Techniques of relaxation involve simple breathing exercises which, together with relaxation of the body, can give greater control over your emotions.
During this time when we are not able to run our classes at the LJMC, we will be updating this page regularly with resources and exercises you can use at home to help you.
Listen to a relaxation recording
The LJMC also stocks a range of relaxation CDs to buy or borrow.
Our own CD – Relaxation – is also available to purchase or download. This was recorded specially for the LJMC by Relaxation Therapist Ann Weston with music composed by Steph West.
Just click on the image to play the recording.
Practise at home
The most effective way of managing stress and anxiety is to make time for yourself and practise calming exercises regularly. We’ve produced a number of publications that you may find helpful:
|PI83 Relaxation and breathing techniques|
|HHC313 Breathing space: Being mindful of your breath – an easy five-minute practice|
|HHC316 Using your senses to calm yourself: simple ways to use your senses to create a calm environment and help you when things get tough.|
|HHC213 Coping with anxiety: ways to help you cope with anxiety and sources of help|
Calming and relaxing movement
Some people find that gentle exercise is a good way to relax. We’ve put together some resources which you may find helpful.