Research studies have proven what you already know: relaxation is good for your health. In fact, it is vital. Yet for many of us, relaxation is elusive - even when we're on vacation. With Relax Rx, hypnosis and mind-body medicine expert Dr. Steven Gurgevich gives you a sure-fire way to ease the stress and anxiety of everyday life, whenever and wherever you choose. Using his clinically designed audio program of guided trancework sessions, you will learn how to use self-hypnosis to reduce physical tension, relieve anxiety, and create inner calm - in 10 minutes or less. Join Dr. Gurgevich for 11 sessions to quiet both mind and body, including: • The Relaxing Breath - a trancework session based on Dr. Andrew Weil's most powerful method for relaxation and stress reduction • A Blessing Ceremony - journey to a sacred place at your center to receive the blessing of relaxation • Walk to the Sea, Your Private Island, and other "self-hypnosis vacations" • Relax to Sleep - the most gentle of hypnotic inductions to guide you into a good night's sleep Clinical trials show that hypnosis is one of the most accessible and effective ways to tap into the mind-body connection for enhancing your health. With Relax Rx, Dr. Steven Gurgevich presents potent trancework sessions and self-hypnosis techniques for harnessing one of your body's most important healing tools - the power of simple relaxation. PURPOSE: The purpose of this program is to help you learn self-hypnosis to produce an effective relaxation response in a short period of time. The guided trancework sessions are progressively arranged from longer more comprehensive sessions to decreasingly shorter sessions. The goal is to progressively improve your ability to rapidly produce an effective relaxation response so that by the time you have used each session a few times, you have taught or conditioned your mind-body to relax in less than ten minutes whenever you choose to do so. The \'Foundation for Hypnosis\' session is the longest at 29:27 minutes in length. Each guided trancework session thereafter becomes progressively shorter in length but is intended to produce the same result... effective relaxation response. By the time your practice or use reaches the \'Starry Night\' session you are relaxing in about 5 minutes. The very last track is \'Relax to Sleep\' and does not include any alerting or arousing suggestions at the end so you can use it to drift into sleep when you want your relaxation response to continue into sleep. What is Relaxation? Relaxation is perhaps the simplest, most effective, and least expensive form of "self-care" that benefits your health and well-being. Medical journals now report thousands of clinical studies which have proven the health benefits of relaxation. These include health benefits to cardiovascular function, digestion, allergies, skin reactions, asthma, diabetes, hypertension, infertility, insomnia, preparation and recovery from surgery, pain, headache, wound healing, immune responses, and control or relief of many types of side effects, anxiety, depression, and much more. Although there are a variety of techniques to access the mind-body connection, this program uses my favorite - self-hypnosis. It is my favorite because it is the easiest to learn, requires no special equipment and, once learned, can be applied for a wide range of ways to promote health, well-being and achievement. Relaxation is a physiological state in which the heart rate and respiration are calm, blood pressure is relaxed and normal, digestion is functioning comfortably and efficiently, muscles are relaxed, nerves are calm, and one feels a sense of peace, calm, and safety. Relaxation is actually a response of the parasympathetic nervous system. There are two dimensions of the involuntary or autonomic nervous system, the sympathetic and the parasympathetic. The sympathetic nervous system creates the "arousal response" we call "fight or flight." The arousal response is the opposite of relaxation response. The parasympathetic nervous system is the other part of the involuntary or autonomic nervous system that restores us to a calm and relaxed state - the relaxation response. In this program, you will learn and practice self-hypnosis, in order to easily access the mind-body connection and use your parasympathetic nervous system to relax rapidly and very effectively. The guided tranceworks have been designed to progressively improve your ability to use self-hypnosis to create the relaxation response. Initially, use each trancework in sequence, from the first one (which is longer) to the last ones, which are progressively shorter in length. Your ability to produce relaxation response will improve, until you find yourself effectively relaxing in ten minutes or less. With regular practice, your mind-body learns to respond more effectively and rapidly. WARNING: Possible side effects of practicing the self-hypnosis techniques in this program include restful sleep, increased energy, and improved mental clarity.