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Relaxation interventions

Relaxation interventions promote positive wellbeing and help to restore the body physically, emotionally and mentally. Relaxation interventions can be particularly useful for various conditions including anxiety and panic attacks. At HSR Psychology, we provide relaxation interventions on their own or in combination with other interventions.

Who is suitable for a relaxation intervention?

Any child or young person under the age of 25 may be a suitable candidate for relaxation intervention.

Relaxation interventions may be suitable for a young person who: 

If you would like to know more about the benefits of a relaxation intervention, please connect with us for more information

How can you benefit from a relaxation intervention?

 Relaxation interventions benefit the child or young person in many ways, including:

Following a relaxation intervention, we will provide recommendations in order to aid in further support for the child or young person’s long-term emotional, physical and mental health.

What happens prior to a relaxation intervention?

Relaxation interventions can be set up once an initial discussion is completed. Please take a look at our process below.

Our process

At HSR Psychology we ensure that we meet the needs of children and young people. To achieve this we ensure that any specific assessments, intervention, or direct work, is only carried out following an initial discussion.

An initial discussion allows us to understand the background and your expectations of our involvement. Having an initial discussion ensures any services we provide appropriately identify or address needs.

Our process for any specific assessments, intervention, or direct work is as follows:

Step 1: Contact us

We will usually be contacted by the child or young person, parent or carer, or another professional (eg education or health).

You can contact us or complete a referral

Step 2: Arrange an initial discussion

An initial discussion allows us to understand the background and your expectations of our involvement. Arrange an initial discussion

Step 3: Review our recommendations

Following an initial discussion we will send you an email that includes:

  • Next steps recommendations - to provide a bespoke package of support. For example:
    • Assessments
    • Reports
    • Information gathering
    • Meeting
    • Interventions
    • Consultancy
    • Reviews
  • Costing - we will provide costings for any services recommended.

Step 4: Let's get started

On receipt of the next steps recommendations and costing you can decide how to proceed. Once you have decided contact us to arrange the chosen services.

What happens during a relaxation intervention?

During a relaxation intervention with HSR Psychology, the child or young individual will be encouraged to talk about why they find it difficult to relax and what they do to try to relax. The individual will usually learn how to recognise situations or signs when relaxation is needed. The young person will then begin to learn about different relaxation techniques including controlled breathing and meditation. The individual will have the opportunity to practice new relaxation techniques and reflect on how well they work. Relaxation interventions can be provided in the form of individual sessions, group sessions and workshops.

What happens after a relaxation intervention?

After a relaxation intervention, the young person will have learned to practice relaxation using effective techniques. Following a relaxation intervention, we may suggest follow-up sessions to review strategies being used and their impact. We will provide outcomes of a relaxation intervention through a feedback session and, if requested, a written report. You will be supported by our team through the whole intervention process, which is why we offer you the follow-up support option.

Does a relaxation intervention come with a report?

We will always recommend a report after any of our interventions, which will include what took happened, the impact of our involvement as well as a summary of recommendations for the future. This comprehensive report is available after a relaxation intervention highlighting effective relaxation techniques. Reasons for requesting a relaxation intervention vary. If you do not need a written report, we will provide feedback verbally, along with a brief summary of our input. Read more about our reports.

HSR values: Child-centred

How a relaxation intervention helped Jenny

Jenny had high levels of anxiety around going into school which caused meltdowns at home. Jenny’s Mum and Dad came to us to support Jenny to overcome her feelings of anxiety. Find out how we helped.

Jenny’s Mum and Dad came to HSR Psychology for help regarding their five year old daughter. Jenny was experiencing high levels of anxiety and was becoming increasingly upset before going into school and would meltdown at home. Jenny’s parents wanted to help her overcome these feelings of anxiety.

Our intervention took place over six sessions, involving both our clinical psychologist and an assistant psychologist. As part of the process clinical work was put in place with Jenny’s parents. They received education about strategies that they could use to assist their daughter in difficult situations. The family used the relaxation techniques together and information about the techniques were shared with school as well to provide Jenny further support.Our assistant psychologist did direct work with Jenny. During the sessions together with Jenny, they explored her needs and worries in more depth. The assistant psychologist also taught Jenny relaxation techniques that she could use to manage her experience of anxiety. 

After our involvement Jenny was able to identify her favourite relaxation techniques and she could use them independently. One of the techniques she found most useful to flush her worries down the toilet. The family reported that her anxiety level was managed better than before the interventions.

Arrange an initial discussion

Arrange an initial discussion to find out how we can benefit your education setting. The initial discussion lasts 2 hours and is a starting point to identify needs. The cost is £300.

  • No waiting lists
  • Experienced psychologists
  • Includes recommendation summary

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Next steps...

Ready to get started? The next step is to speak to our team to find out more about the services we provide and how we can help. Call us on 0161 820 9229 or email

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