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Stress Awareness and the Appraisal Process / Diaphragmatic Breathing and 4-Muscle-Group Progressive Muscle Relaxation

Frank J. Penedo, Michael H. Antoni and Neil Schneiderman

in Cognitive-Behavioral Stress Management for Prostate Cancer Recovery: Workbook

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Published in print March 2008 | ISBN: 9780195336986
Published online April 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780190242046 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med:psych/9780195336986.003.0002

Series: Treatments That Work

Stress Awareness and the Appraisal Process / Diaphragmatic Breathing and 4-Muscle-Group Progressive Muscle Relaxation

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Chapter 2 outlines the second group therapy session, which explores relaxation training with a focus on diaphragmatic breathing, and further practice of progressive muscle relaxation (PMR). The importance of adherence to relaxation practice is discussed. The chapter also explores stress awareness and the appraisal process, including the relationship between emotions and thoughts, automatic thoughts, and how to practice the appraisal process.

Keywords: prostate cancer; group therapy; diaphragmatic breathing; progressive muscle relaxation; stress awareness; appraisal progress; automatic thoughts; cognitive-behavioral stress management; CBSM

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Subjects: Psychosocial Interventions and Psychotherapy

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