The Combined Relaxation Exercise is an audio track from the Psychology Tools For Relaxation Audio Collection. It is designed to help anyone experiencing stress or heightened physiological arousal. The Combined Relaxation Exercise guides the listener through a sequence of relaxation techniques including: relaxed diaphragmatic breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, and peaceful place imagery.
This audio track is designed for anyone who experiences stress or who like to learn relaxation techniques. The audio track is a simple .mp3 file which can be played in most media player apps. You can also download the verbatim script, allowing you to record the exercise for your clients in your own voice to reinforce work completed in therapy.
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