Relaxation and Meditation
Included here are examples of various relaxation and meditation exercises available as free Podcasts to play on your computer or your portable music player. To download the .mp3 file, right-click its link and save the file to your computer for import into your music library. More exercises such as these are available as Podcasts at the iTunes Store from Meditation Oasis, Talaria, and other publishers.
While these are not substitutes for necessary treatment or therapy, exercises such as these can enhance your abilities to regulate your levels of stress, anxiety, and emotional activation, while promoting self-awareness and a sense of well-being.
Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Workbook, by Bob Stahl, et al.
Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment–and Your Life, by Jon Kabat-Zinn
Calming the Rush of Panic: A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Guide to Freeing Yourself from Panic Attacks and Living a Vital Life, by Bob Stahl and Wendy Millstine
You can also find useful apps for your smartphone and tablet from Meditation Oasis, Mindapps, and other publishers that address skill development in areas that can complement your work with your therapist, including relaxation training, mindfulness meditation, breathing exercises, and mood monitoring.