As part of his own self development, Dr English learned a number of different techniques from psychosynthesis to acupuncture and meditation. He was then able to teach many of these approaches to his patients.
Touch for Health
I used a range of complementary therapies in my general practice, including acupuncture, meditation and bio-feedback, and autogenic training. There was one more I haven't talked about yet; Touch for Health.
If you challenge any muscle by pressing against it, it might stay strong, resisting your pressure very successfully, or it might fail to hold up, even if the testee was strong and well-muscled. This phenomenon was first observed by US chiropractors. They called it "muscle-testing" and developed it extensively, although not with the discipline now required by scientists.
I don’t recall how I heard about Autogenic Training, but in 1980 I managed to get on a course run by Dr Malcolm Carruthers that was probably the first he had run, since returning from Toronto where he had learned about it from its leading western exponent, Dr Wolfgang Luthe.
Meditation and biofeedback
This article discusses a technique that came to fascinate me - meditation and biofeedback as taught by Maxwell Cade.
I learned about Max Cade's classes, which took place in the evening in north London. By rushing after my daily surgery, I could just get there. After a full day's work and the hurried journey I was often pretty tired by the time I arrived at his classes. Max's gentle voice, designed to induce relaxation, would send me to sleep! He said it didn’t matter, I’d absorb his teaching anyway! I don’t know if I did.