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By Jonathan C. Smith PhD

Leisure is the world's most well-liked therapy--used through extra psychologists, counselors, social staff, and rehabilitation experts than the other software. ABC rest concept deals a brand new remedy process via featuring and adorning the effectiveness of present rest remedies into an process adapted to every shopper. according to the main formidable clinical exploration of leisure (20 experiences and 5,000 matters from all cultures and walks of life), Smith offers a few of his groundbreaking findings, together with the 1st demonstration and replication of variations between African american citizens, Latinos, and Whites; women and men; people with spiritual and secular ideals techniques; and extra. His paintings is very readable, useful, and entire and may entice scientific psychologists, psychotherapists, and scholars of psychology.

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To this we added "physical warmth and heaviness" simply because of the overwhelming preference for these terms as descriptors of physical relaxation by instructors of progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) and autogenic training.

The result is what we might term superstitious specificity, or the premature inference of causality between specific technique and symptom reduction. Limitations of Specificity Hypotheses In general terms, specificity models suffer many of the problems of the relaxation response hypothesis. Their greatest success is in differentiating techniques according to initial somatic effects. However, as we have seen, such effects are often achieved in a short period of time; once achieved, there are no differences among techniques.

And "sinking" has a spatial-cognitive connotation similar to "far away" in Disengagement. "Limp" emerges as the clearest item for physical relaxation. To this we added "physical warmth and heaviness" simply because of the overwhelming preference for these terms as descriptors of physical relaxation by instructors of progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) and autogenic training.

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