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By Jonathan C. Smith

During this quantity, Smith provides directions for extra methods to leisure than the other publication out there. the writer offers word-for-word scripts for clinicians to coach them to enforce all leisure thoughts utilizing his ABC rest procedure. the amount contains uncomplicated overview questionnaires for making a choice on rest wishes and comparing rest results; special directions for making individualized rest tapes; and verbatim directions for featuring demonstrated "failproof" rest and rigidity administration workshops. strategies comprise: revolutionary rest, autogenic education, self-hypnosis, respiring routines, yoga, imagery / visualization, meditation, and prayer. For scientific psychologists, psychotherapists, and running shoes within the box of leisure.

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PAUSE] Warm and heavy. Warm and heavy. [PAUSE] You are far away from the pressures and cares of the world. [PAUSE] Let the tensions begin to flow away. [PAUSE 10 SECONDS] How did these exercises make you feel? With your eyes closed, ask yourself, how do you feel right now? If you feel drowsy or sleepy, please raise your right index finger. [RECORD ON BOARD NUMBER OF RESPONSES BY "SLEEPINESS" ] If you feel distant, far away, or detached, raise your finger. [RECORD ON BOARD BY "DISENGAGEMENT"] If your body feels physically relaxed, loose and limp, maybe your muscles feeling warm and heavy, raise your finger [RECORD BY "PHYSICAL RELAXATION"] If your mind is quiet, silent, without thought, raise your finger.

2 (continued) [PAUSE. CONTINUE IN PACE WITH CLIENT. ] Gentlyunstretch, and very slowly, return your hands to your lap. [PAUSE. CONTINUE IN PACE WITH CLIENT. ] Take your time. Very slowly and gently. [PAUSE. CONTINUE IN PACE WITH CLIENT. ] We are now going to bow, and stretch. [PAUSE] Let both harms hang to your sides . [PAUSE] And slowly begin to bow forward. [PAUSE. CONTINUE IN PACE WITH CLIENT. ] Do not force yourself down. [PAUSE. CONTINUE IN PACE WITH CLIENT. ] Let gravity pull your torso down on its own.

If you feel drowsy or sleepy, please raise your right index finger . [RECORD ON BOARD NUMBER OF RESPONSES BY "SLEEPINESS"] If you feel distant, far away, or detached, raise your finger. [RECORD ON BOARD BY "DISENGAGEMENT"] If your body feels physically relaxed, loose and limp, maybe your muscles feeling warm and heavy, raise your finger [RECORD BY "PHYSICAL RELAXATION"] If your mind is quiet, silent, without thought, raise your finger . [RECORD BY "MENTAL QUIET"] If you feel at ease, at peace, and maybe contented, raise your finger [RECORD BY "MENTAL RELAXATION" ] Do you feel aware, focused, strengthened, or energized?

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