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Relaxation Techniques and Exercise Audios

On this page, you are provided with a number of relaxation techniques and exercise audio links in five languages including English, French, Arabic, Urdu, Farsi all in male and female voices that are intended to complement the work of the mental health practitioners with refugees and asylum seekers to aid stress management.  

Although, relaxation techniques are generally considered safe for healthy people, individuals with some physical and mental health problems should consult their mental health professionals before applying them.

Please use the links below to view the relaxation techniques and exercise audios.
  • Progressive Muscle Relaxation
    PMR CD’s in four languages, French, Arabic, Urdu, Farsi all in male and female voices.  Developed by Newcastle Primary Care Mental Health, Newcastle PCT 2010.  (Access only by request).

    With thanks to Dr Melinda Firth, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Head of Clinical Psychology, Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust; Dr Ian James, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Head of Primary Care, Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust; Ms Anita Harkawat, Community Development Worker, Newcastle Hospitals Community Health and Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust
  • How Mindfulness Can Help with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
    The British Psychological Society, bpsmediacentre
    http://youtu.be/AyqJfBzyDM4