Do you feel disconnected from people or emotionally numb a lot?
The following 7 tips outline the main areas for beginning healing, recovery and relief from the emotional stress in your life.
7 Stress Relief Secrets
1.) 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. Overtime the feelings will transform, without any effort, granting you stress relief.
See Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now.
Become consciousness of the negative things you say about yourself in your head, over and over.
Become aware of the related events, feelings, the critical self-talk.
Start reprogramming your subconscious mind with positive self-talk and experience stress relief.
See Carolyn Ball, Claiming Your Self-Esteem.
3.) BEGIN CODEPENDENCY RECOVERY
Become aware of how you give your power away for a temporary boost of self-esteem to feel better. Codependency behaviors prevent stress.
See Melody Beattie, Codependent No More.
We all carry wounds from our childhood, which still affect us.
Our inner child connects to our emotions. When the child heals, we heal and experience stress relief.
See John Bradshaw, Reclaiming and Championing Your Inner Child.
5.) HEAL the UNCONSCIOUS SHADOW
The negative parts of ourselves, which we avoid, remain buried where they continue adding to our suffering and lack of stress relief.
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.
See Carl Jung’s writings on the Shadow.
Choose to become aware of your resistances to life, to your unconscious reactions to say “No.” Our resistance to change prevents stress relief occurring in our bodies.
Open to divine grace and miracles, which ease suffering like sunshine melting snow.
See Kandis Blakely, Your Body Remembers: A Conscious Choice to Live.
7.) 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.
When we rise above our personality selves, our sufferings fall away and grace can enter.
Dan Millman, The Life You Were Born to Live explains our life challenges and areas of service.
When will you start your healing and reduce tension?
See Also 7 Stress Relief Secrets for Feeling Better Part 2
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Michael David Lawrience is the author of
His book provides ways for improving emotional health, easing pain and stress, healing physical and emotional abuse, and spiritual awakening.
Michael as a Residential and Self-Esteem Coach and Mentor has over 13 years’ experience teaching teen’s self-awareness, self-esteem, and self-reliance. See Self-Esteem: A Teen’s Guide for Girls See link on Right of Page
Michael offers Bowen Therapy in person in Sedona, Arizona for easing physical and emotional pain https://www.emotionalhealthtips.com/bowen-therapy-sedona/
Michael also conducts personalized hiking tours in Sedona for emotional and spiritual breakthroughs.