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What do you do for stress relief?

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Reading a good book, watching a favorite dvd, getting out for a long walk, taking a long shower, having a nice meal. These are some of my favorite go to stress relievers.
 
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Great reminder....My favorites are # 11, 12, 13, from the list provided below.
 
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Hello,

 Progressive muscle relaxation is explained in the program under relaxation techniques. If you want verbal walkthroughs YouTube has some great exercises. Do a quick search  be sure to let us know which PMR exercises you enjoyed.

Ashley, Health Educator
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Hi Purplepixy, I just took the instructions from a medical journal, and taped them, until I could do them myself by memory. At the "tool box" tab at the top of the forum(if you're registered), you can go to auxillary sessions, under PMR(progressive muscle relaxation), and tape that. I'm sure the local library has books and ebooks, which you could speak into, and tape too, as well as cd's you could borrow, and purchase privately later. You'll see the simple premise, which is easy to follow. I do it for a long time, then I forget, and don't sleep well, and start all over again. Having sound sleep and energy to deal with our challenges is a good step towards health! Let us know how it goes. Welcome, and good luck.
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I find body scan meditations and yoga helpful for stress management and relaxation.  
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My Lavender is growing nicely in the flower bed by the deck. I think it does have a calming effect.

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Hi, I am new to this site and one thing I have been trying to find is info on progressive muscle relaxation. Now I have read a lot but I really want to find a cd or something that gives you the instructions, but ni8ce and calm like. Its just way easier for me to learn this, to do it that way with a cd. If anyone has any suggestions please let me know. I don't want to buy something and it really is well not worth it. thanks!
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Hi Ashley,
Exercise has always been my outlet.
 
I liked what Carmie says about lavender.  I have some basil growing in a pot, and the smell is so wonderful with it's reminder of all the wonderful dishes with tomato sauce, including pizza with mozzarella
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I wanted to write a few words about Aromatherapy:

As background, my daughter is leaving for her seven week summer camp today.  A year ago this was part of the "Perfect Storm" of events which led to my first panic attack.  

My daughter, my mother and I went out for a girl's lunch yesterday. During lunch, I began recognizing little signs of stress and anxiety (throat tightening, heartbeat racing).  I went to the ladies room to wash my face and to try to calm down.There was the strongest smell of lavender in the room.  Guess what - the lavender REALLY helped to calm me down.  I returned from the ladies room with a brand new sense of well-being.   I am going to get some lavender oil right away to help me over the next few weeks! 

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