Ritu Sahu, Dr. Jharna Gupta, Dr. Nilesh Dalal and Dr. Usha Singh
This abstract explores and compares the effectiveness of two widely recognized relaxation techniques: Jacobson's Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) and Benson's Relaxation Technique (BRT). Both methods aim to reduce stress and promote overall well-being, but they differ in their approach and application. Jacobson's PMR involves systematically tensing and then relaxing muscle groups, focusing on enhancing body awareness and achieving deep relaxation. It has been extensively used in clinical settings and shown promising results in managing anxiety, insomnia, and certain pain conditions. On the other hand, Benson's Relaxation Technique centers on achieving a meditative state by employing a specific mental repetition or phrase, fostering a state of tranquility and reducing the physiological effects of stress. It has gained popularity for its simplicity and accessibility in promoting relaxation and mindfulness. While both techniques have demonstrated positive outcomes, individuals may find one approach more suitable based on personal preferences and specific relaxation needs. Further research and individualized evaluation are essential for a comprehensive understanding of their respective benefits and applications.
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