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This week, you learned about various relaxation techniques for stress management, as highlighted in Chapters 9, 10, 11, and 12. Autogenic training, explained in Chapter 11, can be quite effective for managing stress. As part of this reflective journal, you will utilize autogenic training and share your feedback once you are done. Read Relaxation Techniques for Health (Links to an external site.), and watch All It Takes Is 10 Mindful Minutes (Links to an external site.). Puddicombe discusses the importance and benefits of being mindful.
Before completing this assignment, please ensure that you are undisturbed for approximately 30 minutes. The environment you are in should be quiet and comfortable. The author of your textbook discourages participants from ingesting a stimulant or eating right before participating in this training. When you are ready, assume a body position of your choice, as outlined on pages 251-252 of the course text. Next, listen to the Breath & (Links to an external site.) Autogenics Meditation (Links to an external site.)recording by Dr. Lichtenstein.
Upon completion of the training, please assess your experience via Lab 11.1. Compose an APA-formatted paper, sharing your experience and self-assessment. Your paper should be written in paragraph format and address the following:
- Explain your Autogenic Training Experience: describe how you felt during the training, the environment, and any thoughts that occurred while completing this training.
- Assess your lab responses, including your score.
- Evaluate any challenges you faced while completing this exercise.
Your journal should be one to two pages in length. Include an APA formatted title and reference page. Remember to cite and reference your course text and any additional resources you may have used for the completion of this assignment, according to APA Style (see APA: Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.), APA: Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.), and Introduction to APA (Links to an external site.) for more information).