography

David Wise, Ph.D. is the co-author of the book, A Headache in the Pelvis describing the Wise-Anderson Protocol, a new treatment for chronic pelvic pain syndromes he co-developed with Dr. Rodney Anderson at Stanford University. He is the director of the National Center for Pelvic Pain Research, conducts research and treats patients with pelvic pain in a monthly 6-day clinic in California.

Table of Contents

If you want to learn how to relax, you canp. 13
Overview of Paradoxical Relaxationp. 45
On the shoulders of giants: the background of Paradoxical Relaxationp. 69
Relaxing tension by accepting itp. 81
Using Paradoxical Relaxation in difficult circumstancesp. 105
Residual tension and the default inner posturep. 119
Understanding the role of attention training in Paradoxical Relaxationp. 145
Practice makes perfectp. 173
Catastrophic thinking and Paradoxical Relaxationp. 183
Pleasure anxietyp. 199
Dissolving inner resistance to relaxation by accepting the inner resistancep. 219
Preparation and logisticsp. 233
Medication and other issuesp. 241
Paradoxical Relaxation for an anxiety statep. 253
Paradoxical Relaxation for anxiety-related disordersp. 273
Conclusionp. 299
Contactp. 301
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