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Creating Wholeness : A Self-Healing Workbook Using Dynamic Relaxation, Images, and Thoughts - Erik Peper

Creating Wholeness

A Self-Healing Workbook Using Dynamic Relaxation, Images, and Thoughts

Paperback Published: 31st January 1993
ISBN: 9780306441721
Number Of Pages: 232

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This workbook grew out of the practices assigned for self-growth and development for (1) Holistic Health: Western Perspectives, a course at San Francisco State Uni- versity; (2) clients and participants at the Biofeedback and Family Therapy Institute in Berkeley; and (3) participants in peak performance training programs. The goals of this workbook are to offer experiences to facilitate life-long learning of skills to enhance health and growth. We hope the reader will experience increased autonomy and gain self-mastery skills through exercises that foster awareness and control. The cascading program is based upon uncovering, allowing, and encouraging the intrinsic drive toward integration, wholeness, and health. Each year many of our students report that practicing these skills has affected them deeply. The program offered them prag- matic skills to master stress, set goals, and experience a deep change in their worldview and health. A number of them have said that this was the most useful course they had taken at San Francisco State University. The materials presented here are part of a course offered by the Institute for Holistic Healing Studies. It is also a requirement for a Holistic Health Minor and fulfills a part of the general education requirement for integrated and interdisci- plinary learning. The development of this program at San Francisco State Uni- versity is due to the foresight and courage of George Araki, Ph.D.

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`Peper and Holt have developed a unique program based on techniques of dynamic deep muscle relaxation that actively engages the participants in their own healing processes and thereby empowers them. Highly recommended for therapists, health educators, and those seeking release from stress-induced, maladaptive patterns of daily living.'
Dolores Krieger, Ph.D., R.N., Author of The Therapeutic Touch

Introductionp. 1
Systems Perspective of Healthp. 3
How to Get the Most Out of This Workbookp. 8
Approaches to Self-Regulation: Overviewp. 12
Logging Your Responses to Stress: Practice 1p. 19
Important Variables to Optimize Trainingp. 25
Personalizing Your Experiencep. 27
Dynamic Relaxationp. 31
Introduction to Dynamic Relaxationp. 33
Suggestions for Getting Started on Relaxation Exercisesp. 35
Possible Problems and Solutions while Practicing Relaxationp. 36
Dynamic Relaxation: Practice 2p. 37
Breathing: The Mind-Body Bridge: Practice 3p. 47
Developing a Personal Relaxation Image: Practice 4p. 59
Reducing the Tension and Increasing the Awareness: Practice 5p. 71
Quick and Warm: Practice 6p. 79
Some Problems and Solutionsp. 83
Generalizing Relaxation: Practice 7p. 95
Creating Your Own Relaxation: Practice 8p. 103
Cognitive Balancep. 114
Introduction to Cognitive Balancep. 115
Changing the Internal Dialogue: Practice 9p. 118
Transforming Failure into Success: Practice 10p. 129
Freeing the Hidden Secrets: Practice 11p. 141
Converting the Advantages of Illness: Practice 12p. 149
Self-Healing Through Imagery and Behavior Changep. 159
Mobilizing Healing with Imagery and Behavior Changep. 161
Imagery Exploration: Answers from the Unconscious: Practice 13p. 164
Developing a Self-Healing Strategyp. 173
Imagery for Self-Healingp. 183
Carrying Out and Adapting Your Strategy: Practice 14p. 190
Integrating Your Experiencep. 211
Appendix: Audiotapes and Temperature Monitoring Devicesp. 215
Notesp. 217
Referencesp. 219
Suggested Readings on Holistic Healthp. 221
Indexp. 225
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ISBN: 9780306441721
ISBN-10: 0306441721
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 31st January 1993
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.53 x 19.46  x 2.13
Weight (kg): 0.52