Join the Counseling Office TOMORROW for a Stress Relief Workshop! With finals quickly approaching, this can be a very stressful time for students. This workshop will teach you how to help reduce the effects of stress and learn techniques that help to achieve a more balanced state. The workshop will take place in Room 215, Tuohy Hall from 11-12pm AND from 2-3pm. Learn how to incorporate breathing and visualization techniques to reduce stress and anxiety. Please take a look at the attached flier for more details. We look forward to seeing you there!
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With finals quickly approaching, this can be a very stressful time for students. To help reduce the effects of stress and learn techniques that help to achieve a more balanced state, The Counseling Office would like to invite you to participate in a Stress Relief Workshop. The workshop will take place in Room 215, Tuohy Hall on Thursday, December 5 from 11-12pm AND from 2-3pm. Learn how to incorporate breathing and visualization techniques to reduce stress and anxiety. Please take a look at the attached flier for more details. We look forward to seeing you there!
Do you find that your mornings are spent feeling rushed, frazzled, and overwhelming? Do you come to work, school or meetings feeling stressed and frustrated? Starting your mornings on the wrong foot can lead to a day filled with feelings of negativity, inability to concentrate and focus on your work, as well as distract you from your priorities of the day. So what can you do to minimize these feelings and begin your mornings with a more refreshed, positive outlook? The answer, experts say, is to develop a scheduled routine to help you organize and prepare for the next day. Developing a morning routine can help you feel more in control, energized and and confident.
Some of the tips that are recommended to achieve this include:
- Figure out how much time you need in the morning to prepare for the day.
- Make a list of everything that you need to get done before you leave the house in the morning.
- Assess the 4 D’s- Delete, Delay, Diminish, & Delegate.
- Determine how long it take you to do things in the morning and time yourself.
Having a plan and routine for yourself the night before and the next morning will help diminish the amount of stress you experience once the alarm goes off. For a complete description of the 4 steps and how to best develop a routine, please click here.
Keep in mind that your goals should be realistic for you and leave you feeling that you are now ready to conquer the day!
Acupressure is a technique that is related to acupuncture without the use of fine needles. The energies of the body are regulated by manipulating points on our body. The effects of acupressure assist with the emotions, relieves tension and aids with physical conditions that we may be ailed with. The points are commonly called “acupuncture points,” “pressure points,” “acupoints” or “acupressure points.”
Acupressure is ancient Chinese technique that involves the use of finger pressure on the specific points along the body to treat ailments. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine the principles of energy flow through 14 meridians of our bodies. Specific conditions are treated by pinpointing the number of points that require targeting. According to Michael Reed Gach, PhD leading expert in Acupressure, “A skilled Acupressurist can integrate many complementary health care methods and therapies into a complete treatment. Examples include therapeutic touch, somatic work, healing imagery, acupressure meridian therapy, five element assessments, pulse reading, Asian bodywork therapy, energy psychology (which involves tapping acupressure points), and acupressure massage therapy techniques.”
Acupressure techniques: Pressing and Reducing Points
According to acupressure techniques, there are two ways that acupressure points are manipulated: pressing and reducing the points. Pressing points for less than half a second can already have a distinguishable effect. So for just trying out a point you could press it only briefly. For a full effect, pressure should be applied for at least half a minute. Optimal time to apply pressure is one to two minutes.
Locating points: “cun”
The “cun” is the standard unit of measurement for the body as used in acupuncture. Every individual body has different dimensions. The “cun” is defined according to the person whose body is to be treated.
1 cun = width of the thumb, in the middle, at the crease
3 cun = combined breadth of the 4 fingers, at the level of the pinky finger’s first joint above the palm of the hand
12 cun = the distance from the elbow crease to the wrist crease.
How to know if Acupressure is working
Acupressure is working if there is a sense what’s happening noted in the face. As per experts in the field of Acupressure, most points in the list on this site have some effect on the face. Many of the points also have some subtle effect on the quality of vision. You may notice clearer vision and see more colors. Meditation is a great way to develop the ability to feel the effects of Acupressure.
To learn more about Acupressure technique, the pricnciples of energy, the points of the body, how to apply pressure to the points of the body, and the benefits of Acupressure please visit: https://www.acupressure.com. Below there is a video library for educating yourself on Acupressure. Go ahead and try…your mind body and soul will love you for it.
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Talking about money is never easy, especially when in a relationship. Different views and opinions on how to utilize the finances can lead to disagreements, arguments and stress within the relationship. Research has found that couples who often fight over money are more likely to get divorced. The article below offers suggestions on how to effectively talk to your partner about money to avoid conflict and encourage effective communication. Click here for more information on these tips.
The healing power of a green garden is appealing to the eyes, the senses, and overall individual well-being. Gardens are serene and known to reduce stress levels. Nature houses incredible restorative abilities for the mind, body, and soul. Consider bringing the outdoors in today with three ideas on how to get started with you very own personal garden. The space utilized will vary according to availability. A garden can be set up in your very own front yard, backyard, patio, apartment, house, or office. The choice is up to you.
Choose your plant: There are many plants that you can choose from. A visit to your local flower shop or nursery is key when starting your garden. The staff can help you with making informed choices in accordance with the living space you will utilize for your garden. There are hard-to-kill plants out there for the challenged green thumb.
Think petite: A nursery or flower shop have many potted plants. The sizes vary from very small to extra-large. Potted plants are beautiful in and around a home or work space/office.
Get Fresh Flowering: Fresh flowers or a fresh flowering plant is just as exquisite and assists in healing and bringing positivity into our being and home or work space.