Cue-Controlled Relaxation is a technique whereby we learn to relax whenever and wherever we choose to.
We do this by using a cue word such as ‘peace’ and triggers like pressure on the thumb nail whilst exhaling in a deep state of relaxation. In time these can send messages to the brain to create feelings of relaxation 'on cue'.
The exercise needs to be practised over and over again for new ‘circuits’ to be created between brain and muscle, but once established is very effective.
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Alexander James is a Mindfulness-Based Therapist and Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist helping clients overcome addictions, stress and anxiety disorders.
Appointments are available at various clinics across Central London including:
1 Harley Street, Bank, Canary Wharf, Notting Hill, Wimbledon and outside London at the Cowdray Therapy Rooms in West Sussex.
I also offer home visits and Online consultations.
Disclaimer: Results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person.