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Quick Progressive Muscle Relaxation script

Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) Progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) is a stress management technique developed by Edmund Jacobson, Physical Therapist in early 1920s. According to Jacobson, since mental stress and anxiety accompanies muscular tension, one can reduce stress and anxiety  by learning to relax muscle tension.  Jacobson's Progressive Muscle Relaxation  ( JPMR ) technique (exercise/therapy) is still popular among modern physiotherapists as well as psychotherapists. Benefits of Progressive Muscle Relaxation: PMR for Anxiety & Sleep Progressive muscle relaxation or PMR, can be utilized to reach a deep state of calm, as maintenance in a relaxation program, or to help induce sleep. PMR can bring a multitude of benefits beyond short-term relaxation, ranging from relief for tension headaches, high blood pressure, insomnia (sleep problems) , digestive issues, stress reactions, anxiety (e.g. test anxiety or fear of flying), and other stress/anxiety related sympto

How to Deal with Depression Alone

How to Deal with Depression Depression occurs more commonly than we think, and has varying impact to a person’s life. Depending on the individual lifestyle, coping mechanism and personality, it could range from manageable to disastrous. Symptoms could also vary, and a depressed person may exhibit frequent emotional down-times manifested through crying. It may also affect sexual desire, alienation from family and friends, as well as difficulty in finding meaning in life. A person with depression is also disinterested in participating in group activities, and may end up neglecting personal and professional responsibilities. Furthermore, this is often accompanied by excessive eating habits as well as insomnia . To know how to deal with depression , it is essential to know what usually causes it. A variety of factors lead to this phenomenon, and may be caused by a certain situation or stressors. For instance, situations like death in the family, loss of income, or personal disappointment

Anxiety Attack: Meaning, Symptoms, Types, Causes, Treatment, Help - How to Stop, Medications

Anxiety Attack An anxiety attack (or Panic Attack)  is a time period whereby a person is suddenly, sometimes without warning, debilitated by feelings of intense anxiety and fear. For the sufferer it can be a very terrifying experience, even though they are totally unaware that their symptoms are part of the body’s natural mechanism called ‘fight-or-flight’. Every time a person enters a stressful situation, he/she has at some point to be very near to having an anxiety attack , but may not have even realized it. In fact it is a natural instinctive response to stressful circumstances – the ‘fight or flight’ instinct. Some people can actually benefit from this, which results in better performance or in the case of soldiers, the instinctive knowledge of when to stay and fight and when to retreat. However, there are those among us that find themselves experiencing more than just basic instinctive feelings, but heightened and over exaggerated responses that can become debilitating and

Personality Disorders and their Symptoms

Personality Disorders & their Symptoms Personality disorders are repeated behaviors that cause distress and discord in the person who commits them and to those whom he relates to. Unpleasant behaviors may be personality disorder symptoms if they have started when the person is young and have persisted to the present. These may involve his thoughts, emotions, reactions, and behavior. He may have impaired thinking processes, extreme mood swings, no impulse control, and offensive behavior. There are common personality disorder symptoms: People with personality disorder are usually very anxious and may perform self-mutilation as a way to cope with their anxiety . They may have uncontrollable rage and be violent. They may seek to isolate themselves out of fear and mistrust of others. They may feel depressed and have low self-esteem, to the point of committing suicide. They may have problems in relationships and have impaired social interaction. They may no