Progressive relaxation, thought stopping and worry control are often easy to understand but not so easy to do in the right way. These, and a dozen other stress reduction and relaxation techniques are taught step-by-step by Dr. Martha Davis in The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook (New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook), now in its 6th edition. The other techniques included in this very helpful book are breathing, meditation, self-hypnosis, visualization, refuting irrational ideas, coping skills, exercise, nutrition, time management, and assertiveness; there are also bonus chapters on job stress management and quick relaxers.
A book worth having and definitely worth reading and practicing. It gets this week’s Stresshacker Recommended badge.