You’ve probably heard the stress reduction theory that while you can’t control others actions, you can control your reactions to those actions. Sometimes a day of repeating that to yourself and attempting to rethink all your initial reactions can be more stressful than the stressful actions in the first place. You’ve already heard positive thinking, yoga, or meditation is the key to stress relief and relaxation. But I am going to share the secret of long term stress relief , but first let me fill you in on something interesting I just learned about our brains and stress and anxiety:
In periods of prolonged periods of stress (which could also be called “life” for most of us), at a subconscious level, the brain actually reprograms nerves to fire more quickly and with a greater urgency regarding stress; a process known as “ergotropic tuning.” So your body trains itself to get more and more stressed out to an increasing number of stressors over time.
At first that may sound a little scifi, like your body is revolting against you. But your body is all about efficiency so it makes sense that once a stressor is identified the body would want to react urgently from an instinctual standpoint. You’ve probably heard of the “fight or flight” stress response, also the body’s sympathetic nervous system. Because of the chronic stress just from daily job stress, we often hear about the sympathetic system and the health issues which arise from consistent stress; in cave man days “stress” meant a lion chasing you as its dinner and despite that stress today means running late for work our bodies reacts to both stresses (despite the thousands of years in between) the same. To return the body back to a balanced state and allow recuperation from the stress, the parasympathetic nervous system kicks into gear.
“Losing” your patience may actually be your body’s ergotropic tuning. Through ergotropic tuning, your breathing changes and oxygen to the brain is negatively affected. Deep breathing exercises help you control your heart rate, reinforce deep, purposeful breathing, and provide an overall calming effect.
Clinicians have found breathing can regulate the activity of the parasympathetic system, and there are biofeedback devices on the market which guide you to relieve stress through breathing; the StressEraser Portable Biofeedback Device (one of the best-selling on the market) provides a screen to visually help you synchronize your breathing to the calm, relaxed breathing pattern on the screen. Only 15 minutes of use will have you reliving the joys of stress free life!
Research shows the key to learning how to neutralize and counter the effects of stress is by actively adding a positive feeling such as appreciation, care and compassion to the process. It takes more than breathing exercises to shift attitudes and emotions, which is necessary to sustain stress relief and more consistent relaxation. The scientific based, award winning, emWave Personal Stress Reliever biofeedback device does this by adding a the Coherence Coach CD to help you develop positive emotions/attitudes through narration, animation, and music (on the CD) while you are also using the emWave biofeedbackdevice.
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In our harried Western society, sometimes it seems stress is a kind of badge because it means our workload and productivity are incredibly high (other valued attributes) but there really isn’t an award for burning out your body and mind with chronic stress. Allow yourself permission to be healthy with stress relief. Biofeedback devices for stress management can help you relieve stress and relax with only a few minutes of use a day. Act now, because for a limited time only ActiveForever.com has free shipping, discounted prices, and/or rebates for the best biofeedback devices on the market.