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Jan
15

The Side Effects of Stress

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I’m sure by now you fully understand that chronic stress is bad for you. But exactly what can it do to our body?

The National Institute of Mental Health reports:

  • Stress can cause anxiety disorders especially for women
  • Anxiety disorders frequently co-occur with:
    • depressive disorders
    • eating disorders
    • substance abuse
  • Stress increases the risk of disease or worsens it if you already have it like:
    • allergies and food intolerances
    • Autoimmune diseases (eg. Crones disease, arthritis, psoriasis, asthma)
    • heart disease and blood pressure
    • gastrointestinal disorders (e.g. irritable bowel)
    • inflammatory and neurodegenerative diseases (e.g. multiple sclerosis)
    • diabetes type I and II
    • age-related diseases including Alzheimer’s
    • major depression
    • mental decline and concentration impairment
    • osteoporosis
    • metabolic syndrome
    • thyroid problems and Graves disease
    • Obesity
  • In another study, doctors found out that stress seemed to accelerate aging about 9 to 17 additional years.
  • Stress causes conflict in relationships, home and work.

Think about it, by being stressed, you expose yourself to a truckload of diseases and side effects which in turn, contribute to the stress you are currently undergoing. You have to find a way to save yourself from all of these. And lucky for you, the answer is simple: high-quality deep relaxation or meditation.

Just a reminder about deep relaxation. It’s a form a meditation that is excellent for stress and recovery as you are laying down so your whole body relaxes. It’s often under rated as we hear all the time about meditation but believe me my 25 years working with clients has shown how useful it is. In yoga it’s called yoga nidra and forms an important part of overall practice.

By engaging in deep, high-quality relaxation and meditation, you avoid further complications of stress. You are able to ward off potential health risk and disruptions in your personal and professional life.

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Stress is not just a personal problem. In fact, you could say that this is a worldwide epidemic. All over the world, young and old people are experiencing chronic stress. According to the American Psychological Association:

  • 44% of Americans experience significant level of stress; 20% report experiencing “a great deal of stress.”
  • More women experience “a great deal of stress” than men.
  • More men and women aged 18-33 (called Millennials) have been diagnosed with depression and anxiety disorders compared to older generations.
  • More than 70% of Millennials say that work and money are the top sources of stress
  • 52% say stress has kept them awake at night
  • In the past five years, 60% of those surveyed have tried to reduce their stress; 53% are still trying.

These numbers will continue to rise in the next few years because of numerous socio-economic factors. Many people turn to music, playing video games, surfing the net or spending time with their family to cope up with stress.

One highly effective stress management technique is listening to specialized binaural brainwave entrainment frequencies in the Alpha range that easily and consistently put you into a state of deep relaxation. Alpha brainwave entrainment triggers your built in stress antidote system (parasympathetic nervous system) that is designed to stop the build up of chronic stress.

High quality deep relaxation is essential to deal with stress no matter what other behavioural and lifestyle strategies you are using.

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Dec
18

Be Committed to be Stress-Free

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A ‘free’ translation by John Anster of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s “Faust” lines 214-30 states:

"Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now."

Commitment is a key word in this wonderful quote. It tells us that if one is committed, things fall into plan and everything becomes possible. If we are committed to do something, we acquire a certain level of confidence and determination that allows us to achieve what we want. This is the “genius, power, and magic” referred in this quotation.

If you want to be stress-free, you have to be committed to the task of freeing yourself from stress. You have to believe in it. No hesitation whatsoever. Having this mindset will begin the process.

The most important and fundamental thing you need to commit to is regular practice of deep relaxation or meditation. This is the first thing you must do to begin the process. I can’t emphasise this enough and it comes from my personal and professional experience.

It will put you in better shape (mental, emotional, physical, energetic) to go on and look at your life and be able to do the life and behavioural changes to remove stressors and/or change your attitude and behaviour (reactions) to the stressors you can’t change.

Deep relaxation drains away chronic stress and is essential to get you fit to deal with this. When you feel brighter mentally have more energy feel happier and more confident that’s what i mean by being fitter. It makes it so much easier to deal with anything. Otherwise trying to deal with stressors in your life can seem too hard and become just another stressor in your life.

Through constant exposure to high-quality deep relaxation and meditation, you gain confidence and inner peace, thus allowing you to visualize new goals and become committed in achieving them. And ultimately, you achieve these goals and become a winner in life.

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Dec
04

Start your Day Right

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One way or the other, before you start your day, you already have a plan in mind.

