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St John the Baptist’s College, Portadown

Relaxed and Regulated using Progressive Muscle Relaxation

13th Nov 2022

Learning to fully relax, lower the heart rate, control breathing and release adrenaline held in our major muscle groups, is a scientifically proven method of reducing stress. When we have a feeling of relaxation and warm wellbeing, we cannot have feelings of stress at the same time. This stops our amygdala firing and takes us out of our stress response, the main ones being freeze, fight and flight, #relaxedandregulated