Relaxation: Used across settings (home, school, community)
Used for: Depression, Anxiety and Phobia, ADHD
Method: Teaching relaxation exercises to use at times of anxiety or distress. The exercises focus on deep breathing and guided imagery combined with progressive muscle relaxation techniques.
Example of Evaluation Methodology and Outcomes: Two RCT with another intervention
Effect size 1.48
ADHD- Several studies showing reduced impulsivity and gains in attention.
Sample Population & location: Male and Female 11-15, School group sessions
Technical Assistance & Materials Available: Example Materials and TA:
Center for Mindfulness
Relaxation and stress reduction materials and program information available through website; TA also available through website
Source: Depression HI -- Level 2; Anxiety Weisz et al.; ADHD- Weisz et al.; Conduct problems Weisz et al