Cognitive-Behavioral Stress Management: Workbook

Paperback | September 15, 2007

byMichael H. Antoni, Gail Ironson, Neil Scheiderman

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Living with HIV can be stressful, which can affect both your emotional and physical well-being. You may feel a loss of control over your life, socially isolated, or anxious and depressed. Studies have shown that prolonged stress can negatively impact the immune system, making it less effectivein fighting illness. If you are concerned about the impact stress has on your life and on your health, this book can help you learn to relax and manage stress more effectively. This book presents a group treatment program that has been scientifically proven to reduce stress in individuals living with HIV. Written by the developers of this groundbreaking program, this workbook is based on the principles of Cognitive-Behavioral Stress Management (CBSM). You will learn avariety of relaxation techniques, all designed to help you reduce tension and stress. As you become more aware of stress and its effects, stress management skills will increase your ability to cope. This workbook comes complete with user-friendly monitoring forms and homework exercises designed to help reinforce the skills learned in group. It also includes instructions for relaxation practice that will remain useful long after you've completed the program. Used in conjunction with the groupprogram described in the corresponding facilitator guide, this workbook will help you successfully manage stress and lead a more healthy life.

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Living with HIV can be stressful, which can affect both your emotional and physical well-being. You may feel a loss of control over your life, socially isolated, or anxious and depressed. Studies have shown that prolonged stress can negatively impact the immune system, making it less effectivein fighting illness. If you are concerned a...

Michael Antoni is a Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Miami. He is also Program Leader, Biobehavioral Oncology and Cancer Control at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Gail Ironson is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Miami. Neil Scheiderman is a Professor of Psyc...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8.31 × 10.71 × 0.12 inPublished:September 15, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019532790X

ISBN - 13:9780195327908

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Table of Contents

1. Overview of the Program2. Session 1: Stressors and Stress Responses/Progressive Muscle Relaxation for 16 Muscle Groups3. Session 2: Stress and Awareness/Progressive Muscle Relaxation for 8 Muscle Groups4. Session 3: Linking Thoughts and Emotions/Breathing, Imagery, Progressive Muscle Relaxation for 4 Muscle Groups5. Session 4: Negative Thinking and Cognitive Distortions/Breathing, Imagery, Passive Progressive Muscle Relaxation6. Session 5: Rational Thought Replacement/Autogenic Training for Warmth and Heaviness7. Session 6: Productive Coping/Autogenic Training for Heartbeat, Breathing, Abdomen, and Forehead8. Session 7: Executing Effective Coping Responses/Autogenic Training with Imagery and Self-Suggestions9. Session 8: Anger Management/Mantra Meditation10. Session 9: Assertiveness Training/Breath Counting Meditation11. Session 10: Social Support/Personal Stress Management ProgramAbout the Authors.