Sedona, AZ (PRWEB) July 31, 2007
Hale Dwoskin, founder of The Sedona Method and a featured teacher in the #1 blockbuster bestselling book and movie, "The Secret," has just announced the importance of solitude and time alone to reduce stress and increase productivity.
"A man should keep for himself a little back shop, all his own, quite unadultered, in which he establishes his true freedom and chief place of seclusion and solitude."
-- Michel Montaigne, French Renaissance writer and scholar
Life is often so hectic that from morning to night we are surrounded by others. For some, the only time truly spent "alone" is while they're sleeping. Yet, solitude -- simply being alone to do whatever it is you please -- is something that experts say is a basic need as important as having relationships with others.
Not allowing time for solitude "is the cause of many manifestations of psychological and physiological distress," says psychiatrist T. Byram Karasu, M.D. in a Natural Health article.
Among them, a disruption to the body's "biopsychological rhythm," which is responsible for keeping one's mood and sleeping patterns in check. Not having alone time is also a surefire way to become anxious, stressed out and perhaps even depressed. Quite simply, constantly being around others can be exhausting and can overload to the body. Everyone needs to take a "time out" now and then to recharge their body and mind.
Hale Dwoskin, CEO and director of training of Sedona Training Associates says, "The source of all power and knowingness lies within us. When we are busy in life we tend to focus outside ourselves - and become cut off from this natural source of power and wisdom that lies within us."
"Solitude is a positive state -- not to be confused with loneliness, which is a negative one -- in which the mind and body are truly free. Taking these respites are known to refresh a person -- leading to increased productivity and calmness and contributes to enhanced feelings of freedom, creativity, intimacy, and spirituality," Dwoskin continues.
Though it may seem counterintuitive, spending time alone can actually strengthen an intimate relationship because the solitude allows both in the relationship time to grow and nurture themselves. If they are constantly together, they miss out on valuable time to ponder the world around them, or dream, or just be in the moment.
Snatching a few seconds to be alone can be a challenge nowadays, but everyone should revel in solitude as often as possible, such as:
- While alone on the elevator
- First thing in the morning, before everyone else wakes up
- At night, after everyone else has gone to bed
- Taking a walk alone during a lunch break
- Taking a bath with the doors closed
When experiencing solitude, how does one make the most of the alone time?
"When you are alone allow yourself to be quiet with yourself. Release and let go of all your stress and tension; then your intuitive knowingness and the unlimited source of energy within you will become more available to you," Dwoskin says.
The scientifically proven Sedona Method shows a person how to tap into their natural ability to release and let go of the constant need to be around others and will allow a person the opportunity to learn to find and appreciate moments of solitude throughout a given day.
For more insights on the issue of solitude and related topics, Hale Dwoskin, New York Times Best-Selling author of The Sedona Method, featured expert in the film and New York Times bestseller "The Secret," and CEO and Director of Training of Sedona Training Associates, is available for interviews. Sedona Training Associates is an organization that teaches courses based on the emotional releasing techniques originated by Hale Dwoskin's mentor, Lester Levenson. Dwoskin is an international speaker and featured faculty member at Esalen and the Omega Institute. For over a quarter century, he has regularly been teaching The Sedona Method techniques to individuals and corporations throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Visit http://www.sedona.com.