The Relaxation Group at Memorial Counseling Associates teaches effective practices that allow the systems of the body to slow down and find their balance. As the body relaxes, breathing slows, heart rate decreases and blood pressure falls. As you learn to relax the body, you regain your sense of calm and well-being.Participants in the five-week Relaxation Group at Memorial Counseling Associates learn how stress affects the body and learn practices, such as deep breathing, body relaxation and visualization, that foster deep relaxation.
The Relaxation Group can help improve a variety of health-related issues, including:
• Tension in the shoulders, neck and jaw
• Digestive/gastrointestinal problems
• High blood pressure
• Heart disease
• Chronic pain
• Sleep problems
The groups will meet at Memorial Counseling Associates, which is located on Memorial Medical Center’s Campus at 901 N. First St., Springfield.
Most participants are eligible to have the Relaxation Group’s fee covered by their health insurance. The first step in registering for MCA’s Relaxation Group is an individual meeting with Ruta Kulys, the group leader. To schedule an appointment with Ms. Kulys, please call Memorial Counseling Associates at (217) 788-4065.