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Stress Affects All Members of the Family

Stress affects all members of the family and it is important to take time out to recharge the batteries.  Emma is suffering through severe anxiety at present and it has been tough on everyone.  The last term of school was far from easy and then of course we had to help her through the demands of Christmas.

I purchased tickets to see Star Wars VII at Imax at the start of January.  It was wonderful just to have a few hours to ourselves as a couple.  It gave us the chance to talk about some strategies that we can use to help Emma.  We could talk about how Grace was travelling.  Plus we had the chance to talk about how we both were handling things.

Taking time out especially during stressful periods is a MUST to reduce the amount of stress levels which will improve everyone’s well being.

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Are You Stressed?

Are you stressed?  Overwhelmed?  Feel like you are treading water.  This is a common feeling for most parents post Christmas.  In Australia we are on school holidays until the end of January and this could also be very trying.  It is also difficult for our children with ASD as they are out of routine.

I have found a really great way for all members of the family to reduce the physical and emotional stress that you might be feeling.  I have been diffusing Bergamot Essential Oil with Lavender Essential Oil on a daily basis and the stress levels in my house has noticeably dropped.  The girls are happily playing with each other (most of the time) and I feel noticeably a lot calmer and not loosing my patience with them.

I can not stress how powerful absolutely pure essential oils can be for everyone.  To having them diffusing in the house throughout the day is a benefit to all members of the family.  It can be daunting at the start but once you see some of the immediate effects that it can have on your entire family you will wonder why you had not tried it sooner.

I am also really aware how important it is to support families using essential oils and I make contact with all my clients on a weekly basis.

If you are feeling really stressed, I would encourage you to try these essential oils out for yourself and be amazed on how affective they can be.

I also encourage you to look at this website and find out about Bergamot and Lavender.  If you would like to know more give me a call on 0409 191 740 (for those in Australia) or email me on info@coachingforlifetimechange.com.au.

How Much Energy Do You Give To Stress?

Have you ever wondered about how much energy do you give to stress?

We all have times throughout our lives that will create stress.  You might have a child with special needs which can be stressful to for parents most of the time.  Transitioning to parenthood can be further stressful as we learn to understand this new member of the family. It is stressful for dads to be the sole income earner and the stress that comes with that new role.  The list is endless.

But have you ever asked yourself “why am I giving this stress so much meaning?”

For example my little girl has severe sensory processing disorder with sensory defensiveness.  My little girl has real norrow amount of food that she will eat.  Lately it has been giving me endless amount of stress and anxiety.  So if I ask myself why am I giving it so much meaning?

I guess the first thought is that I am going to make my girls obese due to all the Biggest Looser Ads.

What does that mean?

I am stressed that she is not getting the right nutrients due to her not eating any vegetables and fruit and she has decided that she would stop drinking the milk that we put her sustogen in.

Why am I giving that so much meaning?

Because people will think I am a bad parent because my child does not eat vegetables or fruit

Why am I giving that such meaning?

Because I am already feeling like a bad parent because I am obese and I am not teaching my child the right thing (I am not considering her world with SPD).

Why am I giving this meaning?

Because I was always taught as a child to eat my fruit and vegetables

Why am I giving this meaning?

Because I am scared she will become sick and then I may loose her.

As you can see I am peeling back the layers to see if it is a realistic thought or unrealistic thought.

I have been doing a food diary for Em and if I kept worrying about the fact she may die I would miss the baby steps that she made today or tasting a sultana or licking the top of the hot cross buns. She lives in a different world and although I may never understand her world, I have to try and understand her world through her eyes.

 

 

 

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