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TitleStress and Tension Control [electronic resource] / edited by F. J. McGuigan, Wesley E. Sime, J. Macdonald Wallace
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US, 1980
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Descript XII, 320 p. online resource


"Tension" is an internationally recognized word. Its omnIยญ presence in our public media--in our newspapers, on TV, in magazines, and on radio--as well as in our everyday conversations indicate that we are well aware of the problems of over-tenseness. Pulp newsยญ papers and magazines increase their sales with promises of quick relief for tension problems. Business executives complain at the end of the day of being "uptight", and often accept a hotel chain's invitation to "unwind" at their bar. Soap operas attract large audiences, in part capitalizing on tension problems--irritable arยญ guments between husband_ and wife seem interminable! Indeed, the entire world is aware of the need to control tenยญ sions. Such widespread needs invite varied "solutions", with the most attractive appearing ones offering promises of quick and easy cures. The market for tension reduction has been exploited in numerยญ ous ingenious ways for centuries but I think never more than today. People with serious tension disorders often eagerly seize promises of easy relief, regardless of cost. Those who suffer headaches, spastic colon, essential hypertension, back pains, phobias and general anxiety are especially sensitized to tension disorders and potential cures. The American Association for the Advancement of Tension Control is dedicated to the elimination of tension problems through a twoยญ pronged attack: through the immediate technological application of tension control principles that now exist, and by encouraging scientific research to further develop our methods


Tension and Life -- Tension and Stress -- Arousal of the Brain and Coping Mechanisms -- Civic Education in a Stressful Society: A Program of Value Clarity and Tension Reduction -- A Brief Analysis of Popularization of Progressive Relaxation in Japan -- Stress and Cardiovascular Disorders -- Emotional Stress Testing and Relaxation in Cardiac Rehabilitation -- Physical Activity, Mood and Anxiety in Normal and Post-Coronary Males -- Relaxation Training in the Treatment of Essential Hypertension -- We All Need Homeostasis -- Pain and Tension Control -- Diagnosis and Treatment of Myofascial Pain Arising from Trigger Points -- Holistic Strategies in the Management of Chronic Pain -- Tension in Dentistry -- Evolutionary Increase in Intelligence and the Perception of Stress in Dentistry -- Decision-Making: The Most Relevant Research of Our Time -- The Dental Distress Syndrome and Literature Availability -- Hypnotherapy in the Control of Stress, Anxiety and Fear in Dental Phobia -- Tension and Headaches -- Group Relaxation in the Treatment of Migraine, A Multifactorial Approach -- Self-Control of Tension Headache -- Tension and Psychiatry -- Preventive Psychiatry -- A Happy Conclusion of a Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy by Progressive Relaxation and Systematic Desensitization -- Tension and Anxiety -- Explanation of Anxiety Tension States -- Effects of Progressive Relaxation and Autogenic Training on Anxiety and Physiological Measures, with Some Data on Hypnotizability -- Tension and Biofeedback -- Biofeedback and Stress-Related Disorders: Enhancing Transfer and Gain Maintenance -- Tension and Stuttering -- Establishment of Fluent Speech in Stutterers -- Principles and Application of Tension Control -- Principles of Scientific Relaxation -- Tension Control Methods in Primary Health Care -- Relaxation Training--The Misunderstood and Misused Therapy -- How Children Learn the Skill of Tension Control -- Behavioral Health Change Through Tension Control Learning in Adult Education Classes -- Relaxation Techniques with the Blind -- Voluntary Control of the Involuntary Nervous System: Comparison of Autogenic Training and Siddha Meditation -- Experiments in Tension Control -- Tension Control: Differences Between Subjects Instructed in Progressive Relaxation or Placebo Control Sessions -- The Modification of the Hormonal and Metabolic Effects of Mental Stress by Physical Exercise -- The Life of Edmund Jacobson -- Edmund Jacobson--Pioneer and โ{128}{156}Fatherโ{128}{157} of Tension Control and Progressive Relaxation

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