Relaxation Techniques - Erie VA Medical Center
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Relaxation Techniques

Stressed? Need to take a moment for yourself? We have some great techniques to help you relax. These short audio clips will give you some techniques to relax and reduce stress through focused breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, and a visualization exercise.

Click here to view an introduction to Relaxation Techniques from VISN 2.

Right click the links below and select "Save file as..." to download mp3 files of relaxation techniques created by Erie VAMC staff. If you have a slow internet connection, or would otherwise like a CD of this content, please call or visit the Erie VAMC Behavioral Health clinic.

Breathing Instructions 

Passive Relaxation 

Progressive Muscle Relaxation 



Bourne, E.J. (1995) The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook: Second Edition. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, Inc.