Feeling Stressed Out?
Sometimes the best solutions are the simplest solutions.
Many people find the period from Thanksgiving through the New Year a very stressful time, even though we’re taught that it is supposed to be a time of joy and celebration. During this time we often are confronted with numerous conflicts and inflated, or unrealistic expectations.
According to a poll conducted by About.com, more than 80% of respondents reported finding the holiday season to be ‘somewhat’ or ‘very’ stressful.
Some of the more common problems we face during the holidays are:
Solution: The Anchor
The term anchor refers to a simple technique, method, or tool, to interrupt and replace any feeling of building anxiety or stress.
Anchor Technique: Simple to Create
Go ahead. Do it right now and experience the effect.
Feel more relaxed? This one simple technique takes less than 30 seconds. Depending on the situation, or the level of stress, you could do the anchor two or three times successively (which takes less than two minutes).
This one simple technique applies to any stressful situation we encounter and improves our coping skills. This one method can assist us in handling all the various stressors of the holiday season. Another option is to use, or substitute your own words that you associate more with relaxation.
Additional Holiday Solutions
The tool of using the anchor is even more effective when guided in the state of hypnosis. It’s more effective because the level, or depth of relaxation is more profound in a clinical setting like a hypnotherapy session.
How often to use the anchor process? As many times a day as needed, especially during trying times.
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