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Rest and Restore

Enjoy the many physical and emotional benefits of guided relaxation with the Rest and Restore app

Enjoy the many physical and emotional benefits of guided relaxation with the Rest and Restore app

Rest and Restore

by Tanie Kabala
Rest and Restore
Rest and Restore

What is it about?

Enjoy the many physical and emotional benefits of guided relaxation with the Rest and Restore app. Rest and Restore was developed by Dr. Tanie Kabala, a clinical psychologist with over ten years of experience using relaxation exercises to help her patients relieve stress, sleep better, reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety, and achieve a greater overall sense of well-being.

Rest and Restore

App Details

Version
1.11
Rating
NA
Size
86Mb
Genre
Health & Fitness
Last updated
December 15, 2017
Release date
March 14, 2015
More info

App Store Description

Enjoy the many physical and emotional benefits of guided relaxation with the Rest and Restore app. Rest and Restore was developed by Dr. Tanie Kabala, a clinical psychologist with over ten years of experience using relaxation exercises to help her patients relieve stress, sleep better, reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety, and achieve a greater overall sense of well-being.

Rest and Restore offers an introduction, in which Dr. Kabala describes the benefits of regular conscious relaxation, and three diverse guided relaxation exercises of varying lengths. First, there is a progressive muscle relaxation exercise, one in which the listener slowly tenses and releases the muscles of the body, a practice that brings deep relaxation to both body and mind. Next, Rest and Restore offers a guided imagery exercise that takes listeners on a deeply relaxing journey to the beach. Rest and Restore concludes with a five-minute restoration exercise, a calming and rejuvenating exercise that is perfect when relaxation is needed but time is short.

The exercises are perfect for both beginners (who might enjoy the instructions offered) and individuals with guided relaxation experience.

The volumes of both the voice and background music are controlled completely by you, the user: choose your perfect blend of voice and background music, choose no music at all, or choose to simply relax to the calming sounds of musician Matt Magarahan’s soothing background music.

** Rest and Restore includes a feature that allows you to play your own music in the background - choose your favorite music to enhance your relaxation experience.

Additionally, you can choose to continue the background music for ten minutes after the completion of each exercise, thus adding to the relaxation experience.

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Here’s what users are saying about Rest and Restore:

"This app is like getting free therapy. It is so relaxing, especially the muscle relaxation exercise that put me to sleep when I woke with insomnia. The relaxation exercises are really helping me slow down, relax, and be in the moment with my kids. Bonus is that it puts my one year old to sleep!"

"I used the beach relaxation exercise one night when I couldn't sleep. I doubted that I would fall back to sleep since I had so much on my mind, but I did! Dr. Kabala’s voice is calm and soothing. Her comments stay with me and I find myself wanting to practice the deep breathing and visualization throughout my week."

"I have used a couple of the relaxation exercises with my psychotherapy clients in session and received very positive feedback."

"Great for chilling out! Totally love the voice!"

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To summarize, Rest and Restore offers:

-- An introduction which describes the benefits of regular guided relaxation.
-- Three diverse relaxation exercises of varying lengths from which to choose.
-- The ability to control the volume of both voice and music.
-- The ability to continue the music for ten minutes after each exercise.
-- The opportunity to take a break from the outside and deeply relax both the body and mind.

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Dr. Tanie Kabala is a clinical psychologist and earned her Ph.D. with honors in 2003. She currently works in private practice, where she specializes in treating individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, eating disorders, and concerns related to weight loss surgery. Dr. Kabala has a passion for using meditation and relaxation exercises to help her patients experience increased emotional and physical wellness; and she enjoys offering meditation and relaxation classes to her community. Rest and Restore (relaxation and meditation) is also available for download on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon.

Dr. Kabala is the author of The Weight Loss Surgery Coping Companion, and has a blog that covers a variety of mental-health related topics.