Over the years, during her Cranial work Kate Miles has become interested in the mind-body connection as she has frequently found ongoing stresses & underlying traumas have limited recovery in some of her patients. After extensive study, under the umbrella of Stress Consultant, Kate has become committed to teaching people self-help techniques to enable them to take control of their own stress and anxiety and therefore regain control of their own lives.
To this end Kate recommends the following activities and techniques not only at times of stress, but also as a regular daily or at least weekly staple to help promote your mental health and emotional resilience:
Me Time: we all tend to have a long to-do list and so finding time for the ‘have to do’s’ tends to spread into all corners of our lives, so much so that even just considering fitting in the ‘want to do’s’ feels impossible. But if we assessed how much time a day we spent repeating the same old chores or scrolling through social media, watching telly, or even sat in front of the telly whilst scrolling through social media, we would probably be horrified.
So why not cut down on your relentless chores or wasted veg out time and replace it with something far more emotionally nourishing, like; reading a book, taking a luxurious bath, walking in nature or getting back into your creative hobbies, and then consider giving some of the following techniques a try:
Breathing Exercises: our breathing rate is controlled by our anxiety levels, but we can also take control of our own stress symptoms by choosing to alter our breathing rate. There are lots of different techniques that we can use, some far more complicated than others, but as long as you slow down your breathing and pause between the out breath and the in breath you can almost instantly calm down your mind. If you feel light-headed or odd you may be over-breathing so stop the exercise then try again more gently once you return to feeling normal for you.
Journalling: it is important to work through the trials and tribulations of life, and writing it all down is a great way of expressing our inner fears and feelings, that we just might not want to share with anyone out loud. This is most useful if we find a quiet corner we can get settle in to, then with a special pen, if we write whatever flows, whether in the format of a letter to someone we are upset with, a list of concerns or perhaps a record of our goals and aspirations. Either way when we pour out our feelings onto the page it can help us to own them and therefore resolve the negatively resonant and action the positive.
Gratitude: can be hard to dredge up when life comes at us from all directions, but if we can force a shift of perspective on the situation then we can dramatically improve our ability to cope. There is always something to feel grateful for, even when we are at our lowest. As long as you have air in your lungs, there will be something or someone to be happy about, and if we practice the process then we can get better at recognising and appreciating our many blessing, and in time perhaps, even seeing the silver lining in any challenging situation.
Mindfulness Meditation: is a more accessible form of meditation which encourages us to focus on the present moment by directing our attention to what we can sense, rather than allowing our minds to get stuck in the past or race towards what we fear may happen in the future. By heightening our awareness of what we are surrounded by we notice more, we improve our levels of concentration and consequently we enhance our ability to really experience life, rather than missing out, whilst the world passes us by, because we are too absorbed in our own thoughts and concerns.
The beneficial effects of these techniques can be magnified by following a healthy diet and lifestyle, so Kate has set up a Social Media Page and a free private Facebook Group designed to share more information with you on how you promote your health and happiness by supporting your own mental self-care journey:
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The Mind-Body Reset Page: is a free information resource aimed at helping you to take control of your mental health by changing the way you approach stress and by promoting the benefits of a healthier lifestyle, please click below to view.
The Mind-Body Reset Group: This is a free group open to women experiencing stress or stress related health concerns who want to lean more about practicing self-care and how to improve their symptoms naturally. There are regular information posts and videos plus monthly healthy lifestyle challenges and lots of opportunities to engage with Kate and the other like-minded group members. This is a private group so no-one outside can access this content, please click the link and request to join:
The Mind-Body Reset Meditation Market E-Shop:
Reset the Mind – Reset The Body: Over the years Kate Miles has become interested in the effects of the mind on the body as she has frequently found ongoing stresses & underlying traumas have limited recovery in some of her patients. So Talking Therapy and Sanomentology have become a more effective solution in many cases.
Most symptoms start as a consequence of stress or anxiety building up or as a message designed to encourage us to slow down, which may trigger fatigue and inflammation, causing symptoms such as; pain, swelling, restriction and exhaustion as well as persistent mood concerns. These symptoms then promote suffering which creates more stress and perpetuates the cycle.
So whether you have Migraines, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Skin Conditions, Chronic Illnesses, an Auto-Immune Disorder or emotional concerns, such as; Anxiety, Trauma or Depression, there is every chance that this process will get to the root cause of your condition and therefore ease your symptoms.
However, if you are not sure about committing to something so different or you are just not too keen on talking to a therapist at the moment, then listening to guided meditation audios could be a good option going forwards to help you start to make positive change for yourself, just by pressing play as you relax in your favourite quiet corner or as your head hits the pillow at bedtime. If you are interested in viewing the available titles or purchasing any of Kate’s Relaxation and Guided Meditation Audios then please click the following link: the-mind-body-reset.mailchimpsites.com/store/