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Try some of these easy guided relaxation techniques to help you focus, regain energy, and reduce stress. There are variations in background music and in the type of relaxation exercise — experiment with a few to see what feels right for you. Rob Sepich, a counselor at UHS, has been using these exercises with students for years.

The Sleep Technique recording might be useful to people who have a hard time getting to sleep. The suggested combination of body movement and breathing might work better than counting sheep.

Have a portable mp3 player? Try downloading some of these files and play them between classes to help you clear your mind.

More (including free audio tracks) at uhs.wisc.edu…