The following article appeared in the “Body love” section of the November 2009 edition of the of Cosmopolitan Magazine. The page was entitled “Healthy, sexy, strong: Abundant tips for beating stress”.

Katherine Ferris, from Sydney Wellbeing Centre teaches you how to get into a self-hypnosis meditation:

  • Sit quietly for five minutes: eyes closed, breathing deeply and slowly.
  • Count to four as you breathe in. Pause.
  • Count to eight as you breathe out.
  • Focus on your forehead: let it relax.
  • Relax your jaw and your face.
  • Let tension fade from the back of your neck, shoulders and spine.
  • Continue the breathing rhythm as you relax your body.

You are now teaching your body to release stress and tension.

  • Each time you meditate, it becomes easier.
  • Normal everyday sounds around you can help you relax even more.
  • Breathe in: feel centred and calm – an inner strength develops.
  • Breathe out: disperse obstacles standing in the way of the enjoyment of your life.

Now send loving thoughts to your family, friends and yourself.

  • Thank the universe for providing you with health and wellbeing.
  • Feel a deep gratitiude for all the good things in your life.
  • You can now remain centred and refreshed, long after you open your eyes, no matter where you are.
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