The Modern World is Stressful

Many people suffer from stress and anxiety these days and
it's no wonder. There are many dangers in the modern world
that kick in our automatic 'fight, flight or freeze' response;
Driving on busy roads, noisy jets flying overhead,
intimidating gangs wandering about, fear of losing one's
job, economic collapse, mounting debts, wars, fear of
cheating partners and doomsday predictions...
Of course all anxiety is imagined fear of future
consequences which may or may not be true. The fact is, the
feeling of anxiety is created by our mind through a process
of internal images, voices/sounds and possibly smells.
This response has been learned and become an unconscious
habit or thought pattern. There are only two innate fears:
The fear of falling and the fear of loud noises, all other
fears are learned or conditioned. This is good news, it
means we can re-learn/re-program the responses we want to
change and this can be done quite easily and quickly when
you have the correct know-how!

The Power of Humour & Laughter

It has been said that over-seriousness is one of the main
'modern diseases.' Much stress is caused by taking things
too seriously or by placing too much importance on things.
"Laughter is the best medicine"
Humour and laughter are one of the quickest ways of dealing
with seriousness and stress because when you've got some
laughter going on, it actually changes your brain chemistry,
loosening and lightening your mind in a way that begins to
change the meaning you attribute to the problem.
Dr. Richard Bandler, the co-creator of NLP and probably the
best Hypnotherapist in the world today, likes to state;
"Many people say, 'One day you'll be able to look back at
this and laugh,' my policy is WHY WAIT ?
I suggest that what ever is stressing you out in life, you
can at least get a more balanced state of mind towards it,
if not being able to laugh at it, using humour and the
following simple, proven mind changing techniques in this

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