relaxation training

relaxation training

Alternative psychology
A generic term for any of a number of techniques—e.g., hypnosis, electromyography feedback, relaxing imagery—for relaxing muscles. Relaxation training is reportedly successful in reducing the duration, frequency and intensity of anticipatory nausea associated with chemotherapy.

relaxation training

Psychology Any technique–eg, hypnosis, electromyograph feedback, relaxing imagery, etc, for relaxing mind or muscle. See Autogenic feedback training, Biofeedback training, Breathing exercises, Imagery & visualization, Meditation, Progressive relaxation, Systematic desensitization, Yoga.

relaxation training,

n method that teaches specific techniques for producing the relaxation response. See also relaxation response.

relaxation training,

n a stress-reduction technique that uses a sequence of progressive exercises under the direction of a therapist to lower the level of anxiety and its neuromotor manifestations.
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Relaxation training may serve to distract people from focusing constructively on the upcoming surgery, Salmon suggests.
Relaxation training has useful short-termeffects, however, on hypertensives whose blood pressures are not controlled by medications, report W.
Only 27% of the subjects randomized to relaxation training had significant improvement.
This includes a discussion of fears and phobias, relaxation training and thought stopping, a cognitive therapy.
Recommendations to physicians for treating headaches included the advice to go beyond pharmacotherapy to endorse relaxation training, thermal biofeedback, and behavioral therapy (See box.
Are you aware that new drug therapies and other alternatives such as relaxation training, biofeedback and dietary changes provide physicians with unique therapies to treat patients who suffer from migraine and severe headache pain?
Mind-body therapies for headache Therapy Findings Biofeedback (26-30) Decreased frequency, intensity, and duration of headaches Cognitive, stress reduction (38) Decreased headache Relaxation training (52-55) Decreased frequency, intensity, and duration of headaches, increase in headache-free days Concentration exercises (56) Decreased frequency and duration, increased intensity of headaches Progressive relaxation (25) Reduction in headache hours Self-hypnosis (36) Reduction in headache number, no change in intensity vs propranolol Cognitive-behavioral therapy (40) Similar efficacy if administered by therapist or self-administered Table 6.
Relaxation training may be used to reduce performance anxiety, remove localized tension, promote sleep before competition or performance, and teach athletes and musicians how to regulate muscular tension.
Previous research (Gonzales, 1995; Kennedy & Doepke, 1999; Proeger & Myrick, 1980) provides data to support the effectiveness of relaxation training for secondary and college-age students.
Treatment involves educating the patient about the normal sexual response and teaching her how to identify her anatomy, including the clitoris, along with progressive-muscle or focused-breathing relaxation training and home masturbation training.
A multicomponent treatment approach consisting of relaxation training, systematic desensitization, and cognitive-behavioral interventions was utilized to treat test anxiety in a college student female.
Stress management, relaxation training, and assertiveness training are other beneficial skills for clients to acquire.