Mental & Emotional Health

Stress: Understand Root Causes for a Calmer, Healthier Life

Research has firmly established that stress weakens the immune system. When you are under stress your body produces adrenaline, cortisol and other stress hormones that can impair its ability to fight off disease.

You owe it to yourself to find ways to reduce stress in your life for your own mental, emotional, and physical health.”


All of those little nagging messages about unfinished business in the back of your mind that pop up at inopportune moments when you’re not in a position to act, commitments that you have made and not kept, people that you have yet to forgive, and looming deadlines are all sources of these stressful, nagging messages.

Possibly even more powerful than these are energetic imbalances such as trapped emotions – the remnants of trauma that have become stuck in the body, leading us to unconsciously choose certain feelings, thoughts, and expectations.

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  • Strive for a state of acceptance and understanding of others, despite their negative behavior or difficult nature. If there’s someone who has hurt you or wronged you in some way, and you haven’t forgiven them, your stress level will inevitably be greater than it should. The higher path of the spirit is to be at peace with the universe and with all our fellow beings. None of us are perfect and we all have reasons for acting the way we do. Learn to let things go and be generous and kind.
  • Don’t forget to go easy on yourself too! How many times have you chastised yourself for making a poor decision, lashing out at others, being clumsy, or running late for a meeting? Most mistakes we make won’t affect us in the long run. In fact, by recognizing the value in our own folly, we can learn some of life’s most valuable lessons!
  • Choose Positive Emotions You are the pilot of your own course in life, and you can choose to make intelligent and balanced decisions. When you find yourself automatically being guided toward the emotion of anger, for example, wait a few seconds and ask yourself if it would better serve you to change course. The ability to choose more positive emotions is something all of us have, but it’s like a muscle that needs regular exercise in order to serve us best. When you focus on flexing this muscle, you will learn to become more patient and your emotions will enhance your life instead of controlling it. This can also help you maintain healthy boundaries with yourself and others.
  • Make only the commitments you know you can keep without stressing yourself out. Learn how to say no when you’re uncomfortable. Respect your time, energy, and resources. Take care of your physical needs by getting enough rest and proper fuel.
  • Release Emotional Baggage People can free themselves of a major underlying cause of anxiety, depression, panic attacks, phobias, and other forms of mental illness by learning to release trapped emotions. This can lower your stress level by quickly getting clear to the underlying causes of negative emotional choices and nagging, negative thoughts. For free instructions visit

Removing these underlying causes of stress will also help your physical body to heal and function optimally, providing you with more energy to fulfill your commitments, meet your deadlines, and create a state of acceptance and forgiveness on a daily basis.

Veteran Holistic Physician Dr. Bradley Nelson is one of the world’s foremost experts in the emerging fields of Bioenergetic Medicine and Energy Psychology. He has certified thousands of practitioners worldwide in helping people overcome unresolved anger, depression, anxiety, loneliness, and other negative emotions and their associated physical symptoms. His best-selling book, “The Emotion Code,” provides step-by-step instructions for working with the body’s healing power. Download a free copy of the ebook and the audiobook by visiting Learn more by visiting his online press kit and his public sites, and


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