Relaxation strategies can reduce the physiological and emotional components of the stress response.  Specific strategies include deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, visualization, and use of auditory cues to relax (e.g., music).

Please use the menu to the left to read an Overview of Relaxation Practice and to access the specific exercise materials for Relaxation. All of the files are also available below for easy access in the future (i.e. when you are earning extra credit through repeated practice!)

jackboot1.mp31.99 MB
a_nights_tale.mp32.47 MB
lullaby2.mp310.53 MB
imagery_the_forest.mp38.62 MB
metallophone_peace.mp3581 KB
waking_up_under_the_sun.mp32.94 MB
water_drops.mp33.82 MB
anchoring.mp37.86 MB
lullaby_op2_no2.mp35.9 MB
nourish_from_past.mp35.21 MB
calming_your_body.mp35.32 MB
serenade_in_g_major_op1_no1.mp34.95 MB
grounding.mp318.89 MB
progressive-muscle-relaxation-script.pdf68 KB
short_relaxation.mp311.72 MB
special_place.mp35.96 MB
tell_me_grandfather.mp35.45 MB
guided_relax.mp37.78 MB
prelude_for_strings_e_flat_op11.mp35.78 MB
p_muscle_relax.mp328.38 MB
serenade_in_a_major_op1_no2.mp32.84 MB