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Israel Regardie - Be Yourself a Guide Book to the Art of Relaxation

Israel Regardie - Be Yourself a Guide Book to the Art of Relaxation

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BE
YOURSELF
A
Guide
Book
to
TheArt
of
Relaxation
I
by
IsraelRegardie
A
HELlOS
BOOK
1965
 
Copyright
©
1965Dr.F.
1.
RegardiePublishedbyHeliosBookService(Publications)Ltd.STheSquare,Toddington,NrCheltenham,G10sPrintedinGt.Britain
by
ThaxtedPrintingCo.Ltd.,21TownStreet,Thaxted,Essex.
 
Overtwenty-fiveyearsago,whileinpracticeinNewYorkCity,formerpatientsrequestedthatImakeareportinwritingof.thetechniquesofrelaxationthatIhadbeenusing.Inpubliclectures,private.classwork,as.wellasintheconsulting.room,Ihadtaughtseveralthousandsofpeopletherudimentarytechniquesofreleasingtheirmuscularandemotionaltensions.Igavethisprocessthesignificanceofimprovingphysicalandemotional
efficiency
inevery-day
living.
Foramomentortwo,itisinterestingtoreflectonthecompleteabout-facethatlifesometimesimposesuponone.Earlyin1937IhadcompletedmyowndidacticpsychoanalysisinLondon.PriortothatIhadbeentaughtseveralrelaxationtechniquesbasedfundamentallyonthosepubliclyexpoundedbyEemanandtaughttomeprivatelyby'OskarKollerstrom,
B.A.
(Cantab.).Duringmypracticeofpsychotherapy,therewouldoftenappearpatientsforwhomashort-contacttherapyseemedmostadvisable,evenimperative.Gradually,then,therelaxationtechniquesre-emergedandbecamepartofmyclinicalarmamentarium.Astimeprogressed,Igraduallydiscontinuedtheiruse.Intheirplace,Iusedstraighthypnoticsuggestion,thenhypnoanalysisasdescribedbyWolberg,shorttermpsychotherapyasenunciatedbyFrenchandAlexanderontheonehandandBertrandFrohmanontheother.

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