Relaxation techniques are a great way to help with stress management. Relaxation is a process that decreases the effects of stress on your mind and body. Learning how to relax is important as it reduces stress and anxiety and helps promote good sleep, which is a key life skill. Exploring different relaxation techniques can help you to look after your own wellbeing when you're feeling the pressures of life. Helping you to achieve a state of increased calmness.
Some benefits of Relaxation Therapy is to help promote a person's natural relaxation response, particularly when stress levels are increasing. This is helpful for promoting well-being and decreasing symptoms associated with stress and anxiety.
eg. For an individual recovering from anorexia, this might be helpful during meal time, in social events or whenever food is served, after eating and in learning how to sit with and process emotions.
Concentrating on how we breathe helps aid disengagement from distracting thoughts and sensations, also being helpful if you hold tension in your stomach. Deep breathing is beneficial in encouraging full oxygen exchange, slowing the heartbeat and lowering and stabilizing the blood pressure.
This is a small group class, which covers simple, effective techniques and ideas on how to relax and feel happier. Come along experience and learn what full, deep restorative relaxation feels like.