Long term or chronic stress and the relaxation response

Cat asleep in a small bed

Stress is something we all casually mention in conversations, about work, home or general life situations, but what does stress in the body actually do to us? This depends on whether we're talking about a short-lived single stressful incident (road rage, an interview etc), or ongoing stress for days, weeks or months. Recently in the … Continue reading Long term or chronic stress and the relaxation response

De-stress exercises handout

Do you need to de-stress? Are you looking for some simple exercises that will only take a few minutes and can be done discreetly in work, or can be practised for longer at home? If yes, you might want to look at my de-stress handout. I made this handout to go with a practical session … Continue reading De-stress exercises handout

Meditation mantra for letting go of stress

Another 'mantra of the month'. I use the following mantra as a form of mindfulness, meditation, or just plain old de-stressing. I sometimes use it at the end of my brief 15 minute de-stress lunchtime sessions which I teach where I work, as well as at the end of some of my yoga classes, sometimes … Continue reading Meditation mantra for letting go of stress