Thanks for the ideas and advice. Will def have to give it a try!
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That's great, re: deep breathing. I have taught many "at risk" kids, and h.s. students can be especially challenging. The more wound up they got, the softer I spoke. I worked hard at holding my body in a non challenging manner, loosely. They would often start paralleling my body language and tone of voice. A good teacher will tell you that generally, yelling in creases the stress and noise in a classroom. Speaking softly, so they have to work at hearing you, calms everyone down. Amy
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Fitness Minutes: (186,795) Posts: 45,173 1/26/12 12:36 A
Thanks for the info. I guess I hadn't really considered that some de-stressing activities are contagious and can actually help the situation overall. You did a great job not just coping with stress, but actually reducing it.
I work in a fast paced high stress healthcare environment. Today while dealing with a particularly stressful situation, I reminded myself to breath deeply and exhale slowly, I call this the "smell the roses~blow out the candles" method. I instantly felt myself begin to relax which is great, even more great was the fact that the demented elderly gentleman that I was attempting to assist started mirroring my breathing pattern and the situation was de-esclalated fairly quickly. It was a win-win situation....had to share!
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