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FINDING PEACE in a STRESSFULL WORLD. Created by Vicki Nanos, Student Affairs, Altamonte Springs Campus, 2011. In our life we will experience a variety of stressors. The good news is that we can do something to make our lives peaceful, not stressful. Peace, not stress. health.

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Finding peace in a stressfull world

FINDING PEACE

in a STRESSFULLWORLD

Created by Vicki Nanos, Student Affairs, Altamonte Springs Campus, 2011


Peace not stress

  • In our life we will experience a variety of stressors.

  • The good news is that we can do something to make our lives peaceful, not stressful.

Peace, not stress


Personal stressors

health

PERSONAL STRESSORS

Family

Interpersonal Relationships

Money

Work

Health:

mental/physical

School

Aging parents


Global stressors

earthquakes

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TSUNAMI

WAR

Global Economy

GLOBAL STRESSORS

Middle East


Signs of stress

Headaches

Muscle pain

Back problems

Fatigue

Anxiety

Tension

Anger

Emotional distress

Signs of Stress


Physical symptoms of stress

Physical Symptoms of Stress

● Faster heart beat

● Cool skin

● Increased sweating

● Cold hands and feet

● Feelings of nausea

● Rapid breathing

●“Butterflies in stomach”

● Tense muscles

● Dry mouth


Finding peace in a stressfull world

How can you achieve inner peace in spite of all these stressors?


B egins as a state of mind

INNER PEACE

begins as a state of mind.


Your thoughts actions create your reality

William Glasser, Choice Theory

◊ People CHOOSEeverything

they feel or do.

◊ No other person can make you

miserable or happy.

◊ All we can get from others is

INFORMATION.

◊ You have direct control over

your thoughts and actions.

Your thoughts & actions create your reality.

You can choose to think about your feelings & circumstances in ways that support calmness.


Finding peace in a stressfull world

The average person has 12,000 to 50,000 thoughts per day. If you are a deep thinker, then the average is 60,000 thoughts.*

Meditators call this “monkey mind.”

* Researchers say 80% of thoughts are negative.


Finding inner peace requires that you learn to quiet the mind

Finding inner peace requires that you learn to quiet the mind.


This can be done

This can be done:

Silence and solitude are needed to quiet the mind


W hatever your religious denomination

through PRAYER….

whatever your religious denomination.


T hrough meditation

through meditation


T hrough walking meditation

through walking meditation…

in your neighborhood, in nature or on the beach.

(We suggest you turn off cellphones during your walk.)


T hrough yoga or tai chi

through Yoga or Tai Chi


Listening to soothing instrumental or new age music

listening to soothing instrumental or New Age music


Finding peace in a stressfull world

By chanting a mantra.

A mantra is an energy based sound. It is a Sanskrit word meaning “free from the mind.”

A mantra can be a word/s… “peace,” “love,” “Glory be to God,” “Lord Jesus, have mercy on me” or a sound….”Om,” “Shrim,” “Ram”


T hrough gardening

through gardening…

or sitting quietly with your pets…


Or by relaxing in a bath be careful not to fall asleep

or by relaxing in a bath.(be careful not to fall asleep!)


The key to any of these suggestions is

The key to any of these suggestions is…

To slow down your mind and release the tension in your body.


Gradually build up to 20 minutes or more

Begin by taking just five minutes of alone time to quiet your thoughts….

Gradually build up to 20 minutes or more.


Concentrate on your thumbnail for 2 m inutes

Here is a quick way to quiet your mind….

Concentrate on your thumbnail for 2 minutes.


The benefits of a quiet mind and inner peace

□ Improved concentration

□ Clarity of thinking

□ Improved coping skills

□ Emotional balance

□ Less anxiety

□ Better interpersonal

relationships

□ Improved health

□ Less tension in the body

The benefits of a quiet mind and inner peace!

Remember, the more you practice, the greater the benefits!


Questions

Questions?


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