This one technique has been a wonderful blessing for our family.
Remember do not use while driving or using any kind of work or equipment that requires your attention. By using this technique you take full responsibility.
I have found that using this daily, as situations arise, has help me to relax more and not be bothered as easily.
Tell me the process again
Eye Releases….I would use them every day for the first week so that my mind and body would become familiar with the process and understand what the purpose is.First: take a reading as to how intense the emotion is that you are feeling. (Using a scale of 0-10 – 0 being that you are not feeling negative emotion, and 10 represents the emotion you are feeling is intense)* You begin by looking straight forward off into the distance.Begin to move your eyes only from side to side.Second: Move eyes back and forth saying… “Release ________” fill in with feelings and emotions or thoughts that are upsetting you.* As you are doing this you can also say, “Release (state the emotion that you are feeling at the moment)”, while you are moving your eyes back and forth 3 times.Third: Stop moving your eyes and shut them tight them open them up. * Repeat this 2 more times for a total of 3 times.Fourth: Take 3 deep breaths…inhale oxygen in through the nose and out through the mouth.Fifth: Take a moment to re-evaluate the intensity of the emotion, or feeling and repeat the first 4 steps until you feel it drop down low to a number on the scale of 0,1, or 2. (Basically the intensity has left and you now feel more relaxed.)Sixth: Follow up with a statement that starts with “I am _______.” Fill in the blank with the opposite of what you were feeling.Seventh: When you have a moment you could record in a journal what you were feeling and what you are now choosing to feel.(the I Am statement)
I would repeat the very same process several times until I felt that I could say my feeling of stress had dropped down to a lower number from where it had originally started.
- I have known clients who dropped slower…about one number at a time. We continued to repeat the process over and over until they felt that it had dropped significantly. Each situation is different, so be patient and run the process.