Gabrielle Bernstein’s guide to dealing with Xmas stress!

Gabby Bernstein

“Let’s get real, no matter how happy or serene we may be, there are always those family members and friends who can get under our skin,” says bestselling author and motivational speaker Gabrielle Bernstein. “Rather than allow these moments to shake up your world, it’s important to understand family members can be your best teachers and all “issues” are universal assignments. When you learn how to release your resentments quickly, you will experience a whole new freedom and happiness.”

So, ahead of the festive season stress, we asked Gabby to share this simple-yet-effective technique. It’s perfect for dealing with any family dramas which may come up this Christmas!

Peace Begins with YOU

“This tip offers you a fast, simple, and effective solution for releasing anger when people piss you off,” says Gabby. “You can practice this meditation anytime and anywhere. You can even begin right now.

Gently press your thumb against your index finger, then your middle finger, then your ring finger, then your pinkie finger.

When you touch your index finger, say PEACE

When you touch your middle finger, say BEGINS

When you touch your ring finger, say WITH

When you touch your pinkie finger, say ME

Breathe deeply as you say each word. Go as slow or as fast as you’d like. Use this technique in line at the bank, under the desk in an office meeting, or in the middle of a fight with your lover. This technique will get you through all kinds of crazy emotions and help you release resentment fast.”

Gabrielle Bernstein will be touring Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney from 7-10 January. Get your tickets here.