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Learn the technique of 7/11 that stops the stress

To combat stress, pills are not the only remedy. Stress can win and awareness training

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Practicing awareness significantly lowers levels of stress, according to doctors and fans of these techniques emphasize that improves memory, and increases creativity. Innovative anti-stress technique and propagated by the U.S. National Institutes of Health.

In this new relaxation technique does not have to sit in the gloom, legs crossed, you can silently practice anytime and anywhere – in a conversation or a meeting, on public transport, in the shower or brushing your teeth.

The goal is to at all times be fully aware of their feelings and what they are doing. To address the stress, forget about texting while you talk to your partner and to read the e-mails while plotting what you cook.

Exercise awareness Start simple breathing technique “7/11”.

All you have to do is count to seven as you inhale and as you exhale to 11. With more than breaths body naturally relaxes and counting helps the mind to “escape” from all that hinders it. While you are employed breathing and counting, the brain is forced to brake. For a moment, cease to be congested worries and relax, and you become more efficient in everything, even in comparison with a partner.

“When the mind wanders, you can fall into the trap of thinking about the grim past, or revision of care related to the future, which is a shortcut for problems and depression at the end of an argument with your partner,” warns psychotherapist Padraig O’Morain.

The technique of consciousness brain giving respite, helping him to slow down, purifies the mind and attention on what you are doing, and it’s a recipe for inner peace and contentment, which are based on harmonious relationships. This develops the ability to truly listen to the partners, which is one of the cornerstones of successful communication and connection.

If you have a fight because you care more about the house and the children, or because they both think you have fallen into monotony, instead of the head reprises painful episode, which increases anxiety and anger, make the technique “7/11”. While the partner says, do not invent opposing nor indulge foreboding.

The essence of the technique is that consciousness is the ground floor of the present – concentrate on your body and breathe deeply. While partner speaks slowly leaned forward and listen seeing it in person. When finished, a short repeat what he said, to make sure that you have heard, and calmly tell us what you think about it.


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