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Benefits of mental spring-cleaning.

AUTOGENIC therapy can be practised anywhere once the basic techniques have been learnt.

It is possible to enter a brief but calming autogenic state on a bus, waiting to see a doctor or even in the office.

The therapy can prove to be a psychological spring-clean as patients embark on the 10-week training course.

Sister Treasa said: "Because of the state of consciousness entered, people can tap into events in their past which need airing.

"The benefits of allowing past events to surface are especially felt in those who are experiencing anxiety, stress and depression.

"But it's not a case of getting 'on the couch' and unburdening yourself. Therapists just deal with emotions as they arise."

In Japan, a study of 23,700 industrial workers found improvements in physical and mental health after a programme of autogenic therapy was introduced.

And positive effects in cases of asthma, insomnia and hypertension have also been documented.
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Publication:Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)
Date:Oct 31, 1999
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