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Tip 4 – Communicate and Interact with Others

When a major crisis happens (or a sequence of crises), our stress tolerance level depletes from the shock and emotional pain. We become overwhelmed, which inhibits our capacity to cope. Yet, it’s completely understandable why we would feel the way we do. Be encouraged that you can create a psychological turnaround along the way and increase your ability to cope effectively—especially if you work through your challenges with others. One of the most important things you can do is to communicate your feelings to someone, or to a group of people, going through similar experiences. Then engage in caring about them and offering emotional support. This especially helps to reopen the heart, which increases your fortitude and emotional balance. Whether you laugh together or cry together, there is often tremendous beneficial release.

When people gather to support each other, the energy of the collective whole multiplies the benefit to the individual. It’s known that collective energetic cooperation can increase intuitive guidance and effective solutions for problems at hand. When a group of people are “in their hearts,” and not just their minds, the collective support helps to lift their spirits, which in turn releases stress buildup and anxiety overload. When the heart reopens, self-security and confidence can gradually return. Be patient with the process and have compassion. Even small acts of kindness and compassion can make a big difference. This is one of the quickest ways to reestablish your footing and reduce the stress that could otherwise affect your health.

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Deborah Rozman, Ph.D., is President and CEO of the for-profit Quantum Intech Inc (dba HeartMath Inc.) Deborah has been deeply committed to awareness development and personal growth for 40 years. Deborah is co-author with Doc Childre of Transforming Anger, Transforming Stress, Transforming Anxiety, Transforming Depression and Stopping Emotional Eating.

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7:20PM PDT on May 13, 2012

thanks

12:17PM PDT on May 10, 2012

Thanks!

11:07AM PDT on May 9, 2012

If stress would burn calories, I'd be in great shape! ;-)

10:15AM PDT on May 9, 2012

good reminders...related to #1, consuming news here on Care2 permits one to blend good news with the bad and control when we experience it (e.g., timing for when relatively stronger) to minimize impacts...

9:41PM PDT on May 8, 2012

Thanks.

9:40PM PDT on May 8, 2012

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8:40PM PDT on May 8, 2012

Gardening and walking are great ways to get rid of stress!

6:19PM PDT on May 8, 2012

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3:54PM PDT on May 8, 2012

Thanks.

2:58PM PDT on May 8, 2012

Excellent points to keep in mind if you're stressed.

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