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Session 1: Stressors and Stress Responses / Progressive Muscle Relaxation for 16 Muscle Groups

Michael H. Antoni, Gail Ironson and Neil Schneiderman

in Cognitive-Behavioral Stress Management: Workbook

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Published in print September 2007 | ISBN: 9780195327908
Published online April 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780190242053 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med:psych/9780195327908.003.0002

Series: Treatments That Work

Session 1: Stressors and Stress Responses / Progressive Muscle Relaxation for 16 Muscle Groups

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Chapter 2 outlines the first CBSM for HIV session in the therapy program. This session explores stressors and stress responses. Participants are encouraged to list their personal stressors and the stressful reactions that these trigger. Physical effects of stress are discussed (fight-or-flight, other bodily changes), along with health consequences of stress, including immune functioning responses. Progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) is also explored.

Keywords: AIDS; stressors; stress responses; personal stressors; trigger; health consequences; progressive muscle relaxation; cognitive-behavioral stress management; CBSM

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Subjects: Psychosocial Interventions and Psychotherapy

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