Monday, August 8, 2016
RELAXATION TECHNIQUES: INTRODUCTION
When a person is confronted with anxiety, their body undergoes several changes and enters a special state called the fight-or-flight response. The body prepares to either fight or flee the perceived danger. During the fight-or-flight response it's common to experience a "blank" mind, increased heart rate, sweating, tense muscles, and more. Unfortunately, these bodily responses do little good when it comes to protecting us from modern sources of anxiety. Using a variety of skills, you can end the the fight-or-flight before the symptoms become too extreme. These skills will require practice to work effectively. There are DEEP BREATHING, IMAGERY, AND PROGRESSIVE MUSCLE RELAXATION.