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When should I learn relaxation techniques?

William B. Salt II., MD
Gastroenterology
In some ways, practicing the elicitation of the relaxation response is like learning how to swim. You don't learn how to swim in a stormy ocean. Likewise, don't try to learn the relaxation response during very stressful times. I recommend learning to elicit the relaxation response under calm conditions. Later, it will help calm you under adverse conditions.
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