My practice focuses on dealing with stress, anxiety, and depression. What do you feel is the hardest thing to do when you're feeling stressed out, anxious, or depressed?
Equine Gestalt Coaching Method (EGCM) certified Coach, Yoga Instructor,
I feel it is getting out of your own way and getting into the present moment. It is ways one can choose to step into awareness and creating their own answers
Certified Meditation/Mindfulness Instructor/Certified Mindfulness at Work Trainer
Hi Susan, When you say "your practice" I'm not sure what you are referring to. Is this your own personal meditation practice? or are you a practicing clinician? Would love to help answer this for you but need a bit more info. I agree with Terry Lynn Talbot's answer, it's often coming back again and again to the experience you are having through your senses that is most helpful. When you are feeling stressed, anxious or depressed it's because of where you are spending time in your thoughts and not in the present moment. I would be happy to chat with you if you like. We can see if I would be a good fit to help you. This is exactly what I help my clients do!! Please let me know.
Certified Stress Management & Happiness Coach
Stress Management Coach and Mentor
The hardest thing to do when you are feeling stressed out and anxious is to think rationally and problem solve. My reaction is often to freeze internally and not know how to react. Later I can feel anger. The HeartMath Institute's research has shown that your brain actually shuts down when in stress. Developing a sense of awareness of when you are stressed can be a key to making a shift. With this awareness you can start to refocus your attention. I teach a type of Heart-Focused Breathing that can help return your system to a neutral state where you can then experience the present moment. Once there you can start to respond rationally.