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...
Are you feeling Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired? Time to HALT!
This concept comes from the widely accepted belief that if we humans are experiencing any of those 4 things, we are not able to appropriately deal with tough situations. This means we may be more quick to overreact to a situation, yell, say sometime we regret, do something we regret, or even relapse.
Hungry: Hunger can be a lack of a physical or emotional need. You may feel physically hungry and need to eat before you address the situation at hand, or you may have an emotional need for attention, affection or understanding. To combat hunger, find a nutritious snack while talking to a friend, watching a funny show or reading a book.
Angry: Anger is a normal human emotion. The goal is not to never be angry. The goal is to understand what is behind your anger. That is, what is happening deeper that’s leading to feelings of anger? You see, anger is considered a...
The pandemic has been one of the biggest challenges we have ever faced, and stress is high. That said, some people are faring better than others. This may be because some personality characteristics allow people to be more resilient.
Watch this video where I explain more about the two personality characteristics associated with higher resilience during the pandemic, and offer strategies to boost these characteristics if they are not your forte.
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