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Gratitude has been getting a lot of press in self-help/development curriculums because it is essential to acknowledge personal gratefuluness in several categories to help up your forgivess quotient and helps transition you into the happiness realm! Try this: Sit back, close your eyes and visualize everything you are grateful for including several of these categories:

  • personal attributes and abilities
  • people in your life
  • material things in your life
  • a lifestyle
  • environment

Let it free flow and then write them down in columns.  Review this whenever you are feeling down, first thing in the morning and before bed.

Gratitude, Forgiveness, Happiness and Stress, Anger, Depression  

Forgiveness of one’s self for wrong doings and poor attitudes is necessary before you can forgive others, as loving oneself must happen before you are able to love others.    Forgiveness of heinous crimes is not possible for most people and not necessary. You do not need to let go of 100% anger/guilt to let go and move on.  Try forgiving a percentage, and “work on it” through EFT,  guided imagery and de-sensitization techniques, hypnosis, life coaching  to get the percentage higher.  It can be helpful in acknowledging that those in question may have been doing the best they knew how or were capable of (due to personal history, mental capacity, mental illness).

Depression is almost always  supressed, repressed, not communicated (or communicated partially) anger, with or without genetic tendencies.Balance and Power - Eileen Lichtenstein - HALF

Anger expressed at over-the-top levels results in socially unacceptable aggressive behavior that steps over physical and/or emotional  boundaries (hitting-pushing-punching-pulling, property damage including throwing things, slamming doors and name calling, cursing-yelling. Health related symptoms of high anger and stress levels include high blood pressure, headaches, racing pulse, difficulty breathing, tight muscles.

Stress levels elevate when feeling out of control or “overwhelmed” and may cause someone to exhibit angrily acting out or be irritable.  The flip side is a depressive episode.

It is important to remember that human beings are not perfect and we all “mess-up” at times.  If you or someone you are close to  experience any of the above on an ongoing basis or regularly, it is time to get help!  Often learning simple coping strategies and techniques as well as how to  communicate effectively is all you need to do- in conjunction with a practitioner you feel comfortable with and can create a trusting relationship with.

I am a certified Anger Management Specialist, EFT Practitioner, Peak Performance Success Coach and (former) biofeedback  practitioner (this training includes relaxation techniques, de-sensitization techniques, guided imagery and self-trance).  I work with individuals and groups  via telephone, skype and face to face in Wantagh, Long Island  and go on site for corporate and organizational trainings.  Currently, a hot topic (unfortunately) is Workplace Bullying.

FREE PHONE CONSULT 516 623 4353   www.balanceandpower.com 

 

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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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ebook-cover-angerForgiveness has been said to be an antidote to anger  in your life because every time you remember the injustice, and you will remember it since forgiving is NOT forgetting, you choose to release the perpetrator from the debt that she/he owes you.  You may read about the Biehl’s amazing journey here:

http://thejourneyofhope.blogspot.ca/2009/03/amy-biehl-and-improbable-tale-of.html

And…The Mayo Clinic Staff reports that researchers are claiming that, in addition to improving your spiritual health, forgiveness may have benefits for your physical health, too.  This is definitely something that warrants our attention!  It is being said that “letting go of grudges and bitterness can make way for compassion, kindness and peace, and that forgiveness can lead to:

  •  Healthier relationships
  • Greater spiritual and psychological well-being
  • Less anxiety, stress and hostility
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Fewer symptoms of depression
  • Lower risk of alcohol and substance abuse”

Well, this helps explain the statement I’ve heard and read again and again that if you experience a high level of gratitude you cannot be depressed.  This makes sense since depression is anger suppressed.  Imagine a line with frustration in the middle.  It can go either way- one end is depression(extremely suppressed anger) and the other is a high anger level – often in an inappropriate, aggressive way.

The University of Maryland School of Medicine  is researching the connection between anger and  “unforgiveness”. Anger is a component of unforgiveness and anger is a health risk.  Then is unforgiveness  a health risk  as well? Included in the research are studies with aids patients.  Knowing more about the nature and course of anger expression in the context of unforgiveness will ultimately help define and clarify this area of research.

Now I’ll share a few important points that can be helpful in letting go of anger- something I’ve learned as an Advanced EFTtapping  (Emotional Freedom Techniques) Certified Practitioner in a training I attended and has been reinforced in my trainings to facilitate Anger Management.

