Eliminate Stress and Anxiety From Your Life
Adrianne Ahern, Ph.D
"We cannot solve problems by using the same kind of thinking
we used when we created them."
Each one of us has different levels of resiliency when it
comes to dealing with our life situations. Do you need to
learn some ways of becoming more resilient? Take this brief
Stress Quiz and find out!
1. Do you worry constantly and cycle with negative self-talk?
2. Do you have difficulty concentrating?
3. Do you get mad and react easily?
4. Do you have recurring neck or headaches?
5. Do you grind your teeth?
6. Do you frequently feel overwhelmed, anxious or depressed?
7. Do you feed your stress with unhealthy habits -- eating
or drinking excessively, smoking, arguing, or avoiding yourself
and life in other ways?
The most important first step in dealing with your stress
is to accept and acknowledge that it is your emotional reaction
to a situation or event in your life that causes your stress,
not the situation itself. We cannot often do anything about
the situation, but we can work with our reaction to the situation-this
is where our power is!
I created the Snap Out Of It NOW! Method to help myself, and
now you, to become more resilient and more creative. In other
words, to learn how to interrupt and SNAP Out of the destructive
cycle of emotional reactions that are engaged when faced with
a difficult life situation.
Breathing Awareness Exercise:
The breath is your key to self-resiliency. The breath is
your entry into your body-bringing light to the darkness,
warmth to the coldness, and boundless possibilities for breaking
free from your everyday reality.
The following exercise takes less than a minute and you can
do it anywhere-at the grocery store, in your car during traffic,
even in the middle of a fight or disagreement with another
person. Sometimes just one single minute can be your best
Launch Yourself to Places You Have Never Gone Before!
1. STOP, LOOK, and LISTEN -- acknowledge you are stuck in
a negative think-feeling pattern -- you are stuck in a destructive
cycle of reactions within your own body.
2. Become aware of your BREATH by listening to your breath
going in and out your nose. Enter your body with your breath.
3. BREATHE to the negative feeling sensation in your body
that is present wherever it may be, and as you exhale you
are releasing the disharmony within your body. You are NOW
free to deal with the situation in a creative new way!
You are shifting the state of your body and mind away from
disharmony (frustration, anger, fear) back to its natural
state of harmony (appreciation, love, joy)! Within this state
of harmony you are more flexible, resilient, and creative.
Is it not wonderful to have a tool that will launch you into
possibilities you never saw before!
Dr. Adrianne Ahern has a PhD in Clinical Psychology
and is the author of the forthcoming book, "Snap Out Of It...Now!
4 Steps to Personal Fulfillment Using the Power of the Breath."
Empowering patients for over 15 years to face any challenge,
Dr. Ahern gives individuals a new prescription for living
a more fulfilled life. Check out her audio CD courses at www.SnapOutOfItNow.com/products.html
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