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    MARS VENUS "GENDER-INTERACTION" STRESS MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

    Mars Venus Coaching

    Stress management workshop

    Based upon teachings of Dr. John Gray Ph.D

    Over 50 million copies of his books have been sold. His book Men Are from Mars and Women Are from Venus outsold all books other than the Bible. He is considered as one of the top ten most influential authors of the last 25 years. After 25 years of research and teaching he introduced a workshop, through his subsidiary Mars Venus Coaching, that addresses stress management and interpersonal relationships at work and at home.

    In 15 Seconds

    Stress reduction workshop

    Based upon teachings of Manjit Sandhu

    Manjit Sandhu launched the 15 second stress reduction program 30 years ago. (yes, you will be able to relax in as little as 15 seconds). He has a Degree in Engineering and a Post Graduation in Business from two of the top universities in the world. He is one of the only two people alive today in the world, who can teach this 15 second stress reduction program. Thousands of people around the globe have benefited from his material.

  2. Module One

    How men and women handle stress differently and why this can lead to even greater stress for each gender

    In this module we cover the differences in the functioning of male and female brains and how these real biological difference, unless understood properly, can cause immense stress to male and female colleagues or partners. For example, most people are not aware that when stressed one gender wants to be left alone while the other wants to talk. These needs are not just social but actually biological in nature. This module is about one hour in duration. The content of this module is based upon the published works of Dr. Gray in his recent best seller Why Mars and Venus Collide.

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  3. Module Two & Three

    Managing stress at the Workplace

    In this module, we cover on-the-job interpersonal relationship stressor(s) and look at proven methods of minimizing stress at work. This module is about one hour in duration. The content of this module is based upon the published works of Dr. Gray in his best seller Men Are From Mars and Women Are From Venus (this book has outsold all books other than the Bible) and his best seller Mars and Venus in the Workplace.

    Managing stress at home

    Realizing that our performance depends upon how well we get to replenish our energies at home, this module focuses on stressors in personal lives and looks at practical ways to reduce stresses between couples. This module is about one hour in duration. The content of this module is based upon the published works of Dr Gray in his best seller Men Are From Mars and Women Are From Venus (this book outsold all books other than the Bible).

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  4. Module Four

    Could you be causing stress to others?

    This module helps you determine if you are possibly the cause of stress both for people around you and for you yourself. Each participant completes a profile and gets an immediate feedback on their stress matrix. This module takes about 45 minutes and is based upon thirty years of research by the author in this field.

  5. Module Five

    Mental Detoxification using our world-famous 15 second technique

    This is an optional module. In this module we cover several practical techniques (adapted from those taught during our retreats in Tuscany Italy). Time permitting and depending upon the size of the group (and interest level), we also introduce the participants to our extremely popular 15 second  technique.

    We have made this module optional as this is very “Eastern” in approach and covers advanced meditation techniques (you could pay up to $2,000 to $10,000 to learn advanced meditation elsewhere.)

    We respect the fact that not everyone wants to be initiated into meditation, hence we have kept this module optional. If you do however want to participate in this module please wear casual clothes as you can be sweating profusely after doing the 15 second meditation technique.

    Only two people in the world can teach this technique and Manjit Sandhu, your workshop instructor, is one of them.

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Why meditators (people who meditate regularly) have a glowing complexion? Have you ever noticed that people who meditate regularly possess a calm demeanor and glowing complexion? What is it that those people have learned that we have not yet mastered? Why are their faces bright and relaxed while ours are tense and worn? Meditation naturally de-stresses a person. It is widely proven that a person who spends regular time in meditation and other purposeful spiritual activities tends to be less stressed, happier, and more able to cope with all of the demands of life. Many people who suffer from dark circles, wrinkles, stress lines, acne, and other complexion problems are simply too stressed. Lack of sleep, unbalanced emotions, and an over-abundance of work leads to a complexion that is neither healthy nor peaceful.

The art of meditation teaches one to be calm and entirely at peace. It teaches a person to put problems into perspective and stress under control. Meditation allows a person to rest, while properly approaching life’s demands and difficulties. It calms the heart beat, relaxes tension in muscles, and clears the mind of rapidly spinning thought processes.

