Important research has been done that validates the tremendous results of the Release Technique. Here we report three such studies to help you see the value of the Technique. On this page is the first of these studies.
HARVARD AND THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK MEDICAL SCHOOLS STUDY VALIDATES EFFECTIVENESS OF THE RELEASE TECHNIQUE
Research on the physiologic changes in response to stress from the practice of the Technique was conducted by Dr. Richard J. Davidson of the State University of New York in collaboration with Dr. David C. McClelland of Harvard University. Dr. Davidson is considered one of the most renowned researchers in the field of stress reduction, and Dr. McClelland is an internationally known authority.
THE STUDY DETAILS
The testing involved three groups of 20 persons each: one group was taught the Technique, a second group was taught Progressive Relaxation, and a third group comprised people who were interested in a stress reduction technique but were not taught any. (Progressive Relaxation is a technique of tensing and relaxing muscles. It has been a well-accepted technique for stress reduction since 1935.)
All groups were shown a film of three gory industrial accidents once before the training, two weeks post training and three and one-half months post training. Various physiologic measurements were made during the film and immediately afterward.
The Control group had a 5% reduction in heart rate. The Progressive Relaxation group had a 10% reduction in heart rate.
The Release Technique group showed a 23% reduction in heart rate.
The diastolic component of blood pressure is the second of the two blood pressure readings and is considered to be the more significant measurement.
The Control group has a 2% increase. The Progressive Relaxation group had a 3% reduction.
The Release Technique group had a 23% reduction in diastolic blood pressure.
The Control group had a 14% reduction in muscle tension. The Progressive Relaxation group showed a 28% reduction.
The Release Technique group showed a 26% reduction in muscle tension.
The researchers found that the Release Technique “stands out far beyond the rest for its simplicity, efficiency, absence of questionable concepts and rapidity of observable results.
The scientific results support the experience that those trained in The Release Technique were calmer in difficult situations after having learned the Technique with observable results that got even better with time.”
DO COURSE RESULTS LAST?
Here we present a summary of two surveys of The Release Technique graduates.
This study, as well as the MONY (Mutual of New York) study, were conducted by Roger Brock, Senior Partner of Touche-Ross, one of the country’s leading Accounting firms.
Written survey: 102 participants – 87% response
Average time since course was started: 10.4 months
ANALYSIS OF BENEFITS REPORTED ON WRITTEN QUESTIONNAIRE
|Independent Studies of The Release Technique Document Dramatic Improvements in the Following Categories:||% Reporting “Improved”|
|1. Reaction to Stressful Situations||89%|
|2. Relationships with People||80%|
|3. Ability to relax||78%|
|4. Overall Feeling of Well-being||76%|
|5. Anxiety Levels||76%|
|6. Job Performance||63%|
|8. Energy Levels||51%|
|9. Lessening of Undesirable Habits (Smoking, Drinking, Etc.)||35%|
|10. Quality of sleep||35%|