Are you ready to relax?
Life is about being happy. If we aren’t happy — there is something not quite right. We may not be able to put our finger on what exactly that something is. We give this feeling a name and we call it “stress.”
Stress gets in the way of our enjoyment of life: friends, family, hobbies, etc. If we are stressed out from work, our home life gets the short end of the stick. If we are stressed out from our relationships, our job productivity suffers. If our bodies are out-of-balance, we won’t feel good and our overall quality of life plummets.
Modern stress will never totally go away, but you can learn actual real and easy-to-implement techniques that can help you deal with stress in a calm and effective manner.
The feeling of stress or anxiety in your body has several effects:
1. Tightening of your muscles, including shoulders and facial muscles
2. Poor decision-making
3. Lowered immunity
4. Weight gain
5. High blood pressure
6. Weakened digestion
Learning the keys to relaxation can help you.
Enrollment is now open for Relaxation Camp! What it is: a four-week online, interactive and actionable study into the arts and sciences of stress-reduction techniques used all over the world. I will be working with you each step of the way via email and bi-weekly Q&A calls.
Our actual couse will start in July. You will receive 4 weekly modules, each one building on the week before. Each module will have a video; action sheets; and resources. It is designed to be comprehensive and give you tons of new ideas of how to handle stress.
Going on vacation this summer? No problem. This program is online, so can be done anywhere and at any time. With your enrollment, you have LIFETIME access to this program. In the future, I only expect to enhance the quality of this class with improved information, and you will have unlimited access to these future upgrades as well.
I know you are busy, and that you want to be able to sleep better, have the energy to exercise, eat right, and enjoy time with your family and friends. I know you want to be able to balance your life in a way that seems effortless and leaves you feeling healthier.
In Relaxation Camp what you will get are:
- More than 20 different techniques to mentally and physically handle “crap that hits the fan”
- Find out where your own limitations to your happiness are coming from…and bust through them
- 10 ways to have more free-time and enjoy it without guilt
- The secret to weight loss through pleasure
- 10 ways to sleep peacefully through the night
You may be thinking, “I’ve tried it all and stress is just a part of life!” Or, “Well, you haven’t had to deal with the type of stress that I’ve had!” You may be right, but I may have some answers for you yet:
1. “Stress is unavoidable.”
Yes, it is. But we can always control how we react to it. Some of the most amazing stories I’ve ever heard are ones where people in horrific situations have overcame their adversity: amputees winning races; African refugees escaping and finding a normal life; kids born into poverty becoming successful entrepreneurs; etc.
2. “My situation is different: it’s been going on for my whole life and I think it’s just part of who I am.”
Certainly the longer something has been a part of our lives, the more resistant it is to change. But, if we open up to the possibility of change, we can amaze ourselves. Life is constantly changing. Change is unavoidable. To say that you can’t change…well, it’s just not true. Even if a thing or idea does not change, the world around will continue to change, and therefore, inherently changes the thing or idea! That was a very abstract idea so let me give an example:
A bird settles in to live on the top branch of a tree. Even if the bird doesn’t move its nest, the tree will continue to grow and therefore, the bird’s nest will go higher and, therefore, “move.”
Our thoughts create a trajectory of sorts. If we think we are going to be miserable, then we continue on the path of misery. If we desire a different path, then our subconscious will get busy to work on finding out that different path.
3. “My depression / anxiety / _____ is genetic. My mother had it, her mother had it, all my siblings have it …”
Genetics are not destiny. We have our specific genes, and then we also have personality traits that we inherit from the people we spend the most time around. Growing up around negative people would certainly be an adversity, but not something that can’t be overcome.
4. “I’ve already tried meditation / medication / counseling / yoga / aromatherapy / acupuncture / St. John’s wort / etc. and nothing works.”
“Trying something” is different than committing to something. I’m not saying commitment to any one modality is the answer, but commitment to your journey to wellness is. If you truly want to find peace, your subconscious will work on finding it for you – even in your sleep. Have faith that your body knows how to heal itself, and it’s just a matter of finding the right combination of tools to get there.
5. “Adding another thing to my ‘to-do’ list is going to create more stress!”
Yes, maybe temporarily. Just like when you first start exercising, you feel more pain, but after you get in shape, you will have a stronger and more resilient body. When you first start eating healthier, it causes more stress figuring out what to cook and when to carve out the time to cook, but once you get the hang of it, you have more energy and feel better that you actually have more time on your hands!
By the end of the Relaxation Camp course, I know you will have some real answers to the stress, anxiety, and depression that everyone feels. I know you can find a good balance in your life; enjoy what you want to do; and feel happier and more stable. If not, if you go through the whole thing, and do what I recommend, and you don’t feel any different, then I offer a money-back guarantee.
You have nothing to lose…except the tension, guilt, panic, depression, and stress!!!
Relaxation Camp is an annual event. Enrollment will begin in early 2014. Please join our mailing list to hear the latest information and updates.