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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Tenders are invited for Rehabilitation care in the form of relaxation techniques for clients of the Jedlicka Institute in Liberec
To assess the effectiveness of audio-assisted teaching module of progressive muscle relaxation technique on the level of stress among visually impaired adolescents.
A Given the amount of stress we encounter in daily living, both personally and professionally, it may be helpful to you to practice a relaxation technique. Some of these include yoga, meditation, progressive muscle relaxation, or tai chi.
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.
Numerous studies have shown that using relaxation techniques regularly can decrease the likelihood of heart attack and stroke, can significantly reduce the incidence of a second heart attack, is protective against mental health problems, improves your immune system, aids memory and learning, improves your coping skills and makes you feel better!
During the third group session, the 16 students used the relaxation technique during imagined exposure to the hierarchy items.
The primary purpose of,, this experimental pilot study was to examine the effectiveness of self-applied relaxation techniques on the state anxiety level of adult PCGs of a chronically ill child.
A mental relaxation technique can improve the attitude of cancer patients toward their chemotherapy treatments.
Next, information about the effects of the relaxation response prepares participants for an experience with the first key step, a basic relaxation technique.
For openers, note that not everyone is a candidate for a rapid (or any other) relaxation technique. One size does not fit all.
Systematic desensitization uses the imagination to recall an anxiety-producing situation, and is a relaxation technique to lessen the anxiety.