Easy Mental Techniques

A natural source of energy

and well-being

Easy Mental Techniques

A natural source of energy

and well-being

 

Welcome to Easy Mental Techniques, my website on

Relaxation and Visualization

Mental techniques are a set of practices that have been known since time immemorial and that, beginning from the first decades of the last century, have been scientifically studied by western physiology and psychology. The main goals of these self-help practices are to

  • promote well-being
  • improve stress and anxiety management
  • promote personal change
  • improve sports, working and artistic performances
  • promote concentration and learning
  • increase our awareness
  • promote relaxation
  • tap into our resources that usually we don’t know we have.

The aim of this website is to introduce you to some of these techniques and eneble you to try and use them. Moreover, this is also a complement of my book Relaxation and Visualization Techniques. Practical applications.

What is Autogenic Training for

Autogenic Training is more than just a relaxation technique. It has a huge field of application ranging from self-help to sports and from psychological to medical applications. In the medical or clinical field, we may say that there is no disease that cannot be...

Preparation for relaxation exercises

Relaxation exercises must not be done while driving, working or carrying out other activities that require attention. Take 10-20 minutes to devote only to yourself, in a place where you can stay alone. No matter whether in the morning, the afternoon or on evening. If...

The positions of Autogenic Training

To learn the standard exercises of AT and practice them, you need a peaceful and quiet setting, sufficiently heated, at least at the beginning of the practice. Clothing should be comfortable and not constricting. Loosen your belt if too tight, untie your shoelaces,...

Autogenic Training

 What is Autogenic Training Autogenic Training (AT) is one of the best known, most practiced and experimentally studied relaxation technique. It derives from hypnosis and was developed by the German psychiatrist and psychotherapist Johannes Heinrich Schultz...

General Relaxation exercise

The aim of this exercise is to achieve a state of general relaxation. Before doing the exercise, read the preparation instructions. Duration: 10-15 minutes. I take three deep breaths, then keep on breathing naturally and in doing so I start to relax. With each breath...

Jacobson’s Progressive Muscle Relaxation

Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) is a technique to learn how to control your muscle tension. It was conceived by Edmund Jacobson (Chicago, April 22, 1888 - Chicago, January 7, 1983), a physician who specialized in internal medicine and psychiatry, and dealt with...

Meeting the self from the future

Meeting the self from the future   Duration of exercise: 10-20 minutes. Before doing the exercise, read the preparation instructions. This exercise can be helpful when we feel confused or when we have to take important decisions. Get into a comfortable position...

Embracing yourself in the past

Embracing yourself in the past     Duration of the exercise: 5-15 minutes. Before doing the exercise, read the preparation instructions. It has happened to all of us, even as children, to have suffered some kind of trauma. This exercise is meant to reassure...

The waterfall of light

The waterfall of light   Duration of the exercise: 5-15 minutes. Before doing the exercise, read the preparation instructions. This exercise is particularly useful for increasing mental and physical energy, in case we feel tired and stressed out. After following...

Preparation for visualization exercises

Visualization exercises must not be done while driving, working or carrying out other activities that require attention. Take 10-20 minutes to devote only to yourself, in a place where you can stay alone. No matter whether in the morning, the afternoon or on evening....

Visualization techniques

Visualization techniques   Visualization is an ancient mental technique that has been known and used within eastern meditative practices for centuries. It consists in imagining something. This means to reproduce mental images that have already been seen in...