Guided Relaxation Exercises

Problems arising from anxiety, stress or emotional disturbances may subversively affect the quality of life for many students. At Case Western Reserve University, we make it a top priority to address the physical and psychological well being of every student who visits our staff. Our special concern is for first-year students who require time to adapt themselves to their new environment. To ensure this, the staff has recorded "Guided Relaxation Exercises" on meditation, anxiety management, coping with loneliness and stress management.

The relaxation exercises are based on Edmund Jacobson's widely popular and highly effective Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) technique. Bonding and interacting with others on campus may also prove meaningful, in addition to these relaxation exercises.


Audio 1: Intro to Meditation; Focus on Breathing - Mary Hildenbrand, PhD


Audio 2: Relaxation Exercise to Reduce Anxiety - Mary Hildenbrand, PhD


Audio 3: Beach Visualization - Mary Hildenbrand, PhD


Audio 4: Public Speaking Visualization - Mary Hildenbrand, PhD


Audio 5: Relaxation for Coping with Panic - Mary Hildenbrand, PhD


Audio 6: Relaxation to Deal with Loneliness - Todd Seibert, PhD


Audio 7: Relaxation to Decrease Stress Caused by Work Commitments - Todd Seibert


Audio 8: Body Image Relaxation - Joy Wyatt, PhD