Body Scan – Progressive Relaxation


Progressive Relaxation is a common relaxation technique that involves what’s often called a Body Scan.
You can find variations in numerous places.  I’ve found useful descriptions of Progressive Relaxation in the following books:

– Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Widsom of your Body

& Mind to Face Stress, Pain, & Illness

by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D.

Chapter 5 is called Being in Your Body: The Body-Scan Technique

– The Practical Neuroscience of Buddha’s Brain: Happiness, love & wisdom

by Rick Hanson, Ph.D. with Richard Mendius, MD

There’s a good, simple summary on pages 81-82.

– Six Week Pain Solution: A radically new approach to Fibromyalgia, Back Pain, Migraines, and More

by Alan Konell, M.S.W.

Appendix 1 is a transcript of self-hypnosis, which includes progressive relaxation