Music or Relaxation Tapes*
Easy mental relaxation
* For 'tape',
please also read CD or MP3!
The three tools we have looked
at so far in this section are active techniques.
You need to concentrate to use them - unfortunately
you may, quite legitimately, be too tired
at the end of a busy day to want to concentrate
An alternative approach is to listen to
calming music, or to pre-prepared relaxation
or hypnosis tapes. It takes no effort on
your behalf to listen to these, and this
may be very welcome at the end of a long,
hard day's work!
Quite obviously, you can buy relaxing music
in very many places.
An up-to-date approach is to listen to
hypnosis MP3s, for example on an iPod.
A good source of these is Mind Tools'
Downloads, who provide the following
relaxation and stress management programs:
These are instantly available, so you can
try them out and see their effectiveness
Similarly, there are many sources of relaxation
and self-hypnosis tapes, most of which will
be perfectly adequate. Three sources of
tapes and CDs are: