Relaxation Therapy Diploma Course

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What Will You Learn?

Help people feel calm, rested, and free of tension. In a world of stress and anxiety, the role of a relaxation therapist is an important one and the Relaxation Therapy Diploma Course is here to provide you with the knowledge and techniques you need to provide clients with much-needed guidance, respite and healing.

The course opens with an exploration into how relaxation therapy works, its background and history, benefits and uses. We’ll also take a look at the role of the body systems involved in relaxation and how relaxation therapy works with them, along with the psychological theories employed in relaxation therapy.

We look at the antithesis of relaxation - stress. The course covers the different kinds of stress, foods that contribute to stress, the connection between hormones and stress, the difference between the stress response and relaxation response, and how to manage stress. This is followed by a discussion on relaxation, which includes the foods that can aid relaxation and how exercise and sleep can help.

With a solid foundation set, we move onto the benefits of relaxation therapy, the techniques applied, and the different classifications used. We’ll explore the process of relaxation therapy and how classification is used, treatments are chosen, and a relaxation therapy session structured, along with gaining insight into the factors that lead a person to seek relaxation therapy.

You’ll learn how to apply various relaxation therapy techniques, and how to choose the most appropriate technique for a client’s health concerns. We’ll look at how to set up and lead techniques in the following: meditation, deep breathing, guided imagery, pranayama and Qigong.

You’ll be guided through how a client should be treated and the ways in which you can make them feel respected. The course outlines what to consider when writing a code of conduct, health and safety policies, a code of ethics, and therapist responsibilities and how to treat clients with chronic and mental health conditions.

The course concludes with a look at case studies in which relaxation therapy was used to treat various ailments.

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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Overview of Relaxation Therapy
  • Part 2: A Note on Meditation and Relaxation Therapy
  • Part 3: Benefits and Uses of Relaxation Therapy
  • Part 4: Physiological Use
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: Body Systems Involved in Relaxation
  • Part 2: Psychological Theories
  • Part 3: How Relaxation Therapy Works in the Body
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: What is Stress?
  • Part 2: Foods and Stress
  • Part 3: Hormones
  • Part 4: The Stress Response and the Relaxation Response
  • Part 5: Identifying Stress
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: What is Relaxation?
  • Part 2: Foods That Aid Relaxation
  • Part 3: Sleep to Aid Relaxation
  • Part 4: Exercise to Aid Relaxation
  • Part 5: Time Management to Aid Relaxation
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: Types of Relaxation Therapy Techniques
  • Part 2: Classification of Relaxation Therapies
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: Classification and Treatment Planning
  • Part 2: Factors Causing Problems
  • Part 3: Session Structure
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: Autogenic Training
  • Part 2: Progressive Muscle Relaxation
  • Part 3: Yoga
  • Part 4: Biofeedback
  • Part 5: Hypnosis
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: Meditation
  • Part 2: Deep Breathing
  • Part 3: Guided Imagery
  • Part 4: Pranayama
  • Part 5: Qigong
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: How You Should Treat Each Client
  • Part 2: Policies and Procedures
  • Part 3: Ethics, Confidentiality and Responsibilities Towards Your Client
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: Case Study 1 – Reducing Anxiety
  • Part 2: Case Study 2 – Treating a Client With Breast Cancer
  • Part 3: Case Study 3 – Reducing Burn Pain
  • Part 4: Case Study 4 – Treating Anxiety and Depression
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

Ideal for those looking to take their first steps in holistic therapies or wishing to add to their current services, the Relaxation Therapy Diploma Course will help you to better understand stress, and the need for relaxation for both mental and physical health.

With its unique approach to the physical, mental, spiritual and recreational characteristics of relaxation, this form of therapy enables you to provide effective client care that caters to the needs of the individual.

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Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certified Diploma certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

This course is registered with the CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits, all of which can be found here.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.

This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.

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Relaxation Therapy Diploma Course
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