Many years ago when I worked at the Kinsmen Rehfit Cardiac Rehab centre in Winnipeg Canada I had the opportunity to practice my relaxation techniques with the members. They loved it so much they asked if I could come home with them to help them fall asleep! At their urging I made a relaxation technique CD with progressive relaxation, guided imagery and autogenic training. I am pleased to say I still have several good friends from University working at the Kinsmen Centre helping people of all ages stay healthy.
I also used these techniques with larger groups in corporate event settings, once having over 100 people lying on mats in a hospital gymnasium. That was a sight to see.
With the benefit of modern technology I am now able to offer my CD online in my shop. Oh, the wonders of the internet….
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The benefits of using relaxation techniques are many:
Slowing your heart rate
Lowering blood pressure
Slowing your breathing rate
Increasing blood flow to major muscles
Reducing muscle tension and chronic pain
Reducing anger and frustration
Boosting confidence to handle problems
For a good listing of some of the research into relaxation techniques and their health benefits see the following websites (articles):
I still offer the Relaxation Techniques in corporate settings….