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Group Wellness Programs for Chronic Pain and Disease Management

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ISBN-10: 0750673974

ISBN-13: 9780750673976

Edition: 2003

Authors: Carolyn A. McManus

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This comprehensive handbook provides you with the essential information needed to design, lead and assess group wellness programs. Practical guidance is offered on group leadership strategies, key health education topics, and effective experiential exercises all with an emphasis on a whole-person approach to wellness. This comprehensive resource: Identifies the advantages of the group model and provides you with guidelines for group facilitation. Introduces you to mindful awareness and its direct applications to injury prevention, rehabilitation, medical treatment, and coping with chronic symptoms and quality of life. Examines the impact of stress on health and disease and provides relaxation techniques and stress management strategies. Covers proper nutrition including a class format that helps patients build awareness of eating habits and food choices. Highlights the importance of exercise, reviews the elements of fitness, and includes suggestions for keeping patients motivated to continue exercising outside of the group. Includes a sample 8-week wellness program that provides you with a model for creating your own program, for marketing a new wellness program, and for planning a budget. Offers Case Examples, drawn from true stories of the author's group members, that provide insight into the patient's perspective and an understanding of successful applications of wellness strategies to the care of people with chronic pain and disease. Provides you with specific class formats and exercises you can use in your own group wellness program. Includes 16 informational handouts that can be photocopied and given to group members to reinforce class subject matter and promote program adherence.
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Book details

List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 6/13/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.87" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

About the Author
The Group Wellness Model
Group Leadership
Wellness Program Subjects
Stress and Relaxation
Attitudes and Beliefs
Mindful Movement
Adherence to Exercise
Program Development
Sample Eight-Week Wellness Program
Assessment Instruments
Complete Listing of Books Noted in Annotated Bibliographies