Payne's Handbook of Relaxation Techniques,
Edition 5 A Practical Guide for the Health Care Professional
By Caroline Belchamber

Publication Date: 21 Jan 2022

The new edition of this highly regarded text will help you understand and apply the most appropriate psychological interventions and relaxation techniques for people experiencing anxiety, depression and psychological distress.

Easy to follow for healthcare professionals, students and the general public across a variety of settings. The text provides evidence-based techniques for addressing the person’s needs in a personalised manner, thereby achieving better outcomes. The range of strategies covered includes talking therapies, breathing techniques, mindfulness and physical activities.

The text has been edited by Dr Caroline Belchamber to incorporate a new section on application in practice, which covers COVID-19, long-term conditions, palliative, supportive and end of life care.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive and easy to follow toolkit
  • Relaxation techniques organised into somatic and cognitive approaches
  • Application to practice
  • Learning outcomes, key points, reflective activities and case studies in each chapter
  • Easy scripts to follow with step by step guidance
  • Three new chapters on COVID-19, palliative, supportive and end-of-life care, and long-term conditions
  • Fully updated references and evidence-base
About the author
By Caroline Belchamber
Table of Contents

Section 1- Setting the Scene

1. States of Stress

2. The State of Relaxation

3. Preparing for relaxation

Section 2- Somatic Approaches to Relaxation

4. Breathing

5. Progressive Relaxation

6. Progressive Relaxation training

7. A tense release Script

8. Passive Muscular Relaxation

9. Applied Relaxation

10. Behavioral Relaxation Training

11. Differential Relaxation

12. Alexander Technique

13. Mitchell Method

14. Stretching

15. Physical activity

Section 3- Cognitive Approaches to relaxation

16. Cognitive-Behavioural Approaches

17. Self-Awareness

18. Imagery

19. Goal-DIrected Visualization

20. Autogenic Training

21. Meditation

22. Bensons Relaxation Technique

23. Mindfulness Based Mediation

24. Brief Relaxation Techniques

Section 4- Application in practice

25. Long-Term Conditions

26. Palliative, Supportive and end of life

27. Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Section 5- Working towards best practice

28. Measurement

29. Evidence from Research

30. Combined Relaxation Techniques

Section 6- Appendix Glossary & Index

Appendix 1

Appendix 2

Appendix 3

Appendix 4


31. Index

Book details
ISBN: 9780702076503
Page Count: 432
Illustrations : 32 illustrations (32 in full color)
Retail Price : £41.99