Progressive Muscle Relaxation
Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) is a non-pharmacological method of deep muscle relaxation, based on the premise that muscle tension is the body’s psychological response to anxiety-provoking thoughts and that muscle relation blocks anxiety. The technique involves learning to monitor the tension in specific muscle groups by first tensing each muscle group. This tension is then released as attention is directed towards the difference during tension and relaxation. Learning this extremely helpful skill is a life long technique to empower you in remaining calmer and more powerful in life situations. This technique is very evidence based. I am trained in administering PMR, and I provide a recording in my voice to help reinforce PMR skill training.