live-Stress : Manage Stress and Anxiety

The live-Stress program is a program and approach to the management of Stress and Anxiety for better mental health.  This site is administered by D.Perry who is the author of the live-Stress Relaxation CD.  The program will be available on this site.  Also Dean Perry is available on Amazon and iTunes if you search for his relaxation and Positive Memory Building Exercise.

The live-Stress program is mainly a progressive muscle relaxation program that is guided by the author with a relaxing and positive cues and background music.  There is a track on the CD that is called a “positive memory building exercise”.  The exercise is a type of mindfulness session that asks you to recall some positive, stress free and maybe relaxing events or scenes in your life in order to build your own coping and body/mind calming event that you can draw on at any time.  People have found the cd and overall approach to be helpful and effective.

A link to buy the CD is also going to be posted here.  In the meantime you can ask to purchase the CD for $20 US (shipping included) by cantacting dapperry@gmail.com.

 

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Breaking News -The #CNN Effect “Too much of the news?”

With our current world situations being accessible through or phone, laptop, desktop, tablet and television, we are surrounded by news and information 24/7 …. if we choose.  There is certainly a need for most of us to be informed on events – especially those that have a direct impact on our lives.  However, there is a risk of over exposure to a media that has always a way of making us feel that there is “breaking news” that we simply cannot miss.  Sure, there is such great value in journalists who make it their job to have information that is timely and accurate – that what stations like CNN or FOX do best and they do it very well.  However, sometimes it can be a daunting overflow of information that can lead to some anxiety and stress – especially to those who are prone to worrying about world events.  It might be useful to simply turn the news feed “off” sometimes.  It’s also nice to see some of these aforementioned channels offering travel, lifestyle and health shows – maybe they are truly trying to be responsible with their media.

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Spring brings Hope and Some New Strategies

With Spring in the air, it’s a time when most people have had enough of winter and are ready for some new – mainly spring and summer.  The restrictions of the winter months are starting to loosen up.  It’s a time when one can perhaps start to be more active and maybe a bit adventurous with some outings and new challenges.  If walking or running is your thing, it might be helpful to add a mindfulness aspect to it by actually looking around and experiencing the world around you.  This also helps to bring the focus outward rather than inward.  Ironically it “is all about you” but your focus can actually be on the singing of the birds or the rising or setting sun.DSCN1903