Alcoholics drink to cope with life. Therefore, during abstinence, be prepared to handle the stress.Updated: Jun 20, 2003 19:21 IST
Alcoholics drink to cope with life. Therefore, during abstinence, you may find it difficult to handle stress. There are effective methods of handling stress and tension.
“Relaxation” is a behaviour therapy technique wherein you are taught to keep your body and mind calm, as a result of which you will be able to handle situations more effectively.
“Relaxation” teaches you methods to eliminate tension from your body and feel light and comfortable.
The Jacobson Procedure
Jacobson was a renowned behaviour therapist who evolved this procedure. He followed this technique and found it effective. Given below is the procedure.
1. Lie down on your back with palms facing upwards, as comfortably as possible.
2. Close your eyes gently.
3. Chase away all thoughts coming into your mind. Try to concentrate completely on what you are going to do, so that you can feel the difference between tension and relaxation and thus enjoy the comfort of being relaxed.
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First Published: Jun 20, 2003 19:21 IST