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'WHEN I FOUND MYSELF HOOKED UP TO A MACHINE TO HELP ME BREATHE I KNEW I HAD TO DEAL WITH THE STRESS IN MY LIFE & MY UNHEALED CHILDHOOD PAIN OR THEY WERE GOING TO DEAL WITH ME.
AND SO I MADE A DECISION...

Gregory Landsman

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DEALING WITH STRESS

We support people to deal with stress so they can remember the best parts of themselves, feel happier and live long, fulfilling and healthy lives.

THE KEY TO FEELING CALMER IS HOW WE USE OUR BREATH

The pace of our breath controls the nerve that determines whether the nervous system is in a state of ‘fight and flight’ or ‘rest and digest’. In other words, whether we feel anxious and stressed or calm and peaceful.

 

This means that when we are nervous, angry or stressed our breathing becomes shallow, which puts the whole body into a state of ‘fight and flight’. When this happens our body releases cortisol, the stress hormone.

WONDERING WHY YOU FEEL SO ANGRY & UPTIGHT SOMETIMES?

Often these emotions start with feeling stressed, which speeds up our breathing and automatically places our nervous system in ‘fight or flight’.

WONDERING WHY YOU CANT GET A PEACEFUL SLEEP?

Once again it can often be the result of too much cortisol (the stress hormone) in your system brought on by feeling stressed.

IT TAKES JUST TWO MINUTES TO REDUCE STRESS AND FEEL BETTER

Breathing deeply and consciously can take the body from feeling anxious to a state of ‘rest and digest’ in less than a couple of minutes. By restoring the depth and fullness of our breathing we control our nervous system and in doing so, we can reduce our stress levels very quickly.

 

There are also great long-term benefits to this. We spend more of our time in a calmer state, which enables feelings of mental clarity. By making us less reactive when things aren’t going the way we would like, we build our resilience. And when we practice it consistently, we start to breathe this way naturally and it becomes a stress management tool that lasts a lifetime.

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EVERYONE EXPERIENCES DAILY STRESS

Every day we all get up to fight the good fight

We rise to a challenge and take risks when we need to

We work hard and play hard

We learn from our mistakes and live life with no regrets

We love and we laugh

We know when to hold on and when to move on

We do what we need to get the job done

We accept that daily living comes with stress but we handle it

We won’t give up if we can still stand up

We think in terms of possibilities and push past our limitations

We look after ourselves and the skin we are in

We understand that our health is like gold and our choices reflect it

We make the most of who we are and strive to be our best

We know what matters in life and we treasure it

 

Gregory Landsman

WHEN IT COMES TO DEALING WITH STRESS,
OUR LIVES ARE SHAPED BY THE DECISIONS
WE MAKE AND THOSE WE REFUSE TO.

Gregory Landsman

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living with stress

Stress is a modern day epidemic and no-one is immune.

 

The good news is that with the right tools we can reduce and manage the stress that comes with daily living

 

REMEMBERING OUR GOODNESS

 

The phrase ‘our goodness’ is one that I started using many years ago. To me it encapsulates our true nature that connects us to the best parts of ourselves and to others. But above all it is the source of self belief and knowing that at our very core, we are all good human beings, who make choices day-by-day to honour and embrace ‘our goodness’, or to be driven by other emotions. Because when we know better, we do better!


Forgetting my goodness was not about one incident, but many incidents over my lifetime.

Whenever I hid aspects of myself because I believed they were flawed and inadequate,

I forgot my goodness.

When I believed that I would never amount to anything, I forgot my goodness.

When I questioned my masculinity and believed I should be more than I am,

I forgot my goodness.

When I hoped that another person would love aspects of myself that I didn’t,

I forgot my goodness.

When I thought my net worth equated to myself worth, I forgot my goodness.

When I swallowed my tears and pretended I was not hurt when I actually felt broken,

I forgot my goodness

When I raged at myself and the hurt in my life,

I forgot my goodness.

When I took myself down a path of self-loathing and self destruction,

I forgot my goodness.

When I carried the opinions and limitations others placed on me,

I forgot my goodness.

When I believed that no one would love me as I am,

I forgot my goodness.

When I criticised and belittled myself for not knowing better and doing better,

I forgot my goodness.

Yet life had a way of helping me remember my goodness.

 

We are all born with this source of goodness inside of us,

but along the way as we listen to the opinions of others or default to their will,

we begin to forget.

 

This is our time to remember…

Gregory Landsman

(Excerpt from the 2nd edition of Stop Stress Fast)

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