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In this issue...

1. Inner Health Studio updates and news

2. Relaxation and Coping Q&A: How to recognize when stress is causing physical symptoms and learn to control it.

3. Relaxation and Coping Q&A: Worrying - is it a parent's job to worry?

4. New relaxation script: Forest Visualization

1. Inner Health Studio Updates and News

I'm happy to announce Inner Health Studio's newest podcast: Ask Inner Health Studio. Subscribe to this podcast at feedburner.

In this podcast you can hear answers to listener and reader questions about relaxation, coping skills, managing stress, and living a meaningful life. If you have questions or would like to share ideas about questions shared in podcasts, please email me , use this contact form, or post your ideas live as a comment.

The Relaxation by Inner Health Studio podcast still continues as a weekly podcast with relaxation scripts. Listen to the latest relaxation scripts by Subscribing to this podcast.

Thanks for subscribing to Relaxation by Inner Health Studio eZine!

Sincerely,

Candi

2. Relaxation and Coping Q&A: How to recognize when stress is causing physical symptoms and learn to control it.

Dear Inner Health Studio,

I am plagued with headaches, stomachaches and heart palpitations. I don't deliberately make myself sick but I think that my mind is more responsible for the way that I'm feeling rather than an actual physical ailment.

Is there any way I can train myself to recognize when stress is causing physical symptoms and learn how to control it? I have no patience for yoga, stretching or sitting still because I feel like I need to be busy doing something.

thanks! Your devoted listener. (sometimes) hahahaha

Lulu

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Dear Lulu,

It must be hard to admit that some of your thinking patterns might be contributing to your physical symptoms. Good for you for having the courage to consider this possibility. The reason this takes courage is because if our thoughts contribute to illness, there might be steps that we can take to contribute to our own wellness - and this is hard work.

Headaches, stomach aches, and heart palpitations can be symptoms of anxiety or of stress overload. See this page for details about the symptoms of anxiety. The fist step is to visit your medical doctor for a thorough checkup to rule out treatable physical conditions.

You're right on track for the next step, which is to train yourself to recognize when stress is causing physical symptoms. We all have our own early warning signs of stress. You might notice a particular symptom that...

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Question for listeners/readers - have you ever felt the way L.L. described? Do you have any advice for him or her? For those of you who can't stand to be still and need to be busy - how do you unwind? Questions and comments are appreciated. You can send them via the contact form or post your ideas live as a comment.


3. Relaxation and Coping Q&A: Is it a Parent's Job to Worry?

Dear Inner health studio,

How do I stop myself from thinking that if I don't worry and try to relax that I must not be caring enough for my family? I feel like I must have to worry, that's my job as a Mother isn't it? Also, what busy Mom has time to relax anyways? It is more important to take care of my family than it is to worry about myself. Thanks, From the Martyr

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Dear Martyr,

You probably think I'm going to tell you not to worry so much, and list some ways to keep from worrying. But... I'm not. If you believe that your job as a mom is to worry, then perhaps continuing to worry is the best thing to do. You obviously care about your family and worrying is one of the ways you show that caring.

Now, it sounds like the worrying is causing you more distress than you are comfortable with. What I am going to discuss is how to worry in the most productive way possible.

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Questions and comments are appreciated. You can send them via the contact form or post your ideas live as a comment.


New Relaxation Script: Forest Visualization

This forest visualization script will guide you to relax by imagining walking though a calm, quiet, beautiful forest. Imagine the birds singing, the sun filtering through the trees, and a gentle breeze on your skin.

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