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Stress is cumulative.  Stressful situations that last over a long period of time can create an ongoing low-level stress that puts continual pressure on the nervous system, increasing activity, and can cause the overproduction of hormones. The extra stress hormones over an extended period of time may wear out the body’s reserves, lead to fatigue, depression, a weakened immune system, and a host of serious physical and psychological ailments.

Some signs of stress overload include:

– anxiety or panic attacks
– feelings of constant pressure, hassled and hurried
– irritability and moodiness
– physical symptoms such as stomach problems, headaches, or even chest pain
– allergic reactions, such as eczema or asthma
– problems sleeping
– overindulgence in food, alcohol, smoking, or drugs
– sadness or depression

increased anger and impatience

Stress is often the cause of illness and the deterioration of health. Finding a release valve for your stress can help you stay healthy. According to research, stress, frustration, and unresolved anger can play an important part in throwing the immune system off and allowing pathogens to affect the body.

While it isn’t always possible to remove the external forces causing stress, the ability to effectively deal with stress is a choice. Take time for yourself to cultivate the energy you need to handle your stress more skillfully and effectively.

EFT, Emotional Freedom Technique, is often described as the tapping technique and is a powerful stress reduction tool that is proving to be extremely effective in a wide variety of conditions in which stress can be a causative or aggravating factor.

Research continues to expand its evidence of effectiveness for conditions as anxiety, PTSD, phobias, suppression of cravings and more. EFT is an approach that incorporates multiples aspects of the mind and body through the stimulation of the meridian energy system that has been utilized in Chinese Medicine and acupuncture for thousands of years.
Some of the benefits that EFT deals with include:

Typically, EFT is facilitated with a practitioner for several sessions, while the individual is tapping on their own every day. EFT is especially effective when integrated with Peak Performance Success Coaching.  Clients are successfully guided to release fear and completely reverse phobias and pursue positive action!

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Eileen Lichtenstein, MS. Ed. CEO, Balance & Power, Inc  is a  Peak Performance Success Coach for Your Life & Career and a Certified Anger Management Specialist and EFT Practitioner with an office in Uniondale, NY and Skype.

Complimentary phone consult: 516 623 4353

 

 

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These tips are tried and true! :

1.  Listen to and follow your intuition.

During these trying and difficult times it’s been shown that it’s often necessary to reprioritize to get best outcomes.   Your intuition is most often correct when it comes to your life, work and relationships.  So even if it’s an inkling feeling – a tiny revelation- take a moment to recognize that and then move forward.

2.  Stay within your integrity- no matter what.

No reason or person is important enough to ever stray.  If you have  tried this over the years, whether intentionally or not, then you know it always backfires.

 3.  Love and laugh!

Both are proven stress reducers.  Happiness is contagious – many need more of that now while surrounded by global negativity, difficult times, chaos and immersed in “the new normal”.

 4.  Forgive yourself  for mistakes; let go and move on. 

Self-forgiveness is essential in order to forgive anyone else.  Forgiveness is essential to let go of anger.  Letting go of anger is essential to be happier.  Especially in “the new normal” this is a no-brainer :).

5.  Take time each day  to relax, to dream.

We need our “down” time more than ever now, living in these difficult times.  Honor your method of relaxation and allow dreams to surface.  Be open to learning additional relaxation techniques and give them a try.. whatever works for you whenever you do it is OK as long as it has no negative effects on health or  overlaps with personal or work responsibilities.  If things are unmanageable – get help.

 6.  Be a great listener.

Listening is the most important part of communication.  If you do not understand what is being said, ask. Listen well and your response will  be more on target.

7.  Stay healthy by practicing extreme self-care. (diet, sleep, exercise, relaxation techniques).

Stress takes its toll on health and may exacerbate conditions already in existence.  Therefore we need to be more diligent in this realm in order to   “Thrive Amidst Chaos” (the title of a workshop I co-presented with two colleagues recently).

8.  Stop procrastinating and take action- move forward or drop the project.

We all procrastinate; acknowledgment of being in this mode is the first step in moving forward.  All procrastination is fear based and manifests itself through negative statements such as:

“not the right time now”
“why even bother…can happen (worst case scenario).”
Sometimes the act of “non-doing” is an indication that the idea needs to be tossed.

 What holds us back from accomplishing our goals is fear.

  • Fear of failure
  • Fear of being judged
  • Fear of success
  • Fear of being controlled

These fears are often caused by deeply routed anxieties.  No matter- you can turn it all around with EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques: Meridian Tapping) combined with positive language-visualization reframing and Peak Performance Success Coaching and the intention to do just that!

