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By Jonathan C. Smith

During this quantity, Smith offers directions for extra methods to leisure than the other publication out there. the writer presents word-for-word scripts for clinicians to educate them to enforce all rest innovations utilizing his ABC leisure technique. the quantity comprises uncomplicated overview questionnaires for deciding on leisure wishes and comparing rest results; distinctive directions for making individualized rest tapes; and verbatim directions for providing verified "failproof" leisure and rigidity administration workshops. recommendations contain: revolutionary leisure, autogenic education, self-hypnosis, respiring routines, yoga, imagery / visualization, meditation, and prayer. For medical psychologists, psychotherapists, and running shoes within the box of leisure.

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Imagery Gently let go of what you are attending to. With your eyes closed, think of a very peaceful and relaxing outdoor setting. [PAUSE] Perhaps this is a favorite vacation spot, or a distant relaxing destination of your dreams. [PAUSE 10 SECONDS] Think of a relaxing setting. 2 49 (continued) And imagine you are there. [PAUSE] Enjoy it with all your senses . [PAUSE] What do you see? [PAUSE] Perhaps you can see the clear peaceful sky. Maybe a soft and relaxing cloud or two. [PAUSE] Perhaps there are beautiful green trees, grass, or flowers.

Relaxation has many uses—managing stress and pain, treating insomnia, enhancing health, increasing work productivity and sports performance . And relaxation is used in just about every helping profes sion—psychology, medicine, nursing, counseling, sports, and many others. Today we are going to look at a new approach, called ABC Relaxation. There are many approaches to relaxation—yoga, imagery, and meditation are just a few. How is ABC Relaxation different? To understand, we need to take a look at history.

It is far richer than anyone ever imagined. The deep field experiment shows that what we thought was empty space is filled with an unimaginable richness of stars . And the key to thi discovery was sustained passive simple focus. This, as we have seen, is also the key to relaxation. 2 Script for Grand Tour Experiential Workshop PART 1: EXPLANATION AND RATIONALE In this workshop we will look at one of the most powerful and popular tools for therapy and self-improvement—relaxation. Relaxation has many uses—managing stress and pain, treating insomnia, enhancing health, increasing work productivity and sports performance .

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