Audio Learning

Herbert Benson, director of the Benson-Henry Institute at Harvard’s Massachusetts General Hospital, developed Relaxation Response, or RR. The practice was popularized in his 1975 book, The Relaxation Response.
The benefits of Relaxation Response include:

  • Deep relaxation
  • Decreased oxygen consumption
  • Relaxed muscles
  • Slower breathing and heart rate
  • Increased nitric oxide levels
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Genomic changes associated with energy (mitochondrial) metabolism, inflammation, insulin secretion and telomere maintenance
  • Reduced addictive cravings, anxiety, chronic pain, depression, insomnia and stress.

Ohio State Integrative Medicine offers the following free relaxation recordings:

Mindfulness practices can reduce anxiety, chronic pain, depression, insomnia and stress. Ohio State Integrative Health offers the Mindfulness in Motion app for on-the-go practices and reminders to truly be in the present moment. They also offer free mindfulness recordings created by an advanced practitioner and behavioral health specialist. Click here for free mindfulness recordings provided by the Ohio State Integrative Health.

Some mindfulness recordings include:

  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Calming Yoga-Based Movement
  • Happiness and Positivity
  • Mindful Eating
  • Self-Care and Resiliency

Guided video exercises are intended to help destress your life, declutter your mind, and help you move above the noise. Click here for narrated exercises provided by the OSU Health Plan that promote good health and well-being.

Some narrated exercises include:

  • Mindful and Deep Breathing
  • Mindful Body Scan
  • Muscle Relaxation
  • Peaceful Place Visualization
  • Gratitude Practice