Relaxation and Relaxation Exercises When we are under stress the body goes into survival mode. It produces stress hormones, which gear us up to respond to perceived danger. This has come to be known as the “fight or flight” response. In that state, the heart rate increases, respiration becomes rapid and shallow, there is a rise in blood.
Deep breathing is a popular relaxation technique that helps to control the symptoms of stress, anxiety, and anger. The skill is easy to learn, and provides near immediate relief from uncomfortable symptoms. As the name suggests, deep breathing works by taking slow, deep breaths, to trigger the body's relaxation response.
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Educate clients about deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, and imagery using the Relaxation Techniques info sheet. This printout includes a brief description of the fight-or-flight response and step-by-step instructions on how to use each relaxation technique.