Rajesh Ramani, Spiritual Teacher and Life Skills Trainer, recently joined the team at Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa, Winner of the Award for Enduring Excellence at the Tatler Spa Awards 2010 and Destination Spa of the Year in the Asia Spa Awards 2010.
Here he talks to us about stress management and personal mentoring – a key element of Kamalaya’s Stress & Burnout programmes – and why we are increasingly seeking this kind of therapy.
“In order to manage stress, first of all we need to understand it. Whether it is in our work, family life or relationships stress is a natural mechanism of the body and mind. On a physical level, the body’s reaction to stress is protective as seen in an animal’s fight or flight response. Normal levels of stress include pain and hunger and are required for growth and progress. Even in work and relationships normal levels of stress are constructive and encourage us to perform to our best both physically and mentally.
Normal stress can be solved through rest, breathing and meditation, or by simply enjoying yourself, reading and having fun. But beyond constructive stress is destructive and self-created stress which can manifest as inner conflict, destructive and hurting value systems and illogical decisions and habits. These conflicts create stress that we make for ourselves where it needn’t be. Beliefs of not being good enough or unattainable perfection can result, leading to a downward spiral of mounting stress.
So how do we become free of stress? At Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa our Stress & Burnout programmes use a combination of stress management – physical processes that can help to reduce stress and its effects including stress releasing exercises and breath work; and stress dissolution – an inner journey that addresses the root of the stress and where it was created. It’s by discovering these stress triggers and through this dual approach of management and dissolution that we can break destructive habits and patterns, enabling us to achieve a new balance between constructive and destructive value systems and bringing our lives back into harmony emotionally, mentally and physically.
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