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Relaxation Skills

The Mind

The mind is like water. When it's turbulent, it's difficult to see. When it's calm, everything becomes clear.

Slow Down

During the holiday season we seem to be always in a rush to get things done. Try slowing down. If things don't get done, then they just don't get done. Try to enjoy each moment and let what will be, be.

It’s true – the sound of nature helps us relax

Researchers at BSMS found that playing ‘natural sounds’ affected the bodily systems that control the flight-or-fright and rest-digest autonomic nervous systems, with associated effects in the resting activity of the brain. While naturalistic sounds and ‘green’ environments have frequently been linked with promoting relaxation and wellbeing, until now there has been no scientific consensus as to how these effects come about. The study has been published in Scientific Reports.
The lead author, Dr Cassandra Gould van Praag said: “We are all familiar with the feeling of relaxation and ‘switching-off’ which comes from a walk in the countryside, and now we have evidence from the brain and the body which helps us understand this effect.