Posts tagged #Anxiety

Teach yourself how to trigger a relaxation response with this simple technique

Wouldn't it be great if you could control your physical symptoms whenever you feel stress or anxiety? Our bodies react with the fight and flight response to something perceived as threatening or dangerous. Quite often we have learned this response over time to stimuli which are not actually dangerous like being afraid of going on a plane, worrying unnecessarily about future events that have not happened yet or all kinds of other more or less irrational fears. Some of the physical symptoms associated with the fight and flight response are:

  • a racing heart
  • sweaty palms
  • adrenaline rush
  • digestion/bladder issues
  • hyperventilation 
  • tingling

Today I would like to share this short audio with you so you can teach yourself controlled muscle relaxation. This exercise is called Progressive Muscle Relaxation - I recommend to do it at least once a day for two weeks and then as often as you like. You will get better at it and it is quite enjoyable for most people to take this time out of their day and focus on their mental and physical wellbeing in this way. 

The controlled tensing and relaxing of the muscle will be something that will be helpful for you in times of stress or fear!

I hope you enjoy my recording.


Posted on December 8, 2016 .

Five Ways How Parents Can Support Their Teens Through Adolescence

Most parents are worried about their teens mental health during that challenging period of their lives. The new challenges of social media, the desire to fit in, and making bad choices leave a lot of parents feeling helpless and confused.

Scientists who have studied teen depression have some good advice on how to have a better understanding of what’s going on inside teenagers’ heads and how to prevent teen depression.

Posted on June 20, 2016 and filed under Hypnotherapy Melbourne.