The following are a few common phrases/excuses people use when they are procrastinating: The task is:
“too boring”
“too time consuming”
“I just don’t feel like it”
“I just don’t want to”.

The Good news is that   EFT ( The Emotional Freedom Technique) is wonderfully successful in reversing procrastination, as usually deeper emotional issues are involved.  It is based on the simple statement that the cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body’s energy system . It involves tapping on meridian points while making statements about the issue.

Knowing that you are afraid will not magically remove fear or change behavior.  You can use The EFT Technique to eradicate the roadblocks of guilt and fear that keep you from moving forward. When you use EFT and stimulate the acupressure points (see chart) the level of serotonin in the brain rises and floods the amygdalia, the section of the brain involved with controlling emotion and fear, and the fear loop is disconnected.  Once the brain stops experiencing fear with the proper EFT tapping, set-up phrase (see below examples) and intuitive NLP language guidance from an experienced EFT Practitioner, which I am, you will find that your thoughts and behaviors transform effortlessly.

9.  Begin each day with a short meditation positive visualizations of successful outcomes of your goals.

Oh! I am so much a believer in this!  Research has shown fantastic results.  It’s all up to you – and your connection to a higher power/the universe.

10.  Believe in yourself and your goals; create affirmations and post them onto mirrors, in an accessible notebook and in the car.

I’ve witnessed amazing escalation in self-esteem, happiness, productivity and success with the implementation of these tips for my clients.

SOAR! with Resilience(R)   is the interactive manual that stands alone and also accompanies customized individual and group coaching and training programs that encompass the material presented in this article.

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Anger is a natural human emotion.  “Is my anger working for me?” is a question you can ask yourself.  When anger is mild and infrequent,  is expressed assertively (directly to the problem person, in a non-accusatory manner) and without aggression, and the individual is able to “let it go” quickly, then anger may serve the role of simply highlighting your annoyance and it can lead to problem resolution.

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However, if your anger is moderate to intense, experienced frequently, endures to the point where you are holding a grudge and are planning to get even, and is expressed in aggressive verbal and physical actions, then there is cause for alarm. You are likely at risk for the negative relationship, health and sometimes legal repercussions related to inappropriate anger expression.  Professional help is indicated.

A by-product of an unacceptably angry person is low self-esteem and often shame.
Anger management programs work to address managing anger as well as building self-confidence.  Recently there have been six large-scale analyses of adult anger management programs that show this!  If you,  a loved one or colleague has a serious anger problem and wishes to gain control over the emotion, I invite you Contact me for a 15-minute consult: 516 623 4353   www.balanceandpower.com 

My sessions are in Uniondale, NY, Skype and on your site.

I am a Certified Anger Management Specialist by NAMA (National Anger Management Association), life-career coach and EFT practitioner.

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Believing in yourself is the most powerful affirmation you can give to yourself!
Having trust in ourselves helps motivate us to take risks and go the extra mile. It is easier to take initiative and action when we feel capable and self-assured.  Self-trust in our actions tends to result in success. Consider having giving yourself a supportive little talk if you feel self-doubt to reinforce your belief in yourself and boost your self-confidence.
When you go above and beyond the norm in some aspect of your life or are allowing those around you to see more of your emotions than you’re used to showing, you may feel that you are taking a risk. Hopefully, those in your sphere are meeting your efforts with more support or trust than you might have expected.  Others may be reacting positively to your actions today or perhaps communicating strong faith in your abilities.  
Trust yourself today when you take risks, and your actions will be self-affirming and create positive results.  I have helped many Peak performance success coaching and  EFT
Need help building confidence and taking action?
call me for free consult 516 623 4353  www.balanceandpower.com 
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It is best to address negative thoughts as they arise, rather than suppressing-repressing (or pushing them down) only to resurface later, often when we least expect it – sometimes in angry inappropriateness.

 On the other hand, if we allow ourselves to be fully human, honoring all the thoughts, feelings, and moods that pass through us on a given day, we create a more conscious relationship with ourselves. Instead of blocking out thoughts and feelings that we label as negative, we can simply observe them and then let them go. They only get stuck when we react to them negatively, pushing them down and out of sight where they get lodged in our unconscious minds.

TRY:

~Develop a practice of following any negative thought with a positive thought. This works well because positive thoughts are many times more powerful than negative thoughts!

~Develop a friendlier attitude toward yourself and trust your inherent goodness.

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Less Stress, Anger, Optimal Happiness & Productivity using EFT and Mindfulness. 

