|Activities: Below are the areas and activities involved in this workshop.
Verbal Behavior: Listen to a presentation regarding the physiological effects of relaxation, the history of using relaxation training to treat psychological and physical disorders, and Poppen's (1998) development of Behavioral Relaxation Training (BRT) and the Behavioral Relaxation Scale (BRS).
Labeling and Modeling: View a live demonstration of the 10 postures included in Upright Behavioral Relaxation Training (URT). Each relaxed posture will be labeled, described topographically, and demonstrated physically.
Modeling and Imitation: Learn how to breathe diaphragmatically, then imitate the other nine relaxed behaviors of URT while viewing an instructor as a model. After each participant has proficiently demonstrated each posture separately, he/she will practice relaxing all 10 areas at the same time.
Feedback: Practice silently while the instructors are giving each participant individual corrective feedback. Later, workshop participants will form pairs and alternate practicing URT and giving each other corrective feedback.
Criterion Tests: Take the URT Written Criterion Test; score one another's criterion tests. Take the BRS Written Criterion Test; score one another's criterion tests.
Assessment: BRS scoring methodology will be explained and demonstrated. All observers, including the instructor, will simultaneously score the BRS for the model.