NB: This episode contains a recording of a guided relaxation technique, which you should not listen to while driving. I created this recording for my psychotherapy clients, many years ago, but wanted to make it more widely available. It’s a short and simple exercise, about thirteen minutes in duration. This is the approach that I found to work best for the majority of people.
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Lie down or sit in a comfortable chair, where you are free from distractions
Close your eyes, while you listen to the recording
If you want to fall asleep, it’s okay to listen in bed at night
Try to use this recording at least once per day for at least two weeks
Relax your body and your mind together
Through regular use, you’ll develop an association between the recording and the feelings of relaxation, which will make it much easier to relax more quickly, and more deeply.