There are new Alternative Cutting-Edge Methods that Release Your Stress , no matter what form it takes (i.e., anxiety, worry, . These methods Release Your Stress by Releasing the negative thoughts, beliefs and feelings that give you a sense of limitation and insecurity.



Brainspotting


Brainspotting is a brain-based therapeutic method that actually works with the deep brain and the body through its direct access to the autonomic and limbic systems and the body's central nervous system which are out of the reach of the conscious mind and traditional talk therapy. Brainspotting not only pinpoints where the traumatic material is being held in your system, it also "unfreezes" and RELEASES this traumatic material, RELEASING your negative thoughts, feelings & behaviors as well.





Bilateral Stimulation


Bilateral Stimulation is a core element of E.M.D.R. (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing). E.M.D.R

therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach based on the bilateral stimulation of the brain and specific protocols to RELEASE trauma that gets "stuck" and stored in the deeper parts of the brain, which again, are out of the reach of the conscious mind and traditional talk therapy. It has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma.





E.F.T. (Emotional Freedom Techniques)


Emotional Freedom Techniques (E.F.T.) is a kind of type of self-applied “acupuncture without the needles”, utilizing acupressure points on the upper body. It is a safe, non-invasive, subtle, yet powerful and rather miraculous new approach to help people live their lives in greater balance. IMT is a tool that is used in relation to enhancing performance, reducing stress, and relieving `dis‑ease'. It is especially useful for reducing anxiety, worry, fears, anger, and depression, as well as any other uncomfortable, stressful feelings, etc.





W.H.E.E. (Wholistic Hybrid of E.M.D.R. and E.F.T.)


The W.H.E.E. method is a rather ingenious combination of the best of these two methods. Very simple but very effective. W.H.E.E. is a method that is very easy and simple in it's application but also very powerful in it's effectiveness. It is a combination of E.M.D.R. and E.F.T., using the bilateral stimulation process of the E.M.D.R. and the positive affirmations of the E.F.T. process.When I first discovered this method I thought it was rather ingenious in it's sumplicity combined with it's effectiveness. It is used to reduce/release anxiety, stress, anger, guilt, shame, depression, sadness, and even physical pain, etc.




Ask and Receive


Ask and Receive is based on the concept that we all have a higher part of ourselves that has the answer to our problems and knows what we need. We all have this higher, broader perspective but we often do not have access to it. Ask and Receive has found a way to have direct access to this higher states information and are able to incorporate it into your body to use in your life. It acknowledges that we are more than who we think we are. We are more than the various parts of our personality. We are part of the field that is the container for all of our experiences. Ask & Receive is based completely on the power of the word.





The Sedona Method


The Sedona Method was created by Lester Levenson back in the 1970's. Hale Dwoskin, a student of Lester's back then and now pretty much the spokesperson for The Sedona Method, defines The Sedona Method as, "The Sedona Method is a unique, simple, powerful, easy-to-learn and duplicate technique that shows you how to uncover your natural ability to let go of any painful or unwanted feeling in the moment. The Sedona Method consists of a series of questions you ask yourself that lead your awareness to what you are feeling in the moment and gently guide you into the experience of letting go of your negative feelings.



The Wounded Child Exercise


Every negative thought, belief, feeling and/or dysfunctional behavior we have is connected to a “wounded part" of us that stays within our psyches (and our bodies) that carries this angst until we attend to this part to release the trauma (big or small) that created this wounded "part". Some of us have more wounded parts than others but we all have our own wounded parts that interfere in the course of our lives, especially when it comes to our jobs and our relationships.


Those "parts" hold onto the idea that someone who loves us will come and free us from this pain. A lot of us go on into adulthood with the expectation, and hope, that our mothers or fathers will finally understand our pain at some point and will come and take it away.


Even as we grow older these wounded parts come with us into our love relationships and friendships. These wounded child parts of ours still hold onto the fantasy that they will be rescued somehow and those we are in relationship with are expected on some level to take away our pain from earlier negative life experiences. These wounded parts and the unsaid expectations that our love partners are supposed to take away our pain is what causes all of the problems in relationships. So, the more wounded you are the more difficult your relationship may be unless you take responsibility to heal your own wounded child parts.


No matter how much we try to get others or other things to make us feel better, the only thing or person that is going to be able to do that is YOU!


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These are just a few of the new Accelerated Healing Solutions that I'm going to be introducing to you. And, all, or, at least most of these methods I will be teaching you are methods that you can apply to yourself, provided the issues/problems you will be working on are not too traumatic. For those situations, you will need a trained trauma therapist to help you Release the bigger traumas.




