Guided imagery meditation is a form of focused meditation that helps create relaxation in the mind and body. It is a way of focusing your imagination to create calm, peaceful images in your mind, thereby providing a “mental escape."
Research shows guided imagery can help alleviate stress, anxiety, depression and many other mental and physical conditions. Guided imagery can also improve focus, productivity, and confidence. Click here to listen to some guided imagery meditations now.
Ever feel like you're giving too much, going too fast, and not taking enough time to relax? You are not alone! All of this stress is likely creating an unhealthy response in your body. Research shows that the stress response impacts nearly every organ system in the body. It can manifest as headaches, abdominal pain, muscle tension, and of course, emotional distress.The good news is, you can heal from the impact of too much stress and start to relax!
Questions to ask yourself as you are working towards healing from stress and burnout are:
- What are the sources of my stress?
- What helps me to de-stress?
- What are the barriers that stand between me and healing?
Make a short list of the stressors in your life. Things like - work, finances, illness, family, lack of sleep, etc.
Remember, life stressors are normal and unavoidable. The problem is that often the buildup of chronic stress overtime, with little or no relief, causes the negative...
Caring for your mental health is important now, more than ever. There is a lot of anxiety about COVID-19. Some people are quarantined, some are afraid to lose their jobs, and some are anxious about getting sick. Everyone is impacted in some way. I have confidence we, as a planet, will get through this. Maybe we'll even be better people because of it. More loving, grateful, appreciative, and humble, to name a few.
In the meantime, I wanted to provide you with some very good ways to care for your mental health during this difficult and unique time.
The first one helps a lot! I think it's the most important... Don't over-consume information about the virus and definitely don't read/watch virus-related information right before bed.
Connect with family and friends. This will likely be by phone or computer, but that's the way it is right now. Reach out for help and offer support. Don't hesitate to laugh and cry together. Be authentic and talk about how you...
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