Guide to Stress Reduction, 2nd Edition
This is an outstanding book on techniques of stress reduction widely used and recommended by professionals. It presents a comprehensive program that combines physical and mental exercises and includes nutritional information. With chapters on visualization, meditation biofeedback, autogenics, desensitization, and progressive relaxation, this is the most thorough handbook on stress reduction available. Originally published by Peace Press in 1980, there are over 100,000 copies in print.
“Throughout Dr. Mason’s book are practical and effective steps to stress management through meditation, relaxation exercises, nutrition, and exercise. “This comprehensive approach offers an effective program of great benefit.”
Dr. Kenneth R. Pelletier
University of California School of Medicine
“The Guide to Stress Reduction is the most complete and usable book on the topic that I have seen. I will recommend it to my patients.”
Elson Haas, M.D. author of
Staying Healthy with the Seasons
“Dr. Mason has produced a thorough and varied approach to stress control. It can save thousands in future medical bills.”
John W. Travis, MD, MPH Co-author of
“I have used Dr. Mason’s book for many years and given it as a gift to friends.”
Marlon Brando, Actor
“Guide to Stress Reduction is an excellent book for both the layperson and professional working with individuals or groups. It communicates directly to the reader in a personable style. Filled with a complete array of those exercises that have been found to facilitate stress reduction, it is one of the best sources available. I highly recommend it.”
Eleanor Criswell, Ed. D.
California State Biofeedback Society
“Dr. Mason’s book offers a practical understanding of stress, but more important a comprehensive physical, mental and nutritional program for reducing stress.”
C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D.
The Pain & Health Rehabilitation Center
This is one of the better written guides to managing stress. It contains abundant, easy-to-follow relaxation exercises, each geared to coping with the particular stresses that accompany eight major life transitions: pregnancy, parenting, childhood, adolescence, adulthood and work, midlife passage, aging, and death.
“A handy reference guide for use by individuals, therapists, physicians, childbirth instructors, clergy, and school counselors.”
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