Many health problems have their root cause in one thing: stress. In the field of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), we recognize the strength of the mind / body connection , meaning the two are inextricably linked. These days, people seem to be more stressed out than ever before. Thanks to modern communications and the Internet we are accessible at all times and the expectations placed on us can feel insurmountable. We also seem to have an ever-increasing amount of responsibilities to deal with and only a fixed amount of hours in the day to get things done. Chronic fatigue and stress can have serious effects on your health. Fatigue can weaken your body’s immunity system and leave you susceptible to disease and illness. In order to combat the negative effects of stress on the body, it’s imperative to reduce stress and improve your health.
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NLP provides a variety of tools to help you reduce or remove stress and any fears you may have of becoming ill. You can use NLP to condition a new set of healthier behaviors to overcome any unhealthy patterns you may have had in the past. Here is an exercise you can use next time that you are feeling stressed. You can do this exercise standing, lying down or sitting in a comfortable chair.
NLP Stress Reducing Techiniques
Step One: First, start to relax your muscles. While you are doing this, smile. Even if you don’t feel like smiling, just smile. Hold the smile for at least twenty seconds. It is important to remember that your physiology is connected to your internal mood. By mimicking a happy unstressed physical state we can help put ourselves into that state.