For some, the meditation process can include movement and exercise such as Yoga or Pilates. This provides a benefit, not only for the mind, but also for the physical being. These calm, quiet movements strengthen and lengthen the body, relax the mind, and balance hormones. Other meditation processes include deep breathing, relaxed postures, or specific thinking practices.

Meditators reap the rewards of comfortable sleep, balanced hormones, controlled stress, purposeful thoughts, proper perspective, and overall bodily health. We see a glowing complexion and a peaceful demeanor, but the person who meditates knows the many other benefits from his daily practices.

Regardless of how a person practices meditation, we are aware that those who take time to slow their thinking, focus on what matters, and relax in the midst of stress will walk away with a glowing face. A person who knows how to meditate knows how to re-charge. It is then not even a question as to why meditators possess a glowing complexion. You can visit our website www.in15seconds.com for additional information.

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Wouldn’t be great to know as much as six months in advance of a potential personal problem? Try this two minute exercise to determine if you are heading towards a collapse in the near future. This exercise has two steps. Please do not proceed to Step 2 till you have completed Step 1.

Step 1:

Take a blank (un ruled) piece of paper and write down a four to eight line paragraph on anything that comes to your mind. Just write quickly without thinking. Please Stop: Do not proceed to Step 2 till you have completed the exercise above.

Step 2:

Look at the slant of your words in the paragraph you penned in step 1. If all the words are slanting in the same direction (all inclined, all reclined or all vertical) you are potentially handling yourself well and are not heading towards a stress related collapse (you may still be stressed but seem to be handling it well).. However, is you see a few words (two or more) inclined in the opposite direction as compared to the flow of the bulk of your writing, watch out, you may be heading towards a stress induced problem. The greater the number of words out of sync the more impending is the potential problem.

The science behind this exercise Graphology is the science of handwriting analysis. StressGraphology TM is a technique developed by me twenty five years ago. This helps people identify traits in handwriting that are indicative of a stress related problem. I have been teaching stress management for almost 30 years and have found no better self analysis tool to predict a possible stress induced problem than your handwriting.

During the process of writing your hand is under the direct control of your brain and any malfunctioning in the brain or mind can be easily pinpointed by the changes in your handwriting.

Change in incline is a sign of internal turmoil and this is the sign that a layperson can easily identify on their own through this two minute test. In addition to this simple exercise there are numerous subtle signs that a trained professional can pick up. I would highly recommend that you review your handwriting sample at least once a month to identify telltale signs of an impending stress related problem.

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Can Meditation replace sleep?

In the last decade, the practice of meditation has moved into the mainstream. With meditation’s growing and more generalized acceptance, there is increasing discussion about the possibility of meditation replacing sleep entirely. To understand fully the relationship between meditation and sleep, we must examine each to determine whether it is possible for meditation to supplant the body’s need for sleep.

Many people mistakenly confuse the rest benefits of meditation with those obtained from sleep. Although complementary, they are vastly different. To understand the synergy between sleeping and meditation we must first understand the differences. Our bodies require sleep for rejuvenation and repair. During sleep, we release hormones that help us grow, form white blood cells, avoid anemia, fight disease, strengthen the immune system, maintain proper body weight, produce skin cells and avoid premature aging. Meditation, from the perspective of a layperson, is simply a period of altered consciousness when the brain slows down to a relaxed state. Using meditation, a sense of peacefulness, deep physical relaxation and mental clarity can be experienced in just a fraction of the amount of time required for a nap. Meditation produces a state of mental bliss and helps the mind relax, leading to the physical benefits associated with reduced stress. However, because a meditative state is a state of “mental wakefulness,” it does not help perform the physical repair and rejuvenation related tasks that happen only when the mind is asleep. Attempting to replace sleep with meditation would eventually lead to memory loss, confusion, high blood pressure, weight gain – even a compromised immune system that leaves one’s body vulnerable to illnesses.

Utilized properly, meditation and sleep will complement each other. If you sleep well you can meditate deeper, and conversely if you meditate regularly, you can sleep much better. Meditation allows the mind and body to experience deeper sleep and receive rest because the mind prepares the body to submerge into a deep sleep without a period of “cooling down.” This helps prevent tossing and turning and increases REM sleep, which is critical to maintaining good health and facilitating the growth and rejuvenation of the physical body.

