Respiratory System Involvement in Western Relaxation and Self-Regulation

  • Paul M. Lehrer
  • Robert L. Woolfolk


Respiratory changes are consistently found during the practice of almost all relaxation techniques and specific manipulation of respiratory activity is employed in many of them. The purpose of this chapter is to review several Western relaxation techniques, and to describe the involvement of the respiratory system in each.


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Panic Attack Dental Anxiety Psychosomatic Research Autogenic Training 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul M. Lehrer
    • 1
  • Robert L. Woolfolk
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry, Robert W. Johnson Medical SchoolUniversity of Medicine and Dentistry of New JerseyPiscatawayUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyRutgers—the State UniversityPiscatawayUSA

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