DescriptionWant to better learn how to relax and find some stress relief? Stress Reduction-Audio contains two guided relaxation techniques to guide you through the process of becoming more fully relaxed. Some people find these techniques helpful for getting to sleep at night. Additionally, the app includes a number of peaceful nature sounds that may be used to help fall asleep.
This free version of the app includes ads and streams the audio from the Internet (so data rates may apply from your carrier if not using Wifi). The Full version allows you to download the full audio files to your device rather than streaming them from a remote server, and does not contain ads.
As a clinical psychologist and hobby Android developer, I wanted to combine the two skills to write an app that may be of benefit to many. The world is a stressful place, and one component of coping with that stress is learning how to more fully relax. I have included two relaxation strategies that I frequently use with my psychotherapy clients.
Two relaxation techniques are included along with a peaceful and relaxing background music.
1. Relax and Breathe - Walks you through relaxing all the muscles in your body combined with a deep breathing exercise. (7 minutes and 40 seconds)
2. Relax and Visualize - This technique is a mildly self-hypnotic procedure that includes relaxing your muscles, mind, and visualizing a peaceful scene. This is often a favorite. (15 minutes)
I include two techniques, because some people find they can more effectively utilize one technique over the other. Also, having one with a shorter play time helps when you need to relax, but are under time pressure.
If you have any problems with this app, don't hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy, and I hope this brings you a little peace in a hectic world.
Jack A. Cole, Ph.D.
Note: These techniques are not intended to treat any emotional or physical condition. Rather, this app is intended for people who want to learn one of many techniques for coping with the stress of everyday living. If recommended by a psychotherapist, it may be used as a part of a larger treatment program.
tags: relax, relaxation, stress relief, sleep, relax and sleep, stress free, sleep easy, tension, muscle relaxation, hypnosis