Techniques to lower Stress and Anxiety
Lowering stress and anxiety begins with our breath. After all, our breath is what denotes life or death. From our first breath to our last, we are considered a live being. People often state that it is with our first breath that our spirits enter our bodies and we begin this journey attached to a human body. Spirit form is often referred to as the ultimate freedom, while we human beings seem to be dealing with many types of stresses while living within a body.
This time of COVID is amplifying these challenges as humans face illness and possible death by exposure to a virus that cannot be seen and does not seem to be easily found by testing. This along with the changes brought about the limited interactions and social distancing practices have resulted in record levels of stress being experienced by most of us. Suicidal ideation levels in young people and adults have increased to an estimated rate of 25 % of young people contemplating suicide and 11% of adults considering this same destructive but permanent release from the body. The actual rates of suicide are thankfully not close to these numbers but even thinking of ending a life is a painful pathway to explore.
My goal is to help find ways to decrease the stress people are feeling today.
Let me know how these practices work for you and think about contacting me for a personal session for help during these times of COVID and uncertainties in the world.
- Janet Whitney, MA. MFT.
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