For some, relaxation can be achieved through performing specific exercises and techniques. For others, relaxation therapies and complementary therapies prove to be more effective.
By experimenting with different techniques and therapies, everyone can discover their preferred method of relaxing and building resources to best alleviate stress and anxiety.
Life comes at us from all angles and at no point are we taken on one side and shown how to ‘let go’ of all tensions.
However, it’s imperative to learn how to calm the mind and turn down the volume of busy life and create a peaceful space from which to manage and evaluate life.
I remember when I used to try to relax, often feeling as though I was forcing it. Judgement would come in when I struggled… ‘is it only me that can’t relax?’, ‘why is it me?’, ‘what’s wrong with me?’. It’s now a resource that I’m fortunately able to tap into when I need to.
Relaxation is internal, it’s inside you. But, as with many other things, we often find ourselves looking externally for it. There are typical activities associated with relaxation, such as taking a bath, listening to music, reading a book, watching TV, but these acts often relax your body without really relaxing your mind.
The surroundings of a bath for example could most definitely be relaxing, the water may sooth aching muscles, but if you are unable to quiet the mind and go within, you’ll never reach those levels of true relaxation for the mind. You’ll reach a level of relaxation that only goes so far, it won’t dissipate anxiety and stress to really give you what you need.
Mindset coaching and hypnotherapy can both give you the tools to create more ability and less fear about going inside yourself. Really internalising and connecting to self; to create a space where true relaxation becomes a natural resource. One that you can tap into whenever and wherever you want to.