It’s important in this ever changing and fast paced world with extreme negative events taking place on a regular basis to implement strategies that consistently work (research based) keeping us personally centered and focused. We must be able to prioritize, be efficient, communicate well, be compassionate and empathetic to be our most productive, loving selves – no matter what circumstances outside of ourselves may be.

Less stress and anger, optimal productivity and happiness usually go together. Regular use of these two modalities will help to achieve these goals: EFT and Mindfulness. They may be applied wherever you are at home, work, on the street, at the airport.

Anger can be a powerful ally, since it is filled with energy that we can harness and use to create change in the world. It is one of the most cathartic emotions, and it can also be a very effective cleanser of the emotional system. However, when it becomes a habit, it actually loses its power to transform and becomes an obstacle to growth. Identifying the role anger plays in your life and restoring it to its proper function can bring new energy and expansiveness to your emotional life.

Sometimes when we feel anger, to ourselves or others, it is coming from a deep place that demands acknowledgment and expression. At these times, it is important that we find healthy ways to honor our anger, remembering how dangerous it is to repress it. However, anger can also become a habit, our go-to emotion whenever things go wrong. Often this is because, for whatever reason, we feel more comfortable expressing anger than we do other emotions, like sadness. It can also be that getting angry gives us the impression that we’ve done something about our problem. In these cases, our habitual anger is inhibiting both our ability to express our other emotions and to take action in our lives.

If it’s true that anger is functioning this way in your life, the first thing you might want to try is to notice when you get angry. You might begin to see a pattern of some kind. For example, you could notice that it is always your first response or that it comes up a lot in one particular situation. If the pattern doesn’t become clear right away, you could try keeping a journal or log about when you get angry and see if you can find any underlying meaning.

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Want to know more about this and how to have optimal happiness and productivity?

FREE CONSULT: 
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Do you believe you are loveable? 

If you believe you are not loveable, I’m asking you to challenge that belief. Take a moment to identify at least three (or more) lovable traits that you possess, such as being generous, compassionate, friendly, kind, considerate, thoughtful, interesting, funny, etc. Write these down on post-its and place in conspicuous-to-you places.  You may also want to keep a  notepad with them handy.

Many attractive, successful single people have some very negative, limiting beliefs that sabotage finding a soul mate or being in a healthy relationship. The list usually goes something like this:

-I’m too old.
-I’m too fat.
-I’m too damaged.
-I have too much baggage.
-I am too successful.
-I am not successful enough.
-All the good ones are taken.
-Nobody I want, wants me.

There is plenty of evidence that love is available to everyone regardless of age, weight or income or any other feeble excuse. No matter what mistakes you have made in the past, you are still able to wake up every day and be able to start again.

Perhaps you need some help with this as well as being “accountable” to someone other than yourself.  Perhaps you want to add EFT tapping to your self-help “toolkit.

Empowerment Guide

Keep in mind the following strategies to help you stay well and happy:

    • Do things to bring you a sense of fulfillment, joy and purpose, that validate your worth. See your life as your own creation and strive to make it a positive one.
    • Pay close and loving attention to yourself, tuning in to your needs on all levels.
    • Take care of yourself: nourish, support and encourage yourself.
    • Release all negative emotions–resentment, envy, fear, sadness, anger. Express your feelings appropriately; don’t hold onto them.
    • Hold positive images and goals in your mind, pictures of what you really want in your life. When fearful images arise, re-focus on images that evoke feelings of peace and joy.
    • Love yourself and make loving the purpose and primary expression of your life.
    • Create fun, loving, honest relationships that allow for the expression and fulfillment of needs for intimacy and security. Try to heal any wounds in past relationships and with parents.
    • Make a positive contribution to your community, through some form of work or
service that you value and enjoy.
    • Make a commitment to health and well being, and develop a belief in the possibility of total health – physically and emotionally.
    • Accept yourself and everything in your life as an opportunity for growth and learning. Be open to possibilities. Be grateful.
    • When you make mistakes, even “bad” ones, forgive yourself, learn what you can from the experience and move on.
  • Keep a sense of humor.

Balance & Power has a new location!

Proud to announce a new office in Uniondale, NY!

RXR Plaza: 405 RXR Plaza, Uniondale, NY 11556

Driving routes: Meadowbrook Pkway 24 West
Franklin Ave to Hempstead Turnpike East

Public Transport: LIRR to Mineola Station
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Gone are the days of going it alone! Come create referral and collaboration partnerships. Together let’s create a better world.

Business and Personal Development presentations with a facilitated interactive ThinkTank segment for inspiration, motivation and support. Come connect at a deeper level, make friends, find opportunities, share your experience and enjoy like minded people!

