Two Minute Relaxation Technique
This simple mind-body relaxation technique focusing on breathing takes a few minutes to learn.
Coping with stressful or distressful issues in normal daily life can be challenging enough without adding in elements of end of life care or dealing with the aftermath of a sudden loss.
The short video provides a helpful visual lesson for relaxation. Once the technique has been learned it can be use anywhere, anytime feelings start being overwhelming, simply taking a moment to focus on breathing can help relieve the stress and create a bit of calm.
What is Stress?
Stress is the body's reaction to a change that requires a physical, mental or emotional adjustment or response.
What is Distress?
Distress is a negative stress response. It occurs when stress continues without relief. Distress disturbs the body's internal balance causing physical and emotional symptoms: headache, elevated blood pressure, chest pain, insomnia, depression, panic attack and anxiety.
Running Time: 2:55 minutes
Cathy Wong, ND - About's Guide to Alternative Medicine
This expert on Complementary and Alternative Medicine therapies provides a simple technique, useful for stress and distress management.
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