Topic: Relaxation of J.H. Schultz (Berlin), also called “Autogenous Training“.
It consists of a relaxation technique which works in stages during which the subject is “training“, hence its name. Exercising each phase for about 7 or 15 days, and the whole process takes three to six months. The person should be seated or supine, and should not do anything, just thinking.
Phase One: Experience of heaviness. He said: “The arm is heavy“, then the same for the legs.
Second stage: Experience of heat. Should experience warmth, his hand placed in the epigastrium (above the navel), and is told: “The solar plexus is warm“.
Third stage: Reassure the heart. He says that “quiet and strong heart beats“.
Fourth stage: It is the breathing. Who feels that his “breathing is calm and rhythmic“.
Fifth stage: Freshening of the mind. He says “your forehead is cool”
The person must practice it after each session.
This type of relaxation is currently used in sports, in the so-called painless childbirth, in the dentist’s office with people who get very nervous and even in minor surgery.
(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)