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Addiction Counselors, Counselors, Teachers/Educators, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Social Workers, and other Mental Health Professionals
- Individualize progressive relaxation to your client by using alternative tensing strategies, carefully debriefing, and applying this knowledge to subsequent phases.
- Create a more effective pattern by learning words and phrases to include and avoid.
- Reduce clients’ adaptation levels, proven to have a positive effect on headaches, blood pressure, insomnia, fatigue, sexual satisfaction, and chronic pain.
- Employ 5 stages of progressive relaxation, Socratic reminders, sponge imagery, and the Tin-Man to Scarecrow technique.
Background on PMR
- History of PMR
- Lowering adaptation level - the key mechanism
- Benefits of PMR
The First Session:
- Explaining history, benefits, and rationale of lowering adaptation level to the client
- Three reasons we tense despite the fact that the goal is relaxation.
- How to teach the 16 muscle groups and other important pre-training info.
- 12 tips to maximize the effectiveness of relaxation patter.
- 10 tips on the importance of debriefing.
Beyond 16 muscle groups:
- Differential Relaxation - The key to PMR benefits.
- Tailor PMR to each client, maximizing effectiveness.
- 7 muscle group, then 4 muscle group
- Recall - deep relaxation without tensing
- Tin-Man to scarecrow
- Sponge imagery
- Socratic reminders to reduce tension and maximize energy