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Session 3: Breathing, Imagery, Progressive Muscle Relaxation for Four Muscle Groups / Linking Thoughts and Emotions

Michael H. Antoni, Gail Ironson and Neil Schneiderman

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

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Published in print September 2007 | ISBN: 9780195327915
Published online April 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780190242022 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med:psych/9780195327915.003.0005

Series: Treatments That Work

Session 3: Breathing, Imagery, Progressive Muscle Relaxation for Four Muscle Groups / Linking Thoughts and Emotions

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Chapter 5 outlines the third session of the CBSM program. Further relaxation training introduces diaphragmatic breathing and the use of imagery to aid relaxation. The links between thoughts or appraisals, and emotions and feelings are discussed, along with exercises to enable increased awareness of negative thinking patterns and lead to more balanced appraisals.

Keywords: AIDS; relaxation training; diaphragmatic breathing; imagery; negative thinking patterns; cognitive-behavioral stress management; CBSM

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Subjects: Psychosocial Interventions and Psychotherapy

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