For the purposes of this study, acute stress management techniques were defined as coping strategies used in an acute setting to alleviate stress such as: progressive muscle relaxation, stretching exercises, breathing exercises, autogenic training
, imagery, visualization, meditation, mindfulness, self-distraction, denial, substance use, use of emotional support, use of instrumental support, disengagement, venting, planning, humor, acceptance, religion, self-blame, problem-focused coping, emotion-focused coping, effective time management, positive reappraisal, and engagement in leisure activities.
The purpose of autogenic training
is to promote adequate and healthy responses of body and mind and to eliminate inadequate and unhealthy reactions.
Added to the mission of self-discovery and self-actualization that psychotherapy embodies, techniques such as hypnosis, and its autoadministered modification, self-hypnosis, yoga, meditative disciplines in their various forms, and autogenic training
can be utilized to activate the push to coveted personal change.
session was most effective in showing a statistically significant change in decreased respiratory and pulse rates and increased peripheral skin temperature.
reduces anxiety after coronary angioplasty: a randomized clinical trial.
A section on learning to reduce seizures discusses stress and epilepsy, neurobehavioral approaches, seizure generation, autogenic training
, massage and seizure control, aromatherapy and hypnosis, meditation, exercise, and yoga.
14) Autogenic training
, while helpful in the general elderly population on several standardized neuropsychiatric measures, was not found to be useful for the cognitively impaired, demented, and frail elderly.
2001:26-78) Acupuncture Homeopathy Alexander technique Hypnotherapy Aromatherapy Massage Autogenic training
Naturopathy Bach flower remedies Osteopathy Biofeedback Reflexology Chelation therapy Relaxation therapy Chiropractic Spiritual healing Craniosacral therapy Tai chi Herbalism Yoga Table 2: Demographic characteristics of participants % GENDER DISTRIBUTION ALL PARTICIPANTS AVERAGE NUMBER YEAR OF STUDY FEMALES MALES NUMBER % OF HOURS WORKED First 41.
evolved out of the research of brain physiologist Dr Oskar Vogt who in the 1880s found that some patients were able to put themselves in a self-hypnotic state which seemed to have positive effects on their recuperation.
Another recent study had shown that autogenic training
, a form of self-hypnosis, could reduce anxiety after heart surgery.