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Muscle relaxation exercise
Guided visualisation exercise
Mindfulness body scan
Practice – It is important to practise the relaxation regularly. Like any skill you should start by practising somewhere comfortable and relatively quiet. Once you have done it regularly you will notice that you are able to do it in more stressful or difficult situations.
Choosing a relaxation – Unless you have high blood pressure try out all the relaxations and chose your favourite. Then stick to this relaxation. If you have high blood pressure you shouldn’t use the muscle relaxation exercise.
Difficulties – Learning to relax takes time. You might find that your mind starts thinking about other things or you feel restless. This is to be expected, when this happens just gently bring your attention back to the audio.