University Counseling Center

Relaxation Station

In an effort to spread the health and benefits of mind-body based practices, we have recorded several auditory guides to assist students with these supports.  Below you will find these recordings with a short description of each.  Enjoy!

Click each heading to hear the recording. Right Click, then Save As, to download onto your device of choice.

Autogenics - A relaxation technique developed by the German psychiatrist Johannes Heinrich Schultz and first published in 1932. The technique involves the daily practice of sessions that last around 15 minutes, usually in the morning, at lunch time, and in the evening. During each session, the practitioner will repeat a set of visualisations that induce a state of relaxation. Each session can be practiced in a position chosen amongst a set of recommended postures (for example, lying down, sitting meditation, sitting like a rag doll). The technique can be used to alleviate many stress-induced  disorders.

Guided Visualization - A technique used by many natural or alternative medicine practitioners as well as some physicians and psychologists for aiding clients and patients to use mental imagery to help with anything from healing their bodies to solving problems or reducing stress.

Guided Imagery is not limited to physical problems or health issues and is commonly used for emotional healing or psychological issues. It can help resolve emotional wounds, low self-esteem issues, and even help support a person with career goals. 

Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) - A technique for learning to monitor and control the state of muscular tension. It was developed by American physician Edmund Jacobson in the early 1920s.  It has been found to be beneficial for anxiety, stress management, and others.

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University Counseling Center
Memorial Hall 1st Floor
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Please call to schedule an appointment. Appointments cannot be made through email.

Phone: (309) 298-2453
Fax: (309) 298-3253
Email: ucc@wiu.edu