Progressive Muscle Relaxation – Beginners
Let´s meet in the park for a beginners session of PMR. You do not have to have previous experience – all you need to bring is a willingness to try. Plus a mat or a blanket, water and sunscreen.
PMR is great for people who struggle with autogenic training due to the imaginative part. PMR only focuses on the physical aspect – the counterplay between sympathetic versus parasympathetic
Progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) is a deep relaxation technique first described by Edmund Jacobson in the 1930s based upon his premise that mental calmness is a natural result of physical relaxation.
This technique has been effectively used to reduce stress and anxiety, relieve insomnia, and reduce symptoms of certain types of chronic pain. Progressive muscle relaxation is based upon the simple practice of tensing or tightening, one muscle group at a time followed by a relaxation phase with the release of the tension. Doctors have used progressive muscle relaxation in combination with standard treatments for symptom relief in a number of conditions, including headaches, high blood pressure, and even digestive disturbances.
Progressive muscle relaxation can be learned by nearly anyone and requires only 10 minutes to 20 minutes per day to practice.
No booking required, but a koha is appreciated.
We meet on the grass at the Mt Pleasant Community Centre beside the playground.