3 Ways to Instantly De-stress and Feel Good

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From Brexit to juggling over the school holidays. Hearing horrific news stories unfold to coping with an ever-increasing workload…. there are times when the stresses and strains of 21st Century living can be too much.

Monica Black from London’s Belsize Health Clinic, has created a Little Book of Helpfulness which offers quick, easy and simple techniques to help reduce anxiety, stress and fears and increase confidence and self-esteem.

Monica created the book as a way to give people exercises that can be done in short, sharp bursts to immediately relieve and relax tensions. There are many exercises and relaxation techniques in the book but here, we look at Monica’s top 3 tips to immediately get that feel good factor:

Tip 1 – To Feel Less Anxious
This helpfulness technique is to ‘re-calibrate’ you when you feel as though you’ve lost control of what’s happening to you at that moment.

5 things you can see
4 things you can touch
3 things you can hear
2 things you can smell
1 thing you can taste

Tip 2 –  To Boost Your Mood and Confidence
Here is a quick and simple technique to give yourself a boost. It can be done as often as you wish:

Stand up
Put your shoulders back
Stand tall and feel as though a piece of string is pulling up your spine and head
Pull in your tummy
Close your eyes
Breath from your tummy (diaphragm) regularly, evenly, slowly
See standing in front of you, the you, you want to be. The happy confident, secure you.
Now see, feel and sense that YOU
Take your time
When you are ready walk in to THAT YOU
Feel and sense all those positive good feelings of that other you
Once you do, press your thumb and index finger together and feel those good positive feelings getting bigger and stronger
As you breathe slowly in, breath in positive and lightness and breath out any ‘stuckness’, toxicity and anything that is not doing you any good
Your breath is the anchor of your attention
When you are ready, open your eyes and bring back with you the new you

Tip 3 – To Build Self Esteem and Confidence
On a final note, you should know that you have a Wise Person inside of you and your Wise Person will never, ever fail you. So when in doubt about anything at all:

Find somewhere quiet to sit
Close your eyes
Breathe slowly
With every out breath allow yourself to become more settled
Allow your Wise Person to come to the fore
Your Wise Person will tell you what to do
Listen to what he/she has to say
He/She will always guide you onto the right path so you will know how to move forward.

Belsize Health Clinic is supporting the launch of Monica’s book with some body, mind and soul boosting offers including 20% off their cutting-edge Bee Sting Facials, 20% off their fabulous Pilates sessions with Agile Pilates and 20% off your first session with Monica. Simply quote Helpfulness20 when making your booking.

To find out more about these offers or to order a copy of Monica’s book please visit email info@belsizehealth.co.uk or call 020 7483 2345.

About Monica Black:
Monica is Master Clinician Hypnotherapist, Master NLP Practitioner, an EMDR Practitioner, Coach, Mindfulness Teacher, Trainer and Media commentator. She is a member of the BATTH, GHR, GHSC, CNHC & The Royal Society of Medicine.

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