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How to relax in ten minutes

Written by: Joanne Zeis
Reviewed by: Synne Wing, MSW, September 2015

How to relax in ten minutes

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1

What is the Relaxation Response?

2

Find a Quiet Place

3

Get Into a Comfortable Position

4

Choose a Calming Word or Phrase

5

Keep a Passive Attitude

6

Do You Know How to Breathe?

7

The Relaxation Response Tool

8

What if it Doesn’t Work?



Learning Goals

The field of mind-body medicine (MBM) has helped to improve the lives of millions of people around the world, by showing that emotional stress can affect a person’s health. Mind-body medicine teaches that what you think, do, and feel can have a big impact on your health. As you’ll see, the relaxation response is an important part of the mind-body medical approach.

In this lesson, you will:

• Learn about the benefits of the relaxation response
• Learn about how you can achieve the relaxation response