Mind Matters Resources - Your Control Room
You’ve lots of settings which your mind automatically regulates, like your heart rate and hormone levels – all adjusted completely outside your conscious awareness.
When you experience stress or anxiety, your body releases adrenaline. It’s the main hormone behind our survival mechanism of fight or flight, heightening your senses, and diverting the blood flow towards your muscles ready for action.
It’s essential if there’s a genuine threat, but if that heightened alert continues when there’s no external need, it can have all sorts of adverse implications for your health, and unpleasant ones for your state of mind.
So this technique explores giving your system a helping hand, to return those settings to where they're useful, and more comfortable.
Click on the images to read more about this skill, and one of its many successes