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Nothing is happening TO you

Posted By Carine Dieude, Biostress Imagery LLC, Friday, February 27, 2015

Nothing is happening TO you. There is nothing in your life that requires a reaction except your self-preservation and self expression. You are here and things are happening around you. How you participate in these events has a consequence on your emotional, mental and physical life.

You have to recognize every situation that requires a reaction as a ‘kidnapping’ where your focus has been high jacked from whatever you were doing, your mind only absorbed in your impulsive negative emotions. One of the most common negative responses is the blame game which keeps you stuck in the situations. You can only change how YOU react.

These impulsive negative patterns are automated responses from your subconscious mind, which sole purpose is your safety and security yet it has the cognitive level of a very young child. For that purpose it will bring about your fight or flight responses.

Do your find yourself in constant fight mode, feeling your heart rate rising, your muscles tighten and compelled to raise your voice when certain issues or situations arise?

Are you in constant flight mode, pushing away people before even knowing them, not letting anyone ‘close to home’ for fear of getting hurt? Or maybe you feel paralyze when someone raises their voice, unable to stand for yourself in a conflict?

Examine your relationships with your family and co-workers, and how you show up in the world. Then recognize which of your actions have been destructive, and begin to examine the triggers, thoughts and feelings influencing those actions. By allowing yourself to experience and observe these feelings, you may uncover the sensitizing event and reframe the meaning you had initially attached to it, freeing yourself from its power, from the stress, anxiety and conflict it creates.

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Author: Carine Dieudé, C.Ht., Biostress Imagery LLC



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Educate! Don't Medicate! launched today Nov 3rd 2014

Posted By Carine Dieude, Biostress Imagery LLC, Monday, November 3, 2014

Educate! Don’t Medicate! is an outreach program powered by Biostress Imagery.

Stress is a worldwide epidemic! We all experience it differently and all have different tolerance level. We define stress as a mismatch between the demand we perceived is made upon us and our ability to meet this demand. No pills will ever resolve any perception issue!

We firmly that it is crucial that these natural tools be made affordable and readily available to all. Biostress is reaching out to the population at large through Educate! Don’t Medicate! Program which provides education and efficient prescription drugs alternatives for the most common issues.

The first action is the release of Sleep Therapy CD series, centered on sleep and the most common causes of insomnia: stress and anxiety, chronic pain and internal clock rhythm disorder. These therapy sessions effectively use the brain’s capacity for creating change at the physical, mental and emotional levels. You can expect a progressive amelioration of your sleep, biological rhythms, and a reduction of your stress, anxiety and pain.

Educate! Don’t Medicate! is self-promoted through presentation at corporate health fairs, workshops, social medias and online presence

The following action steps are to:

  • enlarge distribution through Amazon and other consumer online network
  • facilitate larger educational workshops and seminars
  • release Internet and TV segments
  • release new products

The goal is to rapidly be a self-sustained program, to incorporate other modalities through partnership, to donate a portion of the products proceeds to organizations, established or start-up, who makes a difference in the world by nurturing and healing the body, the mind and the soul.

If you would like to contribute to this project, whether you are a distributor, a practitioner or simply YOU wanting to make the world a better place, we would love to hear about it! Email us at

Author: Carine Dieudé, C.Ht., Biostress Imagery LLC

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Why Happiness at Work Matters

Posted By Arizona Small Business Association, Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Successful leaders know happy employees contribute to better profitability. Here are two easy steps to a happier corporate culture.

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It's been a sad month, with the death of three American icons: Elaine Stritch, Lauren Bacall, and of course, Robin Williams. I grew up a little late to follow Lauren Bacall, but I've loved Elaine Stritch for years, and Robin Williams has always ranked in my top three funny men (along with Billy Crystal and Steve Martin). There's a version of Robin that lives in my head--a sweet, sensitive, funny man I feel like I know from so many movies--and I think he (the Robin in my head) would want our focus now to be on happiness and laughter. I'm dedicating this article to him in gratitude for all the ways he's made me laugh over the years. Rest in peace, Robin.

Barbara Corcoran spoke at the National Association of Professional Women's annual networking conference this year and said the No. 1 reason her employees are loyal to her is because "fun" is office policy.

Alexander Kjerulf, chief happiness officer and founder of Woohoo inc (based in Denmark) says that happiness is the "ultimate productivity booster," because happy people:

  • work better with others;

  • fix problems instead of complaining about them;

  • have more energy,

  • are more creative, optimistic, motivated, and healthy (i.e., they take fewer sick days);

  • worry less about making mistakes (and then actually make fewer mistakes);

  • learn faster; and

  • make better decisions.


The "Small Stuff"--> Your Feelings About Your Job --> Job Performance


Teresa Amabile, researcher and professor of business administration at Harvard Business School, has found that creativity is vital to business success and (as anyone who's ever tried to be creative on a bad day knows), creativity cannot thrive in a negative environment.

The research shows that small daily events (habits, routines, interactions) directly influence your feelings, which has a profound effect on your job performance.

If a culture of happy, healthy employees isn't the norm in your world, ask yourself why.

Is it because you don't know how to keep your employees happy, or because you're overwhelmed and it's too low on your priority list? Is it because your company policies and values are not aligned with happiness-promoting behaviors? Or is it simply because no one ever told you how much your employees' happiness really matters?

If the issue is on the side of your priorities, check out the studies linked to this article. Gone are the days when you can say it doesn't pay to invest in your employees' happiness. The research is clear that happier employees are more productive, which improves your bottom line. Don't want to read the research? Check out what Richard Branson has to say about it. It's really a simple formula:

Happiness --> Productivity --> Profitability

On the other hand, if the issue is that you don't know how to make your employees happier, two supereasy ways to begin came out of a 2014 UK study at the University of Warwick. (Read the full research report here.)

  • Watch a comedy clip.

  • Get free fruit, chocolate, or drinks from your employer.

Does this mean you have to always bring snacks to work? No, of course not. But why not start one of those boring Monday meetings with a humorous (and work-appropriate) video from YouTube or encourage people to bring in and share jokes (again, make sure they're appropriate for work). Maybe you can play short comedy videos to lighten the mood when your team gets stressed . The idea is not to repress negative feelings or ignore problems, but to keep people from getting mired in them.

Success does not come before happiness; happiness comes before success.

Helping your employees find joy and meaning in what they're doing definitely benefits your profit margin. To do this, you need to support them, appreciate them, listen to them, and empower them to use their innate strengths.

Robin Williams' most obvious strength was making us all laugh, so let's all bring some happiness into our workplaces this week, shall we?

I say we gather around some funny clips of Robin at his best and brightest, and feel grateful for all the laughs he gave us. It's a great tribute to his memory, and as we've been told, laughter is the best medicine. Thanks for all the laughs, Robin.


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