A Time for Expression

Relaxation Training for Wellness: Speaking Engagements, Recordings, Classes, Coaching

Beth Freschi is a relaxation and life coach based in St. Paul, MN and the owner of A Time for Expression, LLC. She holds a B.A. in psychology from St. Olaf College (Northfield, MN) and an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from University of St. Thomas (St. Paul. MN). With over 15 years of experience in the mental health field, she brings a wealth of professional knowledge to her nuanced, specialized relaxation classes and popular recordings.

Relaxation Training

Relaxation training focuses on practicing a set of specially designed relaxation techniques to help calm the mind and body, improving your ability to cope with the stress points in your life. Research has shown that regular, intentional relaxation benefits both mental and physical health, which leads to improved life and work satisfaction. 

The four relaxation techniques I use in my speaking engagements, sessions, and recordings are:

Breathing – a series of breathing exercises designed to calm the mind and body Read more...

Muscle Relaxation – a series of muscle relaxation techniques/images designed to completely relax the body Read more...

Guided Imagery – a narrative that engages the imagination and senses to guide the mind toward a relaxed, focused state Read more...

Meditation – a universal meditation intended to promote connectedness of mind, body and community Read more...

Some of the benefits of relaxation training that my clients notice after working with me on a regular basis include:

  • Improved sleep
  • Increased energy
  • Better stress management
  • Sustained focus
  • Enhanced creativity
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Pain relief
  • Healthier relationships
  • Greater confidence
  • Increased productivity

Stress can shadow areas of your life such as sleep, and can possibly lead to insomnia if you don’t deal with it. If you are losing sleep over the stress in your life, then having a relaxation program in place can make a major difference.

Relaxation Training Services

Set aside some time for yourself to decompress and invest in your wellness. 

Relaxation Training Sessions

I offer relaxation training sessions and experiential speaking engagements for community groups and organizations including colleges, employee wellness programs, and for private events and parties. Relaxation training is useful for beginners as well as experienced practitioners. To schedule a a session for your organization, please contact me.

"Beth has been coming to St. Olaf for the past four years on behalf of the St. Olaf Holistic Medicine Club. She has provided nothing but positivity and stress-reduction for college students who are overworked and very busy. She is genuinely compassionate and spreads positive energy through her guided relaxations. After her sessions, students leave feeling like a weight has been lifted off of their shoulders. It is our most popular event of the year, and people often ask her to return. She always is willing to accommodate our schedule and give back to the St. Olaf community. We could not be more grateful for the support and kindness she has shown our club over the years."  — St. Olaf Holistic Medicine Club

To learn more about my experiential speaking engagements, please visit the Speaking Engagements page.

Private Relaxation Training

Some people prefer a private setting for relaxation training. If you are interested in a customized relaxation training session, please contact me.

Relaxation Training Plus Life Coaching

I also offer life coaching clients free relaxation training as a part of their coaching program. Clients can choose to extend their coaching sessions to include individual relaxation training or attend my weekly relaxation class for free. To find out more about life coaching, contact me.

"Beth Freschi has been my life coach since 2009. She has been very helpful in my pursuit as an artist and musician. I have benefited from Beth's relaxation training, which has caused space for my creativity to open. As a life coach, Beth is very supportive and offers a wonderful sounding board. I highly recommend Beth as a Life Coach and for Relaxation Training." — Cynthia Ali, Private Music Teacher, Artist

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Guided Relaxation Recordings

For practicing relaxation techniques at home, I've created guided relaxation training recordings designed to calm the mind, body, and spirit. Available in CD and Mp3 formats.

Relaxation Training Testimonials

"You are such a generous person to offer your time in order to relieve the St. Olaf campus of stress. Your events produce the highest number of attendees and we always get such positive feedback! Thank you so much! Hope to see you again!"
— St. Olaf Holistic Medicine Club

“I totally forgot about my stressful week! Awesome job, I have been using your relaxation techniques on a daily basis! Thank you." 
— L.B., St. Olaf College student, commenting on class

"This is a great tool for business trips. I can go from super type A meetings to total relaxation in 15 minutes as I listen to her voice. This reminds me of a very relaxing massage. Fantastic!!! Great investment!!!" 
— D. Moore, Amazon customer reviewing “A Time for Relaxation”

"I think you have a stunning voice and your CD is the best of its type that I have ever heard! You deserve to have great success with this and I am sure that when people have heard it they will want to buy all your future efforts. I've been in the world of Hypnotherapy for almost 20 years and in my opinion, you are a STAR!" 
— Terence Watts, MCGI, Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, England


Relaxing with a friend

"I purchased your CD via iTunes yesterday....to help me relax during this volatile and crazy time in the world and in the economy. I listened to quite a few voices on the iTunes list of relaxation CD's, including PhD psychologists, etc.. your voice instantly soothed me and thus my selection of yours. My husband and I listened to it last night, he fell asleep, and I went into a profound state of relaxation and meditation. It was terrific. It continued for 10 minutes after your CD finished so that was really significant..so thank you for a great CD!" 
— Mady Goldstein, NYC, on “A Time for Relaxation”

“Beth Freschi has helped many individuals at our workplace find relaxation and rejuvenation through her muscle relaxation and meditation sessions...Beth has a peaceful demeanor, and her soothing voice and techniques can really help each of us relieve tension.”
— Amy Sanda, MnDOT

"I loved this cd! Especially the guided imagery of the orange grove which described a lot of positive images and helped turn those automatic negative thoughts into positive ones for the future. Beth's voice is very calm and relaxing." 
— J. Stypel, Amazon customer reviewing the album "Uplifting Guided Relaxation"

"I believe we all 'think' we know how to do something as simple as breathe...but we really don't, not properly anyway. Your technique is amazing and I was able to relax, rest my brain and just follow your voice. It's just amazing!" 
— Josie S., on the album “A Time for Sleep”

“I waited a few days before utilizing the CD. I felt to truly test the techniques it should be played on an evening when I was more stimulated and agitated, not aggravated, than normal. I got myself comfy cozy and readied myself for a soothing sleep journey - or not! I normally use TV as a sleep aid....or it's just a habit. My experience was one of ecstasy! I felt I was on a beautiful journey! The voice quality was soothing and comforting. The substance was calming and intriguing. The music was subtle. I dozed at some point only to wake at the Northern Lights. I was thankful to hear this portion though because the vision described was pure rapture. Aurora Borealis is now on my bucket list! I soon fell back to sleep and slept like a baby, and without TV. I also used the CD for an afternoon nap and was rewarded with 40 minutes of peaceful, relaxing sleep....in the middle of the day yet! This CD is a dream come true, with music…literally!”  
— Sandi Von Hassel, commenting on “A Time for Sleep”

Relaxation techniques help people learn relaxation for sleep, relaxation for insomnia, and as a relaxation aid to help busy people find ways to calm their minds and rebalance their lives. Learning how to implement these relaxation techniques into your daily life can give you a deeper understanding of just how much of an impact stress can have. When there’s a difficulty in life that requires you to handle a lot of stressful tasks, having tools ready to help can mean all the difference. My programs providing relaxation techniques for busy people are perfect for when you need quick techniques or a longer session to fully decompress.