Relaxation training is a technique of Behavioural therapy based upon the principles of classical conditioning.
Clients are trained to relax individual muscle groups, progressive with muscle relaxation, regulate breathing, cognitive reappraisal of imagined outcomes, guided imagery with relaxing images.
People, who have serious anxiety that leads to breathing problems, might be taught to focus on their breathing or to think about happy situations.
Relaxation training, such as meditation, is one type of coping strategy.
The therapist might encourage subjects to examine their reactions on the imagination of the phobic object and contrast them with the actual outcome.
The goal: a state of deep relaxation.
Relaxation training, progressive relaxation, is recommended for sub-threshold states of anxiety and for stress-related disorders as initial insomnia and mild hypertension, phobic disorders, a late-onset agoraphobia following a traumatic experience, an episode of serious physical illness.
Relaxation techniques develop useful skills which can be used to stop or prevent symptoms of anxiety and panic (111).
Relaxation training may be provided via Skype and FaceTime in the comfort of your home, office or any place of your choice.