Stress Management with Meditation

Stress is an integral part of everyone’s life. It seems the more you try to avoid stress, the more stress finds you. Stress is not something to be managed. Stress is an everyday fact of life. What needs to be managed is our response to stress. One of the most powerful ways to do this is to learn how to meditate. 

   Mindfulness is taking control of your mind by directing its awareness towards something else, like your breath. Remember we are trying to strengthen our PEACE of mind muscles. This cannot be done without peace. It’s like trying to lift weights without the weights. Mindfulness is the mind-body tool that will remove fears, reduce cravings, strengthen self-awareness, and increase our ability to make proper choices when perceiving a stressful event. With 8 Weeks to Wellness® achieve an INCREASE in physical and mental relaxation, alertness, and capacity for more intimate and quality contact with others, creativity, productivity, personal satisfaction with life and work.

Calm and Headspace are two of many apps that can help you get started.

Depak Chopra aptly said we are human “be”ings and not human “do”ings . We certainly have perfected our ability to juggle multiple balls at one time. However, we have not perfected our ability to quiet our mind and truly become a human BEing.

Event: Learn About Stress Management!

Yoga on the sea beach, meditation.

We all handle stress differently throughout our daily lives. It’s important to understand how stress affects each of us and what we can do to manage it better so that it doesn’t overcome us. There are various types of stress and we will discuss each of them and some highly effective strategies to cope with stress. Not only are we going to learn about stress management and what it does to us, but we are going to practice it. We will have at least one massage therapist at this meeting performing free chair massage for any who need some extra attention. Healthy snacks will be provided. If you have a yoga mat, please bring it.

We are going to practice guided meditation along with some yoga. If you don’t have a yoga mat, not to worry, please come and join us anyway. I will have several yoga mats that you can use.

Who: Patients, friends, and family members of existing patients, and anyone looking to get healthy in 2016!

What: Learn about stress in Dr Ryan’s presentation, and how to manage stress through massage, guided meditation and yoga.

When: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 from to

Where: Kambeitz Chiropractic Health and Wellness Center P.C. at 7100 S. Clinton St., Suite 110, Englewood, CO

Why: We all have stress, so we might as well learn how to manage it in a healthy productive way!

Please RSVP on our event page.


The Tie Between Meditation and Wellness

It’s a Monday, which means it’s back to work for most working Americans.  Whether it’s stress from work obligations, demands at home, bills that keep piling, long commutes, or from a lack of sleep, it adds up, and not only affects your mind, but also your body.  When you are stressed your body physically responds, to try to deal with the stress.

Adverse Effects of Stress and Your Health

  • Secretion of stress-related hormones
  • Reduced blood flow to internal organs
  • Slowed digestion
  • Elevated blood sugar levels
  • Increased blood glucose in blood stream
  • Increased cholesterol levels
  • Increased blood pressure

Therefore it is important to manage and deal with stress.

The 8 Weeks to Wellness program incorporates meditation into your wellness lifestyle.

Gerald_G_Yoga_Poses_(stylized)_1How Meditation improves your Wellness

  • Reduces the number of negative thoughts
  • Quiets our minds from thoughts that stress us most
  • Allows you to focus on things that make you happy
  • Controls fears and anxieties
  • Reduce cravings
  • Strengthen your self-awareness
  • Improve your ability to handle stressful events

Learn more about meditation by reading pages 37-41 of your 8 Weeks to Wellness Program Manual.

Want to get inspired and make meditation part of your daily wellness routine? We found that the Chopra Center Meditation has free 21 day meditation experiences that will help keep you disciplined, and your mind clear, to handle each stressful day with greater ease of mind.

The Influences that Affect our Attitudes Towards Health and Wellness

Have you always enjoyed your veggies? Has a morning run been a ritual for years? How do you handle stress?

Diet, exercise, and attitude are three of the five spokes of health we speak about at the clinic and in our 8WW program.  Missing just one of the five spokes of health (which also include chiropractic and massage) and you’re likely missing a piece of the pie that has been preventing you from living and feeling your best.

Attitude is a big component that closely influences the other spokes of health.  Your attitude affects the way you eat. Many indulge after a hard day with alcohol and junk food; leaving not only your mind, but also your body in poor condition. You may be less inclined to exercise, further perpetuating the cycle.  A good attitude can help you achieve your athletic goals, but a bad attitude can limit you from reaching your goals.  That’s where our team is here to help enthuse and empower you with each step of the 8WW program, from chiropractic to massage, nutrition and training.

Depending on your schedule you will be in the clinic 2+ visits per week.  Some patients choose to get adjustments and myo-therapy the same day as their workouts and others may choose to make separate appointments to cover each.  It is our goal to have you leaving the clinic excited about your progress and enthused to continue the program at 100%.

Of course the stress of our daily lives can make even the best of us lose our focus; sometimes with junk food or skipping your workouts.  The 8WW has a component to help you re-center your attitude and manage your stress.  It’s meditation.

Meditation involves taking control of your mind by directing its awareness towards something else, like your breath. (8WW Program Manual)

You will receive a meditation CD in your 8WW materials.  It is the one activity that is hardest for us to oversee of your 8WW program.  But as the 8WW program creators explain, The Patients who have achieved the most spectacular results are those that successfully learned how to meditate and practiced it faithfully.

Every day, take ten minutes to listen to your meditation CD.  Find a quiet place, clear of distractions, to listen to your CD.  Make meditation part of your daily routine, to be most successful.  Some will choose to listen to their CD in their car, while others might find a place in their home.  The first track of the CD has instructions for meditation.

Please share below how you have built meditation into your schedule and how it has helped you manage your stress and attitude.