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Offers comprehensive guidance for practitioners, students, and researchers in psychology, psychiatry, and counseling to teach relaxation to clients.
Two clinical psychologists widely known for their writings on relaxation, present state-of-the-art methods for teaching clients to ease muscle and mind tension to deal with stress and anxiety disorders, as well as other conditions where stress and anxiety play a role.
Bernstein and Hazlett-Stevens explain whom the targets for Progressive Relaxation Training (PRT) are; the rationale, basic procedures and variations of PRT; the setting and possible problems and solutions of PRT; and how to assess a client's progress. They also address hypnosis, drugs, and PRT, as well as PRT used in a mindfulness-based clinical practice. Case studies and evaluative research in PRT are also included.
Graduate students and practitioners in psychology, psychiatry, and counseling will find this work of interest. This book may also be useful supplemental reading for behavior modification courses and practicum courses in behavior therapy.
- Case studies illustrate the techniques
- Research included shows the benefits of PRT
- Comprehensive coverage includes rationale, physiology, procedures, variations, problems and solutions, and assessment of progress
- Describes recent neuroscience research showing PRT correlates in the brain