Stress comes in many different forms and is the underlying culprit of most of the unpleasant things that we experience. Stress as defined by Dr. Hans Selye, who devoted his life to the study of stress, is any demand made on the body. That means that everything we do, say, hear, think or feel creates a demand on the body. Obviously the mind and body are designed to handle a great deal of demands. It is when more demands are made on the mind/body system than it can handle that creates problems for us. This is the situation we are usually in when we think of stress. A more accurate description would probably be over stressed.
There are numerous different kinds of stress which include physical stress, environmental stress, emotional stress, etc. When we work in a noisy environment or live in a noisy environment, such as in the city where we are constantly hearing sirens, every noise stresses the mind/body system, but we become acclimated to it, and actually become unaware of it. Yet it continues to make demands on the mind/body system.
Emotional stress has a great deal to do with our beliefs. Every time we label something that happens in our lives as being inappropriate, unpleasant or damaging, it is. Anything that doesn’t match our beliefs creates stress. It is how we think about things that creates a great deal of stress.
The mind/body system can handle only a certain amount of stress until it begins to malfunction. It first creates discomfort which sometimes turns into anxiety. We usually try to do something to release this discomfort, and since the first thing stress affects is our perception, we usually make bad choices which many times leads to addictions and more stress.
This discomfort makes it very difficult for us to maintain good relationships. We are too concerned with ourselves to be very concerned about the needs of others.
If we do not find a way to release the stress, in time, it will lead to illness. It is inevitable. Doctors now agree that most illness is stress related. There are other factors involved in illness, but it is usually the build- up of stress that pushes us over the edge.
Stress is a fact of life for all of us. We live in a stressful world, where more and more demands are being made of us constantly, but there is something that we can do about it.
In order to live a happy, fulfilling and peaceful life, we must create a life style that provides for the release of stress on a daily basis.
Many years ago I discovered a process for releasing stress and strengthening the entire mind/body system. It is a healing and strengthening process that allows the entire mind/body system to heal itself. And the exciting part of it is that once the stress is released the entire mind/body system strengthens itself which allows us to become more capable than ever before and discover abilities that we were never able to experience in the past. We discover a whole new world, where we are in charge and can create our own experiences.
I have described this process in detail and provided diagrams and step-by-step guidelines in my book on Personal Growth. I have also created a CD, DVD, and a Companion Workbook to help you get started. Once you start releasing some stress and beginning to experience more peace and joy, you will also want to participate in our Personal Growth and Development Core Course, which we now have available on DVDs, so you can experience it in the comfort of your own home. I promise it will totally change your life. You can also get a free introductory session by simply downloading it from our web site.
Once you start experiencing this growth process, we also provide Personal Growth and Development in- residence courses that you can attend to accelerate this natural evolutionary process.