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Making Your Own Formulas to Treat StressMaking Your Own Formulas to Treat Stress

You can make your own synergistic blends using the levels of stress lists below, crosss referring to the oils relating to the various types of stress mentioned earlier. The oils can be used singly or in a blend of a maximum of three. You will se that four of the same oil appear in the first two lists - for stimulants and sedatives - and this is because used in moderation they are relaxants, while used in greater quantity they become stimulants.

These adapotogens are marked with an asterisk.You can make your own synergistic blends using the levels of stress lists below, crosss referring to the oils relating to the various types of stress mentioned earlier. The oils can be used singly or in a blend of a maximum of three. You will se that four of the same oil appear in the first two lists - for stimulants and sedatives - and this is because used in moderation they are relaxants, while used in greater quantity they become stimulants. These adap0togens are marked with an asterisk

STIMULANTS:  Although these are articularly useful in the Level 2 type of stress, to motivate and stimulate , they can be used in the other levels too.

 Bergamot  Coriander  Geranium
 Lavender  Ginger  Neroli
 Lemon  Grapefruit  PalmaRosa
 Cypress  Rosemary  Cardamom

Sedatives/Relaxants

Although these are particularly useful in treating Levels 1 and 3, they can be incorporated into a formula using the oils for Level 2, stimulants, above. Use an increased dosage if treating Level 3, so that whereas for example you would use a total of 30 drops to make a massage oil for level 1 degree of stress, use a total of 40 drops if treating Level 3, and reduce the dosage when the condition suffering at level 3, and reduce the dosage when the condition improves.

 Nutmeg  Clary-sage Chamomile (both) 
 Marjoram  Pettigraine  Neroli
 Lavender  Geranium  Rose
 Sandalwood    Lemon   Vetiver

 

Hypnotics

These oils are used to treat Level 4. They could be incorporated into formulas using the previous two categories of oils but use only one hypnoic essential oil in those formulas. The term 'hypnotic' means heavy sedative.These oils and those in the section about developing the creative, right hand side of the brain, page 80, are extremely useful in self-hypnosis techniques, page 79. Although some of the oils in this group are difficult to find, they are extremely effective.

 Narcissus  Osmanthus  Valerian
 Jonquil  Michela alba  Tonka bean
 Rose maroc  Carnation  Hop
 Hyacinth  Jasmine  Vanilla

Suffering stress as a result of work is in no way an indication of incompetence. Far from it. Indeed, it is very often those who volunteer for the front line in the 'battle of the bucks' who incur the greatest injury through stress because that is where the pressure is greatest. As all our mothers told us, it takes hard work to succeed, and that takes its tool. Whether successful or not, men in particular are subjected to the 'winners' and 'losers' syndrome which exerts its stressful to be clambering up the ladder of success and becoming a 'winner' or sitting at the bottom and being described as a 'loser'?

Suffering stress as a result of work is in no way an indication of incompetence. Far from it.

Indeed, it is very often those who volunteer for the front line in the 'battle of the bucks' who incur the greatest injury through stress because that is where the pressure is greatest. As all our mothers told us, it takes hard work to succeed, and that takes its tool. Whether successful or not, men in particular are subjected to the 'winners' and 'losers' syndrome which exerts its stressful to be clambering up the ladder of success and becoming a 'winner' or sitting at the bottom and being described as a 'loser'?

The work situation is characterised by a great deal of a lack of choice,not least having to arrive at a particular location by a particular time. Every morning millions of us subject ourselves to tremendous stress waiting for buses that never come or come full up, standing like sardines in packed underground trains, looking for seats on commuter trains, or sitting in traffic jams on the roads into town. Before the clock strikes nine, half the people in the country are already a bundle of nerves!

The work situation is characterised by a great deal of a lack of choice, not least having to arrive at a particular location by a particular time. Every morning millions of us subject ourselves to tremendous stress waiting for buses that never come or come full up, standing like sardines in packed underground trains, looking for seats on commuter trains, or sitting in traffic jams on the roads into town. Before the clock strikes nine, half the people in the country are already a bundle of nerves!

But using the essential oils can help to alleviate the inevitable stress we suffer. There are many effective relaxation techniques to try, and counselling services to help you sort out your problems. A monthly massage or aromatherapy treatment  helps many people to keep on an even keel, while many more benefit from yoga and other Eastern techniques of physical training. Sport and exercise help tremendously if you are not suffering from physical stress, and those people working out at the gymn are effectively working off the tension they took on at work.

But using the essential oils can help to alleviate the inevitable stress we suffer. There are many effective relaxation techniques to try, and counselling services to help you sort out your problems. A monthly massage or aromatherapy treatment  helps many people to keep on an even keel, while many more benefit from yoga and other Eastern techniques of physical training. Sport and exercise help tremendously if you are not suffering from physical stress, and those people working out at the gymn are effectively working off the tension they took on at work.

Makeyourself a priority. Plan things around your personal requirements. Learn to say no. Don't try to be super-human - delegate if you cannot allow things to be left until tomorrow. If the work-load has built up and you are behind, take a clear day to get ahead of yourself. If, possible, go into the office on Saturday and try to clear your desk. Housework is an endless chore but if things are behind there, spend a whole day with the duster and clear the cobwebs away. Then you can relax and spend some time on number one. Makeyourself a priority. Plan things around your personal requirements. Learn to say no. Don't try to be super-human - delegate if you cannot allow things to be left until tomorrow.

If the work-load has built up and you are behind, take a clear day to get ahead of yourself. If, possible, go into the office on Saturday and try to clear your desk. Housework is an endless chore but if things are behind there , spend a whole day with the duster and clear the cobwebs away. Then you can relax and spend some time on number one. Call it therapy, if you like. Set a period of time during which you cannot be interrrupted, take the phone off the hook and spend some time doing what you want.

Not cleaning, washing or paperwork.But finishing that book, practising self-hypnosis, exercising, having a massage or bath or pampering your body. And however you choose to spend this time for yourself, make a routine ritual , sacrosanct for your sanity. Find some time too nfor your real friends - even if that means driving to the other side of the country to see them for the weekend. Maintain the vital links of friendship and you overhaul life's safety-net.

Take care of your body. Check your diet and cut on tea and coffee which often lead to nervousness and headaches. Vitamin B complex is wonderful for combatting stress, as is a dose of between 250 and 500 milligrams of vitamin C per day. Get some fresh air and exercise, because the effect of stress can deplete you of oxygen and make you feel sluggish. And getting out and about can be a great tonic . Enjoy the world. It's not all about struggle and work. Laugh as much as possible -laughing boosts the endorphin level and makes you feel good. Several hospitals in America take the physiological effects of laughter so seriously they have designed 'laughter rooms' where patients can have their prescribed fun.

It is true - laughter is the best medicine.Take care of your body. Check your diet and cut on tea and coffee which often lead to nervousness and headaches. Vitamin B complex is wonderful for combatting stress, as is a dose of between 250 and 500 milligrams of vitamin C per day. Get some fresh air and exercise, because the effect of stress can deplete you of oxygen and make you feel sluggish. And getting out and about can be a great tonic. Enjoy the world. It's not all about struggle and work. Laugh as much as possible - laughing boosts the endorphin level and makes you feel good. Several hospitals in America take the physiological effects of laughter so seriously they have designed 'laughter rooms' where patients can have their prescribed fun. It is true - laughter is the best medicine.

Reference: The Fragant Pharmacy: Valerie A Worwood

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