Relaxation Training

Relaxation involves no drugs and is completely under the control of the individual.

“Relaxation is a skill not a mystery. Our bodies have become habitually used to high levels of tension, but we can reprogramme them with relaxation until this becomes our natural way of being. Deep relaxation goes further than just resting the body. It has been found that a particular brain wave pattern, alpha waves, can be present when people are relaxing or meditating. These patterns are associated with subjective feelings of well being and happiness” (Heron, C 2002)


Relaxation Skills for Adults and Children Training, presented by Jackie Lamb

Happy Healthy Workshop Day, March 2007 (organised by the multi-agency parenting subgroup of the Epping Forest Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership)

“Jackie presented this informative yet practical session to 40 practitioners from a wide range of health, education and voluntary sector backgrounds attending the ‘Happy Healthy’ workshop day for frontline workers.

The aim of the session was to:

  • Outline research findings indicating the effectiveness of relaxation in helping young people to manage stress and the effects of stress
  • introduce participants to some practical relaxation techniques to use both with the children and young people they work with as well as for themselves
  • give participants the opportunity to explore ways in which they could introduce relaxation techniques to their area of work

Participants were able to experience breathing techniques for themselves, to view practical resources and take away a free stress busting wristband.

After the session, 56% of the completed evaluations rated the workshop as excellent and a further 33% as very good. When asked, as part of the evaluation of the whole day (5 topics), “Will you be able to practically make changes to support positive mental health in your setting?” 20% cited their intention to use the relaxation techniques learned.

Jackie ensured that she explored the aims of the session with the subgroup in advance and delivered relevant, interactive training in an easily accessible format. The session was well prepared and well targeted at the audience with handouts for participants and Jackie’s warm manner made it easy for participants to interact and ask questions. Comments from participants included “Loved it”, “Longer would have been good”, “Enjoyed very much”, “Want more, need more, thank you”.”

Sally Theodoreson, Ex Chair of Epping Forest Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership – Parenting Subgroup

Relaxation Skills Training for adults working with children and young people presented by Jackie Lamb

Clacton and Harwich Excellence Cluster training September 2006

‘I can honestly say this was one of the best courses I have participated in and I returned to school knowing this was an area into which I wanted to delve deeper’
Tina Rowland – Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator, Alton park School

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