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Absorbing the effects of the techniques

Managing stress, refining emotions  In the deepest state of rest and absorption of the effects of the techniques, the regeneration that takes place goes beyond the mere physical metabolization, by which all organic tissues are revitalized and strengthened, directed for perfect functioning, health and longevity. In this deep state pre-conceptions as well as prejudices are suspended, those reserves that prevent us from self-awareness and, ultimately, from self-realization.

Even if we don't realize it, an important part of our drive is dissipated with the clash between conscious intentions and unconscious dispositions, very often resistances to conscious intents - not always for our benefit. This inner tension is expressed through a high level of stress and overwhelming emotions. The intimate personal work that takes place during the deeper stage promotes changes on conscious intentions and unconscious dispositions, according to the truest aspirations of the individual.

The disagreement between both conscious and unconscious determinations is gradually solved, as goals that assert the true aspirations come through and are addressed. This diminishes and eventually stops the dissipation of one's finest driving energy, enabling it to be purposefully directed to those aims. With the regular practice of this technique of absorption of the effects, especially when preceded by the other techniques (breathing, organic cleansing and physical positions, and others), the practitioner builds the setting for personal accomplishment that is gradually translated into the practical initiatives that design a harmonious reality, free of stress and rich with favorable emotions.

Evolving Leadership Concepts

by Edgardo Caramella

There are many different ways and even more opinions about how to lead groups of people. I have been in a leadership role for decades and I can attest that times have changed. The social and individual needs have changed and this forces us to rethink the ways we lead.

Modern man is not satisfied merely with gaining economic benefit. He needs to feel that he is part of the process he is participating in. Work should boost self-esteem and personal fulfillment, which is then projected into future achievements.

From my experience leading diverse groups, I would like to suggest that the first thing you do is leave behind the image of a hard and rigid leader, someone who constantly makes known their position of power through intimidation, giving orders and punishments to those who don’t submit to their directives.

Anyone who leads with intimidation is inevitably doomed for failure, will struggle to reach their goals or evolve as a leader. And, even worse, will be completely alone and isolated.

Today leaders must build trust. They can no longer simply giving orders and expect results. Instead, they need to develop the art of persuasion and achieve a synergy within the team of collaborators. A leader must be a facilitator, discovering the talents and skills of the team in order to direct those aptitudes towards the task at hand. They need to the entire group to interact to create a learning experience that progresses like a upward spiral.

Leaders must care for and meet the needs of coworkers, establishing human relationships built on trust, mutual support, interest in the task and personal evolution. In turn, the group of employees should be involved in every way, providing physical, emotional and mental energies moving together in the direction of the objective.

Primary among the many items a leader should share with the team is information. There are those who do not share vital information with others out of fear or in an attempt to protect a perceived competitive advantage, creating a gap of knowledge that will only lead to lower group performance and disinterested collaborators. Information is fuel to the fire and, as such, must reach the group to become creative energy.

Today we have the technological tools to facilitate the flow of information, but we shouldn’t ignore the value of frequent personal encounters, when sincere eye contact, handshake, hug, or conversation strengthen bonds which are the flame that forges a genuine connection.

This does not mean that everyone should love each other deeply. It’s about generating connections, respect, strategic and smart partnerships that are above any emotional differences in order to carry out strategic planning and the realization of goals established as a guideline by the leader.

Another powerful element that solidifies and enhances a group’s cohesion is value. We must ensure that ethics, truth, solidarity, the application of basic concepts of good citizenship, tolerance and good manners all predominate within the organization. The leader must be a consistent example, constantly striving, available 24 hours and always training to be better. It’s essential that you continue to grow as a human being and share your knowledge with others.

I recommend using the context of "us" more and “me" less, as a way of thinking, being, feeling and expressing oneself. This allows the leader to maintain his status while achieving broader acceptance among his subordinates, preserving the emphasis on group synergy as well as the leader’s assigned authority.

Remember that authority only arises with the group’s acceptance of an individual as the most capable to lead. The power, however, is often obtained from circumstances that are not related to the ability of who has it.

The task of sharing information is essential because it generates acceptance, appreciation, and releases energy that will multiply exponentially.

The leader's job comes with great responsibility because the group being led incorporates the leader’s behaviors. This dynamic should be an asset and can be easily managed if the leader is sincere.

If we want to perform as good leaders, we must try to build the best version of ourselves as human beings. Work on what we are to do what we do best!

Coping with stress (Part 2)

In this article we are going to continue the tips to manage stress and to experience the techniques of the DeROSE Method. These tips require around 5 min each, a total of 10 minutes
out of your day which could really change your response to stress.

