This is a simple technique that when practiced, reduces physical tension and the symptoms associated with this. It can be used almost anywhere, for a few minutes or as part of a longer more advanced method of relaxation.
We all have had a lot of experience breathing! It’s natural and it is our life force.
There are limitations on our usual patterns of breathing. Often shallow, or rushed. Diaphragmatic breathing is calm, controlled and relaxing.
Deepening, sometimes also called ‘countdown’, is very effective when you wish to deepen relaxation and when combined with the two remaining techniques below, can result in very pleasant and effective stress reduction relaxation
As humans, we have the power to visualise. Using the powerful energy contained in our minds. Our emotional and physical well-being comes from our mind images, thoughts and feelings. By positively drawing upon our mind, we create strong images that have beneficial applications
Healing Inner wisdom Planning Relaxation
Visualisation is even more effective when combined with our other senses
Sound Sight Taste Smell Feeling
Your ‘special place’
In many ways this technique is the deepest and most assuring. It takes you to your own ‘special place’. It combines all of the above with wonder and excitement
All of these techniques are enhanced with daily practice
Use of CDs/ MPs
Returning to the present
You always have control during relaxation. You can end it at any time by opening your eyes. A more comforting way to end the session is to reverse the above techniques.
For example counting from 1 to 5, gently opening your eyes and stretching the muscles.
To find out more about these NLP and Mindfulness techniques, contact Susan Chan, email ChanNewHorizons@aol.com