  • As the victim, it’s OK to forgive only a small percent.
  • Perhaps the other’s behavior was impacted by a chemical/emotional imbalance
  • *** The other was doing what he/she knew how to do – perhaps learned – no matter.
  • It’s possible that the action was not meant “personally” – it was simply an “M.O.”
  • It’s impossible to change another person’s way of dealing; only your own.

If you or someone you love gets help with managing anger and/or letting it go as a victim, then stress is automatically addressed and therefore health will improve too!

 Balance & Power, Inc. has been addressing stress and anger management issues for two decades, corporately and  in the educational and private sectors, and is now facilitating Workplace Bullying Prevention trainings.

Download: Workplace Bullying Prevention Programs (pdf)

Bullying in the workplace, the schools and at home has reached epidemic proportions – it is our goal to help eliminate these type of situations. I believe inner strength and being centered are keys to optimal productivity and happiness. I’m a Certified Anger Management Specialist accepted by the US courts, a former Biofeedback Practitioner and faculty member Hofstra University. My office is in Westbury, NY, the telephone, Video Skype or on your site.  

When you’re having difficulties with forgiveness or anger, success and career coaching, anger and stress management strategies, & EFT can turn it around!  I’m a certified Anger Management Specialist-1 Fellow accepted by the courts.

Call me for a complimentary consult: 516 623 4353   http://www.balanceandpower.com/anger.php 

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Stress is cumulative.  Extreme frustration and stress left to fester  can easily lead to inappropriate outbursts of anger violent  or depressive episodes  on the other side of a continuum. When you are feeling stressed, overwhelmed, unappreciated, angry  it’s important to take time out to release, relax and recharge. When you are experiencing difficulty meeting multiple job responsibilities and target dates, juggling personal and business responsibilities and having relationship challenges it’s important to take time throughout each day to recharge.  The suggestions below will have positive effects on your happiness and wellbeing.  

Here are some quick and easy suggestions to reduce stress right now:

Listen to Moving Meditation®

 

Track #2: Rythmic Movement

 

Track #7: Guided Relaxation

Breathe Deeply – Take 3 cleansing breaths by inhaling deeply through the nose, belly rising. Sustain the inhalation, then exhale (through mouth, belly deflating), making the exhalation forceful and sustained, like a sigh. This temporarily changes your physiology and can be the beginning of a sustained relaxation.  

 

Walk – A five-minute walk can begin to shift your mood; walking for a longer time has additional benefits! 

Connect With Nature – A great stress reducer!

Listen to Music – It can definitely be a mood changer!

 
Take a ‘Mini-Vacation’ – Lie down or put your feet up and just be! (Listen to Track #7, above) 

Say No – Don’t overextend yourself! 

 
Take a ‘Joybreak’ – Do something different that you enjoy such as reading a magazine, calling a friend, writing a thank-you note, stepping outdoors! 

Stretch – Yoga or office yoga releases physical tension and clears the mind! (Listen to Track #2, above) 

 

De-Clutter – Decrease ‘visual noise’! 

Allow Time – Performance has variables and interruptions are inevitable! 

Think Positive – Let go of self-sabotaging language and worry!

Smile and Laugh – Proven to ease anxiety and reduce stress! 

Foster Forgiveness of Self and Others – Create inner peace by regularly practicing a loving-kindness meditation. 

Practice Gratitude

 Eileen Lichtenstein, MS. Ed., Peak Performance Success Coach is a Certified  Anger Management Specialist (CAMS), EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) Practitioner  and Author SOAR! with Resilience™ , eBooks and audio program.  Eileen facilitates interactive trainings for anger control/ stress management and to boost confidence, focus, critical thinking and creativity.  She works with individuals via video skype, telephone and in her Long Island, NY office.  Eileen offers a FREE 20 minute consult: eileen@balanceandpower.com    balanceandpower   516 623 4353

 

 

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The following is an excerpt from the “Create Optimal Happiness & Productivity” on-line six week course by Eileen Lichtenstein.

If you would like to take the entire course,  click here               

 

 

  • 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?

 

  • Learn how to get and stay inspired

 

  • Can you imagine being surrounded by positive people and creating optimal relationships?


Welcome to How to Create Optimal Happiness & Productivity – You are about to embark on a transformative journey of self-development that will guide you to amazing levels of happiness and abundance in your life. You will learn about components of happiness and productivity and how to apply it to your own circumstances. You will learn how to implement and adapt the strategies to your own life on an ongoing basis. 

