Mind-Body Exercises For Stress Hardiness Optimization: For Military Personnel, Early Responders & Others Engaged In Intense Work Situations
This research-proven collection of mind body exercises offers quick, effective relaxation techniques for stress in first responders, soldiers or anyone engaged in dangerous or traumatizing work. The program comes in MP3 audio download and CD format. Repeated listening to these relaxation techniques for stress teaches self-regulation and self-calming skills to police, EMT’s, firefighters, soldiers, emergency room personnel and journalists, reminding them how to remain relaxed under pressure and deliver peak, focused performance during difficult and even chaotic situations.
Also designed to stabilize the wide biochemical swings produced in the aftermath of acutely stressful events, these stress management relaxation techniques reduce the likelihood of posttraumatic stress developing, by helping mind and body return to healthy homeostasis. These natural, holistic mind body exercises can also reduce or eliminate the need for medication for managing insomnia, anxiety or depression.
The stress relaxation techniques on this audio program include 3 brief guided meditation exercises to quickly induce relaxation: breath work, key word repetition and body scanning; and 2 powerful, proven guided imagery exercises, one for deep relaxation and one for restful sleep. Guided imagery is a complementary, mind-body training tool that consists of calming words and images, set to soothing music, to achieve specific healing, wellness or performance goals. Repeated listening once or twice a day for 2-3 weeks ensures maximum impact. Here's the track list:
- Introduction (1:50)
- Conscious Breathing (8:39)
- Word & Phrase Repitition (8:53)
- Progressive Body Scanning (9:37)
- Deep Relaxation (18:13)
- Restful Sleep (26:18)
Each track was written and narrated by noted relaxation and holistic health expert Belleruth Naparstek, scored to the calming music of Steven Mark Kohn, and produced by the Cleveland Orchestra’s audio recording engineer, Bruce Gigax. Listening to any combination of these relaxation exercises for a half hour a day, 5 days a week, for 6 weeks has been shown to significantly alleviate combat stress and re-entry stress in active duty military and veterans.
Optimal listening times are upon waking up or falling asleep, but any available time is a good time. Additionally, consider uploading these tracks to your phone or audio device, to have handy to use any time during the day as needed. These same tracks are available as the Self-Mastery recording, but with a customized, military-friendly introduction for Soldiers and military personnel.
Try a sample and see for yourself why these tried and true first responder stress relaxation exercises are such a strong word-of-mouth favorite, used by the NYPD, construction workers and NYFD after 9/11, and by the U.S. military and veterans. This program is a compilation. (73 min.)
Item Number: 21507150
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Belleruth Naparstek AM, ACSW, is a clinical social worker, author, and creator of a large library of guided imagery programs that target specific health and mental health challenges. She is known for introducing guided meditation to mainstream health systems and co-founded Health Journeys with George Klein in 1991