December 17, 2010 at 3:22 pm #36171
Good wishes for a Happy New Year!
This time of year can create stress for some people, today’s Health Tip provides solutions to help manage stress.
Also a reminder, through the end of this month one-hour phone sessions are $80.00, a 50% savings. Phone sessions provide support and flexibility no matter your geographic location.
Peace and Blessings for 2011
Today’s Health Tip: Managing Stress
1.) Shift the Sh*t
Yes, it is an irreverent title, but it gets the point across… Stuck energy, “bad vibes” will create a build-up of psychic stress and debris. Here is a simple method to clear the stress clutter out of your path… SWEEP! A broom works beautifully to clear stress and stagnant energy. Sweep the gunk out an open window or door. You can use a regular kitchen broom or a special (magical) broom created for just such a project. It is an ancient method that works perfectly well today. Some other traditions remove stress and negativity by burning herbs and resins such as copal, myrrh and frankincense, or using essential oils in a diffuser to uplift energy and create a lovely ambiance.
2.) A Teething Ring
More than a few people experience stress in their jaw. At times during my therapeutic sessions with clients I’ve encountered people who describe feeling as though they are holding in (biting back) their true feelings. They also notice when they are more stressed they grind their teeth during the night and wake with an achy jaw. I have successfully worked with clients using a soft teething ring to help release stress and tension in the jaw. To do this for yourself simply bite or grind directly onto a safe (tough but soft) teething ring. Teeth grinders love this for releasing tension, you can clench down as hard as you want without worry or holding back. You can also grip the ring and use your hand to tug at it to create resistance (visualize how people play with their pets and their chew toys).
Listen with earphones to peaceful classical music, nature sounds, or special brain-wave calming music designed to relax the mind and body (specifics coming in an upcoming newsletter about this kind of music science). Make sounds, hum, sigh, hisssss, giggle, exhale with emphasis to help release stress.
Draw, paint, sculpt, play with putty, scribble on paper, use crayons, pastels, write feeling, burn pages, bury frustrations, light candles. Look at or imagine soothing healing colors, or wear clothing that helps you to feel good. Imagine scenes that are calming and uplifting for you.
Nature: Be out in it, or image it, or listen to environmental sounds of nature.
Humour: Read jokes, watch funny movies, listen to sounds of laughter.
Move Your Body: Make love, dance, work out, move your energy, go for a walk.
Friends: Be around friends, community, family (the ones you like) call people, stay connected.
Animals: Many people find calmness around animals. Visit friends who have animals if you do not have a pet, listen to the sounds of dolphins/whales, view images of puppies or kittens, or if you like larger animals, go for a horse ride.
Water: Drink enough of it, soak in a tub, soak your feet in a foot bath with salts.
Taking on more than you can handle is a recipe for stress.
Avoid people who stress you out.
Seek help when you need it! Do not allow yourself to go down to the Pit of Mordor. Let your community, family, friends, and pets, help to soothe you.
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