In a fast-paced society where people search for time short cuts, meditation cannot and should not replace sleep. However, if regularly practiced, meditation will greatly enhance the quality of sleep and decrease the amount of it a body needs. Why Stress Causes You to Gain Weight AND Can You Really Do Anything About It?

I think, we all are aware of the fact that Stress negatively affects weight in a multitude of ways. Today we will cover the effect of stress on weight gain and discuss a few things you can do to control the stress induced weight gain.

For those of you who are scientifically inclined, here are a few facts; When you are under stress, your body uses up more of the hormone cortisol, which is produced by your adrenal glands, than when you are not feeling as much stress. As your cortisol levels deplete, your body feels like it needs more energy. Since energy for your body comes from eating, being negatively stressed (high stress) can cause you to eat more.

If you are in the habit of trying to boost your energy when you are stressed (as most people are), you most likely reach for food items with a high quantity of sugar or that are made primarily of carbohydrates (candy bars, ice cream etc). These foods give you a quick energy boost, but the energy boost is only temporary. What happens as a result of this is a vicious cycle of eating more of the foods that temporarily boost your energy every time that temporary energy boost is no longer felt. Your blood sugar will yo-yo from high to low, and your body will gain weight easily. It is very likely that your body will continue to gain weight if this eating pattern is followed.

Another effect of negative stress on your body is that it depletes the neurotransmitters that make you feel good (and this is very bad). You have probably heard of serotonin. It is a neurotransmitter that helps us not to feel depressed, but its production is dependent on the proper functioning of your adrenal glands.

If they are busy pumping out cortisol because you are under stress, they do not have the ability to make the neurotransmitters that your body needs to function at its best. You will crave the foods you should not have, primarily simple sugars and carbohydrates, as a way of trying to feel good and replacing the chemicals that your body is not making, or is making in insufficient quantities. If that is to happen, you have two choices to prevent gaining weight;

Your first choice: Recognize the fact that you will feel the urge to “binge eat” when stressed and replace the “wrong” foods with healthier foods that are low in sugar and low in calories. Unfortunately this is easier said than done (or you can explore the second choice listed below);

Your second choice: Learn how to “feel-good” all throughout the day and replenish the neurotransmitters that make you feel good and hence reduce the urge to eat unhealthy food. Hmm sounds good ! But how does one do this? Regular practice of meditation is one of the easiest way to achieve this goal. Find a local teacher who can induct you into the art of meditation. Once you start regular practice, you will notice that in a relatively short period of time you will overcome the uncontrolled urge to eat.

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Does Counting Sheep really help us go to sleep? The phrase “counting sheep” in the context of a ritual done before sleep actually has its origins in ancient Britain. Shepherds needed to count their sheep, to make sure each one of the herd was present and accounted for, before the shepherds could bed down for the night. As with expressions of speech that have their beginnings in the remote past, this tallying system has come down to us as an aid to help us sleep.

Does counting sheep help us to go to sleep? Quite a few researchers have their doubts. According to the journal Behavior Research and Therapy, scientists at Oxford University recruited insomniacs and separated them into groups. These groups were monitored as they attempted various mental techniques to put themselves to sleep. On different nights, some groups were instructed to try counting sheep as a distraction from thoughts preventing sleep, and other groups were given no instructions at all.

However, on the nights when all groups were separately instructed to imagine a soothing, more engrossing scene, such as a beach, the subjects fell asleep an average of twenty minutes sooner than they had when they were counting sheep, or concentrating on nothing at all.

Scientists suspect that the mental task of counting sheep is just too boring for our minds to stay fixed on it for long. More complex and pleasant tasks, such as imagining an ocean or forest scene, for example, helps our minds keep focused until they are eventually lulled off to sleep.

With our minds not focused on stressful thoughts, our muscles relax and we breathe more deeply, and sleep naturally happens to us. This is not to say, however, that counting sheep to fall asleep is not a very effective technique for some. People interested in sheep, or who find them extremely cute and soothing, may use the old Cumbrian and Yorkshire sheep-tally system to their advantage. Perhaps it was put best by Chris Idzikowsky at the Edinburgh Sleep Centre: “I’d actually go for controlled breathing as a mechanism, but counting sheep is as good as long as it doesn’t irritate you.

