Progressive Muscle Relaxation Group

Physical, Upcoming, Chronic Pain

This group uses progressive muscle relaxation, which is a relaxation technique, to teach you to recognize tension in the body and how to relieve it.

Progressive Muscle Relaxation Group:

What is Progressive Muscle Relaxation Group? 

Progressive Muscle Relaxation Group is a weekly drop-in class where you can learn and practice progressive muscle relaxation. It is open to SFU students, faculty, and staff.

What is "progressive muscle relaxation (PMR)"?

Progressive muscle relaxation is a relaxation technique that teaches you to recognize tension in the body and relieve it.

When you feel anxious or stressed, one of the ways your body responds is with muscle tension. By tensing and relieving various muscle groups in a certain order, you will learn to recognize the difference between tensed and relaxed muscles and relax your body to feel less stressed or anxious. Practicing PMR for a few weeks will help you to learn how to relax your body and use it to combat stress and anxiety.

How do I join?

These are drop-in sessions with no registration or prior experience required. You can find the Zoom link in the Upcoming Session section below. Please enter the Zoom two to five minutes prior to the start time.

For information or questions regarding this program, you can contact Irina Della-Rossa at

Fall 2021 Regular Schedule:

Sessions will be held via Zoom.


Check out Upcoming Session for any updated times or changes to the sessions.

Upcoming Session

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