Author: Helen Morris
Working with Stress and Tension in Clinical Practice is a practical toolkit that sets out a wide range of approaches for reducing stress and anxiety in clients so that they are mentally prepared for more effective therapy sessions. Combining research, real-life examples and practical advice, the book discusses the potential psychological barriers to therapy that can stand in the way of helping clients and offers concrete solutions to overcome these issues. This toolkit clearly outlines a range of approaches such as mindfulness and meditation techniques that can help clients focus on their therapy and overcome stress and anxiety. Key features include: Guidance and activities supporting the use of meditation, breathing exercises and visualisation techniques in therapy Ideas that can be used as short introductory activities at the beginning of a therapy session to help patients get the most from the therapist’s time Suggested whole sessions on stress-reduction for those focusing on anxiety itself. This book is a must-have resource for Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Counsellors, Psychotherapists and any professionals working with clients who wish to help the people they work with get the most from therapy.
Author: Gerald Corey, Marianne Schneider Corey, Michelle Muratori
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Honest and inspiring, I NEVER KNEW I HAD A CHOICE: EXPLORATIONS IN PERSONAL GROWTH, 11th Edition, is an invitation to personal learning and growth -- and a roadmap to lasting change. Research-based, yet written in a personal, encouraging tone, the book helps students examine the choices they've made, expand their awareness of the choices available to them, and choose where to go next. Emphasizing the role of personal responsibility and choice in creating a meaningful life, the text explores a wide variety of key topics, including personal style of learning, the effects of childhood and adolescence experiences on current behavior and choices, meeting the challenges of adulthood and autonomy, and many other issues related to personal growth and development. Self-inventories, exercises, activities, and first-person accounts of difficult choices real people have made give students invaluable insight into their lives, beliefs, and attitudes in a personally empowering way. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Craig Williamson
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
Here's an innovative and practical approach to eliminating chronic muscle pain, written by a popular occupational therapist with thirty years of experience freeing people from the discomfort of tendonitis, lower back pain, and neck and shoulder tension. These types of chronic pain can be caused by a number of factors, including old injuries, habitual movement patterns, problems with body alignment, psychological causes, and inability to sense your own body movements accurately. Muscular Retraining for Pain-Free Living clearly and concisely explains the causes of persistent muscle pain and offers a therapeutic exercise program to address these problems and end pain. This book explains the basic principles behind Williamson Muscular Retraining, which helps people to use their bodies more efficiently and gracefully, in a way that is practical and easy to understand. The problems of poor posture, muscle tension, and stress-caused pain are corrected by seeing them through the lens of kinesthetic awareness. The importance of kinesthetic awareness is typically overlooked precisely because it is lacking in so much of our population, including health care practitioners. Retraining for Pain-Free Living presents case examples of how people have used body awareness to improve how they sit, stand, and move - to rid themselves of ongoing muscular pain.
Author: Brian Luke Seaward
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Now in its ninth edition, Managing Stress: Principles and Strategies for Health and Well-Being provides a comprehensive approach to stress management honoring the integration, balance, and harmony of mind, body, spirit, and emotions. The holistic approach taken by internationally acclaimed lecturer and author Brian Luke Seaward gently guides the reader to greater levels of mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being by emphasizing the importance of mind-body-spirit unity. Referred to as the “authority on stress management” by students and professionals, this book gives students the tools needed to identify and manage stress while teaching them how to strive for health and balance. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.
Author: Rosemary A. Payne, Marie Donaghy
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Payne’s Handbook of Relaxation Techniques provides the health care professional with a practical introduction to a variety of approaches to relaxation, both somatic and cognitive, that may usefully contribute to patient care. Rosemary Payne is an experienced clinical therapist with a deep understanding of the problems facing the busy practitioner. In the 4th edition she combines her experience with that of Marie Donaghy, author, professor of Physiotherapy and member of the British Psychological Society. They aim to provide a quick and informative guide to selecting the most appropriate relaxation technique for each client. Payne’s handbook of Relaxation Techniques has with the past 3 editions established itself as a unique source book for all those health professionals involved in teaching relaxation. Each technique is easy to teach and use. Helping the clinician to select the appropriate technique. All the methods are suitable for use with both small groups and individuals. Focuses on the practical aspects of relaxation techniques in relation to patient care. Includes cognitive approaches (e.g., self-awareness, imagery, autogenics, meditation, and positive self-talk). Also includes somatic approaches (e.g., progressive relaxation, stretching and the Mitchell method). Provides ready-to-use schedules and scripts for working with clients. Discusses the pitfalls as well as the benefits of each method. Fully illustrated with both line drawings and photographs. Evidence-based text is supported by up-to-date references. Aimed at all Health Professions practitioners: Manual Therapists, Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, Complementary Therapists, Clinical Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Osteopaths, Naturopaths. Completely reorganized New author Updated throughout; references and latest evidence in practice New chapter on Mindfulness New photographs
Author: Ted A. Lennard, David G Vivian, Stevan DOW Walkowski, Aneesh K. Singla
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
In the 3rd Edition of Pain Procedures in Clinical Practice, Dr. Ted Lennard helps you offer the most effective care to your patients by taking you through the various approaches to pain relief used in physiatry today. In this completely updated, procedure-focused volume, you’ll find nearly a decade worth of new developments and techniques supplemented by a comprehensive online video collection of how-to procedures at www.expertconsult.com. You’ll also find extensive coverage of injection options for every joint, plus discussions of non-injection-based pain relief options such as neuromuscular ultrasound, alternative medicines, and cryotherapy. Offer your patients today’s most advanced pain relief with nearly a decade worth of new developments and techniques, masterfully presented by respected physiatrist Ted Lennard, MD. Make informed treatment decisions and provide effective relief with comprehensive discussions of all of the injection options for every joint. Apply the latest non-injection-based treatments for pain relief including neuromuscular ultrasound, alternative medicines, and cryotherapy. See how to get the best results with a comprehensive video collection of how-to procedures at www.expertconsult.com, and access the complete text and images online.
