Do you wake up every morning sick and tired of feeling sick and tired?
Does the thought of getting up to go to work turn your stomach?
The work related stress that you have come to accept as normal may end up making you sick.
Kay was a very successful advertising executive and said she thrived on the stress at work. She said the stress level made her more alert and pushed her past her comfort zone.
When she had been on the job about 3 years, she started having uncomfortable symptoms that often took her off her game, and started effecting her work performance.
She came to me hoping to sharpen her edge, so to speak, because she was hoping for a big promotion and she knew that her fatigue and illness were hurting her chances.
Before Kay could heal her symptoms, I had to help her create a paradigm shift. Kay did not value relaxation. If she spent more than 10 minutes visiting with a friend, she felt pressured to “get something done”.
Kay’s goals were all about money and things.
Kay had forgotten what life is all about.
As we covered her history I could see that there was a lot of pain in Kay’s past and not a lot of fun in her present.
The first time Kay followed my instructions to “sit with stillness for 10 minutes” she called me and asked me why I wanted her to torture herself.
I encouraged Kay to stick with it, and to ask herself what she feels and what she might have to say during that 10 minutes that she is devoting to nurture herself.
Kay didn’t like to walk or eat fruit either, but “sitting with stillness” was cruel and unusual punishment in her eyes.
By the end of week one of Kay’s New Personal Program, she reported feeling much better. Her focus and clarity were the biggest improvement. Her tension headaches and afternoon fatigue had not stopped but they were much less intense and frequent. She was sleeping much better and her blood pressure was down.
At the 2 week mark Kay admitted that she had stopped trying to do the “10 minutes of sitting with stillness” because every time she did it she cried.
I asked her what she was feeling when she cried.
She said the only thing she felt was ridiculous that she was sitting in her living room crying for no apparent reason.
After a good chat about why crying is beneficial and healing, Kay reluctantly agreed to keep trying to practice her program. She was really encouraged when I suggested that she may not need to figure out what she is crying about. The story behind the tears is not always necessary.
“Maybe you just need to cry.”
The very next week, Kay had completely changed her opinion of “sitting with stillness”. She wanted to know more. I encouraged her to try Holosync technology.
Kay really didn’t have an easy time surrendering to relaxation. She entertained us both with her stories of struggle and triumph. Holosync technology, which actually puts you in a state of meditation, “felt like cheating”, Kay said. “Being still was so hard, but it got easy when I started using Holosync.”
Today Kay will tell you that deep relaxation is a very valuable skill. It requires focused attention. She grew strength and learned a lot about herself, really improving her work performance. By the time she got the promotion, she was flirting with the idea of a career change.
Health related issues from work related stress creep into your life gradually. Maybe you don’t even see your health issues as work related, but work related stress certainly weakens your immune system and contributes to any disease process you’ve got going on.
Scientists say that the length and quality of your life is determined by how well you use your lungs.
Stress is like living in a vice! It’s pretty tough to breathe in a vice!
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