In the Flow with Healing Waters


What can you do about stress?

Stress is a day to day thing.. It can come in many forms.  Stress from deadlines at work, drama from family gatherings, health issues, saying “yes” to too many things. The list goes on and on.  Right? 

What are reactions to stress?  It can look like tightness in shoulders, jaw, stomach pains, diarrhea, headaches, back pain, getting sick, feeling overwhelmed, anxious, angry, having insomnia… 

Why do people handle stress differently?  Why do symptoms of stress show up differently for people?  

It is related to the amount of tension you have in your system.  If you struggle with chronic pain, your threshold for stress may be lower, so you may feel more symptoms than someone who doesn’t have daily pain.  

If you are a “go with the flow” kind of person, daily stress may not show up in the body because that type of person can  just let things go easier from the mind and have a  “do what I can today’ kind of attitude.  

Tension in the mind is where our problems usually start.  What happens in your body when you think of something stressful?  Probably feel a tightness somewhere in your body.  Now think of something super fun, like being on vacation.  Probably notice less tightness in your  body.  

AcuEnergetics® coins the phrase “the mind becomes what it perceives.”  When the mind sees something, it will become that.  So, when you think about that last holiday with Aunt B who never stopped talking and stressed you out during Thanksgiving, you will most likely feel more stress leading up to Christmas causing tension in your mind and body.  

If your mind could be more relaxed going into the situation, you will feel different.  How do you do that?  

Meditation is a really good tool.  Feeling into the body through the breath and heart helps calm the stress that is created from your mind.   It’s really simple.   However it only happens with practice.  

Starting to feel your breath is a good place to start.  Feeling into the breath naturally calms our mind.  Remember when you were a kid and you got hurt or when you were emotional? Remember when your mom used to say “just take a big breath”.  She knew it was that simple!  

In the Breath

Susan Schultz

Co-owner and AcuEnergetics® Senior Practioner of Healing Waters Health Center Susan has always had a passion for helping people, and as an occupational therapist, she has worked in a variety of settings. Her curiosity about how the human body works began her quest for a deeper understanding of people and how they become ill. When she started to understand how energy affects the body, it sparked a passion that she loves sharing with others. She shows up authentically each and every day to do her heart’s work. She loves to inspire people with her knowledge and stories that continue to help them grow and heal. As a lifelong learner, she is passionate about sharing AcuEnergetics®.