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How can I do a brief relaxation session while at work? Its a fishbowl.

How can I do a brief relaxation session while at work? Its a fishbowl.

One minute vacation: If you can close your eyes and imagine being in a relaxing place, or stare at a picture of a relaxing place and remember what it was like to be there then, you can take a one minute vacation! or, tense individual muscle groups, starting with your face, working your way to your toes, and then relax them. This is actually a self hypnotic technique that is quite effective at creating relaxation. ...Read more

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Why is relaxation so much a part of your work with people?

Why is relaxation so much a part of your work with people?

Stress can cause: both physical and emotional disorders. Learning relaxation techniques can prevent the negative impact of stress on emotional and physical health, therefore, it plays a significant role in psychotherapy. ...Read more

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Psychologist issue - dozing off during appt during relaxation sessions. She lets me sleep. Why?

Psychologist issue - dozing off during appt during relaxation sessions. She lets me sleep. Why?

You should ask her: It is difficult to answer this by computer. You should address this directly with the counselor and seek a second opinion if you feel one is needed. ...Read more

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Why won't my anxiety go down? Relaxation techniques, exposure and other things don't seem to work. I never used to have this much anxiety.

Why won't my anxiety go down? Relaxation techniques, exposure and other things don't seem to work. I never used to have this much anxiety.

Check possible cause: Find out what is bothering yoju in your personal life as well as work. Write down each day in a diary to see what is upsetting you then consult a psychiatrist if needed. ...Read more

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How does biofeedback work (effectively) on the internal anal sphincter if its contraction and relaxation are uncontrollable to begin with?

How does biofeedback work (effectively) on the internal anal sphincter if its contraction and relaxation are uncontrollable to begin with?

Ask the provider: It will be best to discuss this w/ the provider until it makes sense to you. It's not fully involuntary, but this is too complex to explain here. In general Biofeedback provides evidence of what's happening inside you so that you can learn the associated sensations. Talk to one who does it and can demonstrate it to you. ...Read more

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Does deep muscle relaxation work for falling asleep?

Does deep muscle relaxation work for falling asleep?

The key: to using any relaxation method with insomnia is to concentrate of relaxing, not on falling sleep. Mindfulness meditation, deep muscle relaxation, pleasant imagery, and physical methods such as a warm bath can help but when you think about how badly you want to sleep and "try hard", you stay awake. Studies even show trying to stay awake helps you fall asleep! ...Read more

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Hardly slept at a for more than a week. Tried, valerian root, melatonin, kava, motrinpm, ambien, and xanax (alprazolam). Xanax (alprazolam) helped two nights but does not work now.Also tried relaxation techniques suggested.Help?

Hardly slept at a for more than a week. Tried, valerian root, melatonin, kava, motrinpm, ambien, and xanax (alprazolam). Xanax (alprazolam) helped two nights but does not work now.Also tried relaxation techniques suggested.Help?

Please see doctor: If you're not sleeping for over a week, there are multiple possible causes including bipolar hypomania or mania, intoxication with stimulants, withdrawal from alcohol or other drugs, etc. You need to see a physician -- preferably a psychiatrist -- in person for an evaluation to see what's going on and to get the right kind of help. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Relaxation tips for anyone ?

Relaxation tips for anyone ?

PEMF: If you can afford it get a home pemf unit can reset body and relax. Otherwise just doing mindful walking - walking meditation is simple and easy. ...Read more

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Are there benefits from crafting like relaxation?

Are there benefits from crafting like relaxation?

Yes: Many people learn or develop a hobby for the specific benefit of relaxation! ...Read more

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Do you think getting a massage one or two times a month is a good thing. I really go just for the relaxation. I don't have them do deep tissue. ?

Do you think getting a massage one or two times a month is a good thing.  I really go just for the relaxation.  I don't have them do deep tissue.  
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Enjoy!: Nothing wrong at all. Wish more people would do this. There's a lot of stressed out, cranked up peeps in this world of ours. It's good for you. ...Read more

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What are some good relaxation techniques?

What are some good relaxation techniques?

Lots: Meditation, hyponosis tapes, relaxing music, massage, aromatherapy, gentle stretching yoga routine, homeopathic medications such as calm's forte, valerian root tea and holy basil either as a plant or supplement can help relax you. ...Read more

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How do I allocate time for relaxation in this stressful world?

How do I allocate time for relaxation in this stressful world?

Meditation made easy: Find a quiet place where you can be undisturbed for 5-20 minutes. Close your eyes and take slow deep breaths, inhaling through your nose and exhaling through your mouth. "hyper-focus" on listening to the sounds of your breaths, visualizing the air molecules entering and leaving your lungs. Practice this daily (or more frequently if necessary) for improving mental clarity and decreasing stress. ...Read more

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What is better for relaxation reading or listening to music?

What is better for relaxation reading or listening to music?

A Book! Not An i-Pad: Depends on you. Some like to do both. In fact, I saw a guy at the gym last night on an indoor bike with the TV and radio both blasting while he also read from a book. Go figure. So try them for yourself. I read Moby Dick every night for many months and fell asleep each night after two pages. Choose music that doesn't engage you too much, like ambient or mild classical. Shy away from The Who or U2 ...Read more

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What are relaxation techniques for cultivating positive energy?

What are relaxation techniques for cultivating positive energy?

Yoga is helpful: yoga exercises and meditation encourage abdominal breathing which can automatically lower feelings of stress ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the best herbal teas for relaxation?

Doctors, what are the best herbal teas for relaxation?

Herbals: Valerian root, Passionflower, Chamomile and Kava (potential for liver problems) are some natural approaches to anxiety. ...Read more

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What are some relaxation and aromatherapy techniques for fibromyalgia?

What are some relaxation and aromatherapy techniques for fibromyalgia?

General relaxation: Aroma therapy will only help if it contributes to relaxation. Biofeedback can be an excellent way to learn relaxation heat may exert its effect via relaxation if inability to relax is a problem see a good clinical psychologist. ...Read more

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