MHASO, Mental Health and Addiction Services of Ottawa

Relaxation Guides - By Shontelle Prokipcak

Tension increases pain. These quick relaxation exercises can help you let go of physical stress and begin to reduce your sense of suffering. Find a quiet space where you won’t be interrupted and turn the lights down if you like. It’s helpful to wear loose, comfortable clothing. If there is unavoidable noise, it may help to put on some background music or a tape of natural sounds. Turn off the phone and give yourself permission to devote some time to self-care.
If you enjoy these short relaxation experiences, you may want to download the MP3 version to your device, available by clicking Download.