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Session 12

Session 12: Stress Be Gone Build Your Own Stress Management Toolkit Stressful events are, sadly, unavoidable in our lives. How we react to stressful events is 100% under our control. Yes, it really is. 1.

Self-Talk

In an earlier session we covered the need to elevate ourselves and our health to the greatest extent possible by replacing negative statements with positive ones. Try these out when confronted with an otherwise unplanned stressful situation: ► I am doing the best that I can. ► Out of this situation will come knowledge and ultimately good. ► Life loves me, and I am safe. 2.

Toolkit

Prepare a toolkit of items that you can access and use when you need that extra bit of help in maneuvering through stressful situations. Here are some ideas for your toolkit:

My Toolkit for Comforting and Caring For Me MUSIC One of the most effective, but largely forgotten stress reducers for women is listening to soothing music. Everyone has their own musical preferences. Here are three ideas: ► Griegs Cello sonata, Second movement ► Mozart concerti ► Enya ► Celtic Woman Assemble your music somewhere so that you can easily access it. And then, remember to listen to it when you’re helping yourself get through stressful times. HUMOR Simple, innocent humor can go a long way toward helping us to divert our attention away from a stressful event. Even a small diversion can help the body and mind relax and even regain some of that crucial equilibrium that brings us back to a balanced state. Arm yourself with a book of

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