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(p. 101) Session 6: Relaxation Training: Experiencing the Sensation of the Brain Changing Itself 

(p. 101) Session 6: Relaxation Training: Experiencing the Sensation of the Brain Changing Itself
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(p. 101) Session 6: Relaxation Training: Experiencing the Sensation of the Brain Changing Itself
Author(s):

W. Curt LaFrance Jr.

and Jeffrey Peter Wincze

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780199307173.003.0008
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date: 14 November 2018

The goal of this chapter is to teach the patient relaxation training in order to demonstrate that it is possible to experience the sensation of the brain changing itself. Without being aware of it, people are often in either an awake-active (beta frequency) brain wave state or a drowsy theta brain wave state. A person can change into an awake, relaxed (alpha frequency) brain wave state by learning and practicing progressive relaxation techniques. Many seizures occur in either an awake active beta or drowsy theta brain wave state. By going into an awake, relaxed state, a person can reduce the likelihood of a seizure and even prevent a seizure from progressing.

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