Relaxation Training - Audio Program
Many people carry far too much tension around with them every day. Or, maybe you are one of the millions of
people with persistent anxiety. Therapy and/or medication can often help, but many people do not need therapy or
Associated Therapists, Inc. sells a Relaxation Training audio program that is designed to help people relax, and
reduce their anxiety.
This audio program is based on a relaxation training system developed by Dr. Edmund Jacobson over fifty years
Progressive muscle relaxation is a systematic technique for achieving a deep state of relaxation. Dr. Jacobson
discovered that a muscle could be relaxed by first tensing it for a few seconds and then releasing it. Tensing and
releasing various muscle groups throughout the body produces a deep state of relaxation, which Dr. Jacobson found
capable of relieving a variety of conditions, from high blood pressure to ulcerative colitis.
Progressive muscle relaxation is especially helpful for people whose anxiety is strongly associated with muscle
tension. This is what often leads you to say that you are "uptight' or "tense." You may experience chronic
tightness in your shoulders and neck, which can be effectively relieved by practicing progressive muscle
relaxation. Other symptoms that respond well to progressive muscle relaxation include tension headaches, backaches,
tightness in the jaw, tightness around the eyes, muscle spasms, high blood pressure, and insomnia. If you are
troubled by racing thoughts, you may find that systematically relaxing your muscles tends to help slow down your
mind. Dr. Jacobson himself once said, "An anxious mind cannot exist in a relaxed body."
Part One: Using Your Body:
This part of the Relaxation Training program emphasizes the understanding and use of Jacobson's deep muscle
relaxation techniques. Part one is divided into three sections:
1. Introduction: Initial information about relaxation. Teaches the listener the concept of Subjective Units of
Discomfort (SUDS), a technique to measure tension and anxiety in you body.
2. Exercises: The actual deep muscle relaxation . The listener will be instructed and paced through the relaxation
technique. This is the "meat and potatoes" part of the program. Once the listener has listened to the program once,
he or she will most likely skip to this section for ongoing practice.
3. Summary: Final statements and information regarding the skill and practice of these skills.
Part Two: Using Your Mind:
This part of the Relaxation Training emphasizes the use of guided images of relaxing scenes. Imagining
scenes that are tranquil can be comforting and relaxing. Part two is divided into three sections:
4. Introduction: Initial information about the use of guided images for relaxation.
5. Relaxing Scenes: The listener will be paced through various scenes that are intended to relax and comfort.
Repetitive listening to this track is recommended. The listener is paced and assisted in the process of imagining
6. Summary: Final statements regarding the skill and practice of these skills.
This audio file is recorded in a mp3 format. Many CD players and "Ipod" like devices can be used to listen to this
audio program. The content of this program was recorded by Julio J. Guerra, PhD. and Sherwin B. Cotler, PhD.
both clinical psychologists with each over 30 years of experience in adult, child and adolescent psychology. Dr.
Cotler's voice is heard on the audio program.
Deep Muscle Relaxation Training and Guided
By Julio J. Guerra, Ph.D. and Sherwin B. Cotler, Ph.D.
The Relaxation Training Program is available in a CD. Once purchased this CD will be mailed
to you through the U.S. Postal Service.
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