Autogenic training

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   Posted 5/8/2009 8:58 AM (GMT -6)   
I meant to post this a long time ago and I apologize for taking so long. A while back I mentioned going to a psych who told me about pain coping techniuqes and helping to "break" the pain pathways (more like superhighways) our brain establishes. I heard this from my rheumatolgist/pain management doc too. It worked while I did it, but like a lot of things I try, I stop when I feel better, then get to feeling bad again.
This is copied from the handwritten copy my psych gave me. It's really just relaxation, but it does make me feel better when I do it.

Autogenic Training

Sit in a relaxed postion, eyes closed and begin to breathe slowly and deeply.

On Inhale, say to yourself, “Soft” amd focus on making your abdomen or belly, soft.

As you exhale, say the word “relax”

Once fully relaxed, Repeat these six phrases- six times each.

My arms and legs are heavy………I am at peace.

My arms and legs are warm………I am at peace.

My heartbeat is calm and regular……… I am at peace.

My abdomen radiates warmth………I am at peace.

My forehead is cool…………I am at peace.

My breathing is easy………….I am at peace.

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Post Edited By Moderator (Jeannie143) : 5/8/2009 10:38:55 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 5/8/2009 9:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for this. I am making great strides with meditation. A great Yogi told me even if my thoughts interrupt me a 100 times it is better than not doing it. Cannot believe with effort how much better it is getting and the HUGE results. If nothing else I face the day so much better :):):) Patsie

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   Posted 5/8/2009 11:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for this relaxation technique. It works!
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