From Highs! By Joyce Parker, Ph.D.
One way to calm and soothe yourself is to learn the technique of progressive relaxation. These instructions are simple and easy to follow. Find a quiet and comfortable place to do this exercise. ~ Joyce Parker, Ph.D.
Note: You can take advantage of the fact that your mind and body will associate the feeling of being relaxed with whatever work you chose for this relaxation exercise. (e.g., “relax,” “peace,” etc.). Next time you’re in a stressful situation, practice deep breathing and silently say the word to yourself. Without moving a muscle, you’ll feel calmer as your mind and body recall the state of relaxation associated with the word.
The author of this article, and founder of the Therapyinla.com website, Joyce Parker, passed away in 2011. To honor her we are keeping her articles posted at this website.
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