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Breathe with Mindfulness Today!
Sandi Anders, M.Div., R.Y.T.

Increase your awareness of your breath and enjoy the benefits today.

Fight or Flight: How Stress Affects Your Health, Part I
Fight or Flight: How Stress Affects Your Health, Part II
David Yarian, Ph.D.

Follow the process of the stress response throughout the systems of the body. Learn more about how stress affects you.

Getting A Good Night’s Sleep
Sandi Anders, M.Div., R.Y.T.

Do you suffer from insomnia? Many people do. Stress can be one of the major disturbances preventing you from acquiring deep sleep. Learn how relaxation can be a help.

How to Relax: Pay Attention to Your Breath
Sandi Anders, M.Div., R.Y.T.

The breath is a resource to help you calm yourself. When you focus on the breath, you allow yourself to experience the Relaxation Response.

Immune System Boost: Laughter
David Yarian, Ph.D.

Laughter can be a boost to your immune system. It can reduce stress and increase natural killer cell levels.

Stress Management: How to Create Your Own Stress Management Program
Sandi Anders, M.Div., R.Y.T.

Create your own stress management program by including exercise, sleep, proper diet and relaxation in your life.

Stress Relief: Relaxation Is Key
Sandi Anders, M.Div., R.Y.T.

Relaxation is a major contributor to relieving stress. It can help you recover from stress, burnout and emotional fatigue.

How to Get Maximum Benefit from Listening to Meditation CDs
Sandi Anders, M.Div., R.Y.T.

Learn some simple guidlines to help you get the greatest benefit from using a meditation CD.

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Stress Management Technique 1: Breathing Exercise
Sandi Anders, M.Div., R.Y.T.

The breath is a simple tool that is "right under your nose." Awareful breath helps to bring about the relaxation response. Practice this easy exercise to experience calm.

Stress Management Technique 2: Guided Body Scan
Sandi Anders, M.Div., R.Y.T.

Progressive muscle relaxation, or the guided body scan, can help with stress. It helps us recognize tension and systematically release it.

Stress Management Technique 3: Centering Meditation
Sandi Anders, M.Div., R.Y.T.

In Centering Meditation, the practitioner gives attention to a word or phrase while breathing evenly and slowly. Centering Meditation encourages rest and release.

Stress Management Technique 4: Mindfulness
Sandi Anders, M.Div., R.Y.T.

Mindfulness is simply paying attention in the present moment. It allows you to become centered and engaged in your life as it unfolds.

Stress Management Technique 5: Visualization and Guided Imagery
Sandi Anders, M.Div., R.Y.T.

Visualization and guided imagery are two effective techniques for dealing with chronic stress. Learn more about how to employ these powerful practices.

Stress Management Technique 6: Walking Meditation
Sandi Anders, M.Div., R.Y.T.

Walking meditation is mindfully paying attention to the process of walking while also paying attention to your breath and the present moment. It can be particularly helpful if you feel restless while doing other mindfulness techniques.

Stress Management Technique 7: Tai Chi, Qigong, Yoga
Sandi Anders, M.Div., R.Y.T.

The ancient disciplines of Tai Chi, Qigong and Yoga have been around for thousands of years and provide excellent methods for heightening bodily awareness, focusing on the breath, and living in the present moment.

Stress Relief NOW
Sandi Anders, M.Div., R.Y.T.

You can experience a simple breath awareness exercise NOW. Breath is a powerful resource for experiencing more peace and calm in your life.

Stress Relief Through Relaxation
Sandi Anders, M.Div., R.Y.T.

When you experience the Relaxation Response, you also experience relief from the Stress Response.

Symptoms for which Relaxation Techniques are Helpful
Sandi Anders, M.Div., R.Y.T.

Most medical professionals concur that stress can exacerbate the symptoms of diseases reduce the body’s ability to heal.


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