Relaxation techniques refocus your attention on something calming and increase awareness of your body, often bringing your attention to your breathing, muscles, or other body functions to relax and calm them.
Affordability and access
You may find relaxation techniques under these alternate names and brands:
- Autogenic training
- Progressive muscle relaxation
- Yogic breathing
Where to access
Relaxation techniques are widely available from practitioners, or as audiotapes, scripts or videos, many available at no cost on YouTube and on apps. Some are listed in Resources below.
- Low to moderate cost (less than $2000 US/year)
- Both paid sessions and free video and audio resources are available