Relaxation Video for you to watch

Relaxation is so important in keeping anxiety at bay but it can be quite difficult to maintain.  I work at keeping my stress levels down and music I found is great for this.  This is a great video and it has great music.  Please take some time out to put on some headphones, sit in a relaxed position, turn off your cell phone, close the doors and listen to this video.

This is a 26 minute video so you will definitely feel yourself relaxing. Save it to your computer and you can listen to it as often as you want.  Just remember that the more you watch and listen the easier it will become to keep your stress levels down.

If you are looking for some great music for relaxation then look to Amazon.com for them.  Sitting on the beach, in the park or by the pool, these are great places to try and relax and Amazon has music for every taste.   I love to listen to relaxation music while I’m traveling as well.  My favorite is Healing Sounds of Nature – Thunderstorm, Rain and Ocean Waves but another related to this video is Echoes of Nature: Rainforest.  Both have lovely relaxing tones that relax me fairly quickly.  What ones you do like best?

 

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Autogenic Therapy | What is it?

Ive never heard of Autogenic Therapy until recently and I’m sure most people haven’t.  Well what is it?

Autogenic Therapy (also called Autogenic Training) is a relaxation technique involving self suggestion which was developed by the German psychiatrist, Johannes Schultz and first published in 1932.  It is a powerful and proven deep relaxation technique similar to mediation, which enables you to relax your body and calm your mind quickly.  Autogenic therapy is one of the simplest and most effective ways to activate the ‘relaxation response’ which can break the vicious cycle of stress related disorders.

The core of this therapy is a course that teaches simple exercises using passive concentration in body awareness and relaxation and is practiced either sitting in a chair, lying down or in a horizontal posture and once mastered it can be done in almost any environment.  Visualization is also often used with Autogenic therapy practices.

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Preventing panic attacks

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Positive Mind Map

Print this page, stick it somewhere you can easily see it, and look at it each day as a positive mind map to reinforce what you need to feel about yourself and your life.

Staying positive and fearless goes a long way towards preventing panic attacks.

A natural anxiety remedy can work for you

In healing anxiety you must remember that a magic cure or pill does not exist. This is not to say that healing rates are low. Both patients and medical professionals have taken healing anxiety to high, encouraging success rates often using a natural anxiety remedy.

It is important to remember that all your professional help should have one goal: to establish the belief that you have the power to control your body as well as your life.

Methods that you can do yourself include stress management techniques such as meditation, getting sufficient exercise or other physical activity and proper eating properly. I also find that taking a good vitamin B complex and evening primrose oil has helped me as well.

One of the most popular alternative natural remedies uses St. John’s Wort. It has the same effect to prescription drugs but without side effects, developed tolerance, and withdrawal symptoms. Personally I haven’t found much success with St John’s Wort but I know others who have.

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The most successful use of a natural anxiety remedy in my opinion involves the use of alternative and herbal treatments in conjunction with scientific cognitive behavioral therapy (COG). This COG therapy emphasizes the self help aspect for the treatment of anxiety. It focuses on practical, personal skills for dealing with stress and keeping your reactions in check.

Please consult your doctor before taking any natural supplements like St John’s Wort for example, to avoid contraindications with other medications you might be taking.