*Answers to Frequently Asked Questions*
Which Stress Management Techniques
should I do?
If you feel tension more in the muscles, then the Tense & Release exercises would be best. If you're in a public setting, and you are more aware of mental tension, then you may feel more comfortable with Recognizing Stressful Thought Patterns, Imagery, or Breathing exercises.
When should I do the Stress Management Techniques?
Do these techniques whenever you need a release from physical tension or emotional discomfort. The best times are in the morning, to retrain your awareness into letting go, and in the evening to release any remaining tension before going to sleep.
Why do I feel different after doing the techniques?
As your body resets when experiencing Stress Management techniques, it may feel different during the readjustment.
It is the body's natural process of releasing and becoming more aware and centered in the present moment; leading towards balance.
Why do I yawn a lot when doing the Stress Management Techniques?
Again, this is the body's natural response and a way of releasing. Try not to suppress the yawning process. Allow it to assist you in releasing tension in the mouth, jaw, and shoulders; which provides the body with more oxygen and relaxation.
What can I experience after doing the techniques?
Some people may feel a sense of gravity or
"groundedness," while others can feel lighter.
On the other hand, some people may feel a release of tension, while others may just start to discover where they hold tension.
One may notice tingling or warming sensations in the extremities as sensory awareness develops.
As relaxation continues, others may find that they yawn frequently.
On the other hand, some may feel more distracted, agitated or anxious as they begin to let go and relax. Please consult your Healthcare Professional if any these actions occur.
I'm too busy to relax.
Do these techniques require a lot of time and practice?
Learning how to cultivate an awareness of where one holds tension in the body, breathing and thoughts do take practice, but this practice can be done anywhere, anytime, and in any amount, to commence a positive effect in unwrapping stress.
My mind is too active, and I have a hard time sitting still.
Would I be able to do these techniques?
You may find that by starting with the more "active" techniques like Tense & Release and Gentle, Joint-Freeing Movements will enable you to have a greater sense of relaxation, before attempting subtle, techniques such as; Grounding, Breathing and Imagery exercises.
I have difficulty breathing.
Would these techniques help?
The Tense & Release and Gentle Joint-Freeing Movements are designed to release the breathing muscles in the belly, chest and shoulders; while the Grounding, Imagery, and Breathing exercises settle the nervous system and foster a fuller breath.
I have difficulty sleeping.
Can these Stress Management Techniques help?
Learning how to release and relieve tension in the muscles and the mind is paramount to restful sleep, as well as prominent in this Stress Management program.
The Tense & Release exercises offer a way of shedding accumulated tension; while the Grounding, Breathing, and Imagery exercises assist in unwinding and unwrapping stress, so one can slow down and let go in the present moment.
I have difficulty physically moving.
How would these techniques help?
Doing the Tense and Release exercises a few times gently to release tension, followed by doing some slow, Gentle Joint-Freeing movement in small increments daily can decrease pain and stiffness while promoting more circulation and increased flexibility.
Physically and emotionally I feel tired,
upset and frustrated.
How can Stress Management Techniques help? The Unwrapping Stress™ Program was developed to release tension in the muscles, the mind, and the breath; improving the body's health and vitality both physically and mentally. When the body and the breath flow ease-fully, one has a greater capacity to make healthier choices in the decision-making process. As a result, there is an increase in emotional stability leading towards peace and balance.