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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in a STRESSFULLWORLD
Created by Vicki Nanos, Student Affairs, Altamonte Springs Campus, 2011
Global EconomyGLOBAL STRESSORS
Emotional distressSigns 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
How can you achieve inner peace in spite of all these stressors?
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
◊ 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.
Meditators call this “monkey mind.”
* Researchers say 80% of thoughts are negative.
Silence and solitude are needed to quiet the mind
through PRAYER….whatever your religious denomination.
in your neighborhood, in nature or on the beach.
(We suggest you turn off cellphones during your walk.)
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”
or sitting quietly with your pets…
To slow down your mind and release the tension in your body.
Begin by taking just five minutes of alone time to quiet your thoughts….Gradually build up to 20 minutes or more.
Here is a quick way to quiet your mind…. your thoughts….Concentrate on your thumbnail for 2 minutes.
□ Improved concentration your thoughts….
□ Clarity of thinking
□ Improved coping skills
□ Emotional balance
□ Less anxiety
□ Better interpersonal
□ Improved health
□ Less tension in the bodyThe benefits of a quiet mind and inner peace!
Remember, the more you practice, the greater the benefits!