“Today I will have bacon, eggs, and toast for breakfast while reading the paper.”
“After taking a shower, I will wear this and pair it with these shoes.”
“I need to get to work by 8:30am so I won’t take the freeway.”
“Later tonight, I’ll pick up my wife from work and have dinner at XYZ restaurant.”

Notice how specific that was? When your mind is filled with your intention accompanied by specific scenarios, you’ll find yourself automatically doing things that demonstrate your commitment to that intention. You have a mission and these are your objectives in order to accomplish them.

Be careful don’t try and be a superhuman and over do the intentions as you will have the opposite effect!! You have to set intentions that you’ve got a good chance of accomplishing, so this helps to de-stress you and build your self-confidence from feeling more in control and having a greater sense of accomplishment.

Add to these to do in the world intentions, behavioural intentions like, today I’m going to:

  • smile more
  • say hello to more people or a specific person
  • give and/or ask for a hug
  • take a deep breath and smile if someone does something annoying

You get the idea. Try it and you will be surprised how it helps.

Not only will this start your day right, the positive feeling of accomplishment will affect you until the following day. Once this becomes a habit, that positive energy won’t easily go away.

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By this time, you now have a clear idea how much of your stress is caused by outside influences, and how much is caused by your own habits and perceptions. And as I’ve explained before, some of it actually comes from within you.

Allow me to share some great ways to deal with stress, whether the causes are from your outer circumstances or within you. First you could list all the stressors in your life in two columns… controllable and uncontrollable. In other words ones you can change by doing something different and ones you can’t change so you have to accept and change your perception of them.

  1. Take action to make changes.
    When a situation or person is causing you to feel stressed, you might be able to turn it around. Say, getting to work every day is stressful for you because of the traffic and other things. You can eliminate this by looking at the scenario; assess what needs to be changed for the good in order to avoid the situation. One simple solution is to avoid staying up late so you can get up early. Formulate a game plan and learn to adjust to it.
  2. Change your perception.
    In the movie ‘Smurfs 2’, Grouchy Smurf, during their mission, decided to change his perception about the things around him and turn positive. It wasn’t easy, as the strain on his face when smiling said it all, but he got there in the end. The lesson is you can change your perception if you choose to but you have to work at it. The more calm, energised and positive you feel the easier it is to change your perceptions and behaviours.
  3. Accept it.
    No one fought gravity and won. There are some things you cannot change. They are constant and will always exist as long as we live – things like traffic, weather, your family, in-laws, etc. The only thing we can do is accept and adapt. The more calm and switched on you are the more forgiving and accepting of self and others you are.

Remember, you can’t always change situations, so the challenge becomes to change yourself so it doesn’t bother you as much or at all. But one thing you can change is your stress levels. My Stress Antidote pack (in CD or MP3) can help you cope up with stress. Made with special binaural brainwave entrainment frequencies, listening to my Stress Antidote pack will give you deep profound physical and mental relaxation.

De-stressing, calming and energising yourself enables you to cope better with stress, as you are more confident and therefore better at taking action and less reactive.

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Nov
06

Other Relaxation Techniques

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How’s your progress so far in managing stress and living a life that is relaxed, calm, and full of positive energy? Aside from meditation and deep relaxation, here are some simple strategies to manage stress and even stop it before it gets started.


  • Visualisatiion
    Visualization is like taking a vacation in your mind. You can go anywhere in the world and melt all the stress away using this technique. All you need to do is find a quiet place to be alone for a few minutes, close your eyes, and imagine that you’re lying on a tropical beach, say Hawaii, Malibu, or the Bahamas.Feel the sand beneath your body, the sun warming your skin, the cool breeze moving through your entire body. Visualization fills your mind with the imagery of your chosen place of peace. This eliminates other distractions and allows your body to relax. Doing this while you’re in a deeply relaxed state supercharges the effect.

  • Exercise
    Aside from attaining a good set of abs and great arms, exercise gets those feel-good endorphins flowing, which will continue to benefit you long after you’re done exercising.The presence of endorphin lessens pain sensation, creates a feeling of euphoria, and enhances the immune system. Cardio-vascular exercise (e.g. a brisk 15 minute walk every day) is great to protect your brain from stress and switch it on.

  • Massage
    True, massages aren’t exactly cheap, but even if you can only afford a monthly massage, it’s well worth every dollar for long term health. Massage, reduces tensions in your muscles (caused by stress), improves blood and lymph circulation, can decrease musculo-skeletal pain and improve mobility. Just human touch itself gives you a feeling of comfort and acceptance.

Go ahead and try it for yourself. Of course it’s still best for you to practice 2 – 3 strategies. You can start by downloading these two samples of my high-quality deep relaxation sessions and a free report (total value $29.95) absolutely for FREE.

