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.
Preface to the fourth edition
Preface to the first edition
Section 1 Setting the scene
1 Relaxation: What is it?
2 Stress: What is it?
3 Preparing for relaxation
Section 2 Somatic approaches to relaxation
5 Progressive relaxation
6 Progressive relaxation training
7 A tense-release script
8 Passive muscular relaxation
9 Applied relaxation
10 Behavioural relaxation training
11 The Mitchell method
12 The Alexander technique
13 Differential relaxation
15 Physical activity
Section 3 Cognitive approaches
16 Cognitive-behavioural approaches
19 Goal-directed visualization
20 Autogenic training
22 Benson's method
23 Mindfulness-based meditation
24 Brief techniques
Section 4 Working towards best practice
26 Evidence from research
27 Drawing the threads together
Section 5 Appendices, Glossary, References and Index
Appendix 1 Table of methods and their suggested applications
Appendix 2 Training courses and contact information
Appendix 3 Events and 1995 life change unit (LCU) values for the Recent Life Changes Questionnaire
Appendix 4 PAR-Q Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire
Donaghy, Marie Professor of Physiotherapy; Dean, School of Health Sciences, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh; Fellow of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy; Graduate member of the British Psychological Society; Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Edited books include
Everett T., Donaghy M.E., Feaver, S 2003 Interventions in Mental Health: An evidence-based approach for Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists Oxford: Butterworth Heinemann.
Donaghy M., Nicol M., Davidson K Cognitive Behavioural Interventions in Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Edinburgh: Elsevier (in print to be published early 2008)