Rub and Yawn

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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.

Rub & Yawn has its own tried and tested techniques. It seems to work on a wide variety of people and case types, provided they follow the instructions. :).

Deciding it couldn’t possibly work (without trying it) because it doesn’t agree with some theory is short-sighted. It was developed empirically by observing some natural phenomena and trying out different things. It wasn’t developed to accord with pre-existing theory.

It is new. It is 21st century tech.

Don’t confuse Rub & Yawn with other procedures.

Parallel the mind — work with the topic that your attention is naturally being drawn to. Don’t address something merely because it is the next on the list or someone said you should. If it is pressed up against your nose as the thing to address, do it!

Some aspect of the overall topic will appear as most important. Address that exact aspect with Rub & Yawn. It should be intense. As you discharge it, it will become less important and some other aspect will appear as most important. Address both aspects if you can, but soon the old one will be hard to concentrate on. So address the new aspect fully. And so on until the session is obviously over, often within 20 minutes.

When running an event/incident or series of events/incidents, first address whichever aspect of it is demanding your attention. This may be the earliest moment of the event. Or it may be something in the middle or the end. Again, go with the flow, not some arbitrary sequence. The emotional charge associated with the event is stacked up in a particular order in your mind. This is not necessarily from beginning to end like a regular movie.

Go with the flow.

Visualizing has many possibilities, but they each include pro-actively manipulating parts of your unpleasant mental images, not just being at the effect of them.

Verbalization is often useful in addition, maybe writing down notes or a journal or even just talking to the wall. Talking to friends is sometimes helpful, but usually they are not trained counsellors and will often interrupt or tell their own experiences instead of simply listening and showing that they understood.

“Rubbing” includes stretching. You should rub fairly vigorously, and fairly continuously, not just a few times. Rub or stretch in whatever way feels right to you.

“Yawning” includes sighing, cathartic crying, belching etc. In other words, obvious bodily discharge.


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