The Mayo Clinic states that there are a number of ways to calm oneself when agitated, anxious or angry. Relaxation techniques include autogenic relaxation, progressive muscle relaxation, visualization and a variety of other methods. Deep breathing, tai chi, yoga, meditation and music or art therapy are all effective relaxation techniques.
Autogenic relaxation techniques focus on repeating calming words, visualizing images or practicing calm breathing techniques to reduce agitation. Other techniques such as yoga may also use breathing techniques. Progressive muscle relaxation involves tensing and relaxing various muscles within the body in order to become more aware or your physiological symptoms of agitation. Visualization involves imagining peaceful visual images to promote the feeling of a relaxing environment