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When there are things that are making you anxious, or if you are worried about someone you care for, sometimes it can be difficult to feel relaxed.

You might feel that you don't have enough time to spend on relaxation, or perhaps you feel overwhelmed by what is happening to you or the things going on around you. In these circumstances it can be even more important to be kind to yourself. Listening to relaxation recordings can be an effective tool to help you feel relaxed and reduce feelings of stress.

The following relaxation exercises are narrated by Dr Amanda-Jane Wood, a Chartered Psychologist who ran the deep relaxation workshops at our Being Together day in Middlesbrough.

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Listening to these, when you are comfortable at home, could help you take some time for yourself, and achieve a feeling of calm relaxation. 

Leaves On A Stream (6m 41s)

Read a transcript of Leaves On A Stream

Deep Relaxation (23m 26s)

Read a transcript of Deep Relaxation

Ego Strengthening Hypnorelaxation (25m 17s)

Read a transcript of Ego Strengthening Hypnorelaxation

If you would like to download these recordings to listen to later, right click on the 'Play' button for your chosen recording, and select 'Save audio as'. You can then choose where to save the file on your device. For mobile devices, or to download the files directly, use the 'Download' button above (the downwards facing arrow).

If you are having trouble downloading the recordings and would like copies to listen to when offline, please email info@targetovariancancer.org.uk.

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