Autogenic training

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Autogenic training is a desensitization-relaxation technique developed by the German psychiatrist Johannes Heinrich Schultz by which a psychophysiologically determined relaxation response is obtained.wikipedia
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Johannes Heinrich Schultz

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Autogenic training is a desensitization-relaxation technique developed by the German psychiatrist Johannes Heinrich Schultz by which a psychophysiologically determined relaxation response is obtained. Inspired by this research and Vogt's work, Johannes Heinrich Schultz became interested in the phenomenon of autosuggestion.
Schultz became world-famous for the development of a system of self-hypnosis called autogenic training.

Abbé Faria

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Abbé Faria and Émile Coué are the forerunners of Schultz.
Johannes Schultz developed these theories as Autogenic training.

Relaxation (psychology)

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Autogenic training is a desensitization-relaxation technique developed by the German psychiatrist Johannes Heinrich Schultz by which a psychophysiologically determined relaxation response is obtained.
Relaxation can be achieved through meditation, autogenics, and progressive muscle relaxation.

Wolfgang Luthe

Autogenic training was popularized in North America and the English-speaking world by Wolfgang Luthe, who co-authored, with Schultz, a multi-volume tome on autogenic training.
Wolfgang Luthe (1922-1985) was a German physician and psychotherapist, who brought autogenic training to the attention of the English-speaking world.

Luis de Rivera

His disciple Luis de Rivera, a McGill University-trained psychiatrist, introduced psychodynamic concepts into Luthe's approach, developing "autogenic analysis" as a new method for uncovering the unconscious.
José Luis Gonzalez de Rivera y Revuelta, born in Bilbao, Spain, in 1944, was a psychiatrist, pupil of Wolfgang Luthe, and educator in autogenics and anti-mobbing practices.

Relaxation technique

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Autogenic training is a desensitization-relaxation technique developed by the German psychiatrist Johannes Heinrich Schultz by which a psychophysiologically determined relaxation response is obtained.

Biofeedback

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Biofeedback practitioners integrate basic elements of autogenic imagery and have simplified versions of parallel techniques that are used in combination with biofeedback. The principle of passive concentration in autogenic training makes this technique different from other relaxation techniques such as progressive muscle relaxation and biofeedback, in which trainees try to control physiological functions.
Schultz and Luthe (1969) developed Autogenic Training, which is a deep relaxation exercise derived from hypnosis.

Autosuggestion

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Inspired by this research and Vogt's work, Johannes Heinrich Schultz became interested in the phenomenon of autosuggestion.
By contrast with the conceptualization driving Coué's auto-suggestive self-administration procedure — namely, that constant repetition creates a situation in which "a particular idea saturates the microcognitive environment of 'the mind'…", which, then, in its turn, "is converted into a corresponding ideomotor, ideosensory, or ideoaffective action, by the ideodynamic principle of action", "which then, in its turn, generates the response" — the primary target of the entirely different self-administration procedure developed by Johannes Heinrich Schultz, known as Autogenic Training, was to affect the autonomic nervous system, rather than (as Coué's did) to affect 'the mind'.

Self-hypnosis

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Autogenic training is classified as a self-hypnotic technique.
Autogenic training is a relaxation technique developed by the German psychiatrist Johannes Schultz and first published in 1932.

Progressive muscle relaxation

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The principle of passive concentration in autogenic training makes this technique different from other relaxation techniques such as progressive muscle relaxation and biofeedback, in which trainees try to control physiological functions.

Germany

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Autogenic training is a desensitization-relaxation technique developed by the German psychiatrist Johannes Heinrich Schultz by which a psychophysiologically determined relaxation response is obtained.

Émile Coué

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Abbé Faria and Émile Coué are the forerunners of Schultz.

Stress (biology)

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The technique is used to alleviate many stress-induced psychosomatic disorders.

Psychosomatic medicine

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The technique is used to alleviate many stress-induced psychosomatic disorders.

Menninger Foundation

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This was done at the Menninger Foundation by Elmer Green, Steve Fahrio, Patricia Norris, Joe Sargent, Dale Walters and others.

Oskar Vogt

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The roots of this technique lie in the research carried out by Oscar Vogt in the field of sleep and hypnosis.

Sleep

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The roots of this technique lie in the research carried out by Oscar Vogt in the field of sleep and hypnosis.

Hypnosis

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The roots of this technique lie in the research carried out by Oscar Vogt in the field of sleep and hypnosis.

McGill University

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His disciple Luis de Rivera, a McGill University-trained psychiatrist, introduced psychodynamic concepts into Luthe's approach, developing "autogenic analysis" as a new method for uncovering the unconscious.

Psychodynamics

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His disciple Luis de Rivera, a McGill University-trained psychiatrist, introduced psychodynamic concepts into Luthe's approach, developing "autogenic analysis" as a new method for uncovering the unconscious.

Sympathetic nervous system

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A study by Spencer suggests that autogenic training restores the balance between the activity of the sympathetic (flight or fight) and the parasympathetic (rest and digest) branches of the autonomic nervous system.

Parasympathetic nervous system

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A study by Spencer suggests that autogenic training restores the balance between the activity of the sympathetic (flight or fight) and the parasympathetic (rest and digest) branches of the autonomic nervous system.

Autonomic nervous system

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A study by Spencer suggests that autogenic training restores the balance between the activity of the sympathetic (flight or fight) and the parasympathetic (rest and digest) branches of the autonomic nervous system.