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Stress Management: Doing Progressive Muscle Relaxation(PMR)

Have you ever had an aching back or pain in your neck when you were anxious or stressed? When you have anxiety or stress in your life, one of the ways your body responds is with muscle tension. Progressive muscle relaxation is a method that helps relieve that tension.

How it works

In progressive muscle relaxation, you tense a group of muscles as you breathe in, and you relax them as you breathe out. You work on your muscle groups in a certain order.

Follow our video below:

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Getting Started with Mindfulness:

Have you tried practicing  mindfulness before?  Well don't worry if you haven't, as our SU Welfare Team have put together a quick tutorial on getting started while at home.

Mindfulness practices can help us to increase our ability to regulate emotions, decrease stress, anxiety and the onset of depression. It can also help us to focus our attention on important things, as well as to observe our thoughts and feelings without judgment.

Check out this quick intro below:

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