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Promoting Emotional Resilience : Cognitive-Affective Stress Management Training (Hardcover) (Ronald E.
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This guide outlines a brief therapy approach to promoting emotional resilience by using cognitive-affective stress management training to help people acquire emotion-focused coping skills that enhance affective self-regulation. The program uses relaxation training, cognitive restructuring, self-instructional training, mindfulness meditation, defusion, and other techniques to increase emotion regulation capabilities. The guide describes research on negative emotion, stress, and coping; the conceptual and empirical bases of the training and affect elicitation; and each of the sessions of the therapy, with step-by-step instructions, the rationale, homework assignments, potential treatment issues, and therapist-client transcripts for illustration. Handouts and resources are included in appendices. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)