Managing Stress

Managing Stress

The following is a message that arrived in our mail box.

“If you let stress get to you daily, this can eventually lead to adrenal fatigue then all sorts of bad things can happen to your general health.  Manage stress properly by getting 7.5 to 9 hours of sleep per night, not letting daily stresses bother you, taking 2 minute breaks each hour at work for deep breathing and relaxation, and even trying things like meditation and yoga to help reduce stress.”

Yes, all the above may help to reduce stress but by how much and for how long?

Getting plenty of sleep should not be a problem yet for many people a good night’s sleep is something they can only dream about. The inability to get a good night’s sleep regularly is more likely a symptom of high stress thresholds than any other medical condition.

The next “not letting daily stresses bother you,” is a chronically glib comment blithely repeated by so many people who have not the remotest idea of how to do such a thing. Nonetheless it is exactly what we at MindPower Recognition and NfP have been working on for the past 20 years.

To find a solution to this question we had to first understand many issues about how the brain/mind works also how it likes to work at its best.

Stress peaks are triggered by emotional switches, which activate stressor programs imbedded in the unconscious mind. Once activated these habitual emotional behaviour programs trigger a chain of events that end up with all the negative feelings and behaviours recognised as manifesting high stress levels.

Our solution to this problem at MindPower Recognition has been to learn how to disable those emotional switching mechanisms. In doing so the emotion stressor programmes are not activated and thus you do not react to daily stresses. Where there are no reactions there are no consequences. No consequences means you can really begin to lower your base stress thresholds, which are likely to be far too high. The consequences of lowering your base line stress levels are numerous including improving your immune system, improving your general health and probably improving your enjoyment of life. Who knows you may even begin enjoying your job again.

Meditation and yoga do not in themselves reduce stress. The mind state and environment of the places you may practice meditation and yoga will do more good than relatively inappropriate  meditation or yoga exercises themselves. To use meditation and yoga to actively help you reduce stress requires the learning and practice of very specific exercises. The common understanding of meditation and yoga are too vague in themselves to be of any great or lasting help. Those naturally inclined to practice meditation and yoga who find pleasure and even a joy in the process may not agree with the above statement. This is due to biased opinion that every one is the same and can enjoy the same things. The fact remains that to force yourself to practice meditation or yoga because you have been told it will reduce your stress, not only builds further stress but is like a New Year’s resolution, it has an extraordinarily high probability of not lasting very long.

To enquire about, join a class or private sessions in Neuro fault Protection stress management held daily in Geneva, Switzerland, contact:

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