& RELAXATION TRAINING
Stress is a natural
part of life. Our autonomic nervous system is designed to respond to danger
(the sympathetic nervous system) and to relax in an idling mode when the danger
is over (the parasympathetic nervous system).
The chronic stress
of modern daily life has wrecked the natural balance. Rushing in traffic or
frustration with a computer problem might trigger a sympathetic fight/flight
reaction resulting in a host of negative physiological results – high blood
pressure, poor digestion, insomnia, anger, etc. Knowing how to return to a
baseline of balance within ourselves is a necessity if we wish to maintain
physical, emotional and mental health.
In session, I teach
simple exercises to restore the body’s natural relaxation response. Once
demonstrated, these can be used anywhere, anytime, to relieve tension, reduce
overreactions and to find more efficient ways to respond to situations at hand.
¨ Breathing exercises
¨ Progressive relaxation
¨ Mindfulness meditation
¨ Use of Imagery
Self - hypnosis