Relaxation Links and Resources

Access coping and relaxation links, related sites, affiliates, and relaxation resources. Also see references and credits for materials used in research for site content.


Benson, H. (1975). The Relaxation Response. New York: Avon Books.

Kaplan, H.I., & Sadcok, B.J. (1996). Concise Textbook of Clinical Psychiatry. Baltimore: WIlliams & Wilkins.

Vander, A., Sherman, J., & Luciano, D. (2001). Human Physiology: The Mechanisms of Body Function. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Rothschild, B. (2000). The Body Remembers: The Psychophysiology of Trauma and Trauma Treatment. W.W. Norton & Company, Ltd. New York, NY.

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Links Support and Information for Anxiety and OCD

Alberta Mental Health Board and Mental Health Help Line

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Society of Alberta Occupational Therapists a site about finding happiness

Meditation Techniques Guide
Meditation Techniques Guide offers in-depth knowledge of Meditation and a large collection of meditation techniques that help to reduce stress, achieve mental peace and tranquility, and a total self-transformation.

A Guide to Alcohol Relapse Prevention a site to get stress balls for stress relief. Guided Meditation Treks uses spoken word and sound healing technologies to help you stay in touch with your higher self. is dedicated to providing comprehensive information about addiction, treatment options and the path to full recovery. A comprehensive collection of treatment options in California. offers free (for personal use) mood music for study, focus and relaxation.

Information on co-occurring disorders:

Self Help from – is the most complete guide to information about Self Help on the Internet.

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