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Imagine you are in a job interview and you were asked “What are your strengths and weaknesses?” Will you be able to answer? If I asked you to speak in front of a crowd, can you? Perhaps you can answer the first question but the second challenge, that’s an entirely different thing. This boils down to one thing: confidence.

Do you know that highly confident people have just as many flaws and weaknesses as people with low self-confidence and they are aware of it as much as you are? The good thing about having confidence: absence of stress. 

You see, the lack of self-confidence gives you stress. You worry about your appearance, the way you talk and carry yourself. You think too much about what others think of you. You are afraid to explore things that you can actually do if you try. All of these eventually build up in your mind and eventually, you end up stressed.

This is where meditation comes in. It allows you to do two things:

  1. It allows you to disconnect momentarily and reconnect with your inner self and accept who you are; great qualities and imperfection combined.
  2. It awakens you capability to connect with others. You feel that you are not alone; that you’re not the only one who feels they have imperfections and accept others as well.

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As Oprah said, "What you believe has more power than what you dream or wish or hope for. You become what you believe."

We all know exercise is good for us…no question. If we want to stay healthy, we have to maintain an active lifestyle. But did you know that exercise makes the mind healthy too?

Exercise is the single best thing you can do for your brain in terms of mood, memory, and learning," said Harvard Medical School psychiatrist John Ratey, author of the book, Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain.

Recent research reveals that exercise does have a direct link with brain health. Until the 1960’s, it was an accepted truth that we can’t grow new brain cells. However, recent studies show that exercise can stimulate a process called neurogenesis or the brain’s ability to generate new brain cells. This, in the long run, promotes neuroplasticity – or the brain’s ability to reorganize itself and change by forming new neural connections throughout life. This process is linked to learning, fighting stress, and even the body’s ability to heal itself.

Here lies the problem: when you’re depressed, anxious, or stressed, how do you motivate yourself to exercise?

The answer lies in relaxation and meditation. By engaging in meditation, we promote better brain health which helps us do other tasks like exercising better.

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Meditation helps to reduce stress by teaching us to switch off from the worries that can plague us through the day. By switching our worries off, we switch on our body’s natural ability to heal it and recover from all the mental injuries it has amassed the entire day.

Numerous studies have shown that meditation has health benefits. Many of these benefits are related to the decrease in stress-related illnesses. Meditation has also been shown to relieve the pain associated with certain chronic diseases.

Here are some health benefits of meditation:

  • It decreases respiratory rate and lowers oxygen consumption. Research shows that during meditation, oxygen consumption decreases by 10 to 20%, leading to a deep state of relaxation, even more effective than a night of sleep.
  • It increases blood flow and slows the heart rate, allowing the body to return to is normal blood pressure
  • Reduces anxiety attacks/panic attacks by lowering the levels of blood lactic acid.
  • Decreases muscle tension (any pain due to tension) and headaches.
  • It increases serotonin production which influences mood and behaviour.  Low levels of serotonin are associated with depression, obesity, insomnia and headaches.
  • Helps in chronic diseases like allergies, arthritis etc.
  • Reduces Pre- menstrual syndrome (PMS) such as body aches, bloating, low back pain, cramps, and headache.
  • Helps in post-operative healing as meditation promotes cell regeneration and faster response rate of the immune system.  Research reveals that meditation increases activity of natural-killer cells, which quickly respond to virally infected cells and even tumor formation.

Meditation is not a bitter pill you need to swallow in order to feel better. In fact, it is the best medication you can take that will help cure several ailments you may have right now all at the same time. 

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woman doing meditation on grass area

More meditation benefits. Image courtesy of Andy Newson / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Meditation is the antidote to all the poisons of your life. It is the nourishment of your authentic nature. ~Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

I hope you learned a lot about some of the remarkable benefits of meditation.  By practicing meditation on a regular basis, you are taking a strong antidote against all the negative forces life has thrown and is currently throwing at you. In addition to the benefits I’ve mention in my previous newsletter; here are some other benefits you will experience with meditation.

  • Increased brain wave coherence
  • Greater creativity
  • Decreased anxiety
  • Decreased depression
  • Decreased irritability and moodiness
  • Improved learning ability and memory
  • Increased self-actualization
  • Increased feelings of vitality and rejuvenation
  • Increased happiness
  • Increased emotional stability
  • Promote feelings of confidence and self control
  • Increased concentration
  • Reduced stress levels that contributes to better relationships

These are again, just a few of the countless benefits of meditation. To combat stress effectively, make sure you have the best antidote at hand.

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