Everyday, every time, take care of your body! The time in the same position plus the stress will tighten up your muscles. So practical tip: stretch your body. All you need is 5 minutes. Pay close attention to your spine and use its full range of movements.

:: 1st minute
Take a moment and straighten your spine. Spend 30 seconds balancing
yourself in one foot and then the other. If you can do it with your
eyes closed.

:: 2nd minute
Lean your body to your left. Be careful not to twist your hips. All
you need is 30 seconds to each side.

:: 3rd minute
Sitting down with your legs crossed, bring your left hand behind your
back supporting your back and being your right hand to your left knee,
twisting your spine. Stay in a comfortable position for the fist few
moments and then exhale to give your maximum. Once again. 30 seconds
is all you need for each side.

:: 4th minute
Stretch your legs in front of you and rest your body forward. Try to
touch your forehead on your knees whilst keeping them straight and
locked in. Aim for comfort. After 30 seconds return and lie down
facing the ground. Bend your knees and hold onto your ankles. Then
give your best effort to push with your thighs raising your knees and
torso off the ground. If you are able, try to look at the ceiling of
the room. All you need is 15 seconds.

:: 5th and final minute.
If you are able to execute an inverted position do so now if not,
just lie with your back on the floor and raise your feet above your
head. If you are able stay the minute in this position.

If you do this short routine you will notice that your body will perform much better for
the rest of the day.

All it takes is 5 minutes. After this time, observe yourself and try to notice your state of mind, your state of being.

Text adapted by Fabs,DeRose Method Tribeca article

Manage your stress using breathing techniques

The objective of this short technique is to bring more awareness and consciousness to the way you breathe and through this process take a few steps towards improved self esteem and confidence.

Note this is not a therapy, if you suffer from any condition seek professional medical help. This tip, much like the DeRose Method, is not a form of therapy — we would not be qualified for that!it is indeed a way to boost your performance.

So before you start check a couple of things:

1) blow your nostrils and make sure they are not obstructed. For the entirety of this technique we will ask you to breathe exclusively through your nostrils.

2) you body’s position does matter. Try to find a place where you will not be interrupted, where you can sit down and where you can keep your back straight — don’t lean back on the seat. Also pay attention to the position of your neck and keep it along the same line as your
spine, in other words, it is as if you want to be looking slightly up.

Now that you are setup spend the first few moments at simply noticing how you breathe. Try to inhale and exhale slower, using a greater capacity of your lungs. The next time you breathe try to pay attention to each stage in your breathing: inhalation, retention of the air whilst your
lungs are full, exhalation and retention of your lungs empty.

Maintain this breathing and when you next inhale project your abdomen outwards, giving you more room to expand your lungs. When you exhale contract your abdominal muscles to compress your lungs. Your next breathe will have even more air than before. Continue to breathe exclusively through your nostrils. Deeply and slowly.

If you are ready, increase the difficulty. If you so not feel comfortable continue executing this variation until the end of the time. To increase the difficulty add a rhythm. For example, use a
measure of 4 seconds for each stage of your breathing:

* 4 seconds to inhale;
* 4 seconds to keep your lungs full;
* 4 seconds to exhale;
* 4 seconds to keep your lungs empty.

All it takes is 5 minutes. After this time, observe yourself and try to notice your state of mind, your state of being.

Text adapted by Fabs, DeRose Method Tribeca article

Coping with Stress (Part 1)

We can feel that life in London is once again getting to that point where this becomes an issue.

We want to share with you a few tips and a few practical things you can do if you want to manage your stress. Before we get into the practical part, we would like to share with you the relationships that take place as a result of stress.

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The most interesting relationship is that of emotional stress and your breathing. An increase in stress levels causes a physiological impact on your breathing. Try to recall a situation where you were stressed and try to remember your breathing.

The relationship of stress and breathing is clear: “Stress is the psycho-organic state produced by the gap between your potential and the challenges that you need to be face to achieve this.”

But is the opposite true? If your stress can change the way you breathe, can the way you breath change your level of stress?

Well, let us run a little experiment. You are going pay some attention to the way you are breathing and try to observe if that has any effect on you. The exercise will take around 3 minutes and if you would like you can do it for longer.

First a few ground rules: try to breathe exclusively through your nostrils in this exercise. We are going to aim to capture as much air as possible with every breath, therefore, breathe as deeply as you can. In order to enhance your experience we recommend that you sit down in a comfortable position, or that you try this exercise laying down with your back on the floor, your feet on the ground and your knees touching each other.

