It happens to high powered executives, to teachers, to stay-at-home parents. It happens to high school and college kids, even to younger kids in elementary and middle school. It happens to almost all of us. Summer is here. We finally get some time off. We’re going to relax and restore ourselves. But somehow, it doesn’t seem to happen.
What is wrong here? Why can’t we relax?
We live in a world that makes it really hard to unwind. The demands of daily life are intense and never ending. We have come to equate success with achievement, and achievement with happiness. What’s more, stress, anxiety and depression, which come as a result of this kind of non-stop pressure to achieve, physically interfere with the body’s relaxation mechanisms. And of course, focusing on relaxation as just another high pressure goal (“I must relax, I must relax, I must relax”) is only adding to the problem.
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Karen Gray CH, RN
Karen Gray is a Certified Hypnotist, a Registered Nurse, and the Director of Green Mountain Hypnosis in Lebanon, New Hampshire. For more information on how you can use hypnosis to change your life, you can visit www.greenmountainhypnosis.com, or contact Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (802) 566-0464.
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