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Therapy Changes Releases Stress Management Tips for Entrepreneurs

September 10, 2012

Fall is often a busy time, especially for entrepreneurs. “Whether an entrepreneur is about to walk into a conference room for a presentation or meeting with a potential investor for the first time, sometimes a need exists for a quick and easy way to relax,” says Dr. Rochelle Perper, founder of Therapy Changes. Research has demonstrated that for an individual to operate at his or her personal best, he or she must be in an optimal state of arousal. “That is to say, with the right amount of anxiety our performance is highest,” Dr. Perper explains. “Too little or too much anxiety and our ability to think clearly and creatively rapidly diminish. Mini relaxation exercises are helpful to use in the moment to reduce stress and make a great impression.”

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) September 10, 2012

Fall is often a busy time, especially for entrepreneurs. “Whether an entrepreneur is about to walk into a conference room for a presentation or meeting with a potential investor for the first time, sometimes a need exists for a quick and easy way to relax,” says Dr. Rochelle Perper, founder of Therapy Changes. Research has demonstrated that for an individual to operate at his or her personal best, he or she must be in an optimal state of arousal. “That is to say, with the right amount of anxiety our performance is highest,” Dr. Perper explains. “Too little or too much anxiety and our ability to think clearly and creatively rapidly diminish. Mini relaxation exercises are helpful to use in the moment to reduce stress and make a great impression.”

When you´ve got 1 Minute

Sometimes entrepreneurs have almost no time for themselves. This situation in and of itself can cause a great deal of stress. Dr. Perper offers this brief exercise. “Place your hand just beneath your navel so you can feel the gentle rise and fall of your belly as you breathe. Breathe in — your hands should rise. Pause for a count of three. Breathe out — your hands should fall. Repeat as necessary.”

When you´ve got 3 Minutes

Entrepreneurs are constantly facing stressful situations. There are times when an entrepreneur must step back and assess what´s going on. “Stop what you are doing and sit down,” Dr. Perper advises. “Check your body from head to toe for tension. First relax your facial muscles and allow your jaw to fall open slightly. Let your shoulders drop. Let your arms fall to your sides. Allow your hands to loosen so that there are spaces between your fingers. Uncross your legs or ankles. Feel your thighs sink into your chair, letting your legs fall comfortably apart. Feel your shins and calves become heavier and your feet grow roots into the floor. Now breathe in slowly and breathe out slowly. Each time you breathe out, try to relax even more.”

When you´ve got 5 Minutes

Entrepreneurs must learn how to take care of themselves, even in a packed schedule. “A great way to unwind is to spend five minutes of self-massage. Start by kneading the muscles at the back of your neck and shoulders. Make a loose fist and drum swiftly up and down the sides and back of your neck,” recommends Dr. Perper. “Now use your thumbs to work tiny circles around the base of your skull. Slowly massage the rest of your scalp with your fingertips. Then tap your fingers against your scalp, moving from the front to the back and then over the sides.”

Stress often manifests itself in headaches and facial tension. “Massage your face,” Dr. Perper suggests. “Make a series of tiny circles with your thumbs or fingertips. Pay particular attention to your temples, forehead, and jaw muscles. Use your middle fingers to massage the bridge of your nose and work outward over your elbows to your temples. Finally, close your eyes. Cup your hands loosely over your face and just inhale and exhale easily for a short while.”

When you´ve got 10 Minutes

A all entrepreneurs are aware, stress has a mental component. “Try imagery,” recommends Dr. Perper. “Start by sitting comfortably in a quiet space. Breathe deeply and evenly for a few minutes. Now picture yourself in a place that conjures up good memories. Engage your senses to passively observe the pleasures around you. Allow intrusive thoughts to gently escape your mind and instead fill the space with positive images and emotions.”

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