Cognitive-Behavioral Stress Management for Individuals Living with HIV: Facilitator Guide

Paperback | August 15, 2007

byMichael J. Antoni, Gail Ironson, Neil Scheiderman

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For individuals living with HIV, stress can have a critical impact on emotional and physical well-being. Many HIV-infected individuals feel a loss of control over their lives, experience social isolation, and may suffer from anxiety and depression. Stress has been shown to decrease immunefunctioning, which is a significant concern for HIV-infected individuals. Written by the developer of the treatment, this manual presents an empirically supported, group treatment program that teaches HIV-infected individuals how to manage their stress. This comprehensive Cognitive-Behavioral Stress Management (CBSM) program combines stress management with relaxationtraining. Each group meeting introduces a new relaxation method, such as progressive muscle relaxation, imagery, and meditation. Stress management skills build on one another and include cognitive restructuring, coping strategies, and establishing a strong social network. By the end of the program,participants are equipped with a variety of inter-related techniques that they can use to reduce stress and improve their quality of life. The guide is designed to be used in conjunction with the corresponding workbook, which provides exercises to be completed in session, monitoring forms, and homework assignments. Together they include all the material and information needed to effectively implement this program.

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For individuals living with HIV, stress can have a critical impact on emotional and physical well-being. Many HIV-infected individuals feel a loss of control over their lives, experience social isolation, and may suffer from anxiety and depression. Stress has been shown to decrease immunefunctioning, which is a significant concern for ...

Michael Antoni is a Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Miami. He is also Program Leader at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Gail Ironson is a Professor pf Psychology at the University of Miami. Neil Scheiderman is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Miami.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 6.81 × 9.88 × 0.51 inPublished:August 15, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780195327915

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2. Logistics of the Cognitive-Behavioral Stress Management Intervention Program3. Session 1: Introduction to the Program/Stressors and Stress Responses/Progressive Muscle Relaxation for 16 Muscle Groups4. Session 2: Progressive Muscle Relaxation for 8 Muscle Groups/Stress and Awareness5. Session 3: Breathing, Imagery, Progressive Muscle Relaxation for 4 Muscle Groups/Linking Thoughts and Emotions6. Session 4: Breathing, Imagery, Passive Progressive Muscle Relaxation/Negative Thinking and Cognitive Distortions7. Session 5: Autogenic Training for Warmth and Heaviness/Rational Thought Replacement8. Session 6: Autogenic Training for Heartbeat, Breathing, Abdomen, and Forehead/Productive Coping9. Session 7: Autogenic Training with Imagery and Self-Suggestions/Executing Effective Coping Responses10. Session 8: Mantra Meditation/Anger Management11. Session 9: Breath Counting Meditation/Assertiveness Training12. Session 10: Imagery and Meditation/Social Support and Review of the ProgramReferences. About the Author. 1. Introductory Information for Facilitators