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(p. 5) Introduction to the Program / Stress Awareness and Physical Responses / 8-Muscle-Group Progressive Muscle Relaxation 

(p. 5) Introduction to the Program / Stress Awareness and Physical Responses / 8-Muscle-Group Progressive Muscle Relaxation
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(p. 5) Introduction to the Program / Stress Awareness and Physical Responses / 8-Muscle-Group Progressive Muscle Relaxation
Author(s):

Frank J. Penedo

, Michael H. Antoni

, and Neil Schneiderman

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780195336986.003.0001
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date: 24 January 2021

Chapter 1 outlines the first session of the group cognitive-behavioral stress management (CBSM) program for prostate cancer. This session presents an overview of the program as a whole and prostate cancer, and introduces the group participants to stress awareness and physical responses, including the cognitive, emotional, behavioural, physical, and social effects and symptoms of stress, as well as relaxation training, including progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) techniques.

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