Combat Stress With These Top Expert Tips
April marks Stress Awareness Month, so we’ve asked our top holistic experts for their best tips and recommendations to combat stress and live a more healthy life.
Palma Michel, Transformational Coach & Mindfulness Teacher
When difficult emotions surface, instead of distracting yourself, notice where the emotion is located in your body and feel the feeling in the body while saying calming and compassionate words to yourself.
Jane Sorrell, Qualified Emotional Freedom Techniques Practitioner:
My favourite stress relief tip is a 'tapping' exercise which you can do in 2 minutes. Tapping, or Emotional Freedom Techniques affect the body's biochemistry and have been clinically shown to instantly reduce the stress hormone cortisol. Tapping lightly, directly on your collarbone around an inch or two from the hollow of your throat, using either hand (or both) whilst breathing slowly and deeply. This sends signals to the amygdala, the fight-or-flight part of the brain, to calm down and relax. For added impact as you breath out you can imagine you’re releasing stress with each exhale.
Gabriela Peacock, Founder Of GP Nutrition
1. Be mindful of bedtime habits
2. Limit inflammatory foods
By limiting alcohol, you will also see an increase in sleep quality helping to balance cortisol.
Claudia Armani, Health Coach, Founder Of The Healthy Gourmet
Michelle Roques-O'Neil, Spiritual Health & Wellness Expert And Founder Of Therapie
Jenya Di Pierro, Herbal Medicine Practitioner; Founder of Cloud Twelve
One of the best Ayurvedic recipes that helps to reduce inflammation and stress and promote restful sleep is Golden milk with Ashwagandha.
Pippa Campbell, a Functional Nutritionist, Nutrigenomics Practitioner and Weight Loss Expert
1. Say No to stress!
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