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"Surely there is something in the unruffled calm of nature that overawes our little anxieties and doubts; the sight of the deep-blue sky and the clustering stars above seems to impart a quiet to the mind"

Jonathon Edwards

 

Relaxation

 

When was the last time you felt truly relaxed?

Some time BC (Before Children)?

On holiday?

There's a limit to the number of holidays we can take and we can't turn back time.

Our lives can be so busy that we go from one “must-do” activity to another, so it can be hard to find the time to slow down and recharge our batteries.

We often find ourselves making do with crashing out in front of the TV or doing an activity that relaxes us, such as reading or gardening, relaxing either the mind or the body but not necessarily both.

But we can learn to make time for ourselves to relax and we can rediscover, or discover new ways to do so.

Having a regular relaxation pattern can benefit us in a number of ways:

  • Counteract the effects of stress/anxiety

  • Increase energy and productivity

  • Improve concentration and memory

  • Reduce insomnia and fatigue

  • Help with decision-making and calm reasoning

  • Reduce physical tension and prevent stress-related physical health problems

  • Make our emotions more available to us

  • Have a more relaxed lifestyle and enjoy our moments more

My relaxation sessions are designed to be a place where you can come to switch off from the day's events and unwind both physically and mentally. There is no psycho-education to focus on, I do all the hard work, you just allow yourself an hour a week when you turn up, open up to the experience and hopefully leave feeling a lot less tense and more relaxed.

Group sessions are for one hour and begin with breathing exercises to help us start to slow down our bodies and minds, and go on to include a range of relaxation exercises including muscle relaxation and visualisation.

For information about the next group sessions or for any further details, please contact me

If you are interested in relaxation but would prefer individual sessions rather than group sessions please ask about availability.