Jan 15 • 13M

Short Guided Relaxation Exercise

Listen to this Audio Recording of my Fractional Relaxation Technique

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Donald J. Robertson
Donald Robertson, the author of "How to Think Like a Roman Emperor", and a cognitive-behavioral therapist, talks about how to apply Stoicism in the modern world, discussing philosophy, psychology and self-improvement with guests from all walks of life. Available on Google and Apple podcasts.
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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.

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