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(p. 45) Session 2: Diaphragmatic Breathing and 4-Muscle-Group Progressive Muscle Relaxation / Stress Awareness and the Appraisal Process 

(p. 45) Session 2: Diaphragmatic Breathing and 4-Muscle-Group Progressive Muscle Relaxation / Stress Awareness and the Appraisal Process
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(p. 45) Session 2: Diaphragmatic Breathing and 4-Muscle-Group Progressive Muscle Relaxation / Stress Awareness and the Appraisal Process
Author(s):

Frank J. Penedo

, Michael H. Antoni

, and Neil Schneiderman

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780195336979.003.0004
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date: 18 November 2019

Chapter 4 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.

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