7 Stress Relief Secrets for Feeling Better Part 2

July 11th, 2011

7 Stress Relief Secrets

Have you experienced trauma, upsetting emotions or overwhelming stress? Do you feel disconnected from people or emotionally numb? What can you do for stress relief?

stress relief1.) EMBRACE YOUR FEELINGS

Rather than avoiding and pushing feelings away learn to hold and contain, like holding a baby in your arms, whatever pain you feel.

Be present with the sensations in your body without doing anything. Over time your feelings will transform, without any effort.

Be Here Now! Learn the skill of living in the present rather than the past or the future. This is a new way of looking at our internal world and stress relief.

Living in the moment with all our feelings and pain becomes an acquired skill. When we avoid and push our pain away, it remains as an undercurrent of stress in our lives, never healing. Has that method worked for you?

Ekhart Tolle describes in detail in his book The Power of Now how you can develop the ability of living in the now, the present moment. Tolle teaches you how your thoughts and emotions get in the way of living in happiness and peace without suffering.

Check out Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now on Amazon.

Claiming Your Self-Esteem2.) EXAMINE YOUR CRITICAL SELF-TALK

Become consciousness of the negative things you say about yourself in your head, over and over. Our constant critical self-talk creates emotional stress without no stress relief.

Become aware of the related events, feelings, the critical self-talk.

Start reprogramming your subconscious mind with positive self-talk.

Carolyn Ball in her book, Claiming Your Self-Esteem has practical steps helping you reprogram your thinking and how you interpret events. Carolyn’s methods help you to understand and recognize thought patterns and how they affect the way you feel about yourself. As a result your self-esteem improves and you experience stress reduction.

Check out Carolyn Ball, Claiming Your Self-Esteem on Amazon.

Codependent No More3.) BEGIN CODEPENDENCY RECOVERY

Become aware of how you give your power away for a temporary boost of self-esteem to feel better. Are you a Caretaker who looks after everyone except yourself?

Melody Beattie in her classic book Codependent No More gives you the key to understanding codependency and unlocking its hold on your life. Melody teaches you how to overcome codependency with life stories, reflections, and self-tests. Best of all recognizing and choosing recovery from codependent behaviors frees you from the emotional stress of abusive, unhealthy relationships i.e., stress relief. 

Check out Melody Beattie, Codependent No More on Amazon.

Healing the Child Within4.) HEAL THE WOUNDED INNER CHILD

We all carry wounds from our childhood, which still affect us.

Our inner child connects to our emotions.

Healing the Child Within by Charles Whitfield describes our inner child lost in trauma. When we recognize the voice and needs of our inner child – our emotional selves – and satisfy that aspect of our inner lives, we begin having more stress relief  and more happiness.

When the child heals, we heal.

Check out Healing The Child Within by Charles Whitfield M.D. on Amazon.

The Collective Unconscious5.) HEAL THE UNCONSCIOUS SHADOW

Carl Jung explored the shadow sides of our psyche in depth. We have a personal shadow side made up of qualities which we like to ignore. On a deeper level there lurks the collective shadow of humanity which affects us all. War erupts as an aspect of a national or global shadow side.

The negative parts of ourselves, which we avoid, remain buried where they continue adding to our stress, suffering, and sabotage our conscious efforts.

Our relationships and life situations mirror these parts back to us daily.

By bringing our shadow parts into the light of our awareness, they can heal and thereby reveal new strengths to us. In addition we experience stress relief.

Check out Carl Jung’s writings on the Shadow on Amazon, The Archetypes and The Collective Unconscious.

Your Body Is Your Subconscious Mind6.) CONSCIOUS CHOICE

Choose to become aware of your resistances to life, to your unconscious reactions to say “No.” This resistance magnifies our stress levels.

Open to divine grace and miracles, which ease stress and suffering like sunshine melting snow.

One miracle which we take for granted is that of our bodies. Any unresolved emotions such as trauma and abuse become stored in our bodies. This creates stress. When we become willing and make a conscious choice to begin healing these emotions, we feel stress relief .

Dr. Candace Pert, a neuroscientist, in her book, Your Body Is Your Subconscious Mind teaches the secret to transforming your emotions, body, and health.

The Life You Were Born to Live7.) DEVELOP YOUR STRENGTHS/BE OF SERVICE IN YOUR LIFE PURPOSE

When we follow our passion in service to others our personal sufferings fall away for we get out of ourselves.

Also, when we raise above our personality selves, the stress of our personal challenges fall away.

Dan Millman, The Life You Were Born to Live explains our life challenges, areas of service, our special talents, and the innate stresses of our individual life paths.

When will you start your healing for your emotional stress relief?

 See also part 17 Stress Relief Secrets for Feeling Better  http://www.emotionalhealthtips.com/stress-relief

About the Author

Michael David Lawrience is the author of Emotional Health: The Secret from Drama, Trauma, and Pain His book provides ways for improving emotional health, easing pain and stress, healing physical and emotional abuse, and spiritual awakening. http://ow.ly/zcTEo

Michael as a Residential and Self-Esteem Coach and Mentor has over 15 years’ experience teaching teen’s self-awareness, self-esteem, and self-reliance. See eBook Self Esteem- A Teen’s Guide for Girls http://ow.ly/zcTHa

Michael offers Bowen Therapy in person in Sedona, Arizona for easing physical and emotional pain and for spiritual growth. See http://emotionalhealthtips.com/bowen-therapy

Michael also conducts personalized hiking tours in Sedona for emotional and spiritual breakthroughs. http://sedonamysticaltours.com


 


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