The regular practice of relaxation techniques can be a helpful skill to develop when managing stress, pain or difficult emotions. These are different to relaxing activities such as taking a walk or reading a book.
We recommend that you listen to/download the tracks below, to practice the relaxation techniques at home (but please read the warnings below):
- Relaxed breathing (2mins 25s)
- De-stress the body (14 mins 16s)
- De-stress the mind (11 mins 48s)
- Brief relaxation (4 minutes 17s)
Please do not listen to any of these tracks while driving, or doing similar activities that require concentration.
When listening to 'De-stress the body', please stretch each area of your body gently, not excessively such that it causes you pain or discomfort.
For further information on relaxation, tips and experiences shared by people living with persistent pain, look at the ‘HealthTalk’ website - click here.