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    DescriptionHealth care professionals who teach relaxation to patients in hospital, hospice or home will welcome this handbook. It teaches an effective method of self-help which is easy to learn, even for patients who have physical or mental health problems, or learning disabilities. It is useful for any patient in pain, or patients who may be preparing for changes in their pain or other symptoms. Based on the innovative work of Ursula Fleming, the book draws on her original clinical material. Appropriate updating and the addition of much new material ensures that it reflects the changed environment of health care. The approach is a positive one, enabling the user to remain in complete control of their levels of comfort in all situations, without the intervention of anyone else. Experiencing the power of the mind-body relaxation response allows them to apply the technique to any activity which may normally be interrupted by the constant flow of everyday thoughts. The method additionally conveys the ability to overcome many of the effects, and side-effects, of diseases and their orthodox treatments, e.g. chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. Audio tapes which can be used for teaching, or by patients on their own, have been specially prepared by Carol Horrigan. They can be used in conjunction with the book or separately from it. Original tapes by Ursula Fleming are also available.


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    Title
    Fleming Method of Relaxation for Concentration, Stress Management and Pain Control
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Carol Horrigan, Edited by Anne Fleming
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 156
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 224 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780750624398
    ISBN 10: 0750624396
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: HEA
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T9.4
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    BIC subject category V2: VFM
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 41
    B&T General Subject: 510
    DC21: 613.79
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 05
    BIC subject category V2: MQC
    DC22: 613.7/9
    BISAC V2.8: HEA007000, MED058220
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: T68010200
    LC classification: RA785.R45, RA785 .R45 1997
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: MQCL6, VFMG
    Illustrations note
    1 ills.
    Publisher
    Elsevier Health Sciences
    Imprint name
    Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd
    Publication date
    13 February 1997
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Review quote
    '... the book is well-written, logical in its progression, clear, concise, comprehensive and easy to use. The book will be valuable to those wishing to learn or extend knowledge of teaching relaxation skills.' Vivien Hathaway, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Health & Social Care, University of the West of England 'This a unique and positive approach to relaxation as a complementary therapy. The presentation is sensitve and compelling, demanding a wide readership and dissemination.' Occupational Safety and Health 'This book is the compilation of the writings of Ursula Fleming, a relaxation therapist who worked with psychiatrists, gynecologists, rheumatologists, and general practitioners. She was well known to hospitals in England, where she saw patients, taught her method to other practitioners, and carried out studies on their use. More information on her training and experience is contained in the foreword and historical background section of the book. ... Fleming's methods indeed do provide some interesting approaches which can be applied to a wide spectrum of conditions seen in the average chiropractor's office. These include, for example, chronic pain, rehabilitation, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and post-surgical pain. The book does qualify that the lessons are to be used not as a panacea or a cure, but a means of symptom control, and a method of increasing the patient's sense of self-control and independence. Fleming describes her method as "a psycho-physiological means of teaching patients to increase their level of pain tolerance." She suggests that "in measuring the effects of relaxation therapy it is not the pain itself that should be measured but the person's ability to tolerate it." The goals are summarized as the release of muscular tension, control of spasm, increased mobility through coordination of movement with breathing, correction of faulty posture, increased ability to focus one's attention, and control as opposed to inhibition of emotion. Fleming is a firm believer in mind-body interactions, psycho-neuroimmunology, and holistic care. ... The final section of the book is dedicated to exploring case histories of actual patients to whom the Fleming method of pain control was taught. They are honest and include those cases in which there is little-to-no success. A significant number of these patients were cancer victims, and therefore at first glance seem to be of little interest to a chiropractor. However, one must keep in mind that if the pain of cancer and metastasis can be controlled and tolerated, then imagine what could be done to control the pain of a disc bulge, sprain/strain injury, headache, PMS, ACL tear etc! (A case is also made to use the method during childbirth!) The reader is left with a sense of a user-friendly method of relaxation and pain control which can immediately be applied to both self and to patients. The book is well worth having in one's library.' Chiropractic Technique, 1999
    Table of contents
    Historical background to the Fleming Method; Why the Fleming Method?; Notes for teachers; Introduction to the lessons; Lessons: Relaxation lying down I, Relaxation lying down II; Lying on a stick I: the relationship between pain and fear; Lying on a stick II: acceptance of sensations and pain; Balancing the stick I: calm concentration and detachment; Balancing the stick II: movement and walking with the stick; Relaxed breathing; Sitting in a chair: breathing and posture; Posture and neck pain; Seeing in a relaxed way; Relaxed walking; Advanced techniques for relaxation I: the body roll; Advanced techniques for relaxation II: the controlled arm lift; Relaxation and insomnia; Teaching the Fleming Methods to patients with specific needs and problems; Case histories.