Webinar Title: International Relaxation Day: The effectiveness of relaxation techniques across a broad spectrum of physical and psychological health-related issues
Speaker: Prof Stephen Palmer PhD. Chair: Dr Siobhain O’Riordan PhD
15th August, 2023
Time 17:30 to 18:30 British Summer Time
Location: Virtual , Zoom Webinar
Cost: Free event
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Research has highlighted the effectiveness of relaxation techniques to reduce stress and anxiety, blood pressure and heart rate. In addition, relaxation techniques can help breathing, insomnia and pain control. The techniques are relatively simple to use within performance and health coaching, counselling, psychotherapy, health training, and stress management training domains.
In this webinar, Professor Stephen Palmer will provide an overview to relaxation techniques and interventions and then focus on key research that could inform practice. There will be an opportunity to have a go at a simple relaxation exercise and evaluate its effectiveness.
There will be an opportunity for Questions and Answers.
Who is this webinar for?
This webinar is suitable for practitioners who have an interest in relaxation techniques and interventions. It may also be of interest to members of the public who may wish to learn more about the benefits of relaxation interventions.
The webinar is recognised by the Association for Rational Emotive Therapy and the International Society for Coaching Psychology for continuing professional development (CPD). Both organisations support International Relaxation Day.
Professor Stephen Palmer PhD CBiol CPsychol CSci CPsychol FIHPE (Hon) FISMA (Hon) is a Chartered Scientist, Chartered Biologist, Chartered Coaching Psychologist, Registered Health Psychologist and APECS Accredited Executive Coach and Supervisor. He is a BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behaviour Therapist and AREBT Accredited Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapist and Coach.
He is President and Fellow of the International Society for Coaching Psychology, Vice President and Honorary Fellow of the Institute for Health Promotion and Education, former President and Honorary Fellow of both the the International Stress Management Association (UK) and Association for Coaching. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management and Royal Society of Biology. He is Co-Editor of International Journal of Stress Prevention and Wellbeing, former editor and now Consulting Editor of the International Journal of Health Promotion & Education. He has written/edited 60 books including How to Deal with Stress (with Cooper), and Handbook of Coaching Psychology (with Whybrow). He has had a long-term interest in relaxation techniques. In 1993, he authored a book, Multimodal Techniques: Relaxation and Hypnosis and has regularly written about relaxation techniques in books and articles over 30 years.
His academic posts include being Professor of Practice at the Wales Academy for Professional Practice and Research, University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD), and Adjunct Professor of Coaching Psychology, Aalborg University, Denmark. Previously he has been a Director of the Coaching Psychology Unit, City University London; Honorary Director of the Coaching Psychology Unit at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil, and BABCP London Branch Co-chair. He is a Director of Studies and supervisor of PhD students at UWTSD.
Dr Siobhain O’Riordan PhD CSci CPsychol FISCP MIHPE Hon is Chartered Scientist and Chartered Coaching Psychologist. She has full divisional membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS) Division of Academics, Researchers and Teachers in Psychology (DARTP) and is a member of the BPS Psychobiology Section. She is Course Co-Director on the stress management and coaching programmes and a trainer at the Centre for Coaching. She is an Honorary Member of the Institute for Health Promotion and Education, Fellow of the International Society for Coaching Psychology and Accredited Coaching Psychologist and Supervisor. From 2013-2015 she was Editor of the International Journal of Health Promotion & Education. Currently, she is Founder Chair of the International Society for Coaching Psychology, Editor of the International Journal of Coaching Psychology, Consulting Editor of The Coaching Psychologist and Editor of Coaching Psychology International. Her other roles include supervising doctorate students at the Wales Academy for Professional Practice and Research, University of Wales Trinity Saint David where she is a Research Fellow. She is also a Director of the International Academy for Professional Development Ltd. She has published research and practice papers and her latest book is Introduction to Coaching Psychology (2021, with Palmer).
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This webinar is supported by the International Academy for Professional Development Ltd who are providing the Zoom Webinar facilities.
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