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