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Based on the exercises and techniques in The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook, the go-to guide for stress reduction and total relaxation, the Progressive Relaxation and Breathing audio program presents a complete introduction to the Jacobsen technique for progressive deep muscle relaxation. It offers simple breathing exercises to help you turn stressful feelings into a vanishing memory. You will also discover Yoga breathing techniques to help you relax or build extraordinary energy when you need it most.
The Progressive Relaxation and Breathing
audio CD, one of the five Relaxation and Stress Reduction Audio Series
, CDs, presents listeners with a highly effective progressive relaxation technique developed by notable physician Edmund Jacobson. This method can be used to relax the major muscle groups and reduce anxiety.
The Progressive Relaxation and Breathing audio program, based in chapters 3 and 4 of The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook, teaches progressive muscle relaxation, a stress management technique developed by American physician Edmund Jacobson in the early 1920s. Jacobson argued that since muscular tension accompanies anxiety, one can reduce anxiety by learning how to relax muscular tension. Jacobson trained his patients to voluntarily relax certain muscles in their body in order to reduce anxiety symptoms. He found that the relaxation procedure is an effective treatment for ulcers, insomnia, and hypertension. Jacobson's progressive relaxation is still popular with modern physical therapists and has many parallels with autogenic training. The CD includes a deep breathing routine. This CD is part of the Relaxation and Stress Reduction Audio Series.
About the Author
Patrick Fanning is a professional writer in the mental health field and the founder of a men's support group in northern California. He has authored and coauthored eight self-help books, including Self-Esteem, Thoughts and Feelings, Couple Skills, and Mind and Emotions.Matthew McKay, PhD, is a professor at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. He has authored and coauthored numerous books, including The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook, Self-Esteem, Thoughts and Feelings, When Anger Hurts, and ACT on Life Not on Anger. He has also penned two fiction novels, Us and The Wawona Hotel. McKay received his PhD in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, and specializes in the cognitive behavioral treatment of anxiety and depression. He lives and works in the greater San Francisco Bay Area.
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