There are different protocols that can be used to elicit the Relaxation Response. This website covers in detail only open and transparent protocols, which you can read more about on our page Why We Give Detailed Coverage of Only Open Protocols. The open protocols that we cover are described below.

Benson-Henry Protocol

The protocol that is now promoted by Dr. Benson, who first characterized the Relaxation Response in a scientific manner, is called the Benson-Henry Protocol, which we describe in greater detail.

Simple Protocol

The simple protocol can be seen as a derivative of the Benson-Henry protocol, or as a return to the original protocol that was studied in many of the first scientific studies. This protocol we also describe in greater detail.