By: Paul Summers
Countless millions of people in our busy world today suffer from stress, depression or anxiety related illnesses. Although awareness of these problems is better now than it has been, it can still be difficult for someone suffering to make their family, friends or colleagues truly understand what they are going through. For example, a broken leg is easily visible - a broken mind is not so easy for outsiders to perceive. And while painkillers are often necessary to deal with physical health problems, it makes sense to consider natural stress relaxation techniques as an alternative to medication for mental health issues.
Mind body relaxation is such a technique that can effectively lower the levels of stress, depression, pain and anger you feel. Many people that have applied these techniques have been able to fore go costly medications, pain relievers, and expensive long-term therapy.
There will be some effort required to see results, and you must want to learn how to treat the root cause of your problems, not merely the symptoms. However, as stress relaxation techniques go, mind body relaxation is easy once you know how to apply it properly.
It works by using imagery psychology. Basically, you listen to a soundtrack split into two parts. The first being an imagery narration, the second part the soundtrack, which incorporates musical and audio elements to enhance your mind's ability to rapidly enter a deep state of relaxation. Once in this state, the narration creates an exponentially more powerful positive effect.
Stress and depression causes your focus to become too narrow, making it impossible for you to have the necessary resources to control your temper, and lower your stress levels. When you have a great deal of stress, making the right choices becomes very difficult, since you are more prone to snap decisions than at any other time.
When you simply use medication to treat stress, you are overlooking the real reasons behind your problems in the first place. This means that your pain, stress, and depression are still there, and when the medicine wears off, your problems remain. The mind body relaxation method enables you to treat the reasons behind the problems you face, allowing you to learn how to avoid them in the future.
Mind body relaxation can also benefit your physical, not just mental, health by:-
1. Lowering the risk of major illness, since stress has been linked to cancer, diabetes, and heart disease
2. Lowering the impact of everyday illnesses, like colds and flu, as stress leaves you vulnerable to these
3. Giving you a better mood, leading to increased confidence and a greater sense of security in all aspects of your life
4. Improving relationships with others, since you will be able to adjust better, feel better, and feel generally happier
5. Giving you the ability to achieve more in a shorter amount of time, leading to improved productivity.
Stress relaxation techniques will provide the tools to effectively deal with depression, stress, and anxiety. Mind body relaxation is an option worth serious consideration in order to give you back your life, as an alternative to medications, and their potential side effects.