Jacobson training is also known by the acronym PRM (Progressive Muscle Relaxation). Jacobson’s training has a proven effect in the treatment of mental disorders, such as panic and generalized anxiety, and has a positive effect on reducing stress and depression. It is also effective in reducing somatic disorders and can help with frequent headaches.
However, the positive impact of this technique can be felt by anyone.
The Jacobson Method is a series of very simple exercises designed to relax your muscles. The body is very closely related to the mind, so by relaxing the body, the mind can be relaxed. It is an easy-to-learn method, and it can be used in various conditions and ages.
We can use this skill during the day to be more relaxed, e.g. when we work at the computer, we can only have our arms and back slightly tense, and the rest of the body can rest. The ability to relax can be trained, such as the ability to ride a bicycle.
This relaxation significantly reduces the level of stress, which negatively affects many organs and systems of our body. So the benefits are huge, both physical and mental.
What are the benefits:
• deep peace
• the elimination of muscle tension
• greater concentration
• better body awareness
• less anxiety
• a more creative mind
• help with insomnia
• less prone to depression
• elimination of obsessive-compulsive disorder
• reduce high blood pressure
• a healthier and stronger heart
• improved digestion
• a stronger immune system
Many empirical studies have proven that progressive muscle relaxation has a beneficial effect on the reduction of anxiety, stress, and depression, as well as increases the sense of self-control, and increases the subjective sense of well-being. Progressive muscle relaxation has been found to be effective in the treatment of mental disorders such as panic anxiety, generalized anxiety, and phobias. Relaxation techniques, such as progressive muscle relaxation, can be very helpful in treating mild to moderate social anxiety. They are also used in conjunction with traditional treatments such as cognitive-behavioral therapy or drug therapy.
Of course, there is no guarantee that this technique will work for everyone. It is definitely one of the best ways to fight stress and its effects.
Jacobson’s relaxation is a technique that was invented by Dr. Edmund Jacobson, an American physician, psychiatrist, and scientist, to help his patients cope with anxiety. The doctor believed that neuromuscular tensions constitute the basis for many negative emotional states and psychosomatic disorders (psychosomatics – the science of the influence of mental factors on our health).