When: Wed. March 21, 2018 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Cost: $40.00

Location: One Park Avenue
(Btw 32nd and 33rd Streets), Meeting Room, NYC (Oasis Day Spa) [Gorgeous new location and enhanced format -Previously known as Emma Viglucci’s Successful Connections Networking Lunch]

Less Stress, Optimal Happiness & Productivity using EFT and Mindfulness

  • Release stress and resolve issues!
  • Build confidence!
  • Overcome fears!
  • Tap on your own challenges and the other participants’ for great results!
  • Reduce stress and transform procrastination into action!
  • More about EFT

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WOMEN HELPING WOMEN through supportive networking, professional growth and other opportunities.

INSPIRING each other by working together, to improve and succeed in individual and professional growth. Our meetings include networking, working groups, presentations and shared efforts to improve ourselves professionally and personally.

Dinner, Networking & 7 Strategies for Less Stress & Greater Productivity Presentation
with Eileen Lichtenstein

When: Wed. May 9th, 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Location: Angelina’s Pizzeria & Restaurant
29 Hillside Avenue, Williston Park, NY 11596

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EFT Emotional Freedom Technique Intro Workshop
Hosted by Epione Clinic for Integrated Healing and Balance & Power, Inc.

Weekend training for EFT practitioners:
When: 3 hours Sat and Sun May 19-20th, 9:30am – 1:30pm

Interactive training to learn about EFT(Emotional Freedom Techniques, tapping), experience it and understand patient applications.

EFT, Emotional Freedom Technique, is often described as the tapping technique and is a powerful stress reduction tool that is proving to be extremely effective in a wide variety of conditions in which stress can be a causative or aggravating factor.

This interactive training for healthcare professionals will provide background and understanding of the modality, provide opportunities for personal application and to learn about patient applications. As you may know and most of the medical industry is now discovering, when we have physical problems they are almost always connected with our emotions. Emotional Freedom Technique comes to the rescue and is showing astounding results; in some cases after one or two sessions!

As a Certified level 2 EFT practitioner Eileen Lichtenstein uses amazing techniques in her Private Life Coaching Sessions as well as her Anger Management Seminars and Stress Management Seminars with overwhelming success!

Cost: Eileen Lichtenstein Workshop: $250 for 2 day workshop 5/19 and 5/20

Location: Epione Clinic for Integrated Healing 19 Zillicoa St. Suite 3 West Entrance, Asheville, North Carolina 28801 About Epione Integrated Clinic

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SOAR! with Resilience!

A 4 week Personal Coaching/Mentoring Program with Eileen Lichtenstein, Peak Performance Success Life and Career Coach!

This 4 week coaching/mentoring program will foster:

  • Increased confidence and self-esteem
  • Balance in your life and a healthy and well-adjusted mind and body
  • Success in your career and maximized potential

You will embark on a transformative journey of self-development that will guide you to amazing levels of happiness and abundance in your life.

  • Are you ready for your life to be transformed?
  • Are you ready to reduce stress to optimal levels?
  • Can you imagine being happy most of the time?
  • Are you ready to make some personal shifts and see your career SOAR?
  • How can you become and stay inspired?
  • Can you imagine being surrounded by positive people and creating optimal relationships?
  • Learn more about the program

Weekly individual coaching via telephone or video skype.

When: March 8 – April 6: Dates & time flexible, arranged individually
Cost: $436
SAVE: Sign up before March 7 and receive a special 10% discount: $393

When: April 24 – May 17: Dates & time flexible, arranged individually
Cost: $436
SAVE: Sign up before April 20 and receive a special 10% discount: $393

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New Course at MMU: How To SOAR Your Way To Entrepreneurial Success with Eileen Lichtenstein

Join Eileen’s New Course at Master Mind University!

“It is only through gratitude that life becomes rich.” -Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Learn how to become a better you and Call MMU:
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Department of Education: Master Mind Coaching (MMCO)
Presentation Type: PowerPoint
Duration Time: 2 Weeks (One 60 Minute call Per Week)
Recorded: Yes
Information Delivery: Online Educational Video

Attendee: You are an entrepreneur who wants to learn how to manage and reduce your stress, anxiety and anger symptoms to improve the quality of your relationships and communication, understand communication styles and resolve conflicts effectively, increase self-esteem and self-confidence balance work and homelife and prioritize your thoughts in a positive way.
Location: New York

Eileen’s Instructor Certifications and Degrees: MS Education, Certified Anger Management Specialist and EFT Practitioner

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Parenting Skills Program to Reverse High Stress Parenting

It’s easy for parents to feel overwhelmed, especially in today’s world. This program shares stress and anger management strategies and how to become proficient Active Listeners and Conflict Resolution Practitioners essential in our busy home lives today.

