Girish

I truly believe that there is no use in discussing relaxation if we do not get to the heart of anxiety. For me, my anxiety was based on a lack of trust. Oh, I trusted people but deep down, where no one could see, I did not trust God. The Almighty. My Spiritual Connection. My higher power. I felt he had spent a lot of time messing with my life and was not to be trusted with having highest my possibility in mind. Once I admitted my lack of trust, I searched for a way to create that trust again.

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Getting Rid Of Your Inner Nazi, Part Deux

The purpose of Relaxation Thursdays is to create some healthy habits to keep you calm and relaxed. One of the most insidious habits we have is negative self talk. We create a certain tape in our head that we run on an endless loop. The tape contains such oldies but goodies as, ‘It’s never going to work out’, and who can forget, ‘It’s too good to be true!’ That Inner Nazi has something to say about everything and everyone. The negativity that we generate comes from this very small space in our mind that has convinced us that the most we can hope for in life is to be content for a moment. Anything else is greedy and impossible.

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Getting Rid Of Your Inner Nazi

We have faith in humanity. We believe people would choose to be relaxed rather than anxious, panicked and stressed. Unfortunately, we are not trained to maintain a stress-free life. We are not trained to find the calm in the storm or make choices that would keep our lives on an even keel. These same lessons are being passed to our children and we are continuing the cycle of anxiety in our society.

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Breathing Exercises

The breath is the basis for life. We breathe in life and exhale waste. When we really start focusing on breathing, we realize all the things we do related to the breath and emotions. There is the gasp of surprise. There is the sigh which is a long exhalation. There is the panic hyperventilation. There is the yawn when bored or tired which is a deep inhalation. There is the deep breath when washed over with relief. All of these are based on breathing.

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How To Breathe

CoupleDumb is committed to creating happiness! To that end, we have decided to dedicate every Thursday to being relaxed, calm and stress free. A relaxed couple can focus on their relationship without the added pressure of anxiety. We will stress that one of us is a therapist and has employed these techniques with clients and both of us use these techniques on a daily basis. NOTE: Only a medical professional (preferably a Psychiatrist) can discuss the discontinuation of a medication. We strongly recommend you discuss this with your doctor. CoupleDumb is not anti-meds but we are anti-anxiety.

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