Eileen Lichtenstein is a Peak Performance Success and Certified Career Coach. Her goal is to promote Optimal Wellness and Productivity in your life. Using goal setting, accountablity and stress and time management, she has helped and guided countless individuals and business executives, educators and financial experts – empowering all to achieve their dreams and goals. 

Stress Mangement:
During this course Eileen will take you through her amazing Stress and Time Management techniques so you can learn how to be happier, communicate more effectively and find the balance in your life you are looking for.

Aging is the body’s reaction to environmental and psychological stress. How we deal with stress profoundly affects the way we look and feel. Eileen gives you several very effective techniques to deal with stress in your life.


Effective Time Management:
You will learn to recognize what isn’t working in your life and will be given the tools to assist you in the awareness necessary for your transformation to leading a balanced life. 

Emotional Freedom Technique:
You will learn beginning Emotional Freedom Technique, also known at EFT/ tapping, so you can use your own body’s energies to remove negative emotions. It has been called the modern version of ‘acupuncture without the needles’ and ‘acupressure without pain’.

Cognitive Distortions:
Cognitive distortions are exaggerated and irrational thoughts which can hold us back from our true potential. Eliminating these distortions and negative thoughts can improve mood, reduce stress and discourage such maladies such as depression and anxiety. During this course Eileen will walk you through these Cognitive Distortions so you can maximize your potential.

How To Break The Conflict Cycle:
Eileen will show you how to break the ‘Conflict Cycle’ and how to ‘Access Your Best Communication Style’.

If you are ready to make the 6 week commitment,
you will leave this course with:

  • increased confidence
  • improved self-esteem
  • a healthy and well-adjusted mind and body


Your Business and Your Life:
This course can start turning your ailing business – or life – around.
Even if you’re doing well, this course will propel you to a higher level of success and happiness! Thinking about becoming an entrepreneur? Looking for a career change, a reinvention? 

And if you are simply feeling overwhelmed with life, “sandwich generation” or parenting issues, this program will help get you get unstuck, be fearless and Create Optimal Happiness & Productivity!

 

What You Will Learn: 
  • How to reduce stress

 

  • Personal Goal Setting

 

  • Overcoming Obstacles

 

  • Setting limits

 

  • Relationship building and effective communication

 

  • How to get and stay inspired
What You Will Gain:  

  • Increased Self Confidence

 

  • Peace of Mind

 

  • Balance

 

  • Higher Income Potential

 

  • A Feeling of Well Being and Improved Health

 

  • A Better Understanding of Your True Capabilities


The time is now:
Start taking your personal or professional life to a higher level of success and satisfaction. In this course Eileen takes you through her personal journey of accomplishment while showing how you too can achieve the same peace and balance she has achieved in her own life. 

About Eileen:
I’ve overcome obstacles in areas of my life… After battling colitis for many years, I found a holistic approach to healing myself that worked wonderfully together with my medical care. My participation in modalities incorporating positive thinking, affirmations, relaxation breathing, exercise and stretching were instrumental to my conquering colitis and became part of my Moving Meditation® Fitness audio program.

16 years ago, I was involved in a pedestrian accident in which my right foot was run over by a van, which left me with five breaks in a bone in my foot. During my recovery I was asked by a local physician to help write a curriculum for a new stress-reduction program he was developing. He encouraged me to read John Kabot-Zinn’s Full Catastrophe Living” and Herbert Benson’s “The Relaxation Response”, which turned my negative attitude towards recovery around and were catalysts to my healing and I was able to teach Hatha yoga for this course within a few months.

I was dealing with a severely broken foot, which had huge amounts of tissue damage. During this time of healing, with my prognosis unknown,I decided to become a trained bio-feedback therapist as well as work in that field in order to have career “back-up” because of my unknown prognosis.

The mind-body connection, the autogenic and relaxation training plus counseling techniques contributed significantly to my own healing; a powerful reinforcement of the power of the mind-body connection. I was also greatly impacted during this time by professional training at the Omega Institute with Dr. Kabat-Zinn, who founded the Center for Mindfulness Based Stress-Reduction Programs at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. The training was pivotal in integrating all the work I was doing and clarified my goal to be trained as a professional coach. I then went on to the Corporate Coach University, a branch of Coach U and recognized by the International Coach Federation.

