You can find the „Progressive Muscle Relaxation“ (PME) course in the library of the 7Mind mobile app under the category "Prevention" as soon as you have subscribed to the certified prevention course or activated the free BARMER 12-months-subscription.
The ZPP-certified PME course is visually separated from the non-certified 7Mind Plus content. You can optionally display the non-certified 7Mind content with a few clicks within the app.
Progressive muscle relaxation is an active and uncomplicated relaxation technique for which you need nothing more than your body. In the online course, you'll learn in 8 modules of about 60 minutes each how to actively tense your muscles for physical and mental relaxation. You will also learn how PME supports you during acute stress situations as well as in your long-term recovery/relaxation. Here's what you can expect:
- The basic principles of PME according to Edmund Jacobson
- How to sensitize yourself to physical tension and relaxation
- The interaction between body and mind
- Which sources of relaxation support/assist you in everyday life
- How PME works while sitting, standing, and lying down
The course modules are accompanied by emails with supporting material, a PME guide, a quiz and additional information. After each fully completed module, you will receive an email with the materials and the link to the quiz.
The course lasts 8 weeks - each week a new module will be unlocked for you once you have fully completed the previous one.
Please note: The prevention course modules, unlike the other 7Mind Meditations, cannot be fast-forwarded or rewound, must be listened to in their entirety and closed by clicking "Exit" in order to be scored correctly.
Your health insurance company says it does not reimburse the ABSM course?
Unfortunately, some health insurance companies do not update their prevention offers regularly. Statutory health insurance companies in Germany joined the "Zentrale Prüfstelle für Prävention in Deutschland" (ZPP) and thus follow its offers. If you ask your insurance company if they reimburse ZPP-certified courses, they will surely be able to confirm this.
The PME prevention course is listed with as follows at the ZPP:
"Online course: progressive muscle relaxation"
Course ID: KU-ST-G1WBW1
Course instructor: Anna Rosenbaum
After completing the ABSM course we will issue a certificate of participation for you, which you can submit along with the invoice in order to have it reimbursed.
Please also note the health requirements for participation in the ABSM course.
The health requirements for the ABSM course have been defined by the ZPP (Zentrale Prüfstelle für Prävention). The basic idea is that a prevention course should not be used in order to treat diseases/disorders, as it is a course designed to prevent certain diseases. The main purpose behind this, is to rule out the possibility of someone trying to use the course to treat themselves without seeking professional help. If you are unsure about this, it is better to consult your doctor or therapist before meditating with 7Mind. Also, feel free to read our article on Meditation and Mental Health.