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Become More Relaxed In A Day For Dummies®

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Become More Relaxed In A Day For Dummies

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Introduction

For over a decade my work has given me the honour and privilege of helping adults reduce their stress. I’ve been fortunate enough to help thousands of people, through personal consultations, workshops, books, audios and online classes – a truly humbling thought. In that time, one thing has stood out: most people don’t know how to relax. Relaxation is a skill. You may think you relax when you rest on your sofa watching TV, or even when you sleep, but that’s not the deep or nourishing relaxation that is explored in this book.

Relaxation not only prevents disease but also promotes wellbeing. If you’re under the right amount of pressure rather than overly stressed, the more intelligent and creative parts of your brain function effectively. You can process emotions well, thereby improving your relationships. You get fewer mood swings, you see things in a more light-hearted way, and you understand situations from a bigger perspective. You make better decisions and fewer mistakes.

Ultimately, a well-balanced life combines effective, regular relaxation techniques together with a wise attitude to daily living. This wisdom is already within you, and learning to trust your inner intuition allows you to access this wisdom regularly.

If you want to book a telephone consultation, appointment, workshop or offer some feedback, please get in touch with me through – I’d love to hear from you. Thank you!

What You Can Do In A Day

As part of the In A Day For Dummies series, I designed this book to contain about a day’s reading (or a couple of days if you’re taking your time). I focus on some of the key relaxation techniques that can help you to live a more relaxed life – all of which can be easily digested in a day. You should have enough information to be able to feel the difference in your stress levels immediately.

Foolish Assumptions

In writing this book, I made a few assumptions about who you are:

check.png You want more relaxation in your life but don’t know where to start.

check.png You’re willing to try the various relaxation techniques and strategies I suggest a few times, before judging whether they’ll work for you.

check.png You’re willing to set aside some time in your day to practise a relaxation technique.

Beyond those, I’ve not assumed too much, I hope.

Icons Used in This Book

You will see various icons sprinkled through the book to guide you on your way. Icons are a For Dummies way of drawing your attention to important and interesting stuff and things you really need to know not to do.

tip_4c.eps Handy titbits to help you get the best from your relaxation studies. These little ideas summarise key relaxation concepts in bite-size chunks so you can access relaxation that little bit more easily.

remember_4c.eps This is stuff you need to know: whatever else you carry away, note these bits with care.

warning_4c.eps Take careful note of the advice under this icon, and you’ll avoid unnecessary problems.

truestory_leadership.eps These are examples of situations that I’ve encountered that I feel will help you to better understand how the techniques of relaxation can be used in everyday life.

5minuteexercise.eps This is a practical publication. This icon offers you an opportunity to try certain relaxation techniques or strategies. By putting the theory into practice, you can begin to experience a greater sense of wellbeing.

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