NICOLETTE’S SLEEP SAVER:
PROGRESSIVE MUSCLE RELAXATION
TECHNIQUE I always find that this 1930s technique helps me drop off:
Start by taking a couple of comfortable deep breaths. On the next breath, tighten your toes, really scrunching them up as you inhale for 5-10 seconds before slowly releasing on an out breath.
Relax and wait 10 seconds or so before moving on to your calf muscles. Tighten and hold as before, then slowly release and relax. Work up through your body, down the arms to your hands, up into your shoulders and your face – not forgetting eyes, mouth and jaw.
Finally, become aware of a wave of relaxation spreading through every part of you and enjoy! It can be helpful to make a recording of the technique. For a free script, visit inspiring changes.co.uk/pmr-script.html. Nicolette practices hypnotherapy in the Wiltshire and Hampshire areas (inspiringchanges.co.uk)