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Stress Management and Reducing Stress

Stress management involves understanding the psychology behind or that is causing the stress and finding strategies to deal with, reduce, or eliminate the stress.
Stress can result from viewing yourself or your situations negatively or with insecurity. Stress reduction results from managing or viewing situations in a positive way, taking action, organizing, planning, and finding solutions. By doing this you will also feel a sense of control over the situation and your life.

When your mind starts negative or insecure thinking, go to positive thinking such as planning or your plan to deal with the issue, finding and brainstorming possible solutions, and focus on any possible positive results. This may become reflexive after a period of time.

Laughter and Humor are very powerful. It has great health benefits such as reducing the stress hormones and strengthen the immune system. It also releases endorphins, the feel good and happy hormone, in the brain. Your point of view of a situation can change the way it affects you. For example if you are in a threatening situation but view it in a humorous way or as a challenge instead of a threat it can greatly reduce the stress it causes. The emotions of other people and their attitude of being negative or positive can affect you. For example a person that is pessimistic or always views things and interprets things negatively or a person that is always joyful and laughing can rob off on you and can change you. Remember the expression “Laughter is contagious”. (Negative to Positive)

Stay away from Anger and emotions that promote the stress hormone.

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How Do We Heal?

Education:

Childhood Disrupted: How Your Biography Becomes Your Biology and How You Can Heal by Donna Jackson Nakazawa

Running on Empty by Jonice Webb, PhD

The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk

Trauma Release Process by David Berceli

Mind & Body:

Healthy Diet

Exercise (including Trauma Release Exercises)

Yoga

Energy Healing

Meditation

Mindfulness

Expressing and Connecting:

Talk therapy, speak about the secrets, tell your story

Write, draw, art therapy

Eventual forgiveness

https://www.ncjfcj.org/sites/default/files/Finding%20Your%20ACE%20Score.pdf

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Clutter Is A Trigger Of Stress And Anxiety, Psychologists Say

Well, if you’re like me, you’d start to have a panic attack and go nuts immediately. But don’t worry. You’re not crazy and there’s nothing wrong with you. In fact, psychologists say that cluttered space is a trigger of stress and anxiety.

Psychologist Sherrie Bourg Carter says: “Clutter can play a significant role in how we feel about our homes, our workplaces, and ourselves. Messy homes and workspaces leave us feeling anxious, helpless, and overwhelmed. Yet, rarely is clutter recognized as a significant source of stress in our lives.”

So, the question is: Why is mess stressful and anxiety-inducing?

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Healing Hands

“On the occasions when the ongoing self-healing process doesn’t work, then it becomes necessary to get help from the outside. Traditionally, throughout the past five thousand years, our species has used foods and herbs for healing. We have also used the healing powers of touch.” (see William S Eidelman, MD – Healing with your Hands).

We are only going to talk about the use of hands to support healing yourself, though many of the techniques mentioned can be used to support the healing of others.  It can be as simple as a caring human touch, your own on and around the place that hurts.  That will often make a hurt place feel better and start the healing process.

There are many other ways that hands have been used to support or accomplish healing, but most are oriented to the practitioner/client situation.  These techniques can usually be applied by an individual to their own situation, as well  Are few such are:

Reiki

Qigong

Therapeutic Touch Continue reading “Healing Hands”

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Learn about Nutrition, Nourishing Foods and Healthy Eating from Universal Medicine

Universal Medicine is the pioneer in the field of energetic nutrition, bringing an awareness that lets us make healthy food choices without having to rely on labels or fad diets. Find out why thousands of people are changing the way they feed themselves –

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