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Exploring and discussing a variety of relationship topics and issues for people in all kinds of relationships; including partnerships, family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, roommates and more.

Dec 18, 2018

Corey Costanzo is the co-owner of Still Point Wellness,  a premier spa based in Asheville, North Carolina that offers first-class services such as Salt Water Floatation (a.k.a. sensory deprivation), Esalen Massage, and Cranial Sacral Therapy. Having a very intimate relationship with stress and anxiety, Corey studied Somatic Psychology and acquired a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology.  Additionally, he is a certified Esalen Massage and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, a licensed clinical addictions counselor, trauma and anxiety specialist, and music therapist.


Corey joins me today to share how understanding your body and being aware of what happens to it when you’re stressed can affect your personal and professional relationships. We discuss where to look and what to do to the body when you’re stressed and explain the gravity of destressing and taking care of your ownanxiety so you can take care of others. We also share techniques that you can use to help you improve relaxation and decrease stress and explain why self-care is not simply a luxury, but a necessity for achieving a harmonious relationship with others.


 “There’s always going to be anxiety. There’s always going to be stressful things. It’s how we deal with those things and what tools we can use in the present moment to be able to work with that energy of stress.” - Corey Costanzo


This week on Relationships! Let’s Talk About It:


  • How stress affects the physical body according to science.
  • What the Zen Breath technique is and how to do it.
  • Why yoga, meditation, and mindfulness are popular de-stressing activities.
  • The first step to unlocking the door to stress and anxiety.
  • The benefits of being aware of your stress.
  • A technique to avoid the stress blame-game.
  • The importance of giving your partner some space when managing stress.
  • The benefits of doing physical activities instead of rationalizing your stress.
  • The difference between shallow-breath reactions versus deep-breath responses.
  • How deep breathing affects your body and influences your connection with others.
  • Regulation versus dysregulation of the nervous system.
  • The reason Corey began working the field of healing arts.
  • How he learned to beat depression and anxiety.
  • The paradox of holding stress as a badge of honor in some communities.
  • How your family background affects the way youhandle stress and anxiety.
  • How addiction in the family affects the next generation.
  • How parents’ suppressing stress or anger transfers to their kids and the results.
  • The link between indecisiveness and anxiety.
  • Why you should give yourself permission to be wrong.
  • The unselfish aspect of taking care of yourself so you can take care of your relationships.
  • How you can choose to break the stress cycle and habit.
  • What the habit of stress looks like and the biological markers and symptoms to watch out for.
  • The number one go-to stress buster and stress reliever.
  • What the Curious Paradox is and how it helps you accept what’s going on in your body.
  • How Epsom salt and Esalen Massage help reduce stress and anxiety.


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