Relaxation Technique Part 2

There are lots of ways to relax. Some ways are designed to relax your mind and some to relax your body. But because of the way the mind and body are connected, many relaxation methods work on both the mind and the body.

Here another way to relax your ming > Guided Imagery. Guided imagery is a relaxation exercise intended to assist patients with visualizing a calming environment. Visualization of tranquil settings assists patients with managing stress via distraction from intrusive thoughts. Cognitive behavioral theory suggests that emotions are derived from thoughts, therefore, if intrusive thoughts can be managed, the emotional consequence is more manageable. Imagery employs all five senses to create a deeper sense of relaxation. Guided imagery can be practiced individually or with the support of a narrator.

Step One: Sit or lie down comfortably. Ideally, the space will have minimal distractions.

Step Two: Visualize a relaxing environment by either recalling one from memory or created one through imagination (e.g., a day at the beach). Elicit elements of the environment using each of the five senses using the following prompts:

  • What do you see? (e.g., deep, blue color of the water)
  • What do you hear? (e.g., waves crashing along the shore)
  • What do you smell? (e.g., fruity aromas from sunscreen)
  • What do you taste? (e.g., salty sea air)
  • What do you feel? (e.g., warmth of the sun)

Step Three: Sustain the visualization as long as needed or able, focusing on taking slow, deep breaths throughout the exercise. Focus on the feelings of calm associated with being in a relaxing environment.

Reference : https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK513238/

11 Comments Add yours

  1. Ada says:

    As always, beautifully written!

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      1. Ada says:

        You’re welcome.

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  2. I love the ‘Visualization’ technique. It takes you to places without actually traveling and Yesss it’s highly relaxing. Thanks, great post.

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    1. Garima says:

      Yes it is. I love this too.

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  3. Very nice post.Relaxation exercise should be advised daily on particular time,place.visulizaton along with autosuggestions really has transformational role in many dimensions of life for e.g.world class athletes, painters, artists and many cricketer are using it.once again thanks for sharing this word of wisdom 🙏🙏🙏.

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  4. I am going to try this. My mind is always thinking so this I hope helps calm some of those thoughts down.

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    1. Garima says:

      Hope this helps.

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  5. Carol Anne says:

    this is a great article! Thanks for sharing it!

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    1. Garima says:

      Glad you liked it. Try it and let me know if this worked for you!!

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