Since then I have been and continue to be inspired by the impact people can have on their lives when they choose to manage and reduce stress. I am honored to be a part of that process in anyway that I can.

This is What People Are Saying About “How to Create Optimal Happiness & Productivity” and Eileen’s coaching:

“Eileen’s interactive program is both enlightening and motivating. Eileen truly partners with you as your Peak Performance Success and Career Coach as she takes you step-by-step through her process of achieving success.”
– Dawn Abraham, Life and Business Coach
http://www.motivationalwhisperers.com

“Anyone who wants to achieve his or her potential will benefit by taking this course. It’s down to earth and will empower you to achieve your dreams.”
– Ted Fattoross, CEO/Founder http://www.joinnetworkplus.com

“Eileen is truly an amazing life coach. She is great to work with. If you are looking to reach goals that you think are almost impossible to attain, whether career or personal, … She will get you there…and quickly!” 
– Susan Brozinsky

“Eileen Lichtenstein’s wealth of experience and knowledge of executive coaching combined with the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) have created a positive life energy within me to help get on the road to achieving my goals and dreams. Thanks Eileen!”
– Dr. Bruce Kesten, Kinesiology Chiropractor

Are you ready for your life to be transformed?
Join Eileen now for this 6 week course and get ready to Create Optimal Happiness & Productivity!

Eileen Lichtenstein, President Balance and Power™ Inc., is a Peak Performance Success Life and Career Coach and the author of “SOAR! with Resilience™: The Interactive Book for Overcoming Obstacles & Achieving Success”

If you would like to take the entire 6 week opnline  course,  click here 

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The Mayo Clinic Staff reports that researchers are claiming that, in addition to improving your spiritual health, forgiveness may have benefits for your physical health, too.  This is definitely something that warrants our attention!  It is being said that “letting go of grudges and bitterness can make way for compassion, kindness and peace, and that forgiveness can lead to:

  •  Healthier relationships
  • Greater spiritual and psychological well-being
  • Less anxiety, stress and hostility
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Fewer symptoms of depression
  • Lower risk of alcohol and substance abuse”

Well, this helps explain the statement I’ve heard and read again and again that if you experience a high level of gratitude you cannot be depressed.  This makes sense since depression is anger suppressed.  Imagine a line with frustration in the middle.  It can go either way- one end is depression(extremely suppressed anger) and the other is a high anger level – often in an inappropriate, aggressive way.

What about “unforgiveness” as a health risk, then?

The University of Maryland School of Medicine  is researching the connection between anger and  “unforgiveness”. Anger is a component of unforgiveness and anger is a health risk.  Then is unforgiveness  a health risk  as well? Included in the research are studies with aids patients.  Knowing more about the nature and course of anger expression in the context of unforgiveness will ultimately help define and clarify this area of research.

Now I’ll share a few important points that can be helpful in letting go of anger- something I’ve learned as an Advanced EFT  (Emotional Freedom Techniques) Certified Practitioner in a training I attended and has been reinforced in trainings to facilitate Anger Management.

  • As the victim, it’s OK to forgive only a small percent.
  • Perhaps the other’s behavior was impacted by a chemical/emotional imbalance
  • *** The other was doing what he/she knew how to do – perhaps learned – no matter.
  • It’s possible that the action was not meant “personally” – it was simply an “M.O.”
  • It’s impossible to change another person’s way of dealing; only your own.

If you or someone you love gets help with managing anger and/or letting it go as a victim, then stress is automatically addressed and therefore health will improve too!

 Balance & Power, Inc. has been addressing stress and anger management issues for two decades, corporately and  in the educational and private sectors, and is now facilitating Workplace Bullying Prevention trainings.

Download: Workplace Bullying Prevention Programs (pdf)

Bullying in the workplace, the schools and at home has reached epidemic proportions – it is our goal to help eliminate these type of situations. Eileen Lichtenstein, CEO, believes inner strength and being centered are keys to optimal productivity and happiness. She is a Certified Anger Management Specialist, accepted by the US courts, a former Biofeedback Practitioner and faculty member at HofstraUniversity.  Her office is in Wantgh, NY, the telephone, Video Skype or on your site.  

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Create an Attitude of Gratitude!

Studies show that expressing gratitude increases positive emotion and decreases depression symptoms.
It’s not possible to be grateful on a consistent basis and to feel depressed.
Does this work for you?

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