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Healing Thought of the Week: Bring it down 1 notch

Posted Nov 28 2010 6:43am

Self-monitoring is a really simple and effective way of managing your stress level. For example: PTSD, Healing Thought of the Week, Anxiousness

When you begin to feel over-anxious and/or stressed, right away rate the stress on a scale of 1 – 10 (10 being the worst, i.e. you’re about to explode!).

Now, when you’ve got the number ask yourself this:

What would it take to bring the number down 1 notch?

Once you figure out the answer, take the action that would cause the change. Then, rate yourself on the scale and ask yourself the same question; take the action, etc.

This nifty little tool provides you a thought process and loop designed to gradually – and through your own empowered actions – bring you down to a place of comfort.

You have enormous healing potential. The goal is learning to access it.

You can do this. I believe in you!

It is possible to conquer the past and create the future – the first step is choosing to take the journey.

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