When you go to as many conferences led by therapists as I do, you’re subjected to lots of speakers beginning their talk by telling you to close your eyes, get comfortable, and pay attention to your breathing. Some try to lead you on visualizations that include forest glens, peaceful waves on the beach, warm sunshine, and gentle breezes. I refuse. Don’t tell me to relax and don’t remind me when I’m at a conference, that I’m not on the beach.
I still won’t relax on command, but I have learned the value of relaxation therapy. Continue reading →