In therapy, you can learn to overcome anxiety, trauma/PTSD, and phobias using an array of relaxation techniques and exercises.
In counseling, you may learn to incorporate relaxation techniques, such as breathing exercises, to help you gain relief from symptoms and avoid full-blown anxiety attacks or reliving traumatic events.
Controlling your breathing can help you control your body and quiet your mind.
Relaxation techniques can help you
Relaxation techniques can decrease the effects of stress on your mind and body. You can feel both physiological relief (such as reduced muscle tension) and emotional relief (such as reduced anxiety). Relaxation techniques can help you cope with anxiety, trauma/PTSD, and phobias.
Relaxation techniques can reduce your symptoms by:
- Slowing your heart rate
- Lowering blood pressure
- Slowing your breathing rate
- Increasing blood flow to major muscles
- Reducing muscle tension and chronic pain
- Improving concentration
- Reducing anger and frustration
- Boosting confidence to handle problems
For the most effective relief, combine relaxation techniques with counseling, a healthy lifestyle (exercising, getting enough sleep, balanced diet), and support from family and friends.
Want to learn more about relaxation techniques and how you can benefit? Read more about managing stress on the Mayo Clinic web site, or contact Jan Robles today to get started.
Help is available
Are you, or someone you love, suffering from anxiety, trauma/PTSD, or phobias? Relaxation techniques may be able to provide significant relief. To get help, call Jan Robles today or just fill out the contact form and press Send.