Calm the mind, Calm the Body

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Discover the 6 secrets to calming your mind and body.

Living in this hectic world is a daily balancing act. It requires skills to better cope and maintain a healthy mindset. If you want to live more in the present, free of stress and emotional pain and of course to enjoy life as much as you can this presentation will show you how.

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Calm the mind, Calm the Body

  1. 1. + Calm the Mind Calm the Body By Avinoam Lerner
  2. 2. What is Stress? • Stress is the sum of our physiological and psychological responses to changes in our environment. • Stress is a normal part of life and can be helpful in many ways. Managed correctly, stress can be a motivator, a reason to take action and achieve.
  3. 3. When Stress become a Problem? • Stress becomes a problem when we find that we are in a persistent state of agitation, or when it turns into feelings of anger or rage. • Seek professional help if: 1. There is no break between stressors. 2. Stress affects your ability to perform. 3. Stress makes you feel fatigue and hopeless.
  4. 4. Why do we stress out? • There are two reasons why we get stressed: 1. We perceive a situation to be dangerous, difficult, or painful. 2. We don't believe we have the resources to cope. • Stress affects different people in different ways: irritability, inability to concentrate, feeling excessively tired and even having trouble sleeping.
  5. 5. The Problem with Perception: • When we see or face something for the first time, our mind will use our collective knowledge in order to process what it is viewing. • We experience the present through the past
  6. 6. The Problem with Perception (2): • Perception is our understanding of the truth, limited by our own experience and familiarities. As situations arise, our perception defines our response. • It’s not the situation in itself causing us stress but rather our personal interpretation. In other words, we cause our own stress.
  7. 7. All it takes is a Shift in Focus.
  8. 8. The Power of Belief: • Beliefs create our own personal reality. • If perception is how we take outside information and process it, our beliefs system is the process itself. • It is impossible for us to act in a way which is inconsistent with our beliefs.
  9. 9. The Power of Belief (2): • In situations deemed stressful, we believe that we do not have skills and resources to cope with a situation. • If we believed otherwise, it wouldn’t be stressful.
  10. 10. The Mind-Body Phenomenon: • Thoughts are tied to physical experiences. Different types of thoughts initiate corresponding physical reactions. • We can feel stress simply by thinking of situations from the past, or anticipating the future.
  11. 11. The Mind-Body Model
  12. 12. The Mind-Body Model
  13. 13. What Must be Done!
  14. 14. What is a Well-Being? • Well-being is a term describing a state of harmony where all levels of life are in balance. We are healthy, happy and prospers. • See yourself and feel yourself living and breathing the reality you wish you enjoy. • Do not force, calmly imagine.
  15. 15. Secret # 1 to Well-Being: • Breath and Relax: Set a daily goal to practice relaxation. Use your imagination, listen to a Guided Meditation audio and give yourself the gift of comfort. • A deep breath forces the mind to focus on physical sensations. This interrupts your thought process and gives you back control.
  16. 16. Secret # 2 to Well-Being: • Change your internal dialog, your Self-Talk: Remember to be your own best friend, say compassionate, kind and uplifting things to yourself. • We each have the capacity to calm ourselves and cheer ourselves up. Take responsibility for your state of mind. Don’t let a stressful moment be unchanged.
  17. 17. Secret # 3 to Well-Being: • Ignore current results: because the facts are always changing. • Emotionalize your vision: breath life into it and let your imagination take you there. • Become the actor: carry yourself and project yourself in a manner that reflects your new mental vision.
  18. 18. Secret # 4 to Well-Being: • Redirect your focus: Constantly thinking of the wrongdoing or playing the “negative” over and over again in your mind results in emotional suffering. Shift your focus back to your vision! • Let Go: Many things seem much more important than they really are.
  19. 19. Secret # 5 to Well-Being: • Contemplate Forgiveness: Forgiving does not mean condoning. Holding a grudge or resenting someone means that you do most of the suffering. The key to a balanced mind is forgiveness. When you forgive you make a choice to live free of judgment, criticism and self-inflicted emotional pain.
  20. 20. Secret # 6 to Well-Being: Laugh: • More situations than you think warrant laughter. Looking for the humor or asking yourself, “what is funny about this?” will release great tension. • You can’t laugh and be stressed out at the same time. It is physically impossible.
  21. 21. + Thank You for Watching. For more information: Visit: www.AvinoamLerner.com Call – 617 . 564 . 0707 Or find me on FaceBook: Healing Beyond Therapy

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