In partnership with International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN), the Club is pleased to present the latest addition to the Good Mental Health Guides series: ‘Managing stress with relaxation techniques’.
Stress is a biological reaction that helps the body to cope with the threats and difficulties that we face in daily life. Whilst stress can be beneficial, excessive strain over prolonged periods of time can create negative effects on physical health and mental wellbeing.
The relaxation exercise shared in the audio podcast combines progressive muscular relaxation with controlled breathing techniques. Together, these train the mind and body to release tension through mindful breathing, and consequently, counteracts the ‘fight or flight’ response.
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