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Coping With Grief – An Alternative Perspective In generations past, many cultures viewed the grieving process as something to be endured in private. In fact, the strength of the bereaved was often measured by how well grieving people hid their sadness and sense of loss. Recent years have seen a shift in perspective, however. Today, grieving people in our society are often encouraged to “let it all out” by displaying their sadness and being free to shed tears when they feel the need. The reason behind this shift is that psychologists, psychiatrists, and clergy have come to the conclusion that bottling up and repressing emotions is not an effective way to deal with them. In fact, doing so can lead to serious difficulties which often do not manifest themselves fully for years.

As a more holistic approach to healing becomes widely accepted, meditation is gaining adherents as another way of helping a person journey through the various stages of grief. Although meditation has various forms and specific methods of practice, it can be defined in general as a discipline in which a person works to get beyond the thinking mind for purposes of relaxation, self-awareness, or a search for the divine. For one who is mourning the loss of a loved one, this practice can provide a sense of balance and inner peace that mere emotional release may not furnish. This tranquility comes, at least in part, from a very quantifiable process that occurs in the physiology of one who meditates. When full relaxation is reached, a person’s brain waves can be categorized almost exclusively in the alpha state, triggering the release of chemicals called endorphins. These not only lead to a feeling of well-being, but also contribute to boosting the ability of the immune system to fight off illness.

Many practitioners of meditation will stress that this discipline involves striving for inner balance and peace in the midst of a chaotic, frenetic, and sometimes anguish-provoking world. Therefore, direct expression of grief through behaviors such as crying would most likely not be discouraged. At the same time, the tempest of emotional release can be assuaged in a positive and healing way through the intentional calming and mental awareness that comes about through meditation. When combined, these ways of handling the loss of a loved one may well bring about the equilibrium the grieving person so desperately seeks.

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There are some sources of stress in our daily lives that we can do little or nothing to change. Traffic will always be snarled to some extent; children and spouses will go on presenting all sorts of challenges. Tasks at work will fluctuate in intensity, sometimes eating up a great deal of physical and psychic energy. There is no reason, however, to resign yourself to a life of tension and discord in the relationships that underlie these variables. You have a great deal more control over the flow of these interactions than you may first realize. In fact, simply by taking up a gentle daily meditation practice, you can change the complexion of many of your relationships, including one that may be sapping your vitality and causing you to feel depressed and discouraged each day you go to work: your connection to your boss. Believe it or not, you can use the daily practice of quieting your mind to bring about palpable, positive changes.

At first, this claim may seem preposterous. How, after all, can meditation turn a grumpy, demanding, unreasonable or unpleasant supervisor into a supportive and understanding person? Do sound vibrations or psychic waves travel through the atmosphere and act as catalysts to bring about a complete metamorphosis in your boss's temperament? In short, not quite, although there are some contemplative traditions that might embrace this idea. Instead, the meditation you practice will foster growth and objectivity in you, not your supervisor. Over time, you will find yourself rising above the anger and irritation, able to walk away from the traps that have ensnared you in the past and caused you to suffer from the toxic effects of the relationship.

There is no great mystery to the art of meditation, but that is not to say that this discipline is easy. Depending on the tradition you choose, there are any number of methods of practice. Ultimately, however, all forms will enable you to focus your attention beyond your daily cares and interactions. Over time, you will feel yourself progressing toward a sense of balance and equilibrium that enables you to be a full participant in the world while not so easily falling victim to old patterns and pitfalls.

Unless you come into a large inheritance or win the lottery, chances are that you will have no choice but to go to work. And, for the foreseeable future at least, your boss will be an inescapable part of your Monday through Friday life. Instead of allowing the distress between you to fester, take matters into your own hands and into your own heart and mind. Find a contemplative path that feels right for you and pursue it with intentionality. You will be amazed at the changes you bring about in yourself, and by so doing you will make the world around you a kinder place.

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Can Meditation replace modern Medication? Interest in mind-body medicine has blossomed in the last decade. Leading hospitals now incorporate holistic medicine, spiritual care programs and meditation into mainstream treatment programs. As we see mind-body medicine crossing this threshhold into routine care, we should inquire into its benefits and limitations, lest expectations of meditation become rooted in hopeful superstition rather than scientific fact.

Over 40 years ago the Beatles intoduced a mystic named Maharishi Mahesh Yogi to the West. The result: a new respect for the healing power of the mind began to grow. The Maharishi encouraged his followers to eschew even allopathic medicine in favor of spending long periods in his signature form of meditation. Modern day followers of the Maharishi's meditation movement continue to reject medication in favor of meditation and an ayurvedic lifestyle. Insiders claim they no longer need asthma medications, anti-depressents and other maintenance drugs. Some make wild claims about their health, resistance to the aging process and longevity.

If only it could be so. Few peer-reviewed studies exist to support those more extreme claims. Indeed, history is littered with yogic mystics, some of whom have meditated for hours each day, who had quite normal lifespans. We are left with the questions: can meditation replace medications? What is an appropriate place for meditation within the continuum of scientifically validated health care?

The answers are simple. The health of the body is dependent on wellness being realized on multiple physical, mental and emotional levels. When we are in a healthy, secure and stable mental and emotional state, our brain operates in a favorable parasympathetic mode. This facilitates healthy hormonal balances, optimal tissue repair, cellular reproduction and other functions essential to a healthy physical being. Conversely, when we are feeling insecure, fearful, or angry, the brain sends the body into a parasympathetic mode in which we experience a concomitant detrimental decrease in metabolic functions of digestion and elimination, inflammation and impaired immunity.

Meditation is an remarkably beneficial tool for taking the mind and body out of the detrimental stress-induced state and placing it in the healing state of sympathetic dominance - the body's natural balance called homeostasis. In this state the body can repair itself, reestablishing hormonal balance and detoxifying as vital organ functions, digestion, and even natural immunity factors within the blood stream begin to surge. In this state, medications have the best chance to work quickly, cleanly and with minimum undesirable side effects.

Today, prescriptions are frequently written for ailments which we know have stress connections -- IBS, depression, insomnia and eating disorders are all examples. Should we not also consider meditation as a supplemental treatment which can reduce health care costs and help avoid the often damaging side effects of more aggressive treatments?

Although meditation should not replace modern medicine, it is a profoundly beneficial adjunct that can significantly increase the effectiveness of standard, Western medical treatments. The Lancet, a respected British medical journal, reported that hypnosis (itself a form of meditation) accelerated post-surgical healing and reduced the need for pain medications. Long time meditators consistently report on the verifiable ways meditation has changed lives and health. With proven stress reduction and mood-elevating benefits, meditation is a logical addition to the wide spectrum of healing options that should be available.

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Can meditation improve your game of golf? Try playing a round with some Buddhist Monks and see

In its purest form, golf can be termed meditation in action. As many who practice it will tell you, regular meditation improves nearly everything in your life. The conclusion many golfers are coming to these days is that meditation and golf can go hand in hand. To the uninitiated, meditation means sitting in a dark room and doing nothing. Actually, meditation done correctly is excellent exercise for the body. When the body learns to relax in a meditative state, the energy in our body flows through us, instead of getting clotted behind tensed muscles.

When the body learns to breathe deeply and regularly, it uses and directs energy in a much more efficient manner. When our mind learns calmness, the body responds in kind, and becomes supple and gains endurance. The increased suppleness that meditation gives the body can aid in your stances. It can help you bend just that millimeter needed to sink your putt or avoid a hazard. Your swings can acquire more grace and power.

There is an old joke where a Buddhist Monk goes to the hot dog vendor and says, “Make me one with everything.” Isn’t this really also what the golfer strives for? Becoming one with the club, moving as one with directed force, to send the ball where they want it to go. Enhanced concentration manifested as observation helps sense the speed and direction of the wind, the height and direction of the grass, in short, anything between you and the hole.

Feeling more at peace, another benefit of meditation, will aid in recognizing the lessons golf teaches us, and to not just obsess about the numbers on a score card. Added serenity and concentration will help to block out any distractions. Some may find themselves not caring about or reacting to their golfing buddies’ clever comments, which for some can improve their game immensely. The fact is, meditation is not a religion; it is a discipline, and a powerful tool that can enhance your inner and outer life and in the process help your game of golf.

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I guarantee you will not benefit from meditation unless you do this one thing Meditation is designed as an overall positive experience that helps boost a person’s well-being. It is an ancient holistic practice that allows one to achieve benefit by reflecting on deep thoughts, past experiences, and future dreams. If these experiences or thoughts are negative, then meditating gives a chance for someone to reflect on past mistakes for the purpose of creating better paths for the future.

