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Road To Relaxation

‘Road To Relaxation’ is a 2-hour workshop designed to give participants a deeper understanding of what it means to find true relaxation and its associated health benefits. 


Based on the work by the American Physician Edmund Jacobson and Professor of Physiology Herbert Benson, the workshop will include a balance of practical work and education around anxiety, stress and relaxation techniques. 


Relaxation training has been used as an evidence-based approach to help people cope with symptoms of anxiety and stress for many years. With AnxietyUK reporting that more than 1 in 10 people are likely to have a ‘disabling anxiety disorder’ at some stage in their life and 3 million are currently suffering from an anxiety disorder, there has never been a better time to sit back and relax.

The workshop will include:

  • Psychoeducation

    • The different types of relaxation techniques​

    • The science behind relaxation and stress

    • Tension, worry and insomnia

    • The Relaxation Response

    • The nervous system's role in anxiety and inducing relaxation

    • Mindfulness approaches to relaxation

  • Relaxation Techniques

    • Progressive Muscle Relaxation

    • The Benson Method

    • Relaxation Breathing Exercises

Participants will take home:

  • Progressive Muscle Relaxation​ (PMR) recording

  • A comprehensive fact sheet containing the skills learnt during the workshop

Alexander James is a Mindfulness-Based Therapist and Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist helping clients overcome addictions, stress, anxiety and depression.

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