Author(s): MCKAY M
The first part of Meditation and Autogenics guides listeners through autogenic training, a relaxation technique developed by the German psychiatrist Johannes Schultz in 1932. This technique involves daily practice of fifteen-minute sessions in the morning, at lunchtime, and in the evening, during which the practitioner repeats a set of visualizations that induce a state of relaxation. The voice work on the CD makes the visualizations much easier to achieve. Each session can be practiced in any of the recommended postures, for example, lying down or sitting like a rag doll. The technique can be used to alleviate many stress-induced psychosomatic disorders, and skilled practitioners develop a high degree of control over their bodies. After the autogenics sections, the CD offers a program of simple meditation. This CD applies to chapters 5 and 9 of The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook and is part of the Relaxation and Stress Reduction Audio Series.