Davis, M., Eshelman, E.R., and McKay, M. (2008). The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workshop. New Harbinger Productions, Inc., Oakland, CA.
This workbook provides easy, step-by-step techniques for calming the body and mind in an increasingly overstimulated world. It is highly regarded by therapists and their clients and remains the go-to source for stress reduction strategies that can be incorporated into even the busiest lives.
This new, sixth edition is updated with powerful relaxation techniques based upon the latest research and draws from a variety of proven treatment methods, including progressive relaxation, autogenics, self-hypnosis, visualization, and mindfulness and acceptance therapy.
In the first chapter, you'll explore your own stress triggers and symptoms and learn how to create a personal plan for stress reduction. Each chapter features a different method for relaxation and stress reduction, explains why the method works, and provides on-the-spot exercises you can do to apply that method when you feel stressed (source: New Harbinger Publications).