Stress Reduction/Relaxation/Sleep

Carney, C.E., & Manber, R. (2009). Quiet Your Mind & Get to Sleep: Solutions to Insomnia for those with Depression, Anxiety, or Chronic Pain. A workbook-style self-help book focused on active strategies for making behavioral changes to improve sleep.

Davis, K. (2005). The Bliss Principle: 5 Easy Ways to Reduce Stress. Provides simple guidelines for stress reduction through use of techniques such as breathing, a relaxation workout, and soothing foods, drinks, and scents.

Davis, M., Eshelman, E. R., & McKay, M. (1980). The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook. Provides comprehensive instruction in various techniques such as progressive relaxation, breathing, meditation,self-hypnosis, thought stopping, assertiveness, time management, and biofeedback.

Moore-Ede, M., & LeVert, S. (1998). The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Getting a Good Night’s Sleep. An easy-to-read book containing specific tips for improving sleep; addresses such areas as healthy habits, stress reduction, sleeping environment, sleeping pills, and naps. (5)

Kabat-Zinn, J. (1994). Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life (10th Anniversary Ed.). Provides simple strategies and exercises for increasing your awareness of the present moment. (2)

Salzberg, S. & Goldstein, J. (2001). Insight Meditation: A Step-by-Step Course on How to Meditate. This complete kit includes a workbook, study cards, and 2 audio CDs and provides a total of nine meditation lessons; also contains appendices with information on Buddhist principles. NOTE: See secretary for study cards and CDs.

Tubesing, D. A. (1981). Kicking Your Stress Habits A Do It Yourself Guide for Coping with Stress. A workbook-style book which provides specific skills and strategies for combating stress. Includes questions and answers, worksheets, and references.

Weintraub, A. (2003). Breathe to Beat the Blues. This audio CD offers 13 different chapters including an introduction, mediations, and various yogic breathing practices designed to be energizing or calming.