Author: Doc Childre, Deborah Rozman
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
It's the quintessential buzz word of modern life. It hangs on everyone's lips from the first miles of the morning commute until the screeching alarm clock starts yet another day. Countless articles and studies tell the same story: lives controlled by unmanaged stress end early and none too well. This book describes a simple, straightforward method readers can learn and practice to literally transform stress by shifting the heart's own rhythms. At the core of the HeartMath method of emotional regulation is the idea that, by focusing on positive feelings such as appreciation, care, or compassion, anyone can create dramatic changes in his or her heart rhythms. These changes precipitate a series of neural, hormonal, and biochemical events that dissipate stress and anger and lead to greater well-being. The benefits from using this system are remarkable and far-reaching: blood pressure drops, stress hormone levels fall, immune system activity increases, and anti-aging hormone levels rise. Through its interactive learning system, this book teaches readers to use the HeartMath method, enabling them to see and experience in real time how thoughts and emotions affect their heart rhythms. It teaches them how to engage their hearts to bring emotion, body, and mind into balance, and helps them stay in a zone of focused clarity, optimal health, and high performance. Changes brought about through this method are fast-acting and long-lasting, the perfect antidote to our chaotic and fast-paced lives. HeartMath is a registered trademark of the Institute of HeartMath.
Author: Greg Wilkinson, Bruce Moore, Pascale Moore
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
This comprehensive and accessible book, like its companion Treating People with Depression by the same authors, is devoted to the practical management of common psychiatric problems in primary care. It incorporates recent research findings relating to the causes of anxiety and stress disorders, as well as evidence-based treatment strategies. The book is an essential manual for all professionals in primary care, including general practitioners, practice nurses, health visitors, community psychiatric nurses and psychiatrists.
Author: Rosemary Payne
The updated edition of Relaxation Techniques provides the health care professional with an introduction to 17 different relaxation techniques that can contribute to patient care. Each technique is easy to teach and use, and has been demonstrated to be effective in a clinical situation. The background theory to each method is also described and its rationale spelled out. This helps the clinician to select the appropriate technique. All the methods included are suitable for use with small groups or individuals.
Author: Ronald D. Siegel, Michael H. Urdang, Douglas R. Johnson, M.D.
A new guide to overcoming back pain emphasizes the latest in scientific and medical research into the psychological and physiological factors underlying most back discomfort as it presents a safe, effective, and easy-to-follow self-treatment program to end the back-pain cycle. Reprint.
Author: Deborah Killough-McGuire, Donald E. McGuire
Linking Parents to Play Therapy is a practical guide containing essential information for play therapists. It includes coverage of legal and medical issues, pragmatic assignments for parents, guidelines for working with angry and resistant parents, a listing of state protective and advocacy agencies, and tips for working with managed care. Combining theoretical understanding with a variety of techniques, this book makes working with parents possible, practical, and productive.
Author: Chris Gibbs
Publisher: Paragon Publishing
In this book you will learn: The history and development of Cymatherapy Practical guidance in all aspects of Cymatherapy for students, practitioners and the general public. How to experience Cymatherapy resonance and healing for the mental, physical and subtle energy systems. Cymatherapy techniques for today's most common physical and mental health conditions. About the Author: Chris has been involved in the practice, training and teaching of Cymatherapy(r) for ten years. Five of those years were spent training and working for Dr Peter Guy Manners (early pioneer of Cymatics) at Bretforton Hall Clinic, which has been the centre of Cymatherapy development for over 30 years. Since the retirement of Dr Manners, Chris has continued to work with him and set up Cymatherapy treatment facilities at three clinics across the UK and more recently focused on Cymatherapy lecturing, writing and is in the process of developing new International training programmes. Chris currently holds degrees in Psychology, health studies and Cymatic Medicine, along with post-graduate certificates and diplomas in nutritional medicine, massage, reflexology and counselling. He is a UK member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) and the Acupuncture Society, and is currently completing a doctorate programme in Naturopathic Medicine."
Author: Elaine Atkins, Jill Kerr, Emily Goodlad
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
In the new third edition of this popular multidisciplinary text, Elaine Atkins, Jill Kerr and Emily Goodlad continue to advance the field of orthopaedic medicine. Always inspired by the work of Dr James Cyriax, this edition, renamed A Practical Approach to Orthopaedic Medicine, updates techniques and incorporates recent research discoveries into the text. There are also self assessment tasks to test your understanding of orthopaedic medicine on EVOLVE, an online electronic learning solution site designed to work alongside textbooks to stimulate clinical reasoning and to enhance learning. The introductory chapters deal with the principles of orthopaedic medicine, with the following chapters taking the clinician through the practice of orthopaedic medicine joint by joint. This edition includes: Substantially revised chapters Extended evidence-based commentaries underpinning indications and contraindications to treatment of spinal lesions Expanded critique of the treatment of peripheral joints including recent advances in the approach to tendinopathy Clearly described and illustrated injection and manual techniques New page layout for easy navigation Foreword by Monica Kesson A Practical Approach to Orthopaedic Medicine is a complete reference source that provides the most up-to-date principles and practice for students and postgraduate medical practitioners, physiotherapists and other allied health professionals, including podiatrists and osteopaths. It is essential reading.