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Relaxation for Calm and Resilience - Free MP3 download

The download provides six separate guided relaxations. The are provided for free download as a zip file at the bottom of this page.

Valerie Fawcett provides courses for managers and non-managers on Recognising, Preventing and Managing Stress and Building Resilience for Preventing and Managing Stress.

What are the benefits of relaxation?

Practising relaxation regularly for 15-20 minutes a day has been found to provide both physical benefits in improvements to existing health problems, and mental/emotional benefits in improving resilience to stress by increasing a sense of inner strength and calm.  

At times when you feel mentally sluggish, or find you are having to read the same paragraph several times to take it in, a short relaxation can refresh your concentration and mental focus, so that you are able to improve your efficiency in reading and other work tasks.

Benefits which can be gained include:

  • Stress management
  • Headache, fatigue, insomnia
  • Gastro-intestinal problems like IBS
  • Heart health – lower blood pressure
  • Concentration and mental focus

Evidence for the benefits of relaxation has been provided by the research of Herbert Benson, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.

If you are new to relaxation, you may find that using guided relaxations which you can listen to through your computer, phone or MP3 player makes the process of “turning off” your busy brain easier and more enjoyable.

If you have practised relaxation before, these guided relaxations will help to renew and revitalise your practice.

The guided relaxations in the download are designed to help you:

  • prevent and relieve stress
  • improve mental focus
  • recreate feelings of calm and confidence when needed

Please note: If you suffer from epilepsy, asthma or any other condition where deep breathing could be harmful, please consult your doctor before undertaking the deep breathing in the relaxations.  This is also true for people who have a dependency on drugs or alcohol.

MP3 Download Contents

The download is presented by Valerie Fawcett and contains

  • Brief introduction to relaxation (2.5 mins)
  • The 3-minute relaxation
  • Basic body relaxation (15 mins)
  • Secret body relaxation (16 mins)
  • Meadow and beach relaxation (13 mins)
  • Country estate relaxation (10 mins)
  • Tropical island relaxation combined with Anchoring a feeling of relaxation - a technique for recreating relaxed feelings at any time (17 mins)

MP3 Podcasts Free Download

Right-click here and select Save Link As... (17 MB zip file). Open the zip file and copy the mp3's to your music folder or phone.

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