Relaxation Through Attending To Internal Sensations
22.214.171.124.1.1 (“) In this simple technique,
the body serves as its own excellent feedback ‘instrument’.
.1.2 It was first described by Bezzola (1907, 1918) in Switzerland
and was used to calm ‘excited’ patients
or to teach them
to preserve nervous energy
rather than expend it unnecessarily.
The procedure is simple (* 0421)
“Sit or lie down comfortably ;
close the eyes,
and pay attention passively
to anything which goes on in the body.
Describe aloud whatever happens.
Do not analyse; do not intellectualise; [do not ‘dwell-on’];
just pay attention
and ‘report’ what is sensed.
Scan the body
and feel more clearly
what is happening in different places.
For example, “Pressure in stomach… eyes flutter … right ear rings …
throat tight… left foot itches.
Omi all unnecessary words and all personal pronouns and articles, such as “I….my….and. …”.
Just observe and describe locations and sensations felt.
The verbalisations, even if only inwhispers, is an impoetant aspect of this technique, andit must beadhered to for private use or in therapy.
Gradually this procedure quiets reslessness and clears the mind.
After a few minutes, sensations become fewer and a calm state, possibly sleep, follows.(“)
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Next, 126.96.36.199 Emotions as Motion.
188.8.131.52.1.1 “Behaviour is habitually emotional, and a reaction to feelings.
.2 It is rarely rational.
.3 The body records the emotional thinking, and for every thought supported by feeling, there is a muscle change
which can be seen or felt by the sensitive observer.
A trainee should in time learn to perceive, observe, and distinguish.S/he must, for instance, identify
excitement as different from fear or joy,
and overtiredness as different from ‘depression’
(** see ‘vitally’ Dr Claire Weekes’s “4 Fatigues”, too))
.(*) Don’t forget what Dr Claire Weekes said regarding
More Help For Your Nerves :
“I said it is simple: I did not say it is ‘easy'”.
(**) Physiological, Emotional, Mind-Functional, Spiritual
(Fatigue, not ‘Depression;,-sequences).
————— our bed-time again —–