Tired of feeling drained even when you wake up?
Stress is a known trigger for disease, deteriorating brain health and poor digestive health. Start learning what you can do about the stress in your life now.
Did you know…
- Stress levels are up 44% in the US in the past 5 years.
- 77% of people struggle with the physical effects of stress daily.
- 83% are stressed with work.
- Stress costs the US economy $800 billion / year.
- 60% of all diseases are caused by stress.
- stress increases the risk of stroke by 50%.
- stress causes degeneration in the area of the brain responsible for self control.
- the increased cortisol levels running through our brain are known to cause the disruption of nerve cell function and cell death in the hippocampus.
There are a variety of holistic methods to treating chronic stress and anxiety, and one very effective way is called Autogenic Training. Dr Lucy is a friend of mine in Vancouver, who specializes in this, you can learn more about her program here.
- “Self-care is the most selfless act, as it allows you to show up and give the world the best of you, instead of what is left of you”.
WHETHER YOU THINK YOU CAN, OR THINK YOU CAN’T, YOU’RE RIGHT. – Henry Ford
Mindset is in an incredibly powerful tool when you know how to use it.
I love this quote by Henry Ford; it is so very true…and I believe that the understanding of the power of our Mindset is something that should be taught in all High Schools, but it isn’t and so I am filling that gap.
Mindset is in an incredibly powerful tool if you know how to use it.
I enjoy coaching on this subject, to help you make change in your life, or move forward when things get tough or when you get stuck.
We’ve all heard of the “power of positive thinking”, but how does it work?
- What is a growth mindset and how do you achieve it?
- Do you understand the power of your conscious vs subconscious mind and how your supraconscious mind all work together?
- How practicing gratitude can create a change in mindset.
- Start by showing up for yourself today, the first step on your journey to discovering who you were always meant to be
MEDITATION AND CONSCIOUS BREATHING
Does meditation reduce stress?
What about breathing?
The practice of meditation has real emotional and physiological benefits to our mind and bodies.
Stress increases adrenaline and cortisol levels in the body and meditation helps get rid of that adrenaline and cortisol, and it actually starts to flood the brain with dopamine and serotonin, which are bliss chemicals. Not only does meditation feel amazing and improve your performance, but it also can reverse your body age by somewhere between 8 to 15 years.
Conscious breathing, keeps your brain focused on your breath, letting it calm down, and you can use your breath to “trick” your brain into switching OFF the sympathetic (fight or flight) nervous system and switching ON the parasympathetic (rest and digest) nervous system, thereby bringing your stress levels right down in the process.
There are many types of meditation and if you are interested in learning more about Taoist Meditation, you can click here. If you’d like to read about other people’s experience and why they started meditating, here is a link to another article “47 People Comment On The Benefits Meditation Has Brought Them”. There are also free apps you can download on your phone such as Insight Timer, that will allow you to access meditations by theme.
Want to learn more, book a session with me and get started today.