Have you found it difficult to get yourself relaxed? Do you feel overwhelmed and unable to manage everything required of you? Finding it a struggle to cope with the demands of everyday life? If the answer to any of these questions is ‘yes,’ you may be experiencing symptoms of stress and I have no doubts you will find relaxation techniques a big help.
This post will tell you about 10 relaxation techniques available to you as audio downloads totally for free which you can listen to which will help you relax, reduce stress and improve your well-being.
For many of you, relaxation means chilling out in front of the TV at the end of a stressful day. But this does little to reduce the damaging effects of stress. To effectively combat stress, we need to activate the body’s natural relaxation response.
You can do this by practicing relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, meditation, and the other relaxation methods offered to you for free in the VIP First Aid Kit Audios which are going to help you reduce everyday stress and boost your energy and mood.
Do you need relaxation?
Have you allowed your mind to become filled with negative thoughts, maybe spiralling out of control? Have things got so bad you feel powerless and helpless just seeing your future having nothing good to look forward to? It’s imperative you clear your mind of your negative inner conversations and replace them with more hopeful message. This you can do through using relaxation. Learning how to relax, will help you to reduce stress and anxiety as well as enable you to promote good sleep. By learning, applying and finding the time to practise simple relaxation techniques you can improve the quality of your life.
You must combat fight or flight response.
When we become stressed, our bodies engage in something called the “fight-or-flight response.” The fight-or-flight response refers to changes that occur in the body when it prepares to either fight or run. These changes include increased heart rate, blood pressure, and rate of breathing, and a huge increase in the amount of blood being pumped to the muscles. Over time, these reactions raise cholesterol levels, disturb intestinal activities, and depress the immune system. In general, they leave us feeling “stressed out.”
However, we also possess the opposite of the fight-or-flight response — the “relaxation response” referring to changes that occur in the body when it is in a deep state of relaxation. These changes include decreased blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, and rate of breathing, as well as feelings of being calm and in control. Learning the relaxation response helps to counter ill effects of the fight-or-flight response.
The VIP Tool Box Scripts.
So let me introduce you to the tools that are available to you. You will receive these in both PDF’s and Audios.
Deep Breathing – Deep breathing is a relaxation technique that focuses the mind on a word, phrase, or simply a breath letting go of other thoughts. Deep breathing releases tension from the body and clears the mind, improving both physical and mental wellness.
Progressive Muscular Relaxation – progressively tensing and then relaxing muscle groups, one muscle group after another, the relaxation progresses through the body. Progressive Muscle Relaxation is a relaxation technique used to release stress. It can relax the muscles and lower blood pressure, heart rate, and respiration.
Visualisation – The practice of Visualization is considered to be one of the most powerful meditative practices. Visualization is the process by which you relax by picturing a relaxing scene, place, or image. An incredibly powerful and relaxing method.
Healing Relaxation – to accelerate your body’s recovery. Through guided visualization you can take control of your own healing process.
Morning Relaxation – a positive morning ritual. Making a good start to your day will support both your physical and emotional health.
Mental Imagery Guided – the process of being guided through calming or helpful mental images, such as calming scenes, the healing process, or positive changes.
Simple Breathing Meditation – The first stage of meditation is to stop distractions and make our mind clearer and more lucid. This can be accomplished by practising a simple breathing meditation.
Affirmations – positive declarations to reprogram one’s thinking to create an interior supportive environment. Replace negative thinking and punishing self-talk.
Gratitude – giving thanks to appreciate life more fully. Gratitude is a feeling of appreciation and thankfulness for blessings or benefits we have received.
Life Purpose – this wonderful guided meditation will take you on a beautiful journey that will help you find your purpose and start living the life you want to.
Mindfulness Meditation – this is not thinking, interpreting, or evaluating; it is an awareness of perception. It is a non-judgmental quality of mind which does not anticipate the future, just focusing on the now.
Centreing – this will put you in a supportive state, feeling physically vibrant and totally alive. Getting you into a mental peak state.
Practice makes perfect.
Relaxation is a skill, so practice, practice, practice. Set time aside to relax each day, perhaps before bedtime or first thing in the morning. It is best to initially practice relaxation when we are feeling calm. Try to find somewhere that is quiet and free of distractions. It’s also worth trying out different relaxation techniques to see which one works best for you.
The VIP First Aid Kit, although designed for those with Visual Impairment first and foremost, the scripts will work wonderfully for anyone trying to relax and combat stress.
It includes tools that can help to ease pain, soothe aches, and relieve the distress from any psychological injuries, all you have to do is use the scripts in the first aid kit. All the tools I’ve included WORK!