Stress Control/Relaxation Techniques

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Stress Control/Relaxation Techniques

Is anyone using any of the varieties of stress reducing/controlling methods such as meditation, mindfulness , binaural beats and self-hypnosis that are prolific on Youtube and elsewhere on the internet?

I have used the following to some good effect most if not all of which requires headphones -


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvOgpzRJxJg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAfo8JPvNQI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4Eod9ljkyA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4D8ezH0iXh8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQ6xgDI7Whc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkM-FjfN6Mc

I would be interested to learn if anyone with cancer has found some modality or method they use to alleviate, deal with or control stress.

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Re: Stress Control/Relaxation Techniques

I haven't tried these but they might be good for my Mum, thanks for sharing them!

 

I know she tries to do simple yoga when she can and even a simple walk with some of her favourite music is a great way for her to destress.

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Re: Stress Control/Relaxation Techniques

Hi @Elephant

 

I sincerely hope  any one or a few do help your Mum.

 

May I suggest you look into guided Mindfulness tools and refer them to your Mum. 

 

Essentially mindfullness is a meditation tool to manage stress by enouraging meditation and bring focus of the participant to the present moment as we can only live in the present - not the past nor the future.

 

Here is a couple of other links to aid a beginner in mindful meditation -

 

https://blog.mindvalley.com/10-minute-guided-meditation/?utm_source=google

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6p_yaNFSYao&t=101s

 

Best wishes

 

Tony

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Re: Stress Control/Relaxation Techniques

Tony

Thanks for posting links ,meditation does help me to relax mind and body .

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Re: Stress Control/Relaxation Techniques

You're most welcome. I think it helps your mood if you stick at it and do one of meditation guides that appeals to you daily

Best wishes

Tony

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Re: Stress Control/Relaxation Techniques

I do Tai Chi and find it very relaxing

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Re: Stress Control/Relaxation Techniques

I use the insight timer app for meditation and support, I find I have to do this daily or more to reduce anxiety and stress,  I also use mindfulness walking as another great way to destress. 

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