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Bachmuth Family - NY Times photographFrom a recent NY Times story at http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/12/us/12families.html:

THE WOODLANDS, Tex. — Paul Bachmuth’s 9-year-old daughter, Rebecca, began pulling out strands of her hair over the summer. His older child, Hannah, 12, has become noticeably angrier, more prone to throwing tantrums.

Initially, Mr. Bachmuth, 45, did not think his children were terribly affected when he lost his job nearly a year ago. But now he cannot ignore the mounting evidence.

“I’m starting to think it’s all my fault,” Mr. Bachmuth said.

As the months have worn on, his job search travails have consumed the family, even though the Bachmuths were outwardly holding up on unemployment benefits, their savings and the income from the part-time job held by Mr. Bachmuth’s wife, Amanda. But beneath the surface, they have been a family on the brink. They have watched their children struggle with behavioral issues and a stress-induced disorder. He finally got a job offer last week, but not before the couple began seeing a therapist to save their marriage.

Note that they were doing OK for money. How much better do you think they would have been had they been making use of simple (and free) stress-release techniques to get rid of that unwanted emotional charge eating away at them all?

Don’t wait until such “excess baggage” ruins your life. Do something about it. Right now! Start at one of the entry-level links.

Excerpted from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/03/100323121755.htm:

ScienceDaily (Mar. 23, 2010) — Age and gender play a major role in how people respond to stress, according to a new study on 20-to-64-year-olds. Published in the journal Psychophysiology, the investigation was led by scientists from the Université de Montréal and the Montreal Heart Institute in collaboration with colleagues from the Université du Québec à Montréal and McGill University.

“Our findings suggest that women who are more defensive are at increased cardiovascular risk, whereas low defensiveness appears to damage the health of older men,” says Bianca D’Antono, a professor at the Université de Montréal Department of Psychiatry and a Montreal Heart Institute researcher.

Defensiveness is a trait characterized by avoidance, denial or repression of information perceived as threatening. In women, a strong defensive reaction to judgment from others or a threat to self-esteem will result in high blood pressure and heart rate. Contrarily, older men with low defensive reactions have a higher cardiovascular rates.

Note how the persons undergoing this study responded to the threatening information, by avoidance, denial or repression. None of these methods is healthy. The only sensible way to deal with threatening information — this is threatening information, not threatening sticks or stones or fists or even loud voices — is to work towards calmly accepting it. The fact that men and women responded differently in the study is irrelevant, as they weren’t studying the right thing!

What makes some information hard to accept is the emotional charge associated with it. Rub & Yawn provides several techniques for painlessly discharging this unwanted emotional energy. Once the heavy emotional content has been bled off, then the plain information can easily be accepted for what it is.


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