The causes of stress, how to relieve them and relax

Relax, It’s Good for You

There are many benefits to relaxation. Stress can harm you in many ways: Stress can:

  • Hurt your health.
  • Ruin your relationships.
  • It can curtail your ability to concentrate and learn.
  • Lower your productivity, creativity, problem solving ability, and undermine your self-confidence and happiness.

Relaxing at the alpha level for 15 minutes can:

  • Strengthen your immune mechanism and keep you healthier.
  • It will normalize everything in your body. And by so doing will help you accomplish the things you need to accomplish.
  • It eliminates the stress hormone and slows the aging process.
  • It will also help you make better decisions, and correct more problems.
  • And it will help you feel better, and enjoy life more.

You can listen to the recording of the Silva Centering Exercise, and let it guide you to a nice, deep, healthy state of relaxation.

If you are new to the Silva Systems, please listen to the explanation first.

What causes stress and tension in your life?

  • For many people, it’s money. Not having enough. Or having too much.
  • Often it is people: your husband or wife, your children, your parents, your employer, or your employees, or neighbors, or… You get the idea.
  • Often, deadlines cause stress. People have too many things to do, and too little time to do them.
  • If your boss says, “Why did you do that?” we may react. Maybe he praises us, or maybe he criticizes us. Either way, we have some tension – and no way to relieve it. You can’t hit your boss.
  • If a driver cuts you off in traffic, there’s not much you can do about it, without making things worse.

How can you tell when you have stress and tension in your life?

  • Some people feel it in their bodies: a knot in the stomach, tightness and soreness in the muscles.
  • Other people get headaches – tension headaches.
  • Some people feel depressed. Sometimes it is a feeling of fear, a sense of dread.
  • The worst thing is when tension and stress overload the body and weaken our immune mechanism and we begin to experience illnesses, as Mr. Silva talks about on the video we included with this program.

How you can relieve tension and stress

If you will relax, deep relaxation, for 15 minutes, you will dissipate much of the energy that you have accumulated during the day.

And better yet, at the alpha brain wave level, you can program to correct whatever is causing the problems.

  • You can program to improve your financial situation.
  • You can program to improve your relationships with other people.
  • You can program to correct health problems, headaches, insomnia, and much more.

The first step is to learn to relax and dissipate the stress that has built up, and you can do that by practicing the Silva Centering Exercise.

Learning to relax

The key is, you have to let go and relax. You can learn to do this with a little practice and persistence.

Then you can use the 3-Scenes Technique to correct problems that are causing the tension and stress.

Mr. Silva has also developed specific formula-type techniques to correct specific problems, such as insomnia, tension and migraine headaches, bad habits, and more.

Often our bad habits are simply a way of trying to deal with the tension and stress in our lives.

You can learn techniques to deal with these challenges and other in the Silva Choose Success home study course.

If you don’t have the Choose Success course, you can get more information and order it here.

Physical exercise is used by many people.

Hobbies work well for many.

Some people relax by listening to music. Or taking a hot bath, or spending time in a hot tub. Reading is another popular way of relaxing.

You can get rid of stress in your life by ridding yourself of guilt and irrational fear. If you have system of relaxation that uses the alpha rhythm then you can “reprogram” the guilts and fears while relaxing.

Guilts and fears make us feel insecure. They eat away at our ego, our self-image. If we don’t have a good self-image, we don’t feel secure. And if we don’t feel secure, we won’t relax.

If we won’t relax, we are more susceptible to stress; we will trigger it more often, and perhaps more severely.

Other tips:

There are other things you can do to solve purely physical problems that lead to stress:

  • Check your nutritional program, make sure you are getting a balanced diet every day, with adequate vitamins and minerals.
  • Practice holding your head high when you walk. Like you’re trying to touch the ceiling with your head. Good posture helps alleviate stress.
  • Sit in chairs that are really comfortable.
  • Balance is important. Stand evenly on both feet. Don’t let one hand do all the work. Make sure you exercise both hands. Shift packages, brief cases or purses from one hand to the other so you don’t tire out one side of your body. Remain refreshed overall.
  • Sleep on a firm mattress. Sleeping on your stomach on a soft mattress causes your back to arch, causing discomfort, loss of beneficial sleep and stress.
  • Watch less television. According to Dr. Clancy D. McKenzie, we often work out our aggressive fantasies during exciting television programs, and this is not relaxing. It can trigger a version of the flight-or-fight response.
  • If noise is a problem where you live, ear plugs might be a viable solution. Other tips for noise include: use carpeting and draperies to deaden noise; select quiet-running appliances; mount stationary appliances on sound deadening material, such as rubber mats; use other sound deadening material around appliances – fiberglass, etc.

Use Jose Silva’s techniques to help you solve the problems that are causing the stress in your life.

Note: This Lesson is from the Silva UltraMind Self-Management Course.