Relaxation and Mindfulness Audio Recordings

It may be comforting to know that any form of relaxation, mindfulness or visualisation can alleviate you from the constant demands that daily stress and strain places on your mental health.

Studying can also become more difficult, and days can be filled with tension, if we do not manage our stress on an everyday basis.

These sessions are designed to give you brief moments to de-stress, reflect and help you feel better about yourself. By engaging in these sessions, you can enhance your ability to focus and perform well academically.


Before you do these sessions

Ensure you do these sessions at a time when you can concentrate and not be otherwise engaged, to gain optimum effects from this exercise.

It is best to find a comfortable place where you can lie down or be seated away from disruptions.

Do not operate any form of machinery when listening to these sessions.

Do not hold anything in your hand, especially a hot drink or your electronic device, as these may fall in the course of the session.

Also, please ensure you are alert before you drive or operate any machinery after the completion of these sessions.


For further support and assistance with stress and anxiety, contact the Counselling Service for a face-to-face, phone or a zoom consultation. Contact the Counselling Service on 1300 668 370.

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Breathing Exercises

Controlled Breathing (Voice Only) [MP3, 800.23 KB] (opens in a new window)Three controlled breaths to the count of three to regain your focus.1.5 mins
Controlled Breathing (With Soundtrack) [MP3, 1472.4 KB] (opens in a new window)***Three controlled breaths to the count of three to regain your focus.1.5 mins
Full Breath Out (Voice Only) [MP3, 936.24 KB] (opens in a new window)Breathing out and natural inhale to feel grounded when having a sense of panic.1.5 mins
Full Breath Out (With Soundtrack) [MP3, 1643.34 KB] (opens in a new window)****Breathing out and natural inhale to feel grounded when having a sense of panic.1.5 mins

Progressive Muscular Relaxation

The aim is to help easy your physical tension which in effect will assist your mind to relax.

RecordingDescription PMRApprox.* Length
Brief Relaxation Session (With Soundtrack)**  (opens in a new window)Relaxation of the major muscle groups for a full body relaxation.8 mins
Brief Relaxation Session (Voice Only) (opens in a new window)Relaxation of the major muscle groups for a full body relaxation.8 mins
Full Body Relaxation Session (With Soundtrack)** (opens in a new window)Guided relaxation designed to fully relax your body and mind by concentrating on the main muscle groups.21 mins
Progressive Muscular Relaxation Session (Voice Only) (opens in a new window)Guides you through a set of muscular tightening and releasing exercises with the aim of relaxing your body.15 mins

Mindfulness Recordings

These can help you become grounded by helping you to be in the present moment. It may also have a calming effect on your body and mind.

RecordingDescription MindfulnessLength
Mindfulness Exercise (Voice Only) (opens in a new window)A brief mindfulness relaxation session. Mindfulness is paying attention to what is happening for you in the here and now. It can help with concentration.8 mins
Mindfulness Breath (Voice Only) (opens in a new window)Mindfulness Focus on breath to be in the present moment.5 mins
Mindfulness Breath (With Soundtrack)**** (opens in a new window)Mindfulness Focus on breath to be in the present moment.5 mins
Mindfulness Focus (Voice Only) (opens in a new window)Mindfulness of breath and focus on acceptance of emotions for emotional stability.9 mins
Mindfulness Focus (With Soundtrack)*** (opens in a new window)Mindfulness of breath and focus on acceptance of emotions for emotional stability.9 mins

Visualization Recordings

This powerful tool of visualisation will help the mind to be replenished. The sleep recording will enable you to sleep contentedly.

RecordingDescription VisualisationApprox.* Length
Concentration Visualisation Session (Voice Only) (opens in a new window)Guided relaxation and visual imagery designed to help you take a brief moment to relax and enhance your concentration skills.6 mins
Concentration Visualisation Session (With Soundtrack)** (opens in a new window)Guided relaxation and visual imagery designed to help you take a brief moment to relax and enhance your concentration skills.6 mins
Progressive Muscular Relaxation - Visualisation (Voice Only) (opens in a new window)Relaxation of all muscle groups with visualisation of a comfortable chair for deeper state of relaxation.30 mins
Progressive Muscular Relaxation - Visualisation (With Soundtrack)*** (opens in a new window)Relaxation of all muscle groups with visualisation of a comfortable chair for a deeper state of relaxation.30 mins
Sleep Easy Relaxation Session (Voice Only) (opens in a new window)Guides you through a set of muscular tightening and releasing exercises with the aim of relaxing your body and improving sleep.12 mins

*Approx = approximate

**Music: 'Silver Blue Light' by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.

***Music: ‘Touching Moments Five – Circle’   by Kevin MacLeod (incompletech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons

****Music: ‘Garden Music’ by Kevin MacLeod (incompletech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons