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Session 11: Stress Be Gone Self Talk As we speak and as we think, we are constantly making statements about our lives. ► This weather is disgusting. ► I am ugly. ► My job is killing me. These statements, or affirmations, are declarations about what is true in your life, and shift your consciousness to focus upon these realities. This focus, whether consciously or unconsciously, impacts how we feel…. and it impacts the state of our health and well-being. It’s difficult to understand and believe this until you seriously try to remove all negative statements from your thoughts and your speech, and replace them with positive affirmations. ► It’s raining! How lovely for all of the plants and flowers. ► I am a beautiful human being ► I learn so many different things at my job. Think of positive affirmations that you can say and think. Write them down, repeat them often, put them on notes and display them throughout your home. Right now, clear your mind, close your eyes, and say the following affirmation either out loud or to yourself. Repeat it a few times. Each time you say it, pause for several seconds afterward and really let it sink in. Notice how you feel as this new and positive statement permeates throughout your being. ► My body and my mind are in perfect health. ► I am safe. In a group setting, allow each person to share a positive affirmation. After she shares it, each group member “tries it out” on herself. Allow some time (~15 seconds) for the group to say it to themselves or out loud and then allow it to sink in….. see if any of the group’s affirmations resonate with you. Over the next few weeks, be particularly watchful of your use of negative statements in your life. Be prepared to replace them with positive thoughts. A positive outlook is less stressful upon your mind and your body, and only good things can come from that.

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