Relaxation and Mindfulness

Relaxation and Mindfulness

Today’s teens experience more anxiety and stress than any other generation. Therefore, relaxation skills for teens are essential.

Relaxation techniques are a scientifically proven way of dealing with stress. Relaxation and mindfulness is a healthy way of coping with these, often difficult feelings. Hence, teens have a better chance of avoiding unhealthy coping mechanisms, such as avoidance, using substances; such as alcohol, drugs and self-harming.

What we know is, when you are aware and controlling your breath, it is one of the easiest and most immediate ways to relax the nervous system. Slowing the breath moves us into the relaxation response governed by the parasympathetic nervous system. Meaning that your body can't be relaxed and stressed at the same time. 

Try out some of the relaxation exercises below. 

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