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Coping: a Practical Compendium for People with Life-Challenging Diseases and Their Care-Givers (POD)

by Rubin Battino Anglo American Book Company
Pub Date:
05/2001
ISBN:
9781899836680
Format:
Pbk 192 pages
Price:
AU$29.99 NZ$32.17
Product Status: Available in Approx 5 days
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How do you cope with a life-challenging disease? How you do respond can have a profound effect on the physical course of the illness. There is a healing power in hope, and a destructive power in despair. Attitude matters. Some people seem to be ''naturally'' better at creating the right attitude, but we can all learn to improve our coping skills.

Coping is a practical compendium for those living with or dealing with life-challenging diseases. Detailing the many ways of coping that Professor Rubin Battino has learnt during his extensive professional experience – from friends and support groups, from research and from practice – it is written to be thoroughly accessible and informative, as it explores a wide range of techniques and methods that have proved to have a healing influence. These include:
Guided Imagery
Alternative medicine
Relaxation methods, including Jackobson's Progressive Relaxation technique and Benson's Relaxation Response Method
Meditation
Support groups
Structured writing
Art therapy
Nutrition
Featuring a variety of exercises and strategies, and assessing the uses and benefits of each, Coping is a complete guide to facing serious illness with hope and resourcefulness. Packed with invaluable advice on practical subjects such as communicating with medical personnel, and concluding with an extensive appendix of useful contacts, this book is simply an invaluable reference and companion for everyone dealing with life-challenging disease.
Rubin Battino MS has a private practice specialising in very brief therapy in Yellow Springs, Ohio. He teaches courses in The Department of Human Services as an adjunct professor at Wright State University, and is president of The Milton H. Erickson Society at Dayton. Rubin serves as a facilitator of The Charlie Brown Exceptional Patient Support Group at Dayton, Ohio.