The abdomen is one of the first parts of the body to tense under stress. Therefore, in our exercise the first step is to expand your abdomen every time you inhale, and contract it when you exhale. The second step is to become conscious of each of the four stages in your breathing process: inhalation, maintaining the lungs full, exhalation and maintaining the lungs empty. The third step is to try to add a rhythm to this breathing, use the measure of 4 seconds and apply it to each of the four stages: inhale in 4 seconds, retain air in your lungs for 4 seconds, exhale in 4 seconds and stay with your lungs empty for 4 seconds. Remember to breathe exclusively with your nostrils and continue this technique for a couple of minutes.

When you finish try to observe your state of mind. The next time you feel you may be starting to feel stressed try this experiment. in simple bullet points:

  • Find a comfortable position;
  • Breathe exclusively through your nostrils;
  • Concentrate on experiencing each of the four stages in your breathing cycle:  inhalation, maintaining the lung full, exhalation and maintaining the lungs empty;
  • Try to execute each of these stages for 4 seconds;
  • Maintain this technique for a couple of minutes, or longer if you feel comfortable.
  • If you feel dizzy, stop.

At the end of this technique you should observe yourself, observe your state of mind if there was any change in the level of stress you feel. These steps are a great start at your process of managing stress.

If you find that you do not have a couple of minutes or that maintaining this technique for a couple of minutes is difficult remember one important tip: your most valuable asset is the machinery which carries your brain and allows you to execute all of your dreams and desires — take your time to maintain and care for your body. This simple exercise is a great way of giving yourself a little attention and care.

In the next article we will be sharing some other tips through other habits in your life.

Text adapted by Fabs,DeRose Method Tribeca article

No more stress, please!

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Stress in itself is not a bad thing. Without it, human beings would be vulnerable and would not be able to fight, work, or survive. However, the bad about this , is when stress levels become excessive and we lose control over it. The DeRose Method teaches various techniques to help maintain and control healthy stress levels without making severe changes to your everyday lifestyle.
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Stress is the psycho-organic state produced by the gap between your potential and the challenges that you need to be face to achieve this. To manage it, you do not have to limit yourself to relaxation. Rather you need to increase your energy to empower your potential, and face the daily challenges. Without this stimulus, the human being would be vulnerable and could not fight, work or create with the necessary aggressiveness. Bad is the excess stress or lack of control over it. Between a psychophysical alert or another, the person would be able to redo this state of extreme organic and mental tension. Therefore, it would be necessary that there was less stress state or else specific techniques to minimize the generalized fatigue resulting therefrom.
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Our techniques are really powerful to reduce stress to healthy levels, to minimize general fatigue, and to eliminate the chain reaction of secondary effects such as: heart attacks, high blood pressure, migraines, insomnia and depression.

Article based on an original text by Prof DeRose

One of these techniques is Breathing Re-education

With this simple technique you can learn to effectively regulate your breathing patterns. The abdomen is the first part of the body that we tense when we are stressed.

  • Take deep breaths expanding your abdomen each time you inhale and retracting when you exhale (make sure you are moving your abdomen).
  • Breath in for 4 seconds, holding your breath with your lungs full for 4 seconds, exhaling in 4 seconds and holding without breath for 4 seconds.

In one year's time you will wish you had have started today!

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Stressed?

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Stress in itself is not a bad thing. Without it, human beings would be vulnerable and would not be able to fight, work, or survive. What is bad however, is when stress levels become excessive and we lose control over it. The DeRose Method teaches various techniques to help maintain and control healthy stress levels without making severe changes to your everyday lifestyle.
One of these techniques is Breathing Re-education

Stress is the psycho-organic state produced by the gap between your potential and the challenges that you need to be face to achieve this. To manage it, you do not have to limit yourself to relaxation; rather you need to learn to effectively regulate your breathing patterns. The abdomen is the first part of the body that we tense when we are stressed. In order to manage and reduce stress take deep breaths expanding your abdomen each time you inhale and retracting when you exhale. Try breathing in for 4 seconds, holding your breath with your lungs full for 4 seconds, exhaling in 4 seconds and holding without breath for 4 seconds. Avoid inhaling or exhaling through the mouth at all costs and make sure you are moving your abdomen.

Other tips: 

Try to avoid substances that contain caffeine -  Moderate caffeine consumption in the short-run makes us feel more alert and awake. However, in the long-run, the artificial boost in stress hormones that caffeine gives us, causes fatigue and makes us less equipped to deal with stress.

Try to better manage your time! If you know what you are doing during the day and how much time you will need to dedicate to each activity, you will be able to prevent last-minute rushes and feel more in control over your life.

The DeRose Method is an efficient resource for reducing stress to a healthy level – 90% of those who practice it feel the effect of stress reduction from their very first session. This is because DeRose Method incorporates specific techniques that not only minimize general fatigue but also eliminate the chain reaction of secondary effects such as: heart attacks, high blood pressure, migraines, insomnia and depression.

Author: Gustavo