Following Julie Lightfoot’s recent blogs to help you stay sane during lock-down, we have received the following from Dean Fraser who is the Preston based ‘Quantum Poet’ and coach. It is a 30 Second De-Stress exercise for our readers to try. Why not give it a go?
Dean says: ‘’I want to give you something which, although never intended as a long-term cure, represents a more instant way of just taking ourselves away from a stressful situation, calming things down to re-centre and look at whatever we need to deal with more in context. Perhaps it is just one of those days, one challenge after another has presented itself and we feel like we’re about to go pop!
The 30 Second De-Stress
Sit still and close your eyes.
Concentrate on the colours you can see behind your eyelids, even if this is only black, no rules here. Whatever colours you see is fine.
In your mind start to count slowly back from 30 to 0.
30 (pause and breathe) 29 (pause and breathe) 28 (pause and breathe) 27 etc. until you eventually reach 0.
When you have arrived down at 0, you can open your eyes.
Many people, from all walks of life have found this simple little exercise incredibly useful. It is something I have been teaching for over twenty years and everybody who has given it a go has found some degree of benefit from it.
The beauty is The 30 Second Destress can be practiced almost anywhere at any time. I mean clearly when it is safe to do so – if you are driving please find somewhere safe to park-up first or if operating heavy machinery do move away before using this exercise!
On a more serious note though, feel free to share this once you have proved to yourself that it works. The more people who know about The 30 Second De-Stress the sooner we can collectively bring a little more peace into this World…
By taking this opportunity to go within ourselves for a few moments we psychologically disconnected from the immediate cause of the stress there before us. Like I suggested this is never intended to be a long-term cure, what it does though is place our personal power back into our own hands, rather than feeling events are running out of control. When centred within us, we are for sure able to deal with any possible challenges we find ourselves presented with in a more level-headed way.
In offering coaching my primary aim is for my audiences or clients to be able to quickly take complete control of their own lives and destiny. What would be the point in anyone relying on someone else to solve all their issues for them whenever a challenge in life happens along? Far better we all develop the inner strength and confidence in our own ability to deal with whatever crosses our path. ‘’
Taken from the Magic of Authentic Living by Dean Fraser