Deep Relaxation and Breath Training
IIn this type of training, Dr. Edwards teaches you how to reliably and repeatedly enter
deep states of relaxation, ease and comfort in order to improve sleep, lower blood
pressure, manage pain, decrease anxiety and feel extraordinarily good! It is a set of
skills that everyone needs, regardless of age or lifestyle. Who doesn't experience daily
stress? Who doesn't need to know how to free their mind and body of that stress?
The stress response attacks virtually every organ of the body, even the skin. In fact
research has shown that psoriasis improves through relaxation training and
biofeedback. The stress response has even been shown to lower our immune response
to viruses. Becoming skilled at invoking the relaxation response, as the famous Harvard
cardiologist Herbert Benson, MD called it, improves sleep, immune functioning, recovery
from illness, trauma and surgery, and reduces headaches, chronic pain, etc. The
benefits are wide ranging and typically the training only requires 8-12 sessions before
the individual has the skills and confidence to continue practicing on their own. The
positive effects on one's health and wellbeing continue to accrue over months and years
as people continue to practice what they've learned.
The training incorporates biofeedback modalities, including heart rate variability training,
skin conductance and skin temperature biofeedback to ensure that you are entering into
profoundly deep states of relaxation and teaching the mind/body to self-regulate in
healthier more empowered and skillful ways. The training also includes working with the
breath to teach you how to optimize your breathing in ways that research also shows
support cardiovascular health and deep relaxation. To facilitate home practice, Dr.
Edwards has recorded guided relaxation CDs that continue the learning process at
home and strengthen your skills for letting go more and more deeply in order to enter the
state of deep relaxation.
"Transform Your Mind, Transform Your Life"
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