When Problems Just Go Away

It is shocking when problems “just go away” after practicing a powerful technique. I’m not talking about while feeling good in the midst of using a technique but afterwards. Eye Movement stress clearing comes on fast, very fast (like under a minute). Suddenly a troubling thought,…

The Bell Curve of Stress

Analogies to Know Series – Learn these analogies and you will know a lot about stress and relaxation Shortly after the turn of the 20th century two Harvard professors developed a bell curve that has remained tremendously important in stress research to this day. Their curve…

Peeling the Stress Onion

Analogies to Know Series Stress seems like such a simple thing when we first start. We know that we are stressed and we know the sources of our stress so we start practicing a relaxation technique. With just a little bit of work we feel stress…

Best Time to Work Relaxation Techniques Hard

There are times of particular importance and need when we should work stress techniques hard. Many of these instances will be so charged with energy, mainly negative, it will be a real challenge to do a technique plus handle the situation. This is why we should…

Soaring with Concentration (a.k.a. meditation)

I maintain that it is important to demystify a lot of the ideas around stress-relaxation practices. Scrap away the mystery and we find that we already do many of the essentials of these practices as we go about our daily lives. What we need to do…

Wearable Biofeedback: Spire

This would seem totally incredible if we were in the early years of biofeedback, say the 1960s: consumer focused, affordable, and wearable biofeedback instruments. A dream then, a reality now. In recent years, we have seen the steady growth of such devices. First it started with…

We Need to Leave the Planet

The planet is our: – social self – self-image – self-demands The way we leave is not really by rocket ship; that would be way too fast, but through steady (and hard) work of learning to disengage at will. This work feels less like rocket travel…