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Principles and Practice of Stress Management, Third Edition

Author: Paul M. Lehrer

Publisher: The Guilford Press

ISBN 10: 160623000X
ISBN 13: 978-1606230008

ISBN 10: 159385000X
ISBN 13: 978-1593850005

Structured for optimal use as a clinical reference and text, this comprehensive work reviews effective stress management techniques and their applications for treating psychological problems and enhancing physical health and performance. Leading experts present in-depth descriptions of progressive relaxation, hypnosis, biofeedback, meditation, cognitive methods, and other therapies. Tightly edited chapters examine each method's theoretical and empirical underpinnings and provide step-by-step guidelines for assessment and implementation, illustrated with detailed case examples. The volume also explains basic mechanisms of stress and relaxation and offers research-based guidance for improving treatment outcomes.