Guided Relaxation with Touch Therapy (video) with Jon Seskevich RN
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Relaxation with Touch Therapy (video)
"Congratulations on your marvelous video
Guided Relaxation with Touch Therapy. Your video
is terrific from start to finish, and engages all of the
senses in healing. In clear, direct language with your
soothing voice, you demonstrate centered, healing
principles, as you combine guided relaxation with touch
therapy. Your video is rich with a variety of specific
interactions which all health care practitioners can
incorporate into their everyday practice and lives. The
review of background and up-to-date research on touch
therapies provides the conceptual framework for
understanding these healing modalities.
emphasis on a healing environment, both the internal
healing environment within the practitioner, and the
external healing environment of the setting, are very
well done. Through your gentle demonstration of these
healing modalities, you also explore what healing really
is, how it can take place, and the role of unconditional
love as a healing force. Your video is a grand synthesis
of heartfelt thinking and compassionate action. It
offers a treasury of profound insight for people in the
Barbie Dossey, Expert Holistic Nurse.
This videotape will provide you with all the
information needed to begin guided
progressive muscle relaxation with touch
therapy! It is great if you have a friend or
family member who needs healing touch.
"Your marvelous video is
Barbie Dossey, Expert Holistic Nurse.
Relaxation with Touch Therapy
has been featured by NBC Evening News.
The US News and World Report Magazine
featured Jon Seskevich demonstrating this
touch therapy in a story, "Comprehensive
Cancer Centers Embrace Alternative Therapies
as 'Complementary Care.'"
Guided Relaxation with Touch Therapy is a powerful stress
management technique that combines an
easy-to-learn touch therapy with spoken
instructions that guide progressive muscle
relaxation. Jon Seskevich is a nurse
clinician with 20 years of experience
providing stress management to patients at
Duke University Medical Center. This is the
technique he has used in more than 3,000
consultations to provide patients with an
experience of deep relaxation and to teach
them how they can relax themselves during
pain and stress. In this video, Jon teaches
the viewer how to perform the technique and
create a state of deep relaxation, either
for patients in a health-care setting or for
friends and family members at home.
Jon is a Certified Healing Touch
Practitioner and is delighted to share his
modification of the "full body connection."
The core of
the video is a real-time demonstration of
the complete technique. Guided Relaxation
with Touch Therapy (GRTT) includes a series
of 22 hand positions that are held for 30 to
45 seconds. The video clearly shows each
position from several angles, and Jon
presents the accompanying relaxation
instructions in a soothing voice that is
sublimely relaxing by itself. His
demonstration of GRTT serves as a model for
the viewer, who can learn to perform the
technique on willing friends by following
along with Jon and letting his words play in
the background until the viewer is familiar
and comfortable with the relaxation script.
Jon also offers guidelines for the proper
practice of the technique, useful to amateur
and professional alike, and discusses
professional issues regarding the
administration of GRTT within institutional
settings, which will be especially important
to those interested in integrating touch
therapies into contemporary medical
practices. GRTT should be very well suited
to such settings because it is based on
scientific research on the healing power of
human touch and the proven effectiveness of
progressive muscle relaxation training. In
contrast to some other popular touch
therapies, it does not depend on a belief in
undocumented human energy fields, although
Jon acknowledges the possibility that future
research might find that such energy fields
play a role in the effectiveness of the
video is an excellent resource for learning
Guided Relaxation with Touch Therapy, which
is a simple but powerful stress management
technique. Learning GRTT with this video
will prove useful both to the professional
care-giver who wishes to use touch-based
stress management techniques in a health
care setting and to everyone who simply
wants to provide caring support and
relaxation to friends and family.
–James D. Lane, Ph.D.
Jon's Guided Relaxation with Touch
Therapy Video contains:
• Guidance to help yourself and others with
stress management. An ongoing resource you
will value for your practice with friends,
family or clients.
• Experience the calming and soothing
quality of Jon's voice.
• Insights for integrating touch therapies
into health care agencies and institutions.
"People have asked me about integrating
touch therapies into their institution. They
don't want to reinvent the wheel. I weave in
key points to consider for protocols and
institutional standards into this program."
43 minutes Producers: Emmy Award winners
Ricky Lee Harrel and Steve Fisher