The purposes of rapid relaxation (RR) are to teach the patient to relax in natural but not anxiety-arousing situations, and to further reduce the time it takes to become relaxed. The goal for this is 20-30 seconds. In order to reach these goals the patient should use rapid relaxation 15-20 times a day in natural situations. At this stage it is very important that the therapist spends some time to thoroughly go over the goals with the patient and to write down suitable situations that function as signals for RR training. The therapist asks the patient to describe what an ordinary day looks like to them and what they do between getting out of bed in the morning through going to bed at night. Among those activities that the patient does one can choose signal situations in such a way that it make up at least 15 practice occasions per day.
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