How to Beat Holiday Stress!

Do you struggle to relax or quiet your mind?  

Do you know someone who has trouble sleeping?


If you’re anything like me, your mind is going nearly non-stop with to do lists, and other things to remember as well as great ideas and other thoughts.  

Get ready for a more peace holiday on your self care journey this month!

How Busy is Your Mind?

Quiet your mind.

We are officially a few weeks out from one of the busiest times of year. While December brings a lot of excitement, it can also bring up a lot of unresolved emotions, stress and you might end up feeling like a chicken with their head cut off-running around like a crazy person trying to get everything done.

The problem with being so busy is that we rush full force into the new year - and instead of being relaxed we end up exhausted and running on fumes.

Have you worked your mind into a frenzy? Are you struggling to relax? Would you like a more peaceful and relaxing experience this holiday season?

If your mind is too busy it can lead to over thinking and anxiety.  Learning to quiet your mind is an important part of self-care and creating a life with more peace.
Did you know that Chiropractic has been shown to help children experience less anxiety and depression?
How does getting adjusted help you have a calmer mind and decrease stress?
We can answer this question by looking at your parasympathetic nervous system and what it does for you.

Your parasympathetic nervous system is a part of your autonomic nervous system.  Your autonomic nervous system has 2 parts, your sympathetic and your parasympathetic.  These work antagonistically to manage your stress response.  

Your parasympathetic nervous system is the part that decreases stress, increases ease of digestion, triggers deep breathing, lowers anxiety and helps you sleep

The Chiropractic Adjustment helps to activate your parasympathetic nervous system, thus helping you manage your stress and quiet your mind.

When your spine is aligned and your nervous system is functioning properly you have greater potential to create health!  I invite you to come and discover how Chiropractic may be able to help you and your family be healthy.  
I’d love to hear from you!  Please email me your questions, requests or share your story.  You can also follow Gentle Hands Healing Centre on Facebook or share this message with your friends and family!
Until next week,
ps — While you might not be a parent, if you suffer from sleepless nights, let’s have a conversation.  And if you know someone with a sensitive child, please share this message with them!

Try This Peaceful Meditation!

Lay on your back in a comfortable position and begin to breathe slowly and deeply.  

Allow your thoughts to wander (or race) through your head however they do.  Don't judge them.  

Keep breathing.  

Slowly your mind will begin to slow down and relax.  It is in this relaxed state that you can have mental peace and clarity.