Pre Stress Relief Program Preparation
Samahita Wellness does not claim to be a medical faculty and advises that the health of the individual is their own responsibility. It is important to seek medical advice regarding any health concerns before participating in a De-stress Program.
Preparation Before De-stress Program
During the period before the De-stress Program, start to observe yourself. Especially become aware of your life style, sleeping and eating patterns. You do not need to make drastic changes; simply to be more aware will be your first step. This will help you to identify areas in need of change, which we can work on during your program.
Keeping a journal for up to two weeks before the program and and continuing to keep it through the program and beyond can be a helpful outlet for stress. The journal can be a place where you write your thoughts, wishes and worries. Writing is a wonderful tool for releasing thoughts and for learning how to become more mindful. It will also be a valuable tool for you after your program to review your pre-program thoughts, your thoughts while doing the program, and your post- program state of mind.
We recommend you begin to decrease your unnecessary use of handheld technology such as your smartphone or tablet. Our constant need to be connected with Facebook, Games, web browsing and SMS can significantly contribute to our stress levels. You may be encouraged to disconnect while you on your De-stress program as a way to manage stress levels.
Understanding how you spend your time can be a very helpful tool for initiating change. You can reserve a section in your journal for this; for example, note how much time you spend each day exercising, cooking, shopping, using the internet, taking care of others, working, pursuing a hobby, being with your partner, relaxing, spending time alone, sleeping and so on. Having an awareness of how you divide your time can help you to create space in your life for the things you need andvalue.
Try to find some time in the day (best in the morning and evening) to sit and focus on your breath.
Sit in a comfortable, upright position, on the floor or on a chair, then, bring all the awareness to the breath. Just observe the breathing in and out through the nose without changing the rhythm. If thoughts arise, allow them to come and bring your attention back to the breath. Begin with 5 minutes and increase gradually to 15 minutes.
Dietary Guidelines and De-stress advice
One week before your De-stress Program try to decrease your intake of alcohol, drugs, cigarettes, caffeine, refined sugars, white flour, processed and fried foods and table salt. Try to increase your intake of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole foods and water. This can be a challenging step, which we are happy to guide you through during your stay with us.
We look forward to you joining us here for your De-stress Program in Thailand. Please email reservations with any further questions on De-stress Preparation and any stress relief spa enquiries.