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    • ISBN:9781444133745
    • Publication date:30 Jul 2010
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Relaxation Techniques: Teach Yourself

By Alice Muir

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This new edition of Teach Yourself Relaxation not only features enhanced practical application of the subject and fully updated resources, but also offers free audio relaxation techniques at library.teachyourself.com.

The ultimate user-friendly, comprehensive relaxation guide!

Learn effective relaxation techniques with this complete guide to feeling good and beating stress.
You will discover a wide range of different techniques, from muscle relaxation to visualization, from soothing sounds to calming breathing, so you're bound to find something that works for you.

This new and updated edition features free audio with practical exercises on physical and mental relaxation, breathing and even basic meditation, available from library.teachyourself.com.

Relaxation Techniques includes:

Chapter 1: Relaxation - a skill with a long history
Chapter 2: Relaxation, stress and tension explained
Chapter 3: Coping with stress and tension
Chapter 4: Vulnerability to tension or stress
Chapter 5: Relaxing your body
Chapter 6: Relaxed body language
Chapter 7: A relaxed mind and calm thinking Chapter 8: Relaxing mind and body together
Chapter 9: More alternative and complementary therapies
Chapter 10: Making the most of the internet and modern technology
Chapter 11: Relaxation and your feelings
Chapter 12: Relaxation in situations
Chapter 13: Relaxation and your mood
Chapter 14: What now? Relaxation as a way of life

Biographical Notes

Alice Muir is a chartered psychologist and life coach. A qualified counsellor, she runs stress management and coaching courses for both professionals and individuals and is the author of Coping with a Stressed Nervous System (Sheldon Press).

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  • ISBN: 9781444107425
  • Publication date: 30 Jul 2010
  • Page count: 304
  • Imprint: Teach Yourself
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