Emotional stress and its impact and the death of Micheal Jackson

We all get stressed at some time its our natural response to flight or fight syndrome, however, prolonged stress has devastating impact on our physical, emotional and psychological health .

Work based stress already costs the UK over 13.5 million work days through absenteeism, illness and death . Every employer in the UK has a duty of care to their employees, and exposing employees to stress without adequate safe guards in place can be considered as negligence on behalf of the employer.

The sudden and tragic death of Michael Jackson has generated significant emotional stress in many people around the world. Death of loved one is amongst the most stressful events in ones life, and with the death of Michael Jackson millions of young people have been impacted.

In our modern day society that does not wish to speak about the inevitability of death to each and every one of us, have cushioned children and many adults from the only truth in this world, everything that has been created, will one day be destroyed.

The pursuit of fame, which has come to dominate modern day culture for many young people, is a recipe that will inevitably bring individuals to the sudden shock that despite having all the wealth, fame and status in the world, no one is immune from death.

The minds of young children are being conditioned by the constant barrage of misleading information, promotion of celebrity culture as the new religion of our children and without any adequate strategies to help individuals realise how they are being lead to chase after wealth, status, fame and power as the only choices in life leave them all vulnerable to such emotional events as the death of a loved one. The death of Michael Jackson is no different for many fans, and children too. It is essential to provide those who are suffering from the emotional stress of his death with adequate methods to being able to “handle” not just this death, but also get a grip on ones life. Meditation has been shown to greatly help with stress, anxiety and depression .

Exercises to help children and adults with emotional stress:

Mindfulness II (by Dav Panesar)

Meditatio for Children (by Dav Panesar)

Symran (by Dav Panesar)

Victime to Creator (by Dav Panesar)

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