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Self-help: Learn to relax

Reduce stress with this relaxation self-help module

What is ‘Learn to relax’ about?

Many people who have started to work towards change or who are going through a difficult time experience higher levels of stress. With this short self-help module, patients can take the first steps towards learning to relax in a healthy way. First, the patient focuses of becoming more aware of their tension by practising with the body scan, a mindfulness technique. They read tips for practising with relaxation and are introduced to two techniques: a breathing exercise and progressive muscle relaxation. The patient is guided through the techniques with video clips and audio exercises. The last part of the module focuses on habit formation and the importance of practising. Finally, the patient reflects on what they have learnt throughout the short self-help module.

For whom is this module suitable?

This module is suitable for all who wish to start learning to relax at their own pace and without guidance.

Which diary is part of ‘Self-help: learn to relax’?

The ‘relaxation diary’ is automatically activated during the self-help module. In this diary, one can keep track of the effect that relaxation exercises and relaxing activities have on him or her. By describing what happened to the tension, the patients learn what does and what doesn’t work for them.

Screenshot from the self-help module learn to relax

What is the module based on?

The content of the module has been put together during an extensive development process and is based on relevant literature as well as the knowledge and experience of practitioners and patients.

How can you use this module?

People can find this module in the self-help catalogue in the Minddistrict app. They can choose to follow this self-help module themselves. The module can also be activated by a therapist under the ‘personal route’ tab. However, keep in mind that this module does not contain the Minimum Data Set.

Mobile first

This self-help module is developed as a personal route, and therefore perfect to use in the Minddistrict mobile app. This means that people have self-help in their back pocket, they can continue with the module where they left of and can select their favourite elements. The module however also be used on other devices and on the web platform.

Your feedback is welcome!

Minddistrict is eager to hear your opinion on the self-help module. If you have any feedback, questions or tips, please send them to us. We look forward to hearing from you.

Do you want this module to be activated on your online platform? Then please contact your Minddistrict account manager.