Muscle relaxation according to Jacobson (progressive muscle relaxation)
Muscle relaxation according to Jacobson or also called progressive muscle relaxation is one of the best known and most common relaxation methods. It is offered in clinical and therapeutic settings, but is of course also for each individual to learn and apply independently. PMR is also often used as a gateway to hypnosis, as it can put the client into a deep state of relaxation, which facilitates the transition to a hypnotic trance. The relaxation method is based on first tensing and then relaxing certain muscle groups and areas of the body. Physical relaxation makes it easier to relax internally and enter hypnosis.