Progressive relaxation is a tried and true method of helping people relax. It incorporates breathing and mental imagery to reduce anxiety and promote relaxation. This exercise takes about 15 minutes to complete and it has no side effects. It can also be used to help people fall asleep.
If anxiety persists despite the use of this technique more comprehensive treatment is advised. Please contact the Catholic Charities counseling program for more information.
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