Emotional Wellbeing

DE-STRESSING TECHNIQUES
EMOTIONAL WELLBEING
AUTO SUGGESTION
BREATHING
DE-STRESSING TECHNIQUES
EMOTIONAL SUPPORT
ESSENTIAL LISTENING
EXERCISE
HOPE
HELPING AFTER A TRAUMA
LAUGHTER
LONELINESS
MANAGING STRESS BETTER
ACUPRESSURE
ANGER MANAGEMENT
APATHY
ART THERAPY
AUTO HYPNOSIS
MOOD FOOD
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TENDER LOVING CARE
SCHEMAS
SELF EMPOWERMENT TECHNIQUES
SELF ESTEEM
SELF MOTIVATION
SHAME
SLEEP
VISUALISATION
WELLNESS TOOLBOX

DE-STRESSING TECHNIQUES

 
For a de-stressing workout you don't need a gym. Your home can provide you with the ideal environment. The following emotional releases do not involve any other person and so can be undertaken in the strictest privacy.

Screaming is a positive release of emotional energy. But is best undertaken in a way that you can scream and shout all of the pent up energy out of your body without scaring passer-bys, work colleagues or other members of the General Public.
 
In fact, screaming at anyone can cause problems and so is best avoided until you can find a place in which it is safe to do so. With this in mind, it makes sense to return home and then scream into your cushions and pillows or even, washbasins full of water; to muffle the sound. When screaming try to empty your lungs, the benefits are quickly obvious.

Swearing (especially if you don't normally swear) can be a powerful release. No one will hear you if you are  muffling the sound. So you can swear and scream into your pillow, cushion or wash basin. Swear and scream until all the pent up stress is gone and you are drained.

Apparently, beating up the pillows on your bed is a most effective release. However before physically attacking your bed, if you can envisage your bed as being the person or situation which is causing your stress, you can really de-stress quickly.
 
If you are able to scream and swear into a pillow or cushion at the same time that you are biting, hitting, punching or kicking your mattress: Your emotionally pent up stress-created energies will quickly be spent.
 
It seems that once you have expended your energies on attacking the cause of your stress, it is reported to be easier to deal with the actual person or situation which is causing that stress.
 
The beauty of this method is that you can feel the benefits immediately, it's free and it works.
 
Alternatively. You can simply put on lively dance music and dance wildly. This can release a lot of pent up energies. The wilder you dance the greater the benefits. However, if you do do this at home please remember to move the furniture to avoid injuring yourself.
 
Alternatively, love-making is the finest de-stressing activity on this (and possibly any other) planet. If you have no partner, this does not exclude you from the de-stressing benefits of the orgasm.

DEEP MUSCLE RELAXATION

 

People can be aware of stress in the neck or shoulder area. But stress can be retained in any muscle group, sometimes resulting in aches and pains. The simple fact is that the body retains stress with its muscles. The purpose of this exercise is to release this stress. Very often muscle held stress results from mental stress being converted into a physical form, Learning to release it out of the system is beneficial.

 

This exercise requires you to identify stress areas by working through your muscle groups.  Tensing individual muscle groups will identify areas which are sensitive or tender. DO NOT tense these areas any further. You may wish to “work up” to full tension eventually, as long as you do not push it and end up in pain.

 

Work through the areas listed below in order. For each one, build up muscular tension to a count of five. Hold it for a similar count and then quickly release.

         Feet

         Lower legs

         Upper legs and buttocks

         Hands

         Lower arms

         Upper arms, neck and shoulders

         Chest

         Face and head

         Whole body (all muscle groups).

 

With practice you may be able to break these groups down further, for example Upper legs and buttocks can be exercised as isolated groups.

 

It is recommended that you always finish with a whole body set

NINE SIMPLE STRESS BUSTING TECHNIQUES