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Most people equate Relieving stress with Releasing stress. The two expressions are synonymous in our culture. When I talk about these two concepts I see them as having a distinct difference. To “relieve” means to reduce, alleviate, soothe, ease, lessen, diminish, to make less serious, to make less tedious or unpleasant, to cause to become less severe. To relieve stress is temporary and you have to continue relieving stress over time. To release means to set free or give freedom to once and for all.


Up to this point in time our culture has been focused on how to temporarily relieve stress. Perhaps this is because we have not known how to release stress once and for all until now.


To explain what I mean we have to briefly revisit the definition of Stress (please see pg.3 and pg.5 of this ebook). Our Stress is created because of our insecurities and our feelings of limitation related to how much we think we can handle.


So when I say you’re going to be able to Release your Stress, I’m talking about using the Releasing methods I’m going to tell you about to work on those issues (those insecurities and feelings of limitation) that are causing you to be “stressed out”. If you work on this issue until you release it and it does not exist for you anymore, you will no longer stressed out by it.


Throughout our lives, we experience events which can cause significant physical and/or emotional injury and distress. It can be a single isolated experience or can occur as a series of events. Either way, these events are traumatic and can leave us with feelings of anxiety, worry, fear, panic, depression, anger, etc.


An example of a single isolated experience is when a person who experienced a car accident years ago continues to be affected in the present, being highly anxious while driving now.


And, a real personal example of a more complex mental/emotional issue that has influenced me throughout my life is my once held belief that I was stupid. The incredible irony is that I started developing this belief (or the belief became much more entrenched) when my parents were told by my 6th grade teacher that I was going into the 7th grade honors program.


You would think it was a good thing, but, coming from a blue collar family and neighborhood, each one of my family members got intimidated by it in their own way and started conditioning me in one way or another to make me think I was stupid. Even though I was the first in my family to go to college, it took me four colleges and more than 20 years to get my bachelor’s degree (at 40 years old). A good ending to this part of the story is that I graduated from my fourth college with honors and got into the “Who’s Who of American Colleges and Universities”. I was also one of 30 students out of 700 applicants to be accepted into the Columbia University Social Work School advanced standing program and graduated at 41 years old.


So, even though I was obviously not stupid I eventually became convinced that I was. Strange? Not really. That’s what trauma does. It’s negative conditioning that is not true that makes us believe we are something we are not. And all of our negative thoughts and beliefs are exactly that, thoughts and beliefs that are not true, just results of trauma. (For more information on how trauma effects us in life, go to: https://www.brainspottingspecialist.com/adverse-childhood experiences ).


Typically, we aren’t even aware that these adverse experiences from our past are affecting us negatively and causing dysfunction in our lives on a daily basis. We can spend years talking about the feelings we’re experiencing and trying to figure out logically where they have come from.


We might even develop ways to live with, “cope with or “manage” these feelings. Our traumatic memories are accompanied by negative feelings caused by our adverse life experiences. For whatever reason, they get “stuck” in the deeper parts of our brains and are typically out of reach of the conscious mind and its cognitive and language capacity.


That is why this kind of deep processing cannot be accomplished by traditional talk therapy. This is why the 7 effective methods I am about to introduce are so important for our mental, emotional and physical health.

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The current paradigm for working with Stress is to get relief from it as often as you can. It should be noted that as effective as these methods are in the short term, the positive effect is temporary and to continual relief from Stress over time, one has to repeat these practices in order to get relief on a regular basis. Some more effective ways to get Stress relief are:


Exercise –


Exercise is probably the most productive in helping to reduce stress, no matter what form it takes. Exercise is good for the body and mind on many levels. It improves respiratory and circulatory systems, helps brain health and memory, reduces stress and anxiety, increases energy levels, etc.



Breathing Techniques –


Breathing exercises slow the heart rate, reduce anxiety, increase energy levels, lowers blood pressure, relaxes muscles, endorphins are released and make you feel better, etc.


Progressive Muscle Relaxation technique - A very thorough relaxation technique. For how to do it go to: https://www.anxietybc.com/sites/ default/ files/MuscleRelaxation.pdf.


Meditation –


Meditation is another very productive tool when counteracting stress. It reduces stress and anxiety, can improve sleep, is very helpful to the brain and can improve memory, can improve your moods, reduces risk of heart disease and stroke, etc.





Mindfulness -


There are some who will disagree but Mindfulness is along the same vein as Meditation when it comes to relaxing the mind and creates some of the same results. Mindfulness helps to assist to lower anxiety levels, lower heart rate, lower blood pressure, increase immune function, increase awareness, increase attention and focus, and promote higher brain functioning, etc.




Yoga, tai chi, and qigong


These three ancient arts combine rhythmic breathing with a series of postures or flowing movements. The physical aspects of these practices offer a mental focus that can help distract you from racing thoughts. They can also enhance your flexibility and balance.




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