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Breathe. Calming Your Anxiety

Sea of Tranquility to the rescue

We have no control over so many elements of life such as the weather and the words that come out of the mouths of others around you. What we CAN control is our response and our perceived stress level.


Where we live, work and the people we are surround by can be contributing factors that heighten anxiety levels. As I work with a number of clients with anxiety, I hear that their environment is a factor that is not always immediately considered to be a contributing factor.


Take a few minutes and scan your environment. How does it make you feel? Do you like how it smells? Are the colors soothing to you? Do you smile inside when you are in that space?


The environment we are in should promote a healthy, positive attitude towards ourselves, our work and our relationships. I recently did a long overdue overhaul of my studio space – from carpet and wallpapered walls to fresh, crisp colors with less clutter and more order. It has made a huge difference in how I feel in the space and gives me a sense of calm.


CV17, Sea of Tranquility. This therapeutic acupressure helps calm an anxious body. It is located on the center of your breastbone in the indentation of the sternum bone.


Using two fingers, lightly press and hold for 30-60 seconds as you take a slow, deep breath. Deep, rhythmic breathing helps come into the body and switch to parasympathetic mode. Hold this point and breathe deeply whenever you begin to feel anxious or nervous.


Think of your environment as your own sea of tranquility. Surround yourself with a sense of calm in your oasis.


If you know anyone who is looking to reduce pain, enhance cognitive function or lessen their level of anxiety please do not hesitate to give me a call. I'm always available for you, your family and friends. I can be reached at 201-338-0483 or respond to this email.


With health and gratitude,

Rena

 
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