Minggu, 13 Juli 2008

Manage Your Energy, Manage Your Stress: Learn to Turnaround Anxiety and Depression

By Peri Enkin

I have a great dentist. He is current, caring and he does not use mercury. But that does not change the fact that for some of us being in the dentists chair can be stressful! This is especially true if you are sensitive to anesthetic like I am. Pump me up with adrenaline and I start leaving my body. I am not kidding. All of my life force rises and starts exiting out the crown of my head. This would be okay if I wanted to leave my body but the truth is I like it here. In fact I plan on sticking around for quite some time so I am not really interested in a quick exit. Since it is clear to me that where my energy goes I go, it can be challenging to lie still in the dental chair when my energy seems to be flying up and out around the ceiling.

So what to do? Last week, I sat in the dental chair and had the opportunity to experiment with a simple energy management technique that I use regularly during more relaxed situations. I wondered if I could apply it during an extreme moment of stress. I did and it worked.

Here is an Energy Management Process for managing anxiety.

Step One: First remind yourself that everything is just fine exactly as it is. We usually do not believe this is true during stressful moments. Just by telling ourselves that all is well, even if we do not believe it, begins to shift our system from anxiousness to relaxation.

Step Two: Open your Release Points. In the body there are areas where we tend to clench and tense up in an attempt to protect ourselves from harm. The paradox is that if we open up and relax tension leaves quicker. Release points are easy to open although it does take some practice at first. We have to teach ourselves that we have options and then we have to use them. Release points can be found in these locations:

The base of the spine
The palms of both hands
The bottoms of both feet
And the back of the heart right between the shoulder blades

Step Three: Direct your attention to your Grounding Point. The grounding point can be found within your personal energy system. It is located approximately twelve inches below your feet. This is not some abstract concept and with practice you will find it easily.

Step Four: Visualize a moss green globe of light at your Grounding Point. It is a great color that soothes and comforts. Even if you cannot see the color in your minds eye you can imagine what it might look like and that will do the trick.

Step Five: Direct your awareness to your grounding point and all of the energy flowing up will begin to flow downward to balance itself. This is what I did in the dentists chair last week. I closed my eyes, opened my release points and visualized a glowing globe of moss green light below my feet. I took all of my attention there and directed my energy into the globe. I literally felt all of the energy that was flowing rapidly up my body first slow down and then begin to balance with the downward flow I was creating with the focus of my attention downward. I was able to rest peacefully without moving until it was time to go home.

Anxiety and upward flowing energy is one kind of stress. Depression and downward flowing energy is another kind. For depression you can do the very same process in reverse. There is a point approximately twelve inches above your head and still in your own personal energy system. I call this point the Contact Point. The color I use there is soft blue. When you feel depleted, worn out or depressed use this visualization and you will notice a shift.

Here is the same Energy Management Process for depression.

Step One: Remind yourself that everything is just fine exactly as it is.
Step Two: Open your Release Points
Step Three: Direct your attention to your Contact Point
Step Four: Visualize a soft blue globe of light at your Contact Point
Step Five: Direct your awareness to your contact point and all of the energy flowing down will begin to flow upward to balance itself

It does not matter if you feel energy or not. Just imagine you are moving energy and you will eventually gain the sensitivity you need to manage shifts in your mood. We are powerful energetic beings. Learning to use our energy to manage our own stress plugs us back in to our own energy source of wellness and reconnects us to our personal power.

About the author

Peri is the Founder of Creators Choice - Online School for Whole Life Fulfillment and supports clients worldwide to experience freedom in love and to claim their own power. Visit http://www.creatorschoice.com for free gifts to enjoy right now. from http://www.FreeArticlesAndContent.com

4 komentar:

Sudarma mengatakan...

Simple blog, ilike it

nimzoindy mengatakan...

Nice taken on managing stress.

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Fajar Indra mengatakan...

I got my energy reduced since I can't control my stress in these days. It didn't only give me a depression, but also a sleeping disorder. The last thing is my main problem in my life.

Thank's a bunch for the article. I just got an insight and try to be better.

Salam kenal ya,