Section IV: Effective Relaxation Techniques Effective Relaxation Techniques Purpose of Relaxation Techniques: To return to homeostasis To reverse the effects of the stress response To engage the parasympathetic NS To alleviate the symptoms of stress Effective Relaxation Techniques
Purpose of Relaxation Techniques:
Every relaxation technique engages one
or more of the five senses:
Although the relaxation techniques are geared to reduce the symptoms of stress (e.g. blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension) the mind and body cannot be separated and the mind benefits as well.
-Emmett Miller, M.D.
-Hatha Yoga -Massage Therapy
-T’ai Chi -Music Therapy
-Autogentic Training -Visualization