Psychological training is a form of active learning of behavioral skills. At the training the participant is offered to perform those or other exercises aimed at the development or demonstration of psychological qualities or skills. To work out the skills acquired, role games, computer programs and other methods are used.
In Ukraine, Professor VA Skumin, on the basis of a solid scientific research conducted by him in 1976-1980 at the Institute of M. M. Amosov, developed a method of psychological training, which has become widespread in many fields. Psycho-training on Skumoin consists of five exercises.
“Relaxation” – consistent relaxation of the muscles of the legs, arms, trunk, neck, head.
“Heat” – is called in the legs, hands, sun woven, neck, head.
“Warming, weightlessness” – formulas are used which cause a feeling of hunger, weightlessness, “dissolution” of the body.
“Targeted self-hypnosis” – its formulas are determined by specific therapeutic tasks. They are aimed at developing an adequate attitude to the state of their health, normalization of sleep, correction of characterological deviations, overcoming fears, anxiety, mobilization of the organism’s resources.
“Activation” – conducted with the help of formulas and ideas, contributing to the exit from the state of immersion. It is emphasized that the body was charged with energy, strength and this contributes to the restoration of health, further improvement of the condition.
In the Institute of Psychology named after GS Kostiuk developed computer simulator of higher mental functions of schoolboy It is necessary to distinguish psychological trainings from group psychotherapy.