The ICCHP has developed an evidenced based Mind Body & Immune Strengthening Mindfulness Process and is making it freely available to anyone. This is designed to help patients suffering from Covid 19 and their families, who might find the process helpful in terms of encouraging stress reduction, stimulating the immune system and the body’s innate healing capabilities.There is a free audio recording available for everyone in the world to listen to on-line. There is a modifiable scripted protocol available for use by medical/healthcare practitioners worldwide.
It was developed following a randomised controlled trial (RCT) conducted in the Hainan General Hospital in Wuhan, Hubei, China from 1 January to 16 February 2020, demonstrating the Effects of progressive muscle relaxation on anxiety and sleep quality in patients with COVID-19.
Lui et al (2020) : Effects of progressive muscle relaxation on anxiety and sleep quality in patients with COVID-19, Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, Volume 39, 101132.