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Relaxation Recording

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Click here to listen to the relaxation recording

(to download, right click the link and choose "save target", "save link as", or similar)

Linked above is a recording that can help relieve stress, help you sleep, reduce anxiety, and help you cope with daily life. It should be listened to in a quiet room by yourself with no interruptions. Sit or lie with your head supported - in bed or in a reclining chair.

This recording must not be played in the car or while operating heavy machinery. You may fall asleep while listening to this tape. It lasts for roughly 24 minutes, so set an alarm for half an hour if you do not wish to sleep.

Relaxation Resources

There are other resources to help with relaxation, linked below.

While not solely concentrating on relaxation, the "Live Life to the Full" life skills course may be of interest:

Steps for Stress is a recently-launched website aiming to prevent stress from "snowballing" and creating more stress. It features advice, booklets, videos and a community for discussing tips on beating stress.

If you want more information on reducing and coping with anxiety, reducing stress or relaxation in general, please contact the practice.

Relaxation Podcasts

Listed in the table below are a selection of podcasts from on the subject of relaxation.




Date released


How to overcome fear and anxiety

The how to overcome fear and anxiety podcast has been released for Mental Health Action Week 2009. The podcast outlines ways to overcome fear and anxiety and is also available in written form.

April 2009

10 minutes

Stress and the Mind - Full Works

This podcast has a series of exercises which outline how to use positive emotions and imagery to ease pressure.

July 2008

17 minutes

Stress and the Mind - Quick Fix

This podcast has some quick relaxation and breathing exercises which you can do anywhere to help clear your mind.

July 2008

7 minutes

Wellbeing and Relaxation - Full Works

This podcast gives the listener a short and easy form of meditation which can be effective in relaxing and reducing stress.

July 2008

16 minutes

Stress and Relaxation - Full Works

This podcast gives the listener stress management techniques which can help relieve pressure from daily life.

July 2008

15 minutes

Wellbeing and Sleep - Full Works

This podcast is intended to be listened to in bed and can help you relax and get ready to go to sleep.

July 2008

8 minutes

Wellbeing and Sleep - Quick Fix

This podcast has a number of short breathing techniques which can help relax and reduce stress before you go to bed.

July 2008

7 minutes

Stress and Relaxation - Quick Fix

This podcast can be listened to whenever you feel tense and is a simple and great way to calm your mind and body down.

July 2008

5 minutes

How to look after you mental health using exercise

This podcast is narrated by Jonty Heaversedge, one of the BBC's street doctors, he explains how everyone can look after their mental health using exercise

June 2009

9 minutes

Wellbeing and Nutrition - Full Works

This podcast is intended to give the listener an introduction into how good nutritious diet can help mental health.

October 2008

15 minutes

Wellbeing and Positive Thinking - Full Works

This podcast introduces positive thinking as a way of reducing anxiety and encouraging focus and goal setting.

September 2008

12 minutes