Relaxation techniques

There are many approaches to relaxation. Several are included through this web site.

There is some NHS-based guidance on this topic at:

…… and avid readers of this web site will find some very familiar practices described at:

Interestingly, I came to this web site late on. It builds my confidence to see that the key ideas are being shared out there by many in the ‘business’.

….. and a final one just so you can see common practices being offered here and there.

Would you find it of interest to explore the ways in which you can use these common ways of thinking to design the way that works for you.

There is a growing interest in ‘walking’ therapies that might be of interest:

HEALTH WARNING 1: beware of doing any exercise just because it is ‘there’, or some-one thinks its good for you.

Finding your own way is likely to be better matched to your life style, your foibles and abilities. The further advice I’d offer is for you to design any safe experiment in small chunks. Biting off more than I can chew tends to put my back out!

The reason why I came back to this page today, is that I have been asked about Guided Visualisation. There is material on this topic at:

and I’d mention the important health warning on this, and other web sites:

HEALTH WARNING 2: Use relaxation audio and videos wisely. Do not watch or listen to relaxation materials when you need to be fully awake and alert (for example, when driving).

Although it is obvious that this can be dangerous, cars are equipped with CD players and radios and none of us is exempt from drifting off under certain conditions.

Several people i know have found HeadSpace a useful internet resource. Take a look at:

If you want to find more internet links do check out this web page.

Please use relaxation sessions only when safe to do so. This applies to any audio material I place on this web site.

There are a number of CD’s and DVD’s available to enrich your experience of relaxation.

Do tell me what works for you and if there is something worth pursuing further.

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Published by Robin Trewartha

I am a semi-retired, Registered Counselling Psychologist working from Norfolk in the UK. My website is based on experience working as a therapist, supplemented by working in the Probation Service over ten years, in child protection for four years and Higher Education teaching for seven years. I continue to run my own private practice. The creativity of many clients - in developing safe experiments - has provided the backbone of what you will read.

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