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.
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.