However, if you are still creating negative energy in your present, you will not reach your greatest benefits through meditation. Negative energy comes in the form of pessimistic thoughts, uncontrollable emotions, destructive actions, and poor health. A strong negative force will prevent meditators from concentrating fully and creating more positive experiences. Therefore, you will not benefit from meditation unless you also stop creating negative energy.

It is common for tortured souls to go into meditation to start filling in their empty holes. But they would only be digging a ditch if they were to try to meditate while living a life of decadence. Meditation involves an equilibrium where tension is relieved and focus is achieved. So the individual must keep all of his or her emotions and actions in check. The practice is not easy and it would not be any easier if the individual’s emotions lead to a nervous breakdown.

Many meditation practitioners also make the mistaking of continuing to follow a poor diet. Although food is not mental or spiritual, eating will directly affect a person’s moods. People who eat well have increased energy levels so they are more buoyant, active, content, and motivated throughout the day. They also have improved sleep, memory, and concentration. Obviously, smoking is a large hindrance to the meditative requirements of concentration and purification. Similarly, overeating, particularly sugar, produces an overload of resources that throws the body off balance. This is why many practitioners also practice moderation and fasting.

You cannot succeed in meditation by living a highly tense, fiery life of destructive thoughts and emotions. If you do so, you will fail to reach your meditative peak and also fail to realize your fullest potentials. You can visit our website http://www.in15seconds.com for additional information.

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Can Meditation Help You Fall Asleep Quicker? Many people in today's busy and stressful world are affected by insomnia and other sleep disorders. While severe sleep disorders may require a visit to a sleep specialty physician and prescription medication, for less severe cases there are many simple and natural techniques for better sleep you can try on your own. One of the most workable of these techniques is Color Meditation.

A common reason healthy people have trouble falling to sleep is that their mind simply will not "turn off" thinking about the events of this day, tomorrow, or the future. Color Meditation is an excellent way to deal with this problem.

There are many forms of meditation, you will have to experiment a bit to find the one that works for you for issues other than sleep. It is also important for people of faith to realize that while meditation is part of many religions, meditation in and of itself is simply a mental technique and not a form of worship, and the practice of this meditation technique will not conflict with your faith, no matter what it is.

Here are some basic guidelines to practice Color Meditation for better sleep. Prior to going to bed, find a quiet room free of harsh lighting and noise. Next, get into a comfortable sitting position. This can be sitting cross-legged on the floor in a traditional yoga pose, or sitting normally on a comfortable chair or even lying down on your bed can be workable for this form of meditation. (Meditation teachers sometimes caution not to meditate lying down, as it may lead to falling asleep, but since sleep is our goal here, that is perfectly fine!). Place your hands comfortably, either in your lap or by your side. Close your eyes and relax, while breathing deeply and slowly through your nose. As you breathe in, imagine the color of the air being inhaled to be green and it turns to blue as you breathe out. Try to focus only on the colors as you breathe in and out. You will notice that as you perform this Color Meditation exercise, your mind will wander. When the mind wanders just return your focus to the color of the breath and the thoughts will automatically subside. Soon you should be in a relaxed state conducive to deep and restful sleep

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Can Meditation Enhance the Production of Oxytocin Thereby Leading to a Better Relationship Between Men and Women? Since the dawn of the twenty-first century, many scientists have come to a surprising conclusion: Eastern medical practices offer the same, if not more benefits, as western medications. Meditation, a well-known but relatively little understood Eastern practice, has become popular because of its tested ability to increase happiness, reduce blood pressure and reduce stress. Scientists have now begin to explore meditation’s effects on the hormone oxytocin — the “love hormone.” Oxytocin In Brief:

Oxytocin is a neurotransmitter in the brain, secreted from the walnut-sized pituitary gland that is the heart of the body’s endocrine system. For many years, doctors have known of oxytocin’s role in mammalian gestational and birthing periods. The hormone is known to be secreted during childbirth to help expand the cervix and to produce milk for breastfeeding. In recent years, studies have shed more light on a lesser-known effect of the chemical: its affect on human relationships. How It’s Produced:

Scientists have long known oxytocin is secreted from the pituitary gland during the times of childbirth or breastfeeding. However, tests have shown the chemical is also produced during affectionate or intimate contact between people. Although the exact mechanism for the chemical’s production is still clouded, it is clear that when two attracted people touch, hug, or kiss, oxytocin is produced. The result is an enhanced desire to be held or be close to another.

