Stress Shifter's April Newsletter
Stress Shifter's Newsletter is a free newsletter with the intention to assist people all around the world in transforming their stress. It is our belief with knowledge and practice one is able to transform the mindset that holds stressful feelings and thoughts into a Calm, Powerful, and Healthy Mindset.
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Message from Allen Imbarrato, Creator of Stress Shifter
Shifting the Stress of the Coronavirus to Learn and Grow
Dear Friend of Stress Shifter,
Welcome to our Stress Shifter April Newsletter. With most of us now under a "Stay at Home" order, these are definitely unusual and potentially stressful times. What can we do to remain calm amidst such Chaos and Uncertainty? It is so easy to become anxious, worried, and stressed out when we don't know so many things. We don't know who has this coronavirus; we may not know if we have it; we don't know if when we go to the grocery store if we can catch it; and most of all, we don't know how long this will go on and whether we will be able to survive it physically or economically.
It is easy to feel powerless and out of control as no one really can answer these unknowns with any certainty. So, what can we do to manage our fears of the unknown? For me, it has been an opportunity to spend more time in meditation; to take advantage of this time without all the usual activities that are no longer available. To go inside and get to know ourselves is an opportunity to learn and grow stronger as a person. By becoming more mindful of our body sensations, our emotions, our fears, our thoughts, and our soul, we can discover the depths of our inner being, where we can find peace, joy, love, and strength.
Although these are uncertain, difficult times we can build our connection to our true self, which will diminish our fear and increase our well-being. To tap into the immense inner resources that each of us has, we will find solid ground to rest and relax into. To have a safe place to restore our faith, our energy, and our clarity will give us the resilience to sustain our health as we go through this pandemic.
By doing activities like meditation, yoga, music, or whatever works to keep us calm and relaxed will help relieve the stress on our immune system. We will need to keep our immune system as stress free as we can during this time, in case we need it to fight this virus.
Below you will learn about a simple ABCD method to follow to shift stress in an article by Lindsay Leimbach. Also, be sure to watch the video from a Facebook Live session Lindsay did this week on mindful tips to keep safe and stay healthy. There are many more of these Facebook Live videos by Lindsay on our Facebook Stress Shifter page. Catch the next FaceBook Live on the Stress Shifter FB page this next Wednesday at 11am PDT.
Today, we are announcing the launching of our Stress Shifter YouTube Channel. See below for details about where we have posted a series of 5 short Videos on Facing and Mindfully Responding to the CoronaVirus Pandemic. Please let your friends know about this YouTube Channel if you find these videos helpful and please subscribe to the channel.
Stay safe, and Be strong as we face this dangerous threat together.
The ABCD's of Stress Shifting
by Lindsay Leimbach
The unknown is the new normal. There are two aspects of the unknown that we have to face in the present world. The unknown of the outside and the unknown of our inside. When our mind... Read More.
Announcing the Stress Shifter YouTube Channel
We have produced a series of 5 short videos that are now available to view on our
YouTube Channel "Stress Shifter"
These Videos offer some practical tips on how to more effectively manage the stress of all the unusual circumstances we all find ourselves in, as well as dealing with the dangerous life-threatening coronavirus.
Here are the titles of the videos that you can click on to watch now:
Please Subscribe to the Stress Shifter YouTube Channel
Stress Shifter Skills Online Course
to Learn the Skill of Stress Shifting
This course will teach you the Four Step Stress Shifting Process that you will be able to apply to any Stress producing situation.
In this Stress Shifter Course, you'll learn:
- How to Face your Stress in a safe, curious, and calm manner.
- How to Inquire into the Root causes that trigger your stress.
- How to Design new creative responses that better serve you and everyone around you to replace reactive stress responses.
- How to Flow through life with more ease and less struggle to create more the results you truly desire.
The Stress Shifter Skills Course is now available for you to take at your own pace, on any device. Listen in your car, while walking your dog, or whenever it is convenient for you. By learning the Skill of Stress Shifting, you will have more Energy, Calmness, and Connection to your Creative Power to produce your desired results.
Here is one Student's Reflections on the Value she Received from the Stress Shifter Skills Course
"Thank you so much for all of the hours of dedication and hard work building this course so that you can impart your knowledge and understanding to me. It's made me feel like you have taken my hand and guided me gently though a very difficult time of my life. You have made me realize without judgement how and why I have been thinking, and backed this up with science. You have given me the ideas and techniques to grow and make myself feel better and strong enough to move forward positively. That's truly a gift."
Jo in Spain/UK
Watch Talk on Mindful Tips for Dealing with CoronaVirus
20 Minute Facebook Live on ways to consciously Guard against Getting Infected
For some fun and good tips also checkout Pluto the Dog on her Pluto Living YouTube Channel
Three Students’ Reflections on the Stress Shifter Skills Course
“Stress can be rooted in memories from years ago. These are self-imposed and solvable.”
Wendell in Florida
“Your course is enabling me to make more sense of everything that I have learned so far (in past therapy).”
Jo in Spain
“I had been visualizing two different stressors happenings in my life ...when I became aware that I had been a judger in these situations I felt immediate peace with them.”
Jean in California
It is wonderful to hear all of the great testimonials coming in from Stress Shifter Skills Course students. Real transformation is happening every day.
Some of the feedback has told us that the Skill has helped people transform stress in areas of:
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