There’s a lot of conversation about getting rid of stress–in fact, hands down, it’s the number 1 reason people come to me for sessions or take a Reiki class. But I want to propose thinking about stress in a different way.
What if you define stress as something useful, instead of something to be cured?
Think of stress as a useful way of monitoring when your way of dealing with problems isn’t working well. Stress can be an indication that it’s time to think of more creative ways to cope.
When you realize you’re feeling stressed, let that feeling serve as a reminder to you to do something different:
- Think of the smallest change you can make that would help alleviate your stress (and implement it!)
- Use the relaxation techniques I’ve given you in past blog posts or in sessions
- Come in for a session (better yet, make it a regular part of your life. Many clients ask me to send them an email reminder on a specified basis to schedule a session, helping them make it a habit. Let me know if you want me to add you to the list!)
- Do something you find relaxing
When we are no longer able to change a situation,
we are challenged to change ourselves. –Victor Frankl
And here’s another super easy stress-relieving tip from Dr. Alice Domar: Sit down, breathe deeply and count down from 10, one breath per count. No matter where you are or what you’re doing, you can always do this mini-relaxation moment.
Reiki, Reflexology, & Hypnosis Sessions
I absolutely love seeing how relaxed people are after a session–it’s one of my all-time favorite things and the reason I do what I do. When asked how they feel right after a session, most people say, “relaxed.” They express feeling more connected, lighter, more centered, or “like myself again.”
It’s wonderful how efficient and powerful Reiki, reflexology, and hypnosis are at de-stressing the body. Relaxation isn’t a luxury, it’s a medical necessity. Stress is attributed as a major factor in 80% of disease. Stress relief will in turn allow the body to heal itself faster and make it less susceptible to dis-ease.
Remember, when you change the way you respond to stress, you can change everything.