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4th Edition

Principles and Practice of Stress Management

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ISBN 9781462545117
April 12, 2021 Forthcoming by Guilford Press
656 Pages

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Book Description

The leading clinical reference and text on stress management has now been significantly revised with 60% new material reflecting key developments in the field. Foremost experts review the "whats," "whys," and "how-tos" of progressive relaxation, biofeedback, meditation, hypnosis, cognitive methods, and other therapies. Chapters describe each method's theoretical foundations, evidence base, procedures, applications, and contraindications. Assessment and implementation are illustrated with extensive case examples. The volume examines the effects of stress on both mind and body, from basic science to practical implications for everyday life and health care.
New to This Edition
*Greatly expanded evidence base--every method is now supported by controlled clinical research.
*Advances in knowledge about stress and the brain are integrated throughout.
*Chapter on children and adolescents.
*Chapter on selecting the best methods for individual patients.
*Chapter on hyperventilation and carbon dioxide biofeedback.
*Chapter on neuroinflammation.

Table of Contents

I. Overview of Stress and Stress Managementƒ 1. Conceptual Issues Underlying Stress Management, Robert L. Woolfolk & Paul M. Lehrerƒ 2. Psychophysiological and Systems Perspectives on Stress and Stress Management, Paul M. Lehrerƒ 3. The Psychology of Relaxation, Meditation, and Mindfulness, Jonathan C. Smithƒ 4. Stress, Inflammatory Cytokines, and the Brain: An Overview, Alexander W. Kusnecov, Sara Norton, & Marialaina Nissenbaumƒ 5. Stress and Stress Management in Children and Adolescents, Jonathan S. Comer, Laura Nelson Darling, Cristina del Busto, Erica D. Musser, & Donna B. Pincusƒ II. Stress Management Methodsƒ - Section A. Psychophysiological Methodsƒ 6. Psychophysiological Interventions for Stress-Related, Medically Unexplained, and Anxiety Disorders, Richard N. Gevirtzƒ 7. Progressive Relaxation: Origins, Principles, and Clinical Applications, Paul M. Lehrer & F. J. McGuiganƒ 8. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy for Stress Management, Roger Solomon, Deany Laliotis, & Francine Shapiroƒ 9. Neurofeedback with Biofeedback for Stress Management, Michael Thompson & Lynda Thompsonƒ 10. Biofeedback Training to Increase Heart Rate Variability, Paul M. Lehrerƒ 11. Hypoventilation Therapy: Principles and Findings, Alicia E. Meuret & Thomas Ritzƒ 12. Whole-Body Breathing: A Systems Perspective on Respiratory Retraining, Jan van Dixhoornƒ - Section B. Meditative Methodsƒ 13. Modern Forms of Mantra Meditation for Stress Management, Patricia Carrington & Paul M. Lehrerƒ 14. Mindfulness Meditation for Stress Management, Jean L. Kristellerƒ 15. Qigong Therapy for Stress Management, Kevin W. Chenƒ 16. Yoga for Stress Management: History, Research, and Practical Details, Shirley Telles, Niranjan Kala, Ram Kumar Gupta, & Acharya Balkrishnaƒ - Section C. Psychotherapeutic Methodsƒ 17. Cognitive Therapy for Stress, Robert L. Leahy & Scott Woodruffƒ - Section D. Hypnotic Methodsƒ 18. The Autogenic Training Method of J. H. Schultz, Wolfgang Lindenƒ 19. The Treatment of Pain and Stress with Hypnosis: A Series of Emerging Literatures, Robert A. Karlinƒ - Section E. Other Methodsƒ 20. Stress Concepts in Relation to Music, Töres Theorell & Ingrid Hammarlundƒ 21. Walk–Talk Exercise, Stress Resilience, and Mental Health, Wesley E. Sime & Cristy Phillipsƒ 22. Wearing the Clinical Hat, Paul M. Lehrer & Robert. L. Woolfolkƒ Index

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Paul M. Lehrer, PhD, BCB, is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Lehrer’s research interests include the mechanisms and applications of heart rate variability biofeedback; mind–body medicine; respiratory psychophysiology; and the clinical and physiological effects of relaxation therapies. His publications include 200 journal articles and book chapters. He is Associate Editor of the journal Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, an Honorary Fellow of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, and a Fellow of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. He is a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, Outstanding Service Award, and Distinguished Scientist Award from the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback.
Robert L. Woolfolk, PhD, is Professor of Psychology and Philosophy at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. He has served on the faculties of Princeton University and the University of Texas at Austin. His research interests include psychopathology and psychotherapy, the philosophical foundations of psychology, and the treatment of somatoform disorders, and he has published widely in these areas. Dr. Woolfolk has maintained an active clinical practice since the 1970s. Drawing from a variety of therapeutic approaches, he has conducted therapy with individuals, couples, families, and groups. He is a past editor of the Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology.