The Relaxation Response

The Relaxation Response

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When Dr. Herbert Benson introduced this simple, effective, mind/body approach to relieving stress forty years ago, his book became an instant national bestseller. Since that time, millions of people have learned the secret -- without high-priced lectures or prescription medicines. The Relaxation Response has become the classic reference recommended by most health care professionals and authorities to treat the harmful effects of stress.

Discovered by Dr. Benson and his colleagues in the laboratories of Harvard Medical School and its teaching hospitals, this revitalizing, therapeutic approach is now routinely recommended to treat patients suffering from stress, including heart conditions, high blood pressure, chronic pain, insomnia, and many other physical and psychological ailments. It requires only minutes to learn, and just ten minutes of practice a day.

Publisher: New York : Morrow and Co., c1975.
ISBN: 9780380006762
Characteristics: 158 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Klipper, Miriam Z.


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BookReviewer2015 Apr 30, 2015

A well known book from one of the foremost experts on the psychology and science of stress.

Nov 28, 2011

The instructions for doing the relaxation exercise gets a page maybe two. the rest of the book explains the history of his work and benefits of why this topic is important.

You probably wouldn't have picked up the book if you weren't already sold.

So if you want "self help" coping with life's challenges this will not help much. If you want to read about the topic then it may be a help to you.

Just my opinion.

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