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This article is adapted from the Nikkei Asian Review and found in NAMA (National Anger Management Association, my certifying organization) Newsletter JUNE 2018 

You may contact me for a complimentary consult: 516 623 4353  www.balanceandpower.com 

Japan programs

TOKYO — Aware that they may become irritated too often amid the demanding duties of work, household chores and child care, a growing number of Japanese women are seeking ways to relax and be more kind by participating in seminars focusing on a serene mind.

At an introductory anger management seminar on a January weekend in Tokyo, participants were reminded that a fit of anger actually does not last very long, and that knowing this goes a long way in suppressing vitriol.

“The peak of anger lasts six seconds at most. So you want to deal [with your anger] after you know you’re past that peak,” Kyoko Mabashi told the participants.

The anger management movement, which started in the U.S. in the 1970s, aims to teach people how to manage anger in a positive way when necessary while suppressing the emotion when there is no need to fume.

The movement has grown quickly in Japan in the past few years. According to the Japan Anger Management Association (Japan Chapter of NAMA), participants in its seminars has totaled over 180,000.

“Biologically speaking, men are more prone to anger, and that’s why anger management seminars are basically for men in the U.S.,” said Shunsuke Ando, head of the association. “But in Japan, many participants are women in their 30s and 40s.” Currently, about 60% of the participants are women, he added.

According to a survey by the Institute of Statistical Mathematics in Tokyo, about 70% of female respondents in their 20s to 40s said they had felt irritated in the past month, far exceeding the ratio for men.

“The Japanese share a very similar set of values, which can be both good and bad. But our values are fast diversifying, including on attitudes toward work,” Ando said. “This has made it more likely for different values to clash, which can lead to anger.”

Thinking about what you are thinking about

Mindfulness seminars are also becoming popular.

“I know I want to be kind to people every day, but I find it hard to do so,” said a 52-year-old female Tokyo resident participating in a mindfulness seminar in the metropolis in late January. “I think my body has become stronger through training, but I think my mind still remains weak.”

Mindfulness uses meditation to help one cultivate the discipline to stop and look at oneself and what is happening around them. At the seminar, Ikuko Yamaguchi, a member of the Japanese Association of Mindfulness, which organized the event, instructed the participants, “Distracting thoughts may pop into your head, but just watch yourself having such thoughts.”

It was 8 p.m., and the room was so quiet that participants’ breathing was audible.

The ratio of men and women taking part in the association’s seminars is about equally split, Yamaguchi said.

“In terms of female participants, we’re seeing a growing number of individuals in their 30s and 40s who have limited time for themselves due to the daily grind of work and child care,” she added.

Mindfulness has recently been in the spotlight after Google introduced an internal training program on it. In Japan, it has grown in popularity quickly as it found its way into corporate training programs and yoga studios.

This article is adapted from the Nikkei Asian Review 

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In today’s busy world it often feels like there is not enough time to accomplish everything we want to. We may find ourselves wishing there were more hours in the day or pleading for just one more day in the week. What if there were a way to create the time we need in our lives to do it all? You can learn how to use mindfulness techniques to change the speed and nature of your thoughts so that you simply get more done in less time. By changing the nature of your relationship with time, you will become more efficient, more creative and more productive.

It is amazing how creative we can be about not getting on with the task at hand. If you ever find yourself doing something other than what you should be working on, almost certainly there is an underlying fear manifesting. Additionally, our minds tend to run a commentary on what is going on around us – sometimes referred to as ‘inner dialogue or chatter’.

Perhaps your intentions-goals are clear or maybe there are too many choices. I can help you (or a group that you form) release your fears, focus and get to it! – with mindfulness meditation and EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques, tapping) via Skype, my Uniondale, NY office or your venue.  Contact me for a FREE consult: 516 623 4353

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Build Confidence, Release Stress, Transform Procrastination, Overcome Fears, Anxiety, Phobias, Cravings

 

PRE Register:     Eileen: 516 6223 4353   www.balanceandpower.com/eft.php   

Weds. July 19, 26  7-8PM  Turn of the Corkscrew
110 N. Park Avenue Rockville Centre, NY (516) 764-6000
www.turnofthecorkscrew.com

Clinical EFT is highly effective in reducing depressive symptoms in a variety of populations and settings. EFT was equal or superior to TAU and other active treatment controls. 

The posttest effect size for EFT (d =1.31) was larger than that measured in meta-analyses of antidepressant drug trials and psychotherapy studies. 
EFT produced large treatment effects whether delivered in group or individual format, and participants maintained their gains over time. 
This meta-analysis extends the existing literature through facilitation of a better understanding of the variability and clinical significance of depression improvement subsequent to EFT treatment.
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 Build Confidence, Release Stress, Transform Procrastination, Overcome Fears, Anxiety, Phobias, Cravings

PRE Register:     Eileen: 516 6223 4353   www.balanceandpower.com/eft.php   

Weds. July 19, 26  7-8PM  Turn of the Corkscrew
110 N. Park Avenue Rockville Centre, NY (516) 764-6000
www.turnofthecorkscrew.com

Clinical EFT is highly effective in reducing depressive symptoms in a variety of populations and settings. EFT was equal or superior to TAU and other active treatment controls. 

The posttest effect size for EFT (d =1.31) was larger than that measured in meta-analyses of antidepressant drug trials and psychotherapy studies. 
EFT produced large treatment effects whether delivered in group or individual format, and participants maintained their gains over time. 
This meta-analysis extends the existing literature through facilitation of a better understanding of the variability and clinical significance of depression improvement subsequent to EFT treatment.
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Yes, research shows it’s possible! with actively choosing new ways to think, new ways to behave, and new environments that best suit your emotional style.   We can change how the brain responds to emotional stimuli with researched strategies that include:

    • Find out what your “hot buttons” are – what triggers your negative emotions.
    • Observe your emotions in the moment, without labeling good or bad.
    • Investigate emotions by asking yourself questions like, “Why do I feel this way?” or “What are my emotions trying to tell me?” Sometimes there is a logic and pattern of our emotions than we can learn from and improve.
    • Practice responding to emotions in new and constructive ways (for example, dancing, writing, or painting).

I work successfully with clients and groups to do this with Peak Performance Success and Life Coaching that may include stress and anger management, guided meditation and the modality EFT – Emotional Freedom Techniques, tapping – that speed up this process!

Need help and guidance? FREE PHONE CONSULT: 516 623 4353  www.balanceandpower.com 

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Mindfulness is about living in the moment and being fully aware of what is going on at all times.  When we “practice” this while mindfully meditating – following the breath and not allowing any thoughts in…letting them float by like clouds on a windy sky…then there is a “spillover effect” into everyday life: being able to be mindful while doing (almost) anything and having clearer focus, greater calm and enhanced creativity-productivity!

It’s easy to forget to live in the moment while keeping the big picture in sight.  It’s helpful to remember that life is transient;  many “unfortunate” or “worrisome”  things are temporary and that the only time that truly exists ever is right now. RIGHT NOW is the ONLY time you can do or change anything in your life. And NOW is the only time you have. There are few of us that live in the present, we are forever anticipating what is to come or remembering what has gone.

I’ve been trained in the practice of mindfulness by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn and co-facilitated  MBSR groups with a local medical doctor.  Mindfulness is in the curriculum for Anger Management, and is highly effective in helping to create good choices in all areas of life and career.  Corporate and organizational seminars and classes onsite are available.

Need help getting started? Contact me for a free consult:516 623 4353 www.balanceandpower.com 

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Your Health Is Your Wealth For Your Business

caregivers Long Island
Taking care of your business but not taking care of your health is a recipe for disaster.

Come to this workshop to learn how your health directly connects to the success and well-being of your business in achieving great outcomes.

You’ll hear from three experts on ways to de-compress and de-stress during the course of your day. Workshop presenters include: Eileen Lichtenstein MS Ed., CEO of Balance and Power Inc., Alice Brickman, Director of the Transcendental Meditation center in Huntington, and Christina Loggia MS Ed., Registered Yoga Teacher and SBDC Business Advisor.

Eileen’s Seminar: Mindfulness in the Workplace, EFT for Best Time, Stress & Communication Practices for Small Business Owners

Workshop Fee: $15 (Please wear comfortable clothing)
When: Tuesday, March 8, 9:00-12:00 – Conference Center near Golf Range

You’ll learn:

  • Effective time strategies and how to better cope with stressors.
  • How to reverse procrastination, eliminate time vampires, prioritize and learn how to best deal with “difficult” people.
  • A guided relaxation sequence and an introduction to the EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique).
  • What Transcendental Meditation is and how it works, the benefits and medical research behind it.
  • How TM is taught and how it differs from other forms of meditation.
  • About the brain and meditation and how TM has impacted the lives of meditators.
  • Yoga exercises to do while you’re sitting for long periods of time to help stretch muscles and alleviate tension.

More Information & Register Here: www.farmingdale.edu

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Stress & Time Strategies to be Your Happiest and Most Productive!
When: March 10, 2016 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Where: Bristal @ Lake Grove
2995 Middle Country Road, Lake Grove, NY 11755
Ph: 631-615-7260

Speaker: Eileen Lichtenstein, MS. Ed. CEO, Balance & Power, Inc.

Explore strategies to reduce stress, release anger, and deal effectively with others. Anger and communication issues are highly affected by stress levels.

    • How to reduce stress
    • Personal goal setting
  •           Overcoming Obstacles

Eileen can help you to provide an understanding of the role stress plays in our lives, including recent studies of the impact of chronic stress on physical, emotional and mental states, and to provide experiences of different relaxation techniques that can be used in the daily lives of the participants.

Find out More Information Here

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