PROGRESSIVE RELAXATION

A relaxation technique that trains an individual to identify tension in various muscle groups and then relaxing that tension one group at a time. One technique involves the subject tensing specific muscle groups and then allowing them to relax. It is also referred to as the Jacobson relaxation method.

PROGRESSIVE RELAXATION: "Using progressive relaxation, the subject was able to address the tension in her shoulders."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PROGRESSIVE RELAXATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/progressive-relaxation/ (accessed February 15, 2020).
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