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Progressive Muscle Relaxation
Patricia Farrell, PhD posted:
In addition to relaxation breathing and guided imagery, one great self-help technique that you can use anywhere (even while sitting in a chair in your office or while seated anywhere), is progressive muscle relaxation.

We've put detailed instructions on this on my website's Self-Help page just under the Guided Imagery.

Use it whenever you feel the need to get a bit of relaxation. It works very well because you can't be anxious and relaxed at the same time and this technique uses that idea very well.
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Sambaluk responded:
When I have a panic attack my neck and shoulders are very tense acompanied with severe nausea, how do I relax my upper shoulder muscles? I was hoping this would help relax and distrack me from having a bad panic attack.
Tiffanys81 replied to Sambaluk's response:
the same thing happens to me I like to sit in front of a window or any where there is a brezze n just relax my body the best I can with a cold glass of water I will start to move my neck and shoulders to relax them yoga helps a lot too

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