Relaxation methods

At the Bayreuth location, the Studentenwerk Oberfranken offers students each semester an introductory course on autogenic training and progressive muscle relaxation.

Autogenic training was developed by Johannes Heinrich Schultz; auto-suggestive relaxation formulas are used here. Progressive muscle relaxation was developed by Edmund Jacobson and is based on the alternating tensing and relaxing of certain muscle groups.

There are contraindications for the use of relaxation methods. Therefore, your individual suitability should be clarified in advance. Furthermore, learning a relaxation method cannot replace medical and/or psychotherapeutic treatment.

In addition, the Studentenwerk Oberfranken offers students scientifically evaluated 8-week mindfulness training for stress prevention (MBSR) and coping and 8-week mindfulness training for depression (MBCT) at a low cost.