International Relaxation Day, 2023
International Relaxation Day will be held on the 15th August, 2023. A day to relax or choose to learn new relaxation techniques. Or perhaps take some time out in a busy day to relax. Since 1985, National Relaxation Day is held annually on the 15th August in the USA. This was a great idea by a nine year old, Sean Moeller from Michigan. Nowadays, with thanks to social media platforms many people around the world celebrate National Relaxation Day and more recently, International Relaxation Day.
International Relaxation Day is an opportunity to reflect and share the importance of relaxation and how people, families, organisations and communities can learn about applying relaxation in their daily lives and routines. Social media can be used to share what methods you have found useful to aid relaxation. You can use the hashtags: #InternationalRelaxationDay #InternationalRelaxationDay2023 #Relaxation
Training health professionals and coaching psychologists
The International Society for Coaching Psychology (ISCP) supports International Relaxation Day. Last year at our International Congress we provided CPD training for members and other psychologists titled ‘Back to Basics in 2022: Using relaxation techniques within positive and coaching psychology practice‘ kindly delivered by two of our ISCP Board of Directors, Prof Stephen Palmer PhD FISCP & Dr Siobhain O’Riordan PhD FISCP. The ISCP believe that it is important that practitioners receive suitable training in health-related techniques and interventions to inform their coaching psychology practice.
International Relaxation Day Website
This year the National Wellbeing Service Ltd has launched a new website dedicated to International Relaxation Day which includes information about how to relax. It also has a Research Hub for health practitioners, teachers, health coaches, doctors, psychologists and other professionals who may wish to use relaxation in their area of work. The development of this website will be an on-going process and new material will uploaded over the coming months.