Getting Off the Elevator of Distress

Absorbed in the stress of life, do you step mindlessly in the confines of an emotional elevator and, before you know it, feel your emotional buttons pressed, triggering a ride toward your emotional basement? Mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) proposes that you examine the emotional buttons taking you down. It is important to look at the unconscious thoughts that lead you to step into the elevator initially, as it may help you to avoid those lower levels altogether. MBSR encourages concentration on breath, as a means of being present and self-attuned. Also, learn to identify how and where in you body tension is concentrated to maintain better emotional health.

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