TITLE

BIOFEEDBACK RELAXATION TRAINING: A REDISCOVERED MIND-BODY TOOL IN PUBLIC HEALTH

AUTHOR(S)
Calderon, Kristine S.; Thompson, Winifred W.
PUB. DATE
December 2004
SOURCE
American Journal of Health Studies;2004, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p185
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
More attention is turning to mind-body approaches in public health with the increased realization of the importance of the stress-disease relationship. This paper reintroduces biofeedback relaxation training(BFRT) as a mind-body tool for stress management to address stress-related disease in public health practice. Public health practitioners are provided with a responsible assessment of the integration of relaxation approaches into the treatment of stress-related diseases and conditions in public health as well as theoretical background for such integration. The implementation issues and implications for the use of BFRT among public health professionals as an instructional technology for stress management are discussed.
ACCESSION #
20607996

 

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