Session 2 - Relaxation



We all have those moments when we feel overwhelmed and stressed. Stress is part of life, but we need to be able to manage it.

Relaxation isn’t only about peace of mind or enjoying a hobby it is a way to manage stress.

Relaxation has many health benefits:

  • It slows your heart rate
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Improves digestion
  • Improves concentration and mood
  • Helps with sleep
  • Makes you calm
  • Helps you to see clearly

Night Sky



Watch the video: How to relax – 8 relaxation tips for your mental health.



Sometimes we need to hit the pause button to stop ourselves becoming overwhelmed.

Take 5 minutes to be aware of yourself and your feelings, take a breath and think good thoughts.

Remember something that puts a Take a break, it's alright to take a breaksmile on your face – capture the thought and store it away to be used again.

This will reduce our heart rate and make us feel calmer.

The clip showed us 8 relaxation tips

Which ones do you use?

Think about times you were happy, calm and relaxed,

or a funny film that made you laugh out loud.

Count your blessings

Poet: unknown

Count your blessings instead of your crosses;

Count your gains instead of your losses.

Count your joys instead of your woes;

Count your friends instead of your foes.

Count your smiles instead of your tears;

Count your courage instead of your fears.

Count your full years instead of your lean;

Count your kind deeds instead of your mean.

Count your health instead of your wealth;

Love your neighbours as much as yourself.