Progressive muscle relaxation

Registered Nurse and Mindfulness Expert at Bupa UK
16 May 2016

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Progressive muscle relaxation is a technique that involves tensing and then relaxing different muscle groups. It helps bring awareness to your body and may help you to fall into a state of deep relaxation.

The technique was first explored by Dr Edmund Jacobson around the 1930’s and has since been found to help reduce anxiety. It’s also thought that these positive effects on anxiety may help with depression.

As a Mindfulness Expert and teacher in this field, I’ve recorded my very own self-help guide to progressive muscle relaxation. It aims to guide you through the different stages to help you master the technique.

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Jane Bozier
Registered Nurse and Mindfulness Expert at Bupa UK

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