Author(s): Robert Fried
Conquer stress, anxiety, hypertension and a host of other health problems-one breath at a time Take a deep abdominal breath. That's the prescription from leading stress and anxiety treatment expert Robert Fried. This straightforward self-improvement guide shows readers how to take advantage of several easy breathing techniques and exercises to effectively reduce stress-the most common health complaint in North America-as well as a range of other health problems, including asthma, migraines, hypertension, hyperventilation, and psychosomatic disorders. The author presents simple breathing exercises anyone can do, any time-before the big presentation at work, on the highway in heavy traffic, or in bed as you're dropping off to sleep.
ROBERT FRIED, Ph.D., is Professor of Biopsychology and head of the respiratory psychophysiology laboratory at Hunter College and a world--renowned expert in the treatment of stress and anxiety. He is the author of The Arginine Solution, The Hyperventilation Syndrome, and The Breath Connection, and is Director of the Stress and Biofeedback Clinic of the Ellis Institute for Rational Emotive Therapy in New York City, where he lives.
HOW YOUR BREATHING WORKS. You Want to Be Well, Don't You? The Hows and Whys of Breathing. The Hyperventilation Syndrome. TAKING ACTION TO FEEL BETTER. The Five--Day Program for Better Breathing and Relaxation. Nutrition and Breathing. Breathing Applications in Common Complaints. HOW BREATHING IS CONNECTED TO SPECIFIC HEALTH DISORDERS. Breathing, Hypertension, and the Heart. Breathing Problems, Anxiety, and Depression. Asthma. Migraine, Epilepsy, and Associated Disorders. MUSIC, BREATHING, AND RELAXATION. Music and Breath: A Sound Connection. Afterword. Notes. Index.