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Relaxation Techniques

INSPIRION (Healing & Relaxation Music)

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Why Relax?

Relaxation reduces stress and the symptoms of mental health conditions like depression and anxiety. Relaxation also has other related health benefits, including: lowering your heart rate, blood pressure and breathing rate. reducing muscle tension and chronic pain.

How to do Deep Breathing

Mindfulness Activities

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The Five Senses

5. Name five things that you see.

4. Name four things you can touch.

3. Name three things you can hear.

2. Name two things you can smell.

1. Name one thing you can taste.

The Leaf Activity

Items Needed: A leaf, a piece of paper, and a pencil.

Pick up a leaf, hold it in your hand, and give it your full attention for a few minutes.

Notice the colors....notice the shape....notice the way it feels...notice the patterns.

After you have focused on your leaf, I want you to either draw or write about what you noticed.

A Mindful Snack

Items Needed: a chip or a raisin.

You are going to take a few minutes to observe the item you chose by focusing on one of your five senses (hearing, smelling, tasting, seeing, or touch).

Example: I chose a chip and focused on my sense of hearing. I would take a few minutes and break the chip and focus on the sound it makes, and eat it to see how it sounds when I chew.

Helpful Links for You and Your Student

INSPIRION (Healing & Relaxation Music)

Dream Surf: Ocean Waves for Relaxation (Sounds of Nature) by INSPIRION (Healing & Relaxation Music)

At Your Service

Norma Ortiz- Counselor

Anthony Romero, LMSW- Social Worker

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, need additional information, or are in need of assistance.