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Autogenic Training
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After 1920 J. H. Schultz developed an autosuggestive, easily learned, and concentrated system of training that he presented in 1932 in his work Das Autogene Training. It is used in psychotherapy (though not much in the United States) as a means of coping with physiological or psychosomatic disturbances, but it is also commonly used in the world of sports and art as a method of relaxation and concentration. It is meant to be practiced three times a day, in reclining or sitting positions.

Autogenic training brings physiological functions such as circulation, the vascular system,…

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Ritschl, Dietrich, “Autogenic Training”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 04 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_A777>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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