• Breathing and relaxation techniques: for managing stress and treating mental conditions including phobias, insomnia, and depression.
• Meditation: focusing on feelings of inner peace and fulfillment rather than on thought processes for relief of stress and promotion of well-being.
• Psychotherapy and counseling: talking to a skilled listener as a treatment for mental and emotional disorders.
• Hypnotherapy: use of a trancelike state of consciousness to influence physical and mental conditions—for example, desensitizing pain.
• Creative therapies: use of sounds, music, or art to treat mental and emotional disorders.

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