Coping Exercises

Coping/grounding exercises can be helpful for emotion regulation and developing resilience. Be aware of any potential issues for clients with a history of trauma around bodywork (e.g., the body scan).

Body Scan Exercise Body scan Coping Exercises

The body scan exercise guides you to turn your attention to various parts of your body in order to notice where you are holding tension. It can be used for self-awareness and relaxation.

40 Minute Body Scan Session

1 Hour Body Scan Session

Step-by-Step Body Scan Script

 

Guided Imagery Exercise

Guided Imagery is a relaxation technique that produces powerful results because it is based on the premise that the body and mind are interconnected. Guided imagery is an effective method for shifting a stressed state of mind to one of peace and calmness.

10 Minute Guided Imagery Session (Ocean Scape)

10 Minute Guided Imagery Session (Cloud Scape)

30 Minute Guided Imagery Session

Guided Imagery Scripts for Relaxation

Screen Shot 2014 06 24 at 7.45.39 PM Coping ExercisesProgressive Muscle Relaxation Exercise

Progressive muscle relaxation is an exercise that involves progressively tensing and then relaxing muscles. It helps with alleviating tension and stress levels and helps you to relax when feeling anxious.

2 Minute Guided Progressive Muscle Relaxation Session

10 Minute Guided Progressive Muscle Relaxation Session

15 Minute Guided Progressive Muscle Relaxation Session

30 Minute Guided Progressive Muscle Relaxation Session

Guided Progressive Muscle Relaxation Script