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Visualizations

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Updated December 09, 2005

Definition: This is an effective tension-reducing technique where the participant closes their eyes, relaxes physically, and basically daydreams a relaxing scenario with great detail. Taking this ‘mental vacation’ helps give a break from the stressful events of the day, helps further reduce tension in the body, and can reverse the body’s stress response, encouraging relaxation and health.
Also Known As: Sometimes referred to as Guided Imagery

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