Stressed out? You're not alone
Do you feel stressed out?
Excessive stress can wear you down, destroy your energy and enthusiasm and cause your health to suffer, in the short and long term.
The good news is stress is natural and it’s our body’s way of reacting to incoming threats and demands. Demands from your boss, your spouse and your kids can contribute to stress. Normal levels of stress motivate us to get things done.
However when your stress becomes too much, you can start to feel overwhelmed. Even in the short term, this can be bad for you.
You’re not alone. 2.4 million Australians admit feeling high levels of stress.
Stress relief with Reiki
Feeling stressed out lately? Life can be demanding as we deal with a multitude of stressors, such as a challenging job, parenting children, caring for aging parents, and/or coping with an illness.
The effects of stress can manifest as muscle tension in the neck, shoulders or back; headaches; stomach upset; sleepless nights; poor concentration; and excessive feelings of worry or anxiety.
Reiki is an energy-based healing practice that can lessen the impact of stress by supporting the body’s natural ability to heal itself. It can be helpful in dealing with:
- Acute and chronic pain or discomfort
- Pre-surgical preparation
- Post-operative recovery
- Healing of wounds and injuries
- Effects of serious illnesses
- Feelings of stress, anxiety and worry
- Sleep issues
One of the primary benefits of a Reiki session is relaxation. When we relax, our muscles become less tense, and our blood pressure, heart and respiratory rate become lower. This response is the opposite of the “fight or flight” stress response. Instead, Reiki works to help you achieve a deep state of mental and physiological rest.
After a Reiki session, people often report less pain, better mental clarity, feelings of calm, and a generalised sense of well-being. Sounds nice, doesn’t it?
Can crystals help with stress?
When we come into contact with something that has a similar vibration to us but a higher frequency, it helps to take our own frequency higher – we realign with the frequency of the crystal, when we are vibrating at a higher frequency, we feel in better health, we have more energy and we experience more flow in life.
Which crystal would help support me in times of stress?
Tuning into the healing and supporting energies of crystals is a beautiful addition to support your self-care practices especially when stress is effecting your well being.
Amethyst -Amethyst crystal healing properties are connected to your headspace, and work to sooth your mind of any worries, stress, or tension. This stone helps to remove any mental distractions or clutter so you can clear your head and find some room to breath. From a clear and calm state of being, you will be better able to find peace of mind and settle down from a chaotic or frenzied state.
Flourite -Absorbs and neutralises negative energy and stress. An excellent learning aid, Fluorite increases our powers of concentration, self-confidence and helps us in decision-making. It encourages positivity, balances the energies, and improves balance and coordination, both physically and mentally.
Blue lace agate -Will boost your ability to communicate, especially the thoughts and feelings that you receive from your higher self. This is a soothing and nurturing stone, that will bring you calmness and peace of mind, and it is an excellent emotional healing stone, with strong metaphysical properties.