This exercise will help you and your child to learn how to relax if feeling anxious or stressed. It can also help reduce physical problems such as stomachaches and headaches, as well as improve sleep.
‘Progressive muscle relaxation’ (PMR) is a technique for learning to monitor and control the state of muscular tension. The technique involves tensing and then relaxing different muscles in the body. This tension is then released, with attention paid to the contrast between tension and relaxation. Here is how it goes!