Relaxation Techniques

Reduce stress and anxiety and enhance well-being

By: Lillian Nejad , Katerina Volny

Audio Book

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ISBN : 9781845900786
Format: Audio CD
Published: February 2008

This CD is designed as an introduction to relaxation exercises that have been shown to be effective in reducing and managing the symptoms of stress and anxiety. It can be used independently or in conjunction with psychotherapy. The program contains seven simple yet powerful techniques to help experience everyday relaxation and each exercise is preceded by clear and simple instructions for their use. By repeated practice of the relaxation exercises the listener can overcome stress and anxiety for a more healthful, improved lifestyle.

See below for a selection of audio samples.

Audio Samples

Introduction to Relaxation

Abdominal Breathing: Exercise

Beach Visualization

Walking Relaxation: Intro

Brief Relaxation: Exercise

Picture for author Lillian Nejad

Lillian Nejad

Lillian Nejad, PhD, is a clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience in the assessment and treatment of individuals with mild to severe psychological issues and disorders. Lillian's broad range of experience in mental health and university settings has led to a number of specialist areas and interests including:

Cognitive Behavioural Treatment of anxiety and depressive disorders,

Dialectical Behaviour Treatment for borderline personality disorder,

and Relaxation and Mindfulness techniques to manage stress and enhance well-being.

Lillian is also a freelance writer, avid photographer, and having lived in Melbourne for 20 years, loves a good coffee!

Check out her blog: and follow her on Twitter: OmnipsychCPS

Picture for author Katerina Volny

Katerina Volny

Katerina Volny BSc is a psychologist who has worked in public mental health and private practice settings in Melbourne, Australia. She is experienced in cognitive-behavioural techniques to treat a wide variety of individuals who experience stress and anxiety.


  1. I did like the simple relaxation techniques on this CD. These include amongst others; progressive relaxation, a walking relaxation method and abdominal breathing. 1 also thought these could be more suitable for clients who would balk at guided -˜new-age' type relaxation/meditations.

  2. Although primarily aimed at helping with stress and anxiety, this audio CD should be a useful resource for therapists of all types, since the relaxation techniques taught will help in any situation. The CD contains 7 relaxation techniques, all of which are good; with particular highlights (for me) being a good guide to abdominal breathing; the excellent Coping Induction; the interesting Walking Relaxation; and the clever Brief Relaxation. I found the American accent a little off-putting at first but soon got used to it. 

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