A mind-body solution to stress

October 7, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Stop stressing out! How often have you heard that? Wouldn't it be great if it were that easy? Georgia Foster, author of "The Stress Less Mind," shares this to mind-body solution to "just let it go."

Stress is the number one emotional disease in the western world and how it is interpreted depends on one thing - how people think and feel about themselves. In society today, many people feel too embarrassed to admit that they are stressed because they feel they may lose their job or that people will see them as being weak or useless. Below are some mind body approaches to "let it go."

- Feeling Stressed? You Are Not Alone. Many people feel too embarrassed to admit they are stressed because they may appear weak or incapable. You don't have to admit to other people you are stressed you just have to admit it to yourself. A positive and optimistic mind resolves problems easily and lets things go. Your mind manages your bodily functions and when you feel stressed it produces stress chemicals and this combination makes you feel out of control. You cannot feel positive and negative at the same time. You have to make a choice. A positive mind produces endorphins and provides a feel good factor that allows you to trust yourself and therefore situations improve.

- Stop Shallow Breathing Stress causes you to shallow breathe and this makes it very difficult to calm down. A simple tool when you are feeling stressed is to take a deep breath in and hold for 5 seconds, then release the breath and hold for 5 seconds. Repeat this 3 times. This technique lowers your heart rate and calms you down. By practicing this tool you are giving yourself space and time to de-stress in stressful situations. This allows you to be in the present moment to deal with whatever you need to deal with more appropriately and no-one needs to be aware that this is what you are doing.

- Change Your Thinking. It Just Takes Practice Negative thinking is a learned behavior. I call it the Inner Critic that nagging inner voice that makes you feel stressed and out of control in certain situations. It says things like 'You're hopeless.' 'You're not coping as well as everybody else' or 'Everybody is slimmer, happier, and healthier than you.' This voice if you believe it to be true will undermine your emotional health and well being. It holds you back from being an active positive participant in your life In order to combat the negative Inner Critic you need to become aware of how this voice beats you up. It is your own inner Bully. You need to break these negative thought patterns by connecting with your Healthy Confident Part, which has been silenced by the stress created by The Inner Critic. In doing this you move from negative into positive and value yourself and life.

About Georgia Foster
For author, speaker and internationally renowned clinical hypnotherapist Georgia Foster, the path to her authentic purpose included more than 16 years of struggling with food, weight and self-esteem issues. It was these very challenges throughout her twenties and early thirties that caused her to reclaim her life and come up with a formula that works for nearly everyone on the planet to overcome their own issues. Her most recent product, The Stress Less Mind, which is the third in a series of her books with a companion audio CD, is already helping people on every continent have an entirely new and healthy relationship to the stress in their daily lives.

About "The Stress Less Mind"
The Stress Less Mind, a new book and audio CD companion by internationally renowned clinical hypnotherapist Georgia Foster, explains why stress is the number one emotional dis-ease in the western world and how it is interpreted depends on one thing - how people think and feel about themselves. In society today, many people feel too embarrassed to admit that they are stressed because they feel they may lose their job or that people will see them as being weak or useless.

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For more information, visit www.GeorgiaFoster.com


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