If we notice various research and statistics, the findings will through data which are somewhat similar to this; one in 16 young Australians commonly effected by depression and one in every six young Australians suffer at least an anxiety related condition. Fueled by this, depression treatments are growing rapidly in Sydney and other parts of Australia.
Relaxation training is one such widely accepted depression treatment and stress treatment proved effective. People often have really tense or tight muscles, when they feel stressed out, anxious or have an anxiety disorder, Research has proved that if we learn to relax our muscles right way, it actually reduce the stress and anxiety we experience. This is a relaxation technique called progressive muscle relaxation which have been successful in treating various depression as well as anxiety related disorders. Relaxation Training is one of the common technique mostly recommended by psychotherapist and getting adopted by people across Sydney and Australia. Progressive muscle relaxation involves tensing and relaxing different groups of muscles through the body.
Relaxation training usually works best when we practice regularly for at least eight weeks; we also need to factor that relaxation training does take time towards body familiarization; just like exercising. Relaxation training is a proven and easy treatment process for stress and anxiety disorder. Experts recommend to adopt it as a hobby for peace of mind and mental balance. By nature, relaxation is a process which decreases the effects of stress on mind and body; and a recommended relaxation approach will guide one towards taking more out of it, which can support overcoming various stress, anxiety and depression related health problems. Relaxation Training also complements treatment of diseases such as cancer by reducing pain of the patient.
Whether it’s a matured or a newly developed stress restress-related one can benefit from learning relaxation techniques. Learning and nurturing basic relaxation techniques is easy. They are affordable, pose a very little risk and can be practiced anywhere.
Benefits of Relaxation Training
Doctors and health consultants have been increasingly recommending relaxation training for better wellbeing. Practicing certain relaxation techniques can reduce stress symptoms significantly such as slowing down of heart & breathing rate, lowering blood pressure, reducing activity of stress hormones, increase of blood flow to major muscles, reduction of muscle tension and chronic pain, improvement of concentration and mood, reduction of fatigue, anger and frustration and boost confidence to handle problems. To get desired benefits of relaxation training, experts recommend to use relaxation techniques along with other positive coping methods, such as thinking positively, finding humour, problem-solving, managing time, exercising, getting enough sleep, and reaching out to supportive family and friends etc.
Potentialz Unlimited has been providing a host of relaxation training to its patients in Sydney. In addition to progressive muscle relaxation, there is are few other relaxation training techniques psychologist and alternative medicine practitioner recommends are,
- Autogenic relaxation
- Deep breathing
- Tai chi
- Art and Play therapy etc.
Primarily, relaxation techniques refocus on patient’s attention on something which provides comfort and increases awareness of the body. It doesn’t matter which relaxation technique you choose. As we learn and practice relaxation training techniques, one become more aware of muscle tension and other physical sensations of stress. This helps to understand muscle behaviour which can prevent stress from spiralling out of control mitigates various anxiety disorders. Relaxation training techniques are skills and it provides the ability to relax which improves with practice and patient.