PRLog - May 9, 2012 - NORTHAMPTON, Mass. -- Northampton, MA – Chronic stress can disrupt your ability to focus, think clearly, and harm your health. It increases the risk of health problems including heart disease and diabetes, sleep issues, stomach problems, fatigue, depression, anxiety and obesity. While at Harvard, Emotional Intelligence author Daniel Goleman’s research focused on methods that counter the impact of stress. Now he has drawn on this expertise to develop Relax: 6 Techniques to Lower Your Stress, a 45-minute audio program to help listeners effectively master methods that can help them naturally reduce stress. Since there’s no one universal antidote to stress relief, Dr. Goleman’s guided session offers several exercises to suit a variety of personal preferences:
- Deep breathing
- Deep muscle relaxation
- Guided auto suggestion
- Relaxation countdown
- Breath focus and tension release
- Breath count
“There’s no shortage of stressors in our lives: money, jobs (or lack thereof), health issues, strained relationships and grim news reports from around the world,” said Daniel Goleman. “Our system isn’t programmed to be in constant fight or flight mode. The body needs regular periods of rest and relaxation. These easy-to-use techniques can help you balance your nervous system, feel more relaxed and better cope with life’s stressful challenges.”
The guided relaxation program is especially beneficial to those with stressful jobs or lives, or those operating in demanding work environments. The techniques are also useful for everyday stressful situations or life transitions such as medical procedures, interviews, difficult meetings, new jobs, divorce, layoffs, relocation and loss of a loved one.
Visit morethansound.net for a sample audio clip of Relax: 6 Techniques to Lower Your Stress. The session is available in CD format and as a digital download.