There are three sets of relaxation instructions that follow. The first set has both a tension phase and a relaxation phase. The second uses imagery and the third is a breathing exercise.
These types of relaxation are appropriate for adults and children ten years or older. The relaxation instructions should be spoken in a slow, quiet voice. It is best to learn the instructions so that they flow smoothly. It is OK to vary the instructions to suit the patient. The instructions can be tape recorded and then played back at a convenient time. Children and adults can learn relaxation and then apply it when needed.
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