What Depletes Oxytocin:

Oxytocin at its core lasts for only a fleeting period of time: around five to ten minutes at the maximum. This is because, like many endorphin-based hormones, oxytocin is produced to offer a small period of happiness or pleasure. Our bodies are built to self-regulate so that we do not acclimate to the endorphin rush. Thus, it works when it’s needed, but only when it’s needed. Unfortunately, if a person suffers from severe stress or anxiety, the body also produces chemicals — such as cortisol — which effectively block oxytocin’s effects. Where oxytocin produces positive feelings, the negative feelings generated from cortisol and similar hormones simply outweigh the oxytocin.

Oxytocin’s Effect on Relationships:

With new studies claiming oxytocin is an important hormone in human bonding, scientists have begun to evaluate its real effect on males and females in relationships. It appears that touching and gazing are the most basic acts that can produce oxytocin. While the trigger is not fully understood yet, the sensations produced by these actions cause the brain to begin producing oxytocin, which manifests as signficant or extreme longing in men, and a feeling of security and safety in women. Ultimately, as two individuals become more intimate, kissing and hugging, their brains produce more oxytocin. In turn, this causes them to crave greater physical contact. The hormone is an essential and valuable part of any emotional/physical relationship between human beings. Meditation’s Role in Oxytocin Production:

Meditation can increase oxytocin’s effect on the body and greatly enhance the chemical’s beneficial effects. The mechanism for this is well-understood: meditation reduces catalysts that produce cortisol, the “stresser” hormone. Meditation reduces anxiety, fear, stress, shyness and other negative emotions associated with cortisol production. In a double benefit, meditation reduces the causes of cortisol while increasing the frequency of oxytocin. Without cortisol, oxytocin is free to provide its maximum benefit to the body. It will not only have a much more potent effect but also a more frequent appearance. In women, meditation greatly enhances the production of ocytocin. In men, meditation increases testosterone production as well, creating an optimal balance that results in a companion who is both sensitive and manly, a trait women love.

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What is the Best Time to Meditate During the Day? Meditation is a fantastic way to relax, rejuvenate, and keep balanced, both spiritually and emotionally. When to meditate is a personal decision, and sometimes as important as the decision to meditate in the first place. When it comes to finding the best time for meditation you must first examine your daily schedule, then choose a time and place that allows for sustained and uninterrupted silence. Meditation thrives on the body's ability to maintain a constant level of serenity.

Before you choose a meditation schedule, it is essential you find a tranquil environment. Some people choose to meditate in a sun room, a patio or a bedroom. Others prefer the outdoors. Whichever location you choose, you will see the best results if you are comfortable and consistent. You may wish to add essential oils with calm scents (such as lavender or chamomile) or energizing scents (such as lemongrass or ginger) to further aid in relaxation or renewal.

Some people choose to meditate when they first arise. The advantage to an early morning meditation is that the chaos of the day has yet to commence. Other family members are usually still resting, the streets are not packed with noisy traffic and the newly risen sun can help to provide a feeling of peace and tranquility. When meditating in the morning, consider choosing an energizing aroma which will help prepare you spiritually for the coming day. Eating a light breakfast will help avoid the distractions caused by hunger. Meditating in the afternoon also has distinct benefits. During the day, a peaceful break helps to maintain energy and focus, and can provide the necessary push to finish daily tasks.

Evening or late night meditation, immediately before bed, can also be ideal. Meditating late can help you unwind from the stresses of day and prepare you for a sound, peaceful and energizing sleep. However, before meditating at night, be certain you do not have a full stomach. The digestive system (like all other parts of the body) tends to slow during sustained meditation. In turn, this can cause an upset stomach and defeat the purpose of meditation. Similarly, avoid meditating when overly tired or after using alcohol. Meditating when you are very tired can cause a you to fall asleep unintentionally, before a full meditation period has been achieved. Alcohol use dulls brain function; a person should aim to be completely lucid to achieve maximum relaxation and balance. There is no "best" time to meditate -- when is "best" is entirely dependent on the person. Try different times so that you can find the best fit for your schedule and personality. Remember that meditation should provide you with peace, renewal and balance. As long as you find these are achieved, the time of day is of minor importance.

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I guarantee you cannot give up smoking.. unless you do this first …. You cannot give up smoking unless you reduce your stress level first. Here is why: Smokers have found a way to reduce the feeling of stress that they experience on a daily basis and that way is through the calming effects of nicotine. If you smoke, lighting up is a natural first response to any stressor that you encounter throughout the day. The effects of nicotine are not psychological, they are physical. Therefore, no matter how often you are told that quitting is simply mind over matter, unless you make lifestyle changes to reduce the stressors that give you the urge to light up, the likelihood that your efforts to stop smoking will be successful are slim.

Stress causes negative physical reactions in the body. Thus, a drug such as nicotine that counteracts those reactions can become highly addictive. When faced with stressors, people often experience tightening of the muscles, a speeding heart rate, increased blood pressure, headache, and other adverse reactions. Conversely, when people smoke a cigarette, the nicotine depresses the nervous system. It causes the heart rate to slow, muscles to relax, and the wrinkles in the forehead to disappear. The stress/smoking combination can easily become a vicious cycle. Thus, anyone who wants to successfully quit smoking must learn how to reduce their stress levels. If one’s job causes them stress, quitting and becoming unemployed may not be a wise alternative. Eliminating stress altogether is just not realistic. Still, if smokers take steps to manage and deal with unavoidable stressors that they encounter throughout the day, they will have fewer reasons to light a cigarette.

A good stress management counselor can help smokers deal with both internal and external stressors that may prompt them to smoke. Uncovering and dealing with deep stress-related issues may be difficult at first, however, if you want to eliminate your nicotine dependency, it will go a long way toward helping you live a cigarette-free life. You can visit our website www.in15seconds.com for additional information.

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Can Meditation help a salesperson close more business?

Practitioners of meditation have proclaimed its benefits for centuries. Indeed, people all over the world successfully use this form of intentional contemplation on a daily basis to relax, to lower their stress, and even to enrich their inner lives. For many, particularly people engaged in the sales profession, the ongoing practice of meditation also results in unexpected benefits, including an enhanced ability to interact with and persuade customers.

To understand how the seemingly inward-looking practice of meditation can influence external factors such as business dealings, it helps if you have a sense of what meditation is and how it works. This intentional activity has many forms, some overtly spiritual, others resolutely secular, and still more falling somewhere in between. Although their mindsets may all differ, however, it is safe to say that they share the same goal: to help a person achieve inner balance or illumination. Practitioners do this through the use of physical and mental relaxation techniques ranging from absolute stillness to proscribed movements, total silence to chanted words or phrases. Regardless of the vehicles they use, however, proponents of meditation all endorse it as an amazingly effective tool to lower stress and restore physical, mental and emotional equilibrium.

Imagine a salesperson who is, so to speak, at the end of her rope. Intensely worried about her ability to close an important deal, she has not slept well for days. Her heart is racing, her thoughts are scattered, and scenarios of doom haunt her. When the time comes for the big meeting, her tension is palpable to everyone in the room. The customer cannot help but notice her anxiety and figure it into the equation of whether to sign on the dotted line.

What if this same salesperson were an ongoing practitioner of meditation? She would have a consistent regimen of physical and mental relaxation that would help her to clear the toxic and unproductive thoughts away, opening the door to a calmer and clearer outlook. With panic banished and her goals visible, she would have the wherewithal to prepare for her meeting, both externally and emotionally. Without a doubt, the woman who greeted the customer for that all-important meeting would project an air of confidence and self-possession, both about her abilities and the presentation she was about to make. Her inner balance, cemented strongly into a foundation of calm and well-being brought about through meditation, would remain throughout the meeting. For her, questions and objections would not be perceived as challenges; instead, they would become opportunities for explanation and illumination. If you were a client, would you have more confidence in the stressed-out salesperson or the calm and knowledgeable one? In order to establish and maintain rapport with customers, it is vital that a salesperson understand his or her materials and how they can benefit the client. Yet, this is only part of what separates a mediocre seller from an excellent one. Customers “click” with sellers who project a genuine air of calm and confidence, with a minimum of anxiety or urgency. While meditation will not provide the “nuts and bolts” understanding of the products or services you are selling, it can furnish the underpinnings that will allow you to let your knowledge come through for all to see.

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