autogenic training


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autogenic training

(ˌɔːtəʊˈdʒɛnɪk)
n
(Psychiatry) a technique for reducing stress through mental exercises to produce physical relaxation. Also called: autogenics

autogenic training

Developed by a Berlin psychiatrist and neurologist, Dr Johannes H. Schultz, this is a method of profound relaxation training aimed at relieving stress, enabling the body to heal itself.
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Noun1.autogenic training - training patients in self-induced relaxationautogenic training - training patients in self-induced relaxation
treatment, intervention - care provided to improve a situation (especially medical procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury)
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Enhanced Pain Management": a binaural audio CD and MP3 audiofile; 20-minute relaxation includes diaphragmatic breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, and autogenic training ($6).
It addresses stress and its relationship to physiology and disease, as well as the sociology of stress; mental, emotional and spiritual aspects, including stress-prone and stress-resistant personality traits; coping strategies like reframing, behavior modification, journal writing, expressive art therapy, humor therapy, creative problem solving, communication skills, and managing time and money; and 12 relaxation techniques, such as breathing, mindfulness, yoga, mental imagery and visualization, music therapy, massage therapy, tai chi, muscular relaxation, autogenic training and clinical biofeedback, exercise, nutrition, and ecotherapy.
Only a few reports exist concerning the implementation of autogenic training and behavior therapy to patients with vertigo [12].
Autogenic training as a therapy for adjustment disorder in adolescents.
In autogenic training, a Western style of meditation, awareness is channeled to sensory experiences, such as feelings of bodily heaviness and warmth, and eventually to coolness of the forehead (Luthe 1965).
Thirty-five pre-professional ballet dancers were assigned to one of three conditions for 12 weeks training and 12 weeks practice (3 times weekly): control (N = 12), autogenic training (N = 12), and a broad-based coping skills condition (N = 11).
In their study in patients, they used a combination of pharmacotherapy (Minor and major tranquilizers, and anti-depressants) as well as supportive psychotherapy, behavioural therapy and autogenic training.
The ninth chapter is about relaxation techniques and discusses progressive muscle relaxation, autogenic training, self-hypnosis, and biofeedback.
Autogenic training for stress and anxiety: A systematic review.
Participants were introduced to diaphragmatic breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, and autogenic training.
Noting its rare use in the treatment of chronic conditions, Sadigh (psychology, Cedar Crest College) outlines the use of autogenic training for chronic pain and stress-related disorders.
Autogenic training involves evoking relaxing thoughts and images about specific body parts and processes (Antai-Otong, 2001).