relaxation technique


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relaxation technique

Any of a number of techniques for relaxing the mind and/or muscles. Most relaxation techniques share the need for a quiet environment with few distractions, the limiting of attention to an object, phrase or image, a passive attitude of letting go, a comfortable position and loose clothing.

Examples
Autogenic feedback training, biofeedback training, imagery and visualisation, meditation, progressive relaxation, relaxation response, sensory deprivation (e.g., with a flotation tank), systematic desensitisation therapy, yoga.

Relaxation technique

A technique used to relieve stress. Exercise, biofeedback, hypnosis, and meditation are all effective relaxation tools. Relaxation techniques are used in cognitive-behavioral therapy to teach patients new ways of coping with stressful situations.
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Practice this relaxation technique twice a day: 1) Find a quiet place where you'll not be disturbed; sit comfortably, close your eyes and clear your mind of distracting everyday thoughts.
Then it was time for a serum for around my eyes and moisturiser before Leanne finished off with the same relaxation technique from the beginning to signal the end of the treatment.
Heart rate variability was valuated 5 min before each relaxation technique, every 5 min during and 5 min after each relaxation technique.
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During the third group session, the 16 students used the relaxation technique during imagined exposure to the hierarchy items.
Information requested on the Demographic Data Sheet included the subject's age, sex, ethnic background, educational level, socioeconomic status, marital status, previous relaxation technique utilization, consumption of alcohol, and smoking status and the chronically ill child's diagnosis and birth order in the family.
The experimental group was taught the relaxation techniques of guided imagery.
First, continuing to use a brief relaxation technique, such as a breathing method that employs the use of the diaphragm--also called yoga breathing--sends away body tension and calms the mind.
When the problem fits the criteria I use, I then go on to teach a quick relaxation technique, which allows the patient to focus on the strategy being taught.
Systematic desensitization uses the imagination to recall an anxiety-producing situation, and is a relaxation technique to lessen the anxiety.
The 5,000 year old relaxation technique uses fingers and thumbs to stimulate the body's own healing mechanisms.
Tackle crush-hour stress with an invisible relaxation technique