More About Eileen’s Parenting Skills Program

Parenting Skills Series: 4 Hr Group
4hr Feb/March Group: Tuesdays Feb 27 & March 6  Times: 6:30 – 8:30pm

Parenting Skills Series: 2 Hr Groups
Please determine which available group work best for you:

Wednesday April 25  Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm
Wednesday May 16  Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm

Cost: $260 per 4hr Group
Cost: $130 per 2hr Group
Register with Paypal. Credit Cards accepted via telephone.

Location: RXR Plaza: 405 RXR Plaza, Uniondale, NY 11556

    • This course is perfect for parents, teachers, social workers, nurses, doctors, daycare providers and anybody who interacts with children.
    • Skills to Communicate Effectively, End Conflict, and Manage Stress and Anger
  • Eileen Lichtenstein is committed to helping parents enjoy the benefits of positive results.

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Anger Management Group
4 Hrs

(*Accepted by Courts)

4 Hour Anger Management Completion Certificatesaccepted by the courts will be given if requested. Advance Registration only.

More About Eileen’s Anger Management Groups

Anger Management: 4 Hr Groups
Please determine which available 4 hour consecutive grouping works best for you:

4hr Feb/March Group: Saturdays, Feb 24 & March 3  Time: 10am – Noon

4hr March Group: Saturdays, March 24 & Sat March 31 Time: 10am – Noon

4hr April/May Group: Saturdays, April 28 & Sat May 5 Time: 10am – Noon

Cost: $260 per 4hr Group [Small groups, Limited seating ]
Register with Paypal. Credit Cards accepted via telephone.

Location: RXR Plaza: 405 RXR Plaza, Uniondale, NY 11556

  • Enhance all aspects of stress and anger management
  • Communicate more effectively
  • Be happier

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

The best predictor of a positive outcome is your willingness to honestly examine and admit the consequences of your problem and actions and have the intention to change patterns. Your anger and stress impacts your relationships, health, work life and financial situation.

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Eileen is a regular contributor to these publications:

Real Talk Magazine


The Huffington Post


Being resilient in body, mind and spirit is key to being happy and successful in all areas of life.
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Do you believe you are loveable? If you believe you are not loveable, I’m asking you to challenge that belief. Take a moment to identify at least three (or more) lovable traits that you possess, such as being generous, compassionate, friendly, kind, considerate, thoughtful, interesting, funny, etc. Write these down on post-its and place in conspicuous-to-you places.  You may also want to keep a  notepad with them handy.
Many attractive, successful single people have some very negative, limiting beliefs that sabotage finding a soul mate or being in a healthy relationship. The list usually goes something like this:

-I’m too old.
-I’m too fat.
-I’m too damaged.
-I have too much baggage.
-I am too successful.
-I am not successful enough.
-All the good ones are taken.
-Nobody I want, wants me.

There is plenty of evidence that love is available to everyone regardless of age, weight or income or any other feeble excuse.
No matter what mistakes you have made in the past, you are still able to wake up every day and be able to start again.

Perhaps you need some help with this as well as being “accountable” to someone other than yourself.  Perhaps you want to add EFTtapping to your self-help “toolkit.

Call for a consult: 5216 623 4353  www.balanceandpower.com

Empowerment Guide
Keep in mind the following strategies to help you stay well and happy:

• Do things to bring you a sense of fulfillment, joy and purpose, that validate your
worth. See your life as your own creation and strive to make it a positive one.
• Pay close and loving attention to yourself, tuning in to your needs on all levels.
Take care of yourself: nourish, support and encourage yourself.
• Release all negative emotions–resentment, envy, fear, sadness, anger. Express
your feelings appropriately; don’t hold onto them.
• Hold positive images and goals in your mind, pictures of what you really want in
your life. When fearful images arise, re-focus on images that evoke feelings of
peace and joy.
• Love yourself and make loving the purpose and primary expression of your life.
• Create fun, loving, honest relationships that allow for the expression and
fulfillment of needs for intimacy and security. Try to heal any wounds in past
relationships and with parents.
• Make a positive contribution to your community, through some form of work or
service that you value and enjoy.
• Make a commitment to health and well being, and develop a belief in the
possibility of total health – physically and emotionally.
• Accept yourself and everything in your life as an opportunity for growth and
learning. Be open to possibilities. Be grateful.
• When you make mistakes, even “bad” ones, forgive yourself, learn what you can
from the experience and move on.
• Keep a sense of humor.

 

 

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