I've just launched my inaugural Guided Relaxation CD which is all about letting go stress and becoming more positive. Stress is something which affects us all but it's always up to you how you respond to it. The power is in your hands whether to stay calm or lose your cool. No one can make you FEEL anything by right unless you LET them. I've always felt that inner strength and calm comes from being able to control your own mind, rather than let your mind or unruly thoughts control you. Obviously, it's easier said than done. This is why I meditate. Simple breathing exercises anchor you in the present moment and can really calm you down. Meditation can also slow down your heart rate, just as relaxing music can.
In fact, hospitals round the world have started using music therapy to reduce pain and anxiety in patients. This is why I've recorded my voice over the sound of ocean waves, deeply relaxing music and forest sounds. The music alone is very calming. And the scripts I've written is designed to guide you through visualization exercises that can help you let go of whatever stress or negativity you're carrying around. When you're angry with someone, you're actually suffering too because you're carrying this burden around.
Letting go of things may feel like a weakness but it's actually a strength because being the 'bigger person' or letting go of whatever resentment, tension or anger you have bottled up in your system may not be an easy thing to do. It takes strength to do it but it will free your mind and make you feel so much lighter. Choose to be positive! Make a conscious choice to let go of negativity so that you will become more positive, which is a better, more pleasant space to be in.
Here's a few more samples from my Guided Relaxation CD called "Letting Go with Jojo Struys"
By the way, my CD is currently available in all Starbucks outlets nationwide as well as Macy home furnishing chain 🙂