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Get Rid of Anger Fast!

by Betsy Wetzig

Ancient wisdom tells us not to hold onto anger. Science tells us that prolonged anger or holding onto anger is bad for our biochemistry, joints, and general well-being. So why do we do it?

 

The multiple reasons why we hold onto anger are many, including:

  1. fear/self-protection
  2. in part we are incorrect/ we contributed to the wrong
  3. inability to fix the situation
  4. confusing anger with old hurts
  5. using anger to control others or the situation, and
  6. dealing with anger in a purely cognitive or emotional way, failing to realize that anger is a physical and mental behavior

Here are some basic, physical tools for loosening and releasing anger’s physicality. Play with these and you will discover more.

  1. Loosen your joints by shaking, and wiggling. Ye old, “Shake it off” works. Make sure you don’t hold your head or shoulders still as you shake.
  2. Sigh and let yourself feel like you are melting. Let your hands open up. Feel the sense of letting go physically.
  3. Hit something soft like a pillow as you vent. Express your venting verbally, and even use sounds such as a pirate’s “arrgg” or a sob.  Don’t try to edit what you are speaking. Get it out. You can speak to a trusted person or do it by yourself.
  4. Breathe at whatever your comfort level speed is for your actions #1-3. Then start to slow your breath, let yourself feel heavy and relax more, and more, as you add in occasional sighs. The heavier you feel, the more relaxed you are.
  5. As you relax, feel heavy and physically let go at the end of every exhale, and then begin to ponder about your “goodies”… “whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy… at this moment in your life…especially for you.”
  6. AND THEN allow thankfulness beginning to move you any way you want…. Maybe walk, run, sit and write, perhaps sigh and shake off some more. Just let yourself be physical. You might try letting in some music. Repeat anything from #1-5 until you feel a bit calm.
  7. Now you can add to the calmness the more mental, cognitive side of justice, solutions and your own spiritual dimensions. As you do, you can let in and blend the physical tools numbers 1-6…as you like, in your own time.

Practice these tools and the physicality of releasing anger.

Based on Coordination Pattern Training & Dynamics

Effortless Meditation™ Soothes the Soul, Reduces Anxiety

Everyone is challenged by the unsettling influences of the global pandemic. Our senses, which are our windows to the world, are continually bombarded with chaos everywhere we turn – news apps, newspapers, social media… It can easily overwhelm us.

If we are not grounded, it doesn’t take much in our outer environment to disturb any remnants of inner peace and calm. Yet, we can’t seem to put down the unsettling news and images in the media. Why do we torture ourselves in this way?

Meanwhile scientific research tells us under chronic stress our heart rate and blood pressure increase, our muscles tighten, and our immune system weakens – and that is just a few of the negative influences of debilitating stress.

Metabolizing Our Experiences

Deepak Chopra, M.D., a pioneer in the field of mind body medicine said it well, “we metabolize our experiences.” The good news is that we are not victims. We can take proactive action to minimize, even neutralize the impact of stress. The solution lies in balance. It is the key to a healthier, better life.

Here’s where meditation comes in. Every day we have the ability to transcend the chaos in our lives, and experience peace, delight. These are found at the Source of Thought – the most silent mind. A proven vehicle to accomplish this is the practice of Effortless Meditation™ (EM).

When I introduced EM at a local corporation, one of the directors said this is a tool that we can use for the rest of our lives. We don’t have to drive across town to get to a gym to use it, and we can do this almost anywhere. It’s ideal for our needs.

Within a few weeks employees who took the EM training, offered as an employee benefit, were reporting a myriad of benefits. These included less stress, greater mental clarity, improved memory, better relationships at work and home, restful sleep, less fatigue, reduced anxiety, and greater happiness.

A Quiet Room

The company was so pleased that they created a “quiet room” for team members to use whenever they wished to meditate. I taught EM in this company practically every day for six consecutive months. Corporate leaders recognized a need and took corrective action.

Prior to the meditation training, the company had reorganized five times in the preceding seven years. Rapid, relentless change is chronic stress; it wears us down. Adapting to it is exhausting, maybe you’ve noticed! To make matters worse, over time the influence of stress accumulates.

Restful Sleep and Energy

Fortunately, the mind is powerful. A clear mind allows us to accomplish great things, and yet it needs deep rest to repair and heal in order to function at its best. This is one reason that sleep is so important. Rest is preventive maintenance for our mind and body. Without good rest, we cannot sustain the energy needed to have a successful and fulfilling life.

By calming the mind and releasing stress, Effortless Meditation practice helps us sleep better. In addition, every meditation provides us with deep supplemental rest and energy. They are both vital to provide balance, reduce anxiety, and to lighten our day. This is especially true in the turbulent times of today.

Deep rest nourishes us in a way that nothing else can. It is nature’s medicine.

Effortless Meditation courses are regularly offered both in-person and with on-line video conferencing.

Greg Schweitzer, BA, D.Ay

610.670.6700

Your Part in Our Recovery

by Cathy Abreau, RN, BSN

As the weeks have turned into months, have turned into the foreseeable future, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect us all on increasingly deeper levels. Along with its high infectivity and fatality rates, this virus has caused mass hysteria, tremendous economic burden and catastrophic financial losses.

I don’t know about you, but every so often, I’m overcome by a wave of helplessness. I feel like a drop of water in an ocean of heartache and loss – Powerless to effect positive change to help all  who are suffering. Recently, however, I’ve felt a glimmer of hope about my role during this challenging time. This is what I’d like to share with you now, and invite you to consider for yourself as your part in our recovery.

When reflecting on what will surely be an unforgettable era of our human history, there’s a part of me that’s grateful and humbled to be alive during this time. We, you and I, are alive here and now for a reason. With this calling comes responsibility. Responsibility to ourselves, to our loved-ones and to our fellow human beings.

It’s really quite simple: My responsibility, and yours, is to do all we can to come out whole at the other end of this pandemic. And to help everyone we can do the same. We all have unique and special talents to apply to this work – whether you’re back at work, working from home, unemployed or just plain stuck at home – your actions, thoughts and intentions matter.

So, I urge you to hang in there. Call a friend, write a letter, say a prayer, help a neighbor, make responsible choices, and stay as hopeful and positive as possible in your interactions with others. Do your personal best to contribute to the new beginning we need to create – New ways of connecting, doing business and creating meaningful lives. I look forward to seeing you all at the other end.

“I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.”     – Mother Teresa 

For more information on how to empower yourself, contact Cathy Abreu at 908-528-3977 or Cathy@NavitaHealth.com    Visit her website at NavitaHealth.com