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Karen Wicklund

Emotional Wellness

Measures the degree to which one has an awareness and acceptance of one's feelings, and engages in effective, related behaviors with a positive and enthusiastic attitude about oneself and life.

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Emotional Wellness Articles

Psychogenic Voice Disorders:

Butcher, P., Elias, A and Cavalli L. 2007. Understanding and Treating Psychogenic Voice Disorder: a CBT Framework. West Sussex, England: John Wiley and Sons.

Rosen, D. and Sataloff, R. 1997. Psychology of Voice Disorders. San Diego: Singular Publishing.

Stress and Performance Anxiety:

Bejani, F. J. and Barry S. Snow. "Use of mood scores as indices of athletic character and stress reactivity among musicians." Medical Problems of Performing Artists 5:1 (March 1990): 45-48.

Dews, B. and M. Williams. "Student musician's personality styles, stresses and coping patterns." Special issue: Performance and Stress. Psychology of Music 17 (1989): 37-47.

Long, G. "The measurement of stress by voice analysis." Journal of Social Behavior and Personality 5 (1990): 723-731.

Dr. Wicklund's Stress Management Bibliography:

Anderson, Bob. Stretching Bolinas, CA: Shelter Publications Inc. #0-936070-01-3

Brody, Jane. Good Food Book New York: Norton and Co. ISBN 0-393-02210-2

Clark, Nancy. Sports Nutrition Guidebook: Eating to Fuel Your Active Lifestyle Boston: New England Sports Publications

Cooper, Kenneth. The Aerobics Program For Total Well-Being New York: Bantam #0-553-34018-2

Gelb, Michael. Body Learning - An Intro to Alexander Technique New York: Holt and Co. ISBN 0-8050-0415-X

Green and Galwey. The Inner Game of Music New York: Anchor Press. ISBN 0-385-23126-1

Greene, Don. Audition Success New York: ProMind Music. ISBN 0-9665993-0-6

Grindea, Carola. Tensions in the Performance of Music White Plains, NY: Pro/Am Music. ISBN 0-912-483-10-5

Pargman, David Stress and Motor Performance: Understanding and Coping Ithaca, NY: Movement Publications. ISBN 0-932392-21-4

Porter and Foster. Visual Athletics: Visualizations for Peak Sports Performance Dubuque, IA: Brown Publishers. ISBN 0-697-10987-9

Reubart, Dale Anxiety and Musical Performance on Playing the Piano from Memory New York: DaCapo Press. ISBN 0-306-76253-6

Ristad, Eloise A Soprano on Her Head Moab, Utah: Real People Press. ISBN 0-911226-21-4

Salmon and Green Notes from the Green Room: Coping with Stress and Anxiety in Musical Performance New York: Lexington Books. ISBN 0-669-25010-4

Whitaker/Tanner. But I Played it Perfectly in the Practice Room! New York: University Press of America. ISBN 0-8191-5702-3

Wilson, Frank. Tone Deaf and All Thumbs New York: Viking Penguin, Inc. ISBN 0-760-80842-3

Wilson, Frank American College of Sports Medicine Fitness Book Champaign, IL: Leisure Press #0-888011-460-6

Other Info:

Goleman, Daniel. Emotional Intelligence New York: Bantam, 1995.

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