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Stress Relief when Stress Gets Overwhelming: How to Regain Control and Calm

Posted Feb 20 2009 5:46pm

I’m working on an article on how to overcome overwhelming stress and was thinking of some “intervention” strategies, things you can do to cut through the stress and get back to a state of calm or at least semi-calm functioning.

And as I was looking around on the web, I came across an amazing article by Eric Grey on now he uses the five elements (of Classical Chinese Medicine) to eliminate overwhelming stress.

So before I even go add my own 2 cents, I’ll give you the link to that article:

Here are a few of my own strategies that I was going to suggest:

If you’re with someone, get a good long hug.

If you’re alone, take a hot bath, preferably with relaxing aromatherapy.  If possible, with soothing music.  I really like Steven Halpern’s music for that, but there are many other kinds of soothing music out there.

I also highly recommend that you learn EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique).  If you get my FREE stress tips report and then email me in return email with “Please send EFT ebook” in the title, I will send you my Easy Intro to EFT.  It has enough information to make a big difference in your stress levels within minutes.

There are many more things you can do, on a physical as well as on a mental and spiritual level, and I’ll talk about those next time, but for the moment, I just wanted to give a few tools to short-circuit the loop of intense physiological reactions you may get caught up in when you get into overwhelming stress.

More soon.


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