Calming oneself down is an important skill in stress management and anger management. The body when angered or stressed produces hormones in the body to prepare it for fight or flight. When prolonged, or unnecessary over long period of times, this can harm the body. It is important and critical to be able to calm the body.
The article, “How to Calm Down: Ways to Relax Your Body and Mind” by Heather Jones takes a closer look at how to calm the body down through a variety of practices and methods. She states,
“Stress can cause muscles to tighten, sometimes leading to discomfort or pain. These tense muscles then tell the body that it’s stressed, creating a cycle. Muscle relaxation can stop this cyclical response by relieving muscle tension and overall anxiety. It may even help you to fall asleep more easily.Progressive muscle relaxation is a technique used for this purpose. To do progressive muscle relaxation:”
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Please also review AIHCP’s Stress Management Consulting Program and see if it meets your academic and professional needs and goals. The program is online and independent study and open to qualified professionals seeking a four year certification in Stress Management.