Beyond the Relaxation Response: How to Harness the Healing Power of Your Personal Beliefs
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Beyond the Relaxation Response

How to Harness the Healing Power of Your Personal Beliefs

By Herbert Benson

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Format: Paperback, 180 pages
Published In: United States, 30 April 1994
From the bestselling author of The Relaxation Response, a practical program that may help you: - Relieve headaches, backaches, and chest pains- Lower blood pressure and cholesterol- Mitigate insomnia and decrease anxiety In just minutes a day, you can easily master the stress-reduction techniques that have helped millions conquer or alleviate one of today's most serious and widespread health problems. Employing neither drugs nor doctors, Dr. Benson's program is considered by many to be the most beneficial step forward in personal health and well-being in our time.

About the Author

Herbert Benson, MD, is an award-winning pioneer in Mind Body Medicine. He is the Director Emeritus of the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Mind Body Medicine Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. A graduate of Wesleyan University and the Harvard Medical School, Dr. Benson is the author or coauthor of more than 190 scientific publications and 12 books, including Beyond the Relaxation Response: The Stress-Reduction Program That Has Helped Millions of Americans.

EAN: 9780425081839
ISBN: 0425081834
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Corporation,U.S.
Dimensions: 17.55 x 10.62 x 1.5 centimeters (0.11 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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Originally I read this book as a text that I chose as part of a book review assignment I had for a psychology class I was in. For some reason this book really grabbed my interest right away since he was writing about something I knew very little about.The author describes various accounts of myths and stories of some of the amazing feats that Asian Buddhists have acheived in the past. They do things such as leaping (almost flying) great distances upon rocks, and also being able to increase their body temperatures during meditation. It's said that pious monks can be tested by wearing garments that were drenched in ice cold water, and within a short matter of time the garments would be completely dry. He decided to research these things first hand by performing experiments on their meditation techneques. He even provides the actual experimental results and conclusions from all of the various temperature readings he performed. It's interesting to hear about his interactions and impressions on the Dali Lama as well.For a more practical usage, this book is great for anyone who wants to learn some realistic and effective step-by-step relaxation and meditation techneques.Overall, his research is very well organized and stated enthusiastically in an informative manner. This book is valuable in terms of the cultural analysis, the scientific evidence, the psychological studies made, and the practical exercises described within.

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