Psychological methods of relaxation



 ·      Progressive muscle relaxation. This is an active approach to reduce body arousal. Procedure to train clients to consciously clench and unclench muscles to get them used to the sensations of tension and relaxation. Starts at toes and then works upwards through legs, body, arms, shoulders and head. Use progressive muscle relaxation in everyday life as a method of body arousal.

·      Meichenbaum’s Stress-Inoculation Training (SIT) Three main stages are: Conceptualization, Skills training and practice, Real life application. Conceptualization is the main stage where clients are encouraged to relive stressful situations and to analyze various features. For example if situations are stressful do they have elements


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