Isometric Relaxation

John Franklin*

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    Anxiety reduction techniques are amongst the most commonly used clinical procedures. This paper outlines the limitations of the most frequently used forms and argues for the development and evaluation of better coping skills training programmes. The development of a new coping skills training procedure entitled In‐Situ Isometric Relaxation Training is discussed, together with a preliminary study evaluating it against cue‐controlled relaxation in the reduction of general and situationally specific anxiety. Using a multiple baseline matched pairs analysis, isometric relaxation was found to be significantly more effective in the reduction of situationally induced anxiety. Details of the technique are given and applications outlined. 1986 Australian Psychological Society

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)413-425
    Number of pages13
    JournalAustralian Psychologist
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 1986


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