Knowing how to stop an overreaction when it is in full swing can seem intimidating and perhaps even out of reach. It might feel that once it begins, there is no stopping it.
Though you might not be able to control what triggers you, you can learn to tune in to your body and take an active role in remaining calm. Today, Dr. Judith Siegel, author of
the audiobook Stop Overreacting, will share techniques that can help you return to a state of emotional equilibrium. Exercising impulse control is a basic idea that becomes very difficult when you just want to send that text or email and say what you really think. Letting your mind make decisions when angry might seem like the easiest option, but in the long run it is more healthy to build impulse control and learn to curb your anger. You can’t always control your emotions, but you can learn to direct your reactions and build positive mental pathways for the future. Have you ever tried to avoid mental burnout or relieve stress by exploring how to open up to joy? Creating happiness in your everyday life is just a small part of MBSR, or Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, a method developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn. With a history of helping patients with anxiety, chronic pain, panic, depression and more, MBSR is the perfect tool to relieve stress by living more fully in the present moment. We all face grief and loss, but if we can turn towards it, and listen to it, it may reveal hidden gold. Spiritual teacher Jeff Foster is the author of the popular audiobook "Falling in Love with Where You Are." He studied astrophysics at Cambridge University and holds meetings, retreats, and private sessions around the world, pointing people back to the deep acceptance in this present moment. In this excerpt from his audiobook, he shares profound insights about what can be found at the very bottom of grief and loss. We hope you'll find comfort in his inspirational words! Anxiety is an epidemic in our modern world. Almost everyone experiences anxiety at some time. But studies now show there is a direct link between anxiety and how you respond to emotions. In this episode, psychologist Dr. David Kelmanski, author of the audiobook Don’t Let Your Anxiety Run Your Life, talks about how to outsmart your anxiety using mindfulness and emotion regulation. Together they can provide a powerful framework for helping people gain mastery over anxiety. Focusing is a gentle yet powerful self-awareness technique that lets you tap into your body's wisdom and make positive changes in your life. It is the process of listening to your body in a gentle, accepting way, honoring the wisdom that you have inside you, and hearing the messages that your inner self is sending you.