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Now that you identified your stressors and underlying root causes and connected the dots between your stressors and your current health conditions, it’s time to de-stress back to natural health and optimal wellbeing. In the context of My Wellbeing Compass, “de-stressing” refers to resolving the root causes that underly your chronic stress, stimulating your natural self-repair mechanisms back to action, and restoring your birthright state of inner balance (or homeostasis).
REMEMBER: resolving physiological stressors alone will get you only halfway to the “promised land”. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is transforming your limiting thought and emotional patterns as well as learning to cultivate a state of relaxation response– a physical state of deep rest that will completely alter your physical and emotional responses to stress– on a regular basis.
Scientists have shown that practices, such as mindfulness, meditation and prayer, lower heart rates, blood pressure and oxygen consumption, and they alleviate the symptoms associated with a vast array of conditions, including hypertension, arthritis, insomnia, depression, infertility, cancer, anxiety, even aging. Latest research by Herbert Benson, MD, of Harvard Medical School and the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, published in the online journal Public Library of Science ONE, suggests that practicing relaxation response techniques can actually lead to genomic activity changes. In the study, his team of researchers looked at how the relaxation response affected each of the body’s 40,000 genes and found that, compared with a control group, those who regularly used the relaxation response induced anti-oxidation and anti-inflammatory changes that counteracted the effects of stress on the body.
In short, de-stressing your mind-body continuum will enable your body to go back to its natural state of self-balancing, self-correcting and self-healing!
Use this view of the Wellbeing Compass by hovering over and clicking on each area to learn more about how to navigate your way back to natural health and healthy living.
Here you will find practical resources and tools to help you de-stress the stressors in your life that are keeping you from reaching natural health and optimal wellbeing.
To understand optimal wellbeing, we must understand the four facets of our being. Namely, our body (physical), heart (emotional), mind (mental), and spirit (spiritual). These facets work together to make us a whole person.
They are interconnected and interrelated so much so that what happens to one facet can greatly affect the other facets. The inter-relatedness of these facets is such that even if just one facet is out of equilibrium, all four facets may be dragged into a storm of cascading reactions.
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Natural Self-repair Mechanisms
The body is made up of intelligent, living cells that are dynamically connected. They communicate and just know what to do and when to do it in any given situation. They grow, replicate, repair, and age.
Every 90 days, the body has a new bloodstream; every year, it manufactures billions of new cells; colon cells refresh every 4 days; the skin is entirely regenerated every 2-3 weeks; white blood cells regenerate in about 1 year; the liver renews itself at least once every 2 years; and the skeleton replaces its cells entirely every 10 years.
You are an incredibly complex, interactive, and dynamic living organism that is well-equipped with self-repair mechanisms that can fight infections, eliminate toxins, fix damaged DNA, destroy cancer cells, and even slow down aging.
This natural self-healing ability (also referred to as cellular intelligence or body’s innate intelligence) explains spontaneous remissions from seemingly “incurable” diseases.
The most effective ways to “de-stress” your biochemical stressors are:
- Boosting your hydration
- Improving your nutrition and eating habits
- Practicing intermittent fasting
- Incorporating periods of detoxification
- Managing food sensitivities and nutrient deficiencies
- Improving your sun exposure habits
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The most effective ways to “de-stress” your structural stressors are:
- Resolving bio-mechanical load
- Managing occupational and psychosocial factors
- Incorporating a regular exercise/movement routine
- Seeking professional help (Chiropractic, Osteopathy, Rolfing, Feldenkreis, etc)
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The most effective ways to “de-stress” your electromagnetic stressors are:
- Minimizing exposure to EMP and geopathic stress
- Practicing earthing techniques
- Practicing grounding techniques
- Communing with nature
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The most effective ways to “de-stress” your emotional stressors are:
- Embarking on a self-discovery/self-growth journey (through coaching, therapy, workshops, seminars, self-help books/films, etc)
- Learning and practicing HeartMath techniques
- Learning and practicing other heart-focused breathing and meditation techniques
- Joining a supportive “tribe”/community
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The most effective ways to “de-stress” your mental stressors are:
- Exploring and transcending your mental state (through coaching, therapy, energy healing modalities, workshops, seminars, self-help books/films, etc)
- Learning and practicing relaxation techniques
- Learning and practicing mindfulness meditation / deep breathing
- Incorporating affirmations and affirmative prayer into your daily routine
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The most effective ways to “de-stress” your spiritual stressors are:
- Reconnecting with yourself (the core of who you are), your life purpose, your highest values, and your sources of inspiration
- Engaging in activities/training that help you tap into your creativity
- Engaging in activities/training that help you tap into your sources of inspiration
- Developing a relationship with the Transcendent
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