To effectively combat stress, we need to elicit the relaxation response. This is a physical state of deep rest which involves a number of physical changes in the body - your blood pressure decreases, your breathing slows down, your metabolism decreases, your heart rate slows down and your muscles relax. In this session Dr. Catherine will guide you through a simple deep breathing technique.
2. Daily Gratitude Practice
Did you know that taking note of what you are grateful for and going out of your way to thank the people in your life can improve your mental and physical health? In this session, Julie will guide you through a few simple steps you can take to be more grateful and optimistic each day.
3. Daily Habits for Stress Relief
In order to make long-term change, we need to commit to daily practices that will allow us to clear our minds, feel more in control, and adopt a more positive, capable outlook.Changing our patterns of behavior can feel challenging at first but there are a few ways you can make it easier. In this session, Dr. Catherine will discuss how we can better manage stress long-term by learning to become more decisive, streamlining our schedules, decluttering our environments and becoming more focused on our physical health and wellbeing. The session will conclude with a guided 'Peaceful Place' visualization that you can practice whenever you start to feel anxious or tense.