C101 - Chapter 2 Keywords

C101 - Chapter 2 Keywords - 8 Mantra – A sound or phrase...

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1. Autogenic Training – The use of autosuggestion to establish a balance between the mind and body through changes in the autonomic nervous system. 2. Autonomic nervous system – The special group of the nerves that control some of the body’s organs and their functions. 3. Biofeedback – Using an electronic device to “feed back” information about the body to alter a particular physiological function. 4. Hormones – Chemicals, produced and secreted by endocrine glands, that travel through the bloodstream and regulate body functions. 5. Hypnotherapy – The use of hypnosis to treat sickness. 6. Image visualization – Use of mental images to promote healing and change behaviors. 7. Mandala – An artistic, religious design used as an object of meditation.
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Unformatted text preview: 8. Mantra – A sound or phrase that is repeated in the mind to help produce a meditative state. 9. Placebo effect – healing that results from a person’s belief in a treatment that has no medicinal value. 10. Psychosomatic illnesses – Physical illnesses brought on by negative mental states such as stress or emotional upset. 11. Relaxation response – The physiological changes in the body that result from mental relaxation techniques. 12. Somatization – Occurrence of physical symptoms without any bodily disease or injury being present. 13. Somatization disorder - Prolonged pain and other symptoms that are not caused by disease or injury....
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This note was uploaded on 11/13/2010 for the course HEAL HSCI/C101 taught by Professor Dr.rodriguez